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Follow the Blessing

I haven’t posted here for a long time. Christianity per se just hasn’t been much on my radar. Today’s post on my other blog ought to keenly interest Christians, so here’s a link to the article: Follow the Blessing. Here’s … Continue reading

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Idiots

What’s to be done with idiots? We all know that every trouble of the world is some idiot’s fault. Just ask anyone. Regardless what the problem, idiots are behind it, screwing things up for pleasure, pain, or profit. My lifelong … Continue reading

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Invitation

A recent meme proclaimed “Capitalism Kills Love” and I agree. In fact, capitalism is a theory that assumes that God and love are irrelevant. That got me thinking about how we regard the universe. Our sciences regard humans as the … Continue reading

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Narcissism

I’ve been interested in narcissism for a long time, partly ‘cuz I is one, as are we all. Also, because some of the most important people in my life were and are narcissists, big ones and little ones. Narcissism has, … Continue reading

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Cult Thinking Explained

Cults continue to mystify most people, even those intimately familiar with them. This bothers me. I was a fundamentalist and then a quasi-cult member for more than 20 years. I should understand how cult thinking works; understanding thinking is what … Continue reading

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Expecting Miracles

A fellow believer took me to task yesterday about the presumptuousness of “expecting” miracles from God in his great response to my post Miracles On the Way to Truth. He and I have carried on a friendly debate about the … Continue reading

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So I’m “Back” — Greetings from England

Almost five months, now, since my last post. I’ve missed it. A little explanation is in order before I start firing away again. My Dad died in March. I notice that my last post prior to this one was just … Continue reading

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One Day

One day, I will die. You will die. We all will die. One day, there will be no time left. We will see life pass before us, or a long, white bright tunnel, Or darkness. One day, I will matter … Continue reading

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Proof of the Futility of Worry

And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. — Matthew 13:22 … Continue reading

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The War on Christians

The February 13, 2012 issue of Newsweek was brought to my attention by a friend over the weekend. Its cover story, written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World. (The image is clickable, … Continue reading

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Happiness

The two most neglected arts of life, deliberately avoided by almost everyone, are: How to be happy being alone How to be happy dealing with evil They are also two of the most critical arts we need in this life. … Continue reading

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Money

By now, my boys might be tired of hearing me say that we were born upside down and raised backwards. I’m surprised that they didn’t get more mileage out of my admission. “You can’t tell me what to do! You … Continue reading

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