Politics/Religion Archive

  • I was greeted at the Christian bookstore where I work this fine Saturday morning with a set of papers stapled together on the table behind the sale counter.  It sort of grabbed my attention, as it said in big, bold, all-caps letters, "TELL OTHER CHRISTIANS AND SAVE A SOUL FROM HELL."  

So immediately I think, "this doesn't look like company material...."

    Salvation by Faith…and the Sabbath?

    I was greeted at the Christian bookstore where I work this fine Saturday morning with a set of papers stapled together on the table behind the sale counter. It sort of grabbed my attention, as it said in big, bold, all-caps letters, "TELL OTHER CHRISTIANS AND SAVE A SOUL FROM HELL." So immediately I think, "this doesn't look like company material...."

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  • Just got an email that's torqued my lugnuts a bit too much concerning Brian McLaren. In case you're unfamiliar, he's one of the most influential "evangelicals" in America...at least, according to Time magazine. I put "evangelical" in quotes, because, by my reading, the man doesn't seem to have the whole Christian thing figured out yet.

    Brian McLaren needs to butt out

    Just got an email that's torqued my lugnuts a bit too much concerning Brian McLaren. In case you're unfamiliar, he's one of the most influential "evangelicals" in America...at least, according to Time magazine. I put "evangelical" in quotes, because, by my reading, the man doesn't seem to have the whole Christian thing figured out yet.

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  • I was doing something the other day I won't be doing again in the foreseeable future: reading a Motor Trend magazine. I was out of toilet reading material, but, while reading, I found another toiletry use for the magazine. Yup, they're pushing an increased gas tax, like the government's talking about even now.  It's all about forced behavior modification and enhanced governmental control over lives.

    Gas Tax Idiocy

    I was doing something the other day I won't be doing again in the foreseeable future: reading a Motor Trend magazine. I was out of toilet reading material, but, while reading, I found another toiletry use for the magazine. Yup, they're pushing an increased gas tax, like the government's talking about even now. It's all about forced behavior modification and enhanced governmental control over lives.

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  • I have always hated the entire concept of eminent domain ever since the state came to my father and made him sell some of his frontage property.

    I Hate Eminent Domain

    I have always hated the entire concept of eminent domain ever since the state came to my father and made him sell some of his frontage property.

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  • Excuse me, but I don't feel like leaving my life in the hands of men who only have to qualify their gun handling skills once a year, much less to some nutbar with a grudge.

    Journalism’s Gun Nitwittery

    Excuse me, but I don't feel like leaving my life in the hands of men who only have to qualify their gun handling skills once a year, much less to some nutbar with a grudge.

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  • <i>originally posted December 4th, 2008</i>

For some perverted reason, over the last few years there's not been a Christmas that has gone unspoiled by some tomfoolery. This year (2008), the flashpoint is apparently centered in the Washington State Capital building, where an atheistic organization placed a sign protesting religion in general, Christianity in particular, and Christmas expressly. 

It's a display that smacks of spiteful children railing about how unfair some fact of life is.

    Merry…winter solstice? I don’t think so.

    originally posted December 4th, 2008 For some perverted reason, over the last few years there's not been a Christmas that has gone unspoiled by some tomfoolery. This year (2008), the flashpoint is apparently centered in the Washington State Capital building, where an atheistic organization placed a sign protesting religion in general, Christianity in particular, and Christmas expressly. It's a display that smacks of spiteful children railing about how unfair some fact of life is.

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  • Yup, that's a provacative title, but I can't think of any other explanation aside from abject ignorance. Basically, it boils down to three matters that, while interrelated, are still discernable and worth putting forward.  This is my mile-long post for the year, so hold on to your hats.

    Only an Idiot Can Vote for Barack Obama

    Yup, that's a provacative title, but I can't think of any other explanation aside from abject ignorance. Basically, it boils down to three matters that, while interrelated, are still discernable and worth putting forward. This is my mile-long post for the year, so hold on to your hats.

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  • Bush announced recently that he was rescinding the executive order prohibiting oil drilling on the continental shelf. An idiot reporter wanted to know why he didn’t tell people to quit driving so much and set their thermostat set points higher to reduce energy consumption, to which Bush says he’s not […]

    O’Reilly, practice conservation: shut your mouth

    Bush announced recently that he was rescinding the executive order prohibiting oil drilling on the continental shelf. An idiot reporter wanted to know why he didn’t tell people to quit driving so much and set their thermostat set points higher to reduce energy consumption, to which Bush says he’s not […]

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  • A big win for our Republic today, as the Supreme Court narrowly affirmed the right of Americans to keep and bear arms in their decision on District of Columbia V Heller today. This won’t result in a nationwide Castle Doctrine, though it would be nice, but at least the right […]

    Supreme Court for the (rare) win

    A big win for our Republic today, as the Supreme Court narrowly affirmed the right of Americans to keep and bear arms in their decision on District of Columbia V Heller today. This won’t result in a nationwide Castle Doctrine, though it would be nice, but at least the right […]

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  • Gospel music has lost yet another of its all-time greats…Dottie Rambo died Sunday when her bus ran off the road while traveling from Missouri to a concert in Texas during inclement weather. She was 74. A legend in both southern gospel and country Christian music, she wrote or co-wrote something in […]

    In Memory of Dottie Rambo

    Gospel music has lost yet another of its all-time greats…Dottie Rambo died Sunday when her bus ran off the road while traveling from Missouri to a concert in Texas during inclement weather. She was 74. A legend in both southern gospel and country Christian music, she wrote or co-wrote something in […]

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