Monthly Archives: December, 2013

A Reply to a “Biblical Methodist”


“uphold the Bible” well let’s see, do you chaps observe the old Sabbath and if you do do you kill your servants who do not or your neighbors who do not?! Do you demand that your dead brother’s wife sleep with his brother? Do you support slavery? Just thought I would ask and if you …

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Here but not here


Recently my family had to make the difficult decision to place our Mother who is 93 in an assisted living facility in Spartanburg County South Carolina. This particular facility is sponsored by the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. It is very up to date with a caring staff and a …

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trust in clergy slips dramatically


According to a recent poll the trust people once had of clergy has slipped dramatically, except amongst Republicans! Little wonder! The Second Estate generally serves the Market Place at least those who are in the “main line” denominations so little wonder Republicans like them most. If politics makes strange bedfellows religion makes even stranger ones. …

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Christmass


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hardening of hearts and minds


There is an old Yiddish proverb that says if you argue with a fool and a stranger passes by the stranger wont be able to see who is the fool. So forget Fox and Palin and all the other quacks of duck fame(with apologies to ducks!) forget about the counterfeit Christianity of the American evangelicals, …

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Cracker Barrel


An open Letter to the Corporate Board of Cracker Barrel: Dear Sir and or Madam, I was not certain as how to begin the salutation since you have decided to support the hurtful and bigoted language of a bizarre person who appears on a cable television show called “Duck Dynasty”. Since this individual apparently believes …

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All things “ducky”


Speech that incites bigotry, hatred, and the violence that always accompanies it is NOT protected under the First Amendment. Only in the US would a programs that celebrates indeed wallows in stupidity, ignorance, false religion, sexism and fascist nationalism be successful. The rednecks and those that find their inbred lack of intellectual capacity entertaining and …

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“Holy Waiting” and the Unholy Selfie


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The Real “War” on Christmas


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A Response to “Giving thanks for the Pilgrims”


The Pilgrims came for religious freedom but only for themselves. They once hanged a dog on suspicion of being a Quaker. They believed Native Americans were infidels. They called Roger Williams’ “open colony” the “piss pot” of the New World. They thought they and they alone were the only “elect” and all others were damned. …

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