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Is Christianity Under Attack in America?

Christians still make up the easy majority in this country. In every state they outnumber all other religions combined, while atheists - although growing rapidly in number - are still a declared minority. Through swathes of the country Christianity is the driving social force. And yet to hear some of ...

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Media Panicking That There Is Nothing to Panic Over.

“People are sheep. TV is the shepherd.” ― Jess C. Scott Thank God there's an election coming up - we might run out of Ebola cases and then what would the hysterical media report on? ISIS is letting down the side by failing to capture Kobani. Although they are trying by launching coordinated ...

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Ebola: Is it a nation killer - or a nasty bug we will deal with?

Paranoia, the Destroyer - America's Fear Driven Thinking.

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” ― Plato There are so many Americans who live in a perpetual state of fear that you have to wonder if there isn't some odd pleasure to being paranoid. A psychological masochism, if you will. It would account for the doomsday preppers and the people who ...

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Is America Too Big (and Divided) Not to Fail?

“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.” ― Plutarch People in Vermont and New Hampshire vote differently. Vermonters are reliably Democrat. New Hampshirites are libertarians, who will vote for a Republican. But there are similarities. The North East may provide slim pickings for an ...

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The Stupidity of Supply-Siders.

"When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact." - Warren Buffet. Life is full of transactions between those who have stuff - and those who want stuff. In economic terms, deals are ...

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A Judge in Puerto Rico upheld the state’s law prohibiting gay marriage. This caused the conservative Washington Times to run an editorial celebrating the “good news”. The editorial characterized the support for gay marriage as emotion-driven liberal judicial activism”. It’s always activism when you disagree with a judges decision.

Finally the editorial slams federal judges who have “leaped to impose homosexual marriage on the states”. Except nothing has been imposed. The judges ruled gay marriage legal, not mandatory.

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A homicidal maniac, not a terrorist.

A homicidal maniac, not a terrorist.

Zale Thompson attacked and injured two NYPD cops with an ax. Apparently, he recently converted to Islam. He railed against America on line. And he had also surfed ISIS, Al Qeada and other terrorist websites. The NYPD commissioner declared that the attack was terror. No it wasn’t. It was the act of a madman – a homicidal maniac.

He had no connection with any terrorist group. He received no instructions or assistance. It would be as if you called some lunatic, violent in the name of Jesus, a crusader.

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Christians – especially evangelicals – have earned a reputation for bigotry. But that might be unfair. A poll asked respondents if Jesus would approve or disapprove of modern Christianity. Unexpectedly, 76% of Republicans thought he would disapprove. So why does it seem as if Christians are driving a conservative agenda? It’s because a vocal and committed bunch of zealots have so throughly cowed craven politicians.

It’s the same strategy that allows the NRA to present itself as the champion of gun owners, when in fact it takes positions contrary to those of the majority of gun owners.

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What values?

What values?

No one is surprised when a politician spins, prevaricates, obfuscates, cherry picks, or does something else to misrepresent his opponent. But the usually try to stay away from outright – and easily checkable – lies. Ted Cruz, defending the GOP from charges that they are obstructing the appointment of a Surgeon General at the bidding of the NRA, shifted blame to the President. His rationale? The appointee, Dr. Vivek Murthy is “a healthcare professional”.

I won’t go into Dr. Murthy’s qualificications, but let it be said he is eminently qualified. Well enough that PolitiFact rates Cruz a liar.

Cruz, supposedly a devout Christian, has no problem breaking the 8th commandment. And ignores Proverbs 12:22 “Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.”

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Is Christianity Under Attack in America?

October 23, 2014

Christians still make up the easy majority in this country. In every state they outnumber all other religions combined, while atheists – although growing rapidly in number – are still a declared minority. Through swathes of the country Christianity is the driving social force. And yet to hear some of these poor lambs you would [...]

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Raven-Symoné Gives Us a Road Map to a Post-racial America.

October 22, 2014

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Oprah Winfrey is an inspiration to many. And she should be. Growing up in abject poverty, [...]

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Media Panicking That There Is Nothing to Panic Over.

October 20, 2014

“People are sheep. TV is the shepherd.” ― Jess C. Scott Thank God there’s an election coming up – we might run out of Ebola cases and then what would the hysterical media report on? ISIS is letting down the side by failing to capture Kobani. Although they are trying by launching coordinated attack against the Kurds. [...]

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Paranoia, the Destroyer – America’s Fear Driven Thinking.

October 19, 2014

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” ― Plato There are so many Americans who live in a perpetual state of fear that you have to wonder if there isn’t some odd pleasure to being paranoid. A psychological masochism, if you will. It would account for the doomsday preppers and the people who watch them on TV. [...]

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Is America Too Big (and Divided) Not to Fail?

October 17, 2014

“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.” ― Plutarch People in Vermont and New Hampshire vote differently. Vermonters are reliably Democrat. New Hampshirites are libertarians, who will vote for a Republican. But there are similarities. The North East may provide slim pickings for an out-of-area Republican presidential candidate, [...]

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The Stupidity of Supply-Siders.

October 14, 2014

“When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact.” – Warren Buffet. Life is full of transactions between those who have stuff – and those who want stuff. In economic terms, deals are struck between suppliers and [...]

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Rewards Should Flow to Those Who Work Hard. Not Those Who Win the Birth Lottery.

October 11, 2014

In the conservative imagination every rich person in America is rich because they out-worked, out-risked, out-thought the average guy. They also believe that higher taxes on these folk would be “job-crushing”. But are they right? Let’s look first at the claim that every rich person worked for it. Did, in fact, every rich person in [...]

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Political Ignorance: Real and Feigned (Mostly Real).

October 9, 2014

As a rule politicians aren’t dumb, they’re ignorant. There are exceptions. Some politicians are dumb and ignorant. And some are neither. It isn’t that they aren’t well educated. Most national politicians have a college degree. Many have advanced degrees, particularly the lawyers. But that doesn’t stop then saying the silliest things and promoting ideas cut [...]

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