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- Genealogy Article February 27, 2012
I found a really
interesting article about Geneology on NPR at http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/02/16/146981369/the-charlemagne-riddle.
- Doing too much good. February 21, 2012
The Mars Candy decision to reduce the size of their candy bars is a farce! The First Lady
’s desire to improve the health of the nations children is laudable but this is ridiculous. Does Mars expect to sell less product? NO! They expect you continue to buy the same or even more! Instead of 1 ...
- Freedom of Religion February 21, 2012
I checked the preamble to the Constitution and guess what? It starts with the words “We the people.” It does not begin with we the hospitals, schools, day care centers, soup kitchens, or any other institution … not even churches! The first amendment guarantees freedom of religion to “We the people” it does not guarantee ...
- Knowledge and Reality December 9, 2011
I was reading an article in the Wikipedia on Jewish philosophy at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_philosophy and the section far down the page at:
Traditionalist attitudes towards philosophy
which reads: Haredi traditionalists who emerged in reaction to the Haskalah considered the fusion of religion and philosophy as difficult because classical philosophers start with no preconditions for which conclusions they must reach in their investigation, while ...
- Texas Fires: More Vengeance? September 6, 2011
seems to be missing a great opportunity in her battle for the republican presidential
nomination. If she can call the earth quake and hurricane Irene god
’s vengeance for us electing Obama President she should be calling the Texas fires God’s vengeance for electing Rick Perry Governor.
- God’s Vengeance September 1, 2011
I was wondering how long it would take for some religious
fanatic to say it. “I don’t know how much God has to do…. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?'” I thought it would be some Islamic fundamentalist saying it was God’s ...
- More on Seperation of Church and State August 24, 2011
My father, a fundamentalist Baptist
Minister, opposed, (no he was actually angered), by public events that included pray. He based his opinion of such acts on the verses which you can check out here: http://bible.cc/matthew/6-5.htm and here http://bible.cc/matthew/6-6.htm and here http://bible.cc/mark/12-17.htm and here http://bible.cc/john/9-31.htm. He agreed with Billy Graham that what these verses made abundantly clear was ...
- Fundamentalism August 24, 2011
This is a condensed summary of what Fundamentalist Christians believe
There is only one God.
God is a Spirit. (That is he has no physical or material existence. )
God is omniscient (all knowing [although he sometimes asks questions like “…
- Separation of Church and State August 17, 2011
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the united states
which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States
, shall be the supreme law
of the land
; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution ...
- Cyberspace is forever January 13, 2011
Once you put something on the internet it stays there forever!
There was a lot of news recently about privacy in the digital age we now live in. Back in 2002 I had written a piece on that subject for a web
site in England
. I thought it might be relevant today and that I might ...
- Food Memories January 1, 2011
We watched Julie and Julia the other night. (Weren’t going too. We were just going to see what it was about. Three hours later we had watched the whole thing. It was ok.
Anyway, set me to thinking about food. My first memory of food is from when I was about 5 years old and my ...
- Election Reaction December 12, 2010
My reaction to the elections is a bit delayed. I guess I’m still a little in shock. Needless to say I did not expect the outcome. When I discussed it with Professor Levine at UT and he predicted a 50 seat loss in the house. I REALLY
thought that was impossible, I told him maybe ...
- Mythic Past November 28, 2010
I have had Thomas L. Thompson’s Mythic Past Biblical Archaeology and the Myth of Israel on my book shelf for years and finally got around to reading it a few months ago. Dr. Thompson rejects the generally accepted idea that the Israelites arrived in Biblical Israel as invaders of an already existing civilization, conquered and ...
- GOD November 4, 2010
Suppose you wanted to have a conversation about God with someone. If there is to be any communication you’ll have to both mean the same thing by the words you use. The most important word in such a conversation will be God, and at least some minimal assumptions of what God is have to be ...
- Elections September 27, 2010
Some definitions from the dictionary
conservative |kənˈsərvətiv; -vəˌtiv|
holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation
a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes,
late Middle English (in the sense ): from late Latin conservativus, from conservat- ‘conserved,’ from the verb conservare
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