Month: December 2018

  • Pets Versus People – Religion and Politics

    It’s difficult for me to imagine a less useful thing, than to make fun of, or belittle those who love their pets—whatever type of pet they may be. I assure you that I have no intent so to do. It is more than a little understandable that people form bonds with critters of various kinds. […]

  • Robin Hood – Religion and Politics

    We’ve all heard the name, fictional though it is, and to so many, he is a hero—Robin Hood. In reality though Mr Hood is anything but a hero. In fact he sounds a great deal more like government than about anything else for which one might mistake him. The primary difference being that government takes […]

  • Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – Religion and Politics

    Most who know me are well aware that Christmas as celebrated is not an important thing to me. Visiting family can be a fun and exciting time for many. Getting gifts is a desirable thing for most, particularly young, people. Where I’m not inherently against either thing, I do consider the timing of at least […]

  • Free Isn’t Free – Religion and Politics

    I have to acknowledge that the subject about which I’m going to speak in this article is one that has been addressed by thousands of people in oh-so-many ways. I further must make it clear that likely none of my expression will not have been made by at least one or more of the people […]

  • Yes, That’s “Racism” Too – Religion and Politics

    If you’ve read much of what I’ve written, and most particularly if you’ve read anything I’ve written on the concept of “racism,” you’ve probably come across a disclaimer similar to the one I’m about to write. In essence, I don’t really believe in the idea of racism. This is because I consider race among humans […]

  • If Only I Were… – Religion and Politics

    I wonder how many older people, when they were younger, did not have the thought, “If I were rich, the world would be a better place.” I’m not saying that’s exactly what they would have thought; nor am I telling you that’s exactly what I thought. What I am  saying is that just about everybody […]

  • Love Versus… Everything Else – Religion and Politics

    I can’t think of any subject about which I both feel myself less qualified to speak and less able to fully understand than the subject of love. Sadly, love is—at least to me—one of those things about which one can say, “I may not be able to tell you what love is, but I can […]