Category Archives: Religion versus Common Decency

Breaking the Habit

It’s that time of year again – a friend sent those fifty pictures of his son graduating from college – and these days that’s a link to an online gallery of all the shots of the kids in cap-and-gown that … Continue reading

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Gun to the Head

Back in the early seventies the Doobie Brothers had a bit of a hit with their song China Grove – about a sleepy little Southern town, but in Texas, which is only sort of the South. But that’s okay as … Continue reading

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Life as a Pawn

Sometimes you go through life wide-eyed, not realizing that there are wheels within wheels – there’s always something strange going on in the background. But you don’t know it, or you don’t think about it much. And in fact, there … Continue reading

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Intolerant of Intolerance

Mark Twain may have once quipped that Wagner’s music is much better than it sounds. And maybe that’s so. The visuals can be distracting – very large women with the metal breastplates and the iron bullet hats with the horns. … Continue reading

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Common Decency

Well, this was nice:   On a morning of countless firsts in U.S. history, add this: Barack Obama’s inaugural speech is the first time a president has ever explicitly acknowledged not only “Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus” but non-believers … Continue reading

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