Monthly Archives: January, 2014

A story about Philosophy


There is an old story about a mad monk who was nuttier than a fruit cake as the telling would have it. Everyone in the monastery and the surrounding countryside knew him and some gave him a great deal of space when they encountered him whilst others would often engage him in questions and even …

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A Response to the Rev. Jim Rigby


“To teach religious parables to children as facts of science or of history is to throw the philosophical equivalent of sawdust in their eyes. It is a wound to the soul to believe faith means pretending to believe what no one knows. How can one pursue truth by first renouncing honesty?”

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Two thoughts


I was thinking of the Orthodox priests in Ukraine who stood between the police and the protesters holding their blessing crosses. I the US they would have been sprayed in the face with mace or pepper spay by the police claiming the blessing crosses were a “weapon” and put ” the officers lives in danger”! …

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Warrior Robots


The US Army has prototypes of robots to be used in combat The more war is impersonal the more it is “clinical” the more it is “technical” the more it is “mathematical” the more evil and diabolical it becomes. Even now “collateral damage” is a way to hide body parts of children and the elderly …

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God is Angry so says a Republican


According to a Republican candidate for Congress the “reason” we are having tornadoes and even autism, yes autism, is becasue of gay marriage!!! God she says is really mad!! So what have we done to deserve the polar vortex! work on the sabbath and if so whose sabbath? can you really piss off God by …

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NOW this is THE Way!


At a time when there is much discussion about the role of women in the Christian Church, one cardinal demonstrated the power of respect caught in a moving photograph that has sparked enthusiastic approval as well as vehement criticism. Rev. Anne Robertson was the only female clergy member to assist at an ecumenical worship service …

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visiting “assisted living”


About a month ago our family was faced with the reality that despite our best efforts to keep our Mom in her home that she and our Dad had built 52 years ago we had no choice but to place our beloved Mom in an “assisted living facility”. The entire range of emotions from guilt …

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Consumer driven rituals


Recently the Church of England decide to try a new approach in if not stopping at least curtailing its ever shrinking membership. Like its daughter in the US it has turned to consultants and marketing experts to “re-make” its image/brand. Apparently turning to God is rather old fashioned and even imperial so to avoid any …

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Old photos


Here is a photo used today in one of the local newspapers from a time over a decade ago when John, our friend Bryan from Ireland and meself were photographed by the local press as we marched. Long before the local “liberal” preachers who were afraid to be shown we marched, long before the local …

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Response to allegation against Fox Ailes


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