Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Once there were only two now there are three


” The Episcopal Church Presiding CEO Ms Schori said in a sermon in which she condemned the apostle Paul and declared that diversity not Jesus is the way of salvation, that anyone who disagreed with her was an enemy of the Holy Spirit! Used to be that only the Pope of Rome and the President …

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“Re-imaging” Really!


The Episcopal Church leadership has learned nothing from all the division that has occurred in the last several years. Despite millions of dollars spent in needless law suits to retain property and monies and to prevent the dissidents from taking said treasure with them, and despite the continuing decline in membership ,the leadership is oblivious …

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“The Long Goodbye”


I am not certain if Nancy Regan was the originator of the term “the long goodbye” but she, or whomever, certainly summed up the progress of dementia in whatever form perfectly. I could have never imagined finding myself along with my brother and sister in the position of seeing our Mom slowly but surely sinking …

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The IRS


It was my understanding that these so called “patriot” groups were seeking non profit status and as they are inherently political and partisan their applications should have been scrutinized more closely than others. Add to this that many in the self named “tea party” with all of its attending incarnations call for the violent overthrow …

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Investigating the Tea Party


The Tea Party should have investigated by the IRS and if the Administration had any guts it should say so! After all when you advocate, as do many Tea Party nutcases, the violent overthrow of the US government that is called treason and treason should be investigated! I hope the FBI and the CIA are …

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What is your “Sacramentum”


The “sacramentum” was the oath of allegiance made by a Roman soldier to the Emperor. To whom do you owe allegiance and to whom if any do you pledge your allegiance? If you have allegiance to anyone or anything what does it mean to do so? Can nations and institutions have a sacramentum? Let us …

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Modern Chain letters


Just so anyone needs to know this: the old fashion “chain letter” and all the incarnations of the “pyramid scheme” are alive and well on the Internet and especially on Facebook. When you get a posting that says to pass “this blessing” around to ten other people that is a chain letter. It is superstition …

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“The Beating of the Bounds”


There is an ancient custom in the UK and in some parts of Scandinavia and Russia as well called “The Beating of the Bounds”. In the UK it is also called “aganging” because part of the ritual involves very gently( at least in modern times) “banging” the heads of young lads on the boundary markers …

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On the pending trail of a Methodist minister


I commend Dr Ogletree for his courage and his witness to and for the inclusivity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is to Him and our conscience that hopefully His Spirit has influenced that we owe our first and foremost allegiance not to the any institution not even the Community of Faith. The Sacrament …

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IF it sales


“If it sales it is good” is the creed of the American religion we call free market capitalism. It does not matter if what is sold is evil, destructive, false, unhealthy, offensive, profane or even treasonous as long as it sales it is “good”! This is why we have the most guns of any nation …

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