Politics/Religion Archive

  • First of all, according to WordWeb: Noun: Reverend A title of respect for a clergyman. Noun: reverend A member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church This should explain the term in quotations in the article title. It is a title of respect and reverence for […]

    “Reverend” Wright steps in it

    First of all, according to WordWeb: Noun: Reverend A title of respect for a clergyman. Noun: reverend A member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church This should explain the term in quotations in the article title. It is a title of respect and reverence for […]

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  • One of my more foolish habits is watching political television…and, again, the latest thing to irritate my sensibilities was the Hannity & Colmes program. As usual, they’re haranging over Barack Obama and his perceived foibles…of particular note to this writing, his relationship with his pastor, who gave an award to […]

    Hagee != Farrakhan. Find another stupid argument

    One of my more foolish habits is watching political television…and, again, the latest thing to irritate my sensibilities was the Hannity & Colmes program. As usual, they’re haranging over Barack Obama and his perceived foibles…of particular note to this writing, his relationship with his pastor, who gave an award to […]

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  • I’ve nearly had enough of this pathetic excuse for a presidential campaign. Last week, I was fully planning on not voting at all. I know some people belly-ache about that, citing some version of “too many good men died to secure my right to vote!” Yeah, whatever…they died to secure […]

    A Conservative for Clinton? It’s Possible!

    I’ve nearly had enough of this pathetic excuse for a presidential campaign. Last week, I was fully planning on not voting at all. I know some people belly-ache about that, citing some version of “too many good men died to secure my right to vote!” Yeah, whatever…they died to secure […]

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  • Often times, in discussions online and off, our stated principles, beliefs, and opinions earn us labels. Of course, labeling is a convenient means of categorizing a person and their beliefs in a set group that is easily identifiable, if not very accurate.  More often than not is used as a […]

    A Fundamentalist Worldview

    Often times, in discussions online and off, our stated principles, beliefs, and opinions earn us labels. Of course, labeling is a convenient means of categorizing a person and their beliefs in a set group that is easily identifiable, if not very accurate.  More often than not is used as a […]

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  • I had planned to put together a commentary on the meaning of the Christmas holiday, but I just read something that nearly threw me into a full-blown Donald Duck conniption: “Archbishop of Canterbury Dismisses Nativity Scene as Nothing but ‘Legend’“. So I felt not only the need for a commentary, but […]

    The Miracle of Christmas

    I had planned to put together a commentary on the meaning of the Christmas holiday, but I just read something that nearly threw me into a full-blown Donald Duck conniption: “Archbishop of Canterbury Dismisses Nativity Scene as Nothing but ‘Legend’“. So I felt not only the need for a commentary, but […]

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  • Yes, I just invented a word especially for the title of this column. Do you like it? Hey, if Jesse Jackson can do it and get away with it, then so can I! What prompted this spontaneous coining of a brand new term (maybe I should copyright it, so as […]

    Religiocity and the GOP

    Yes, I just invented a word especially for the title of this column. Do you like it? Hey, if Jesse Jackson can do it and get away with it, then so can I! What prompted this spontaneous coining of a brand new term (maybe I should copyright it, so as […]

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  • I’ve railed against the molly-coddling of the Cult of the Latter Day Saints and decried the charge of bigotry against those who are at odds with it (“Mitt Romney won’t get my vote”, “The loaded term that is ‘bigotry'”). Well, I’m about to do it again, given the recent Mitt […]

    Mormon “bashing”, or letting the cat out of the bag?

    I’ve railed against the molly-coddling of the Cult of the Latter Day Saints and decried the charge of bigotry against those who are at odds with it (“Mitt Romney won’t get my vote”, “The loaded term that is ‘bigotry'”). Well, I’m about to do it again, given the recent Mitt […]

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  • So, you might have heard about the latest pile Ann Coulter has stepped in…she basically got in trouble a few weeks ago for saying Jews should become Christians. Read this for more information. The first I heard about it was Jane Hall and Bernie Goldberg on the O’Reilly Factor around […]

    Exclusivity is not allowed

    So, you might have heard about the latest pile Ann Coulter has stepped in…she basically got in trouble a few weeks ago for saying Jews should become Christians. Read this for more information. The first I heard about it was Jane Hall and Bernie Goldberg on the O’Reilly Factor around […]

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  • This absolutely floored me. Read it, and come right back. It’s ironic that a nation whose past greatness was tied by a former queen to its dependence on the Bible and missionary fervor now does everything it can to hobble those who still dare to believe. “Marvel not, my brethren, […]

    Multi-culturalism and political-correctness: a match made in hell

    This absolutely floored me. Read it, and come right back. It’s ironic that a nation whose past greatness was tied by a former queen to its dependence on the Bible and missionary fervor now does everything it can to hobble those who still dare to believe. “Marvel not, my brethren, […]

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  • Okay, so Bobby Jindal, a Republican congressman from Louisiana, is running for governor. As an aside, anybody‘s better than the kook still in the gubernatorial mansion in Baton Rouge. Anyway, it seems the Democratic party is tired of getting its collective behind handed to it down there, so they trotted […]

    Faith bashing, or just a whole bunch of whining?

    Okay, so Bobby Jindal, a Republican congressman from Louisiana, is running for governor. As an aside, anybody‘s better than the kook still in the gubernatorial mansion in Baton Rouge. Anyway, it seems the Democratic party is tired of getting its collective behind handed to it down there, so they trotted […]

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