Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Names


I love names that are provincial such as “McClain Stevenson” and I like coming up with completely fabricated ones. Here are just a few. “Senator Beauregard Fusspucker of Genteel Alabama who is related to the South Carolina Fusspucker’s on his Daddy’s side and whose wife, the former Miss Laura Dungbeatle(John came up with that one) …

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American Myths


Some Americans believe that the “Thanksgiving” holiday is a thoroughly American holiday but it is NOT! Some Americans believe that it was the Pilgrims who helped the Indians rather than the other way round. Wrong again O Ye Godless Republicans! Then again some Americans believe the earth is flat, Many believe that justice was served …

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A lesson from the past?


Recently there was a very good documentary on Nikita Khrushchev’s visit to the U S during the Eisenhower Administration shown on PBS. During the course of the documentary the story was told, and one that had never been revealed before, of a discussion between the Secret Service and the Chairman’s body guards. Apparently Eisenhower and …

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Republicans and the President


On the godless Republican melodrama over the reforms that President Obama announced on Thursday. Old Creme de Mint over at the Heritage Foundation is calling the shots in this just like he did before this is step one. First they will sue and hopefully if there is a shred of intelligence left in the Supreme …

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Western Anglicanism meets Africa


Ran into a friend who is a life long Episcopalian and we were chewing the cud about matters ecclesiastical and he said to me “I just cannot understand the African Anglicans! Other than Tutu I am at a loss to comprehend where they are coming from and why American conservatives look to them as the …

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Methodist Alert


To all my United Methodists friends out there. There is a site called “Jucy Ecumenism” that is the blog for the so-called “Institute for Religion and Democracy”. the primary author and founder is a Mark Tooley who proudly proclaims that he is defending orthodox Methodism and Christianity. Just so you will know he allows some …

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An old friend and his former cathedral


I knew the late Bishop Ron Haines of Washington DC very well. He and I talked many times when he was Rector of St Francis Rutherfordton. I knew his wife Mary . We continued our conversations off n on for many years. When me Dad passed Bishop Haines remembered my Dad by name at the …

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“Modern Scholars”


There is an article in “Raw Story” that says “top scholars say that Jesus did not exist”. If I were lawyer this headline is so full of holes I could make a fortune on it if Jesus were to sue the website! How did they determine what “top” means and who has achieved that illustrious …

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Love the sinner hate the sin I don’t think so


I had a disagreement philosophically with a FB friend. the gist is this. If you have a “friend” and she or he says “oh I like gay people, some of my closest mates are gay, hell I even served with them in the military but I think that being gay is wrong” how seriously credible …

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Homophobes


People are generally, not always, but generally most afraid of what they see in the mirror of others. Add to this the pathology of religious fanaticism and political expediency and just for added insanity throw in nationalism and you have got a cancer that is far more dangerous than any viral epidemic! Anyone who hates …

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