They’re On To Us!

  Over the weekend, a Facebook friend shared an article from the Tea Party News Network (a true bastion of journalistic integrity) titled How the Liberal, Progressive Infestation of the Church Threatens America’s Future by Chelsen Vicari. As I read, I thought, “This has got to be satire.” A little research showed me that it’s not. At that […]

It’s Just Fiction?

I don’t know about anyone else, but stories have always been a big part of my life. One of the most fond memories from my childhood is sitting with my grandfather while he told me tales about growing up in the Southside neighborhood of Greensboro. Not only were they entertaining, they made the history of my […]

Progressive Redneck?

In the very first article for The Progressive Redneck, I said that, while I am pretty progressive, I still have a few redneck tendencies. I also said that I’d go into detail about that in another post. Well, this is that post. This piece has been on the back burner for about a month now, percolating and coming together. […]

We Are All Connected

Last night, I was scratching around for something to read when I found a book that Diana’s son had recommended, titled “The Holographic Universe” by Michael Talbot. It explores the metaphysical implications of quantum mechanics and posits that the universe is a giant holograph.  I haven’t read enough to comment one way or another on […]

True Stories

I learned a long time ago that a story can be truthful without being true. I can’t remember where I came up with that, but I’m sure I read it somewhere. I’m just not deep enough to think of something like that without help. But, since I can’t remember where or when I might have […]

The Importance of Belief

Yesterday, I asked if the existence of Jesus mattered when it came to his message. Several of you responded, saying yes, he was a real, live person. That wasn’t the point the of the article and it got under my skin a little. One of the hazards of expressing your thoughts is that, from time to […]

Lies My Science Teacher Told Me

Following up yesterday’s post, The Flintstones Bible, I want to talk to you about some of the lies my science teachers told me. I know they’re lies because Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), a physician with an M.D. and a B.S. in chemistry and member of the House Science committee, said so. Last year, speaking at the […]

Is the Church Failing Young People? PtIV

Science vs Religion Today, we talk about the idea that churches are antagonistic to science. Now, the Barna study actually says that “churches come across as antagonistic to science”. I italicized “come across” because I think they’re weasel words. Let’s face it, churches are antagonistic to science. Not all churches, of course, but many of […]

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 […]