Stop Saying That!

Newsflash: I do not care for the biblical interpretation of the End Times known as Dispensationalism. And, there are so many reasons not to like it: it’s not in the Bible, it uses scare tactics to “bring people to Christ”, it has been a leader in the commercialization of Christianity, it is a very “us vs. them” interpretation, it […]

Israel And The American Right

In the past month, Israel and Hamas have gone at each other hammer and tongs with Hamas getting the worst of it. Actually, that’s not true; the Palestinian people in Gaza have gotten the worst of it. Their homes have been destroyed, their family members killed, maimed and wounded, their country reduced to smoking rubble. […]

Advent? What the F…

***Warning, this post contains satire. Read accordingly. *** Recently, fellow traveler Diana Butler Bass wrote an article for that socialist rag, The Huffington Post titled Fox News’ War on Advent. I’ll be honest, I had to look it up because I’d never heard of this Advent crap. And, that’s exactly what it is: crap. According the […]

It’s My Bible, I Can Tear If I Want To

Recently, I read the story of Isaiah Smith, a Texas high school student who was suspended for tearing pages out of a Bible. It seems Mr. Smith brought his Bible into his first period class and tore out the pages from Leviticus that some folks use to condemn their LGBT brothers and sisters. He says […]

Mixing it Up

via YouTube On October 30, schools across the country will take part in something called “Mix It Up At Lunch”, an anti-bullying effort that encourages kids to sit with someone outside their regular peer group. Started 11 years ago by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the program hopes to break up cliques and prevent bullying. […]

It’s A Mystery

In my recent entry, “He Was a Disciple“, I mentioned that my father held some less than orthodox beliefs. He was especially fond of the those espoused in Religious Science and he was open to even more eccentric (as in “deviating from the recognized or customary”, not weird). If my dad felt this way, my brother does […]

Love Your Enemies

I’m sure we all know about Alec Baldwin’s meltdown on an American Airlines flight last week.  Now, because of that, the American Airlines flight attendants union is attempting to have Baldwin’s show, 30 Rock, banned from any AA flights.  Now, you might be wondering what any of this has to do with my normal fare, but the […]