Tag Archives: Religion in America

Those Best-Laid Plans

Robert Burns is really irritating. At midnight each New Year’s Eve everyone sings his Auld Lang Syne – and no one knows what the hell the words mean. Well, a Scotsman would know, but there’s his cute little poem about … Continue reading

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A Matter of Emphasis

The last column before this site goes dark for Christmas – the lights are elsewhere – should probably be about God and all that. No one wants to be accused of participating in the War on Christmas that Fox News … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Heaven

Back in graduate school at Duke, long ago, it was always a treat to head on down the road Saturday afternoon to spend some time in Chapel Hill. Durham is kind of scruffy and Chapel Hill calls itself a Little … Continue reading

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To Be Blunt About It

Set it and forget it. You hear that said all the time in those infomercials for this kitchen gizmo or that – those infomercials everyone blows by on their way to something even vaguely worth watching on television. And no … Continue reading

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The Battle to Return to the Thirteenth Century Begins

Yes, there’s William F. Buckley’s famous definition of a conservative, as that one man standing athwart history and shouting NO! And of course Buckley considered that noble and right, if not heroic. But things change all the time, for better … Continue reading

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A Resolution of Sorts

All conflicts get resolved eventually. The Japanese and the Germans are now our allies, and Vietnam is now an afterthought – one of our minor trading partners, and not much worth thinking about otherwise. But of course there are the … Continue reading

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The Zombie Issue

Anyone with a thorough understanding of the zeitgeist, and the trends in pop-culture, realizes we are moving from the age of moody sexy vampires to the age of flesh-eating mindless zombies. Here in Hollywood there are the giant billboards everywhere … Continue reading

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