Jesus Wants You To Buy Me A Jet

A couple of weeks ago, the head of World Changers Church International, the Right Reverend Creflo Dollar, asked his supporters to buy him a $65 million Gulfstream G650 jet. Yes, you read that right, a “pastor” (and I use that term loosely in Dollar’s case) has asked the general public to buy him an airplane. And, […]

Of Chia Pets And Used Underwear

Today, I want to share an article I found this morning in The Old North State Beacon (“All the fake news that’s fit to print since I made the site up this morning”): Woman Stunned To Find Poor And Homeless Don’t Want Her Leftovers          A Greensboro woman was bewildered when a local ministry for […]

If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat

  The other day, I found this site called The Onion and it is great. I mean, yeah, that’s a weird name and all, but they have some killer articles on there. Like the one about the woman who’s an expert on what poor people should have in their shopping carts (now, that’s a needed service) […]

What You Don’t Know

I saw this online recently and wanted to tell the poster, “What you don’t know is that the girl in front of you with the iPhone may have just lost her job and her service hasn’t been cut off yet. Or maybe uses food stamps to feed her kids because her insufficient paycheck is enough to […]

The Real American Religion

It has been said that football, rather than Christianity is the real American religion. But, I’m not so sure I agree with that. In my opinion, the major religion in this country is the worship of Mammon (and you know what the J-man had to say about that). Football is just one of our methods of […]

Snow Day

Yesterday, my part of the country had its first significant snowfall in a couple of years;  which,  according to Eric Chilton on WFMY-TV, was 1.5 inches. I realize that’s a light dusting for some of you, but keep in mind the term “significant” is relative; in places that get don’t much snow (like the South), pretty much […]

Shut Up and Be My Friend

In the past couple of days, I’ve started reading a light-hearted little ditty titled Cancer and Theology, a collection of essays by different authors such as Tony Jones, Brian McLaren and Carol Howard Merritt. I’m less than halfway through and, while I like it, there’s a problem: it’s a rather impersonal. I suppose that’s only natural; while […]

The Poors

Now and then, I’ll come across something that just sets my teeth on edge. It happened today when I read a Facebook status that related some cockamamie story about a woman who, as a teen, volunteered at a food pantry. At the time, there was a frequent flyer who came in and got food while […]

Sacrilege!

***Warning, this post contains satire. Read accordingly. *** This weekend, I read an article that surprised me…, at first. It seems that Timothy Schmalz, an artist in Ontario, Canada, created a statue of Jesus that was rejected by most of the churches he offered it to. Wait a minute, a statue of Jesus that was […]

Black Thursday?

This year, several stores opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day. Target, Macy’s, K-mart and Kohl’s are all among that number. But, the one that has drawn the most ire is, wait for it…, Wal-mart. Yes, the Evil Empire has decided that they must be open to keep up with their competition and some folks don’t […]