Of Cabbages and Kings

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‘The time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to talk of many things: of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and

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The Demonetization of Christianity in the US Has Begun

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Something nasty is going on in this country.  Oh, nasty stuff is always going on, but this is a little different.  It has been

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The Slaughter of the Innocents

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“…“It fits the definition of ethnic cleansing,”…” Cameron Hudson Christians in Syria and the Middle East are an endangered species.  Of course that opinion

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Part II: Where Neil Tyson’s Cosmos Went Wrong

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It has inspired several columns about Bruno, and the way his story was told in this new edition of Cosmos. It was biases. Just

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Part I: Where Neil Tyson’s Cosmos Went Wrong

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There are some classics in life that should not be remade, like Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, or Philadelphia Story.  Then again, the lessons

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Part I: Pathetic Little Men Who Either Hate or Fear Women

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Jonathan Lindvall doesn’t want his daughters serving on jury duty.  He doesn’t even want them getting a driver’s license unless they have their husband’s

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Stupid So Called ‘Christian’ Conservatives Acting Stupidly

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Or, there ain’t no sanity clause! (It’s a Marxist thing – Harpo, Groucho, Chico, and even Zeppo.) The Family Research Council is upset because

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Why Patriarchy, Dominionism, Christian Reconstruction Is Dangerous

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“…”capital punishment is one of the best evangelistic tools of a society.” And, “there is no such thing as a natural disaster…what occurs results

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Memorial Day Lament for a Lost Nation

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If The Pink Flamingo sounds a bit less optimistic than usual, it is because I am just that.  In fact, I’m just plain worried

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Mark Steyn’s Knee Jerk Ignorance As Obama Goes T’Pring on the GOP

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Have you ever noticed that conservatives and the religious right, like nerds, are completely obsessed with sex?  Evidently they cannot get their minds out

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The Spiritual, the Material, and the Golden Rule

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Religions get into trouble when practitioners and leaders within that religion decide to become political.  The Pink Flamingo is quite adamant that the problems

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Politics, Evil, Mental Illness, and Perceptions

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There is a fascinating article in American Thinker by Andrew Thomas about the role of “evil” in politics. As a Christian I happen to believe there is such thing as evil, pure, unadulterated evil. As a thinking person I also know that almost all of what we consider “evil” is not actually “evil” but is mental illness, character disorders, and perception.

I disagree with Thomas’ perception of Democrats as “evil”. Democrats like Republicans have an agenda. Unless that agenda is abjectly intent on actual harm, it should not be defined as “evil” the way Thomas does. Thomas assumes anyone who disagrees with his political thesis is “evil”.

Having piddled around with politics since I was a little kid with my mother, I’ve met people good, evil, and indifferent. Some of the nicest people I’ve ever met in politics are Democrats and liberals. They are good people. We simply disagree on a political agenda. One of the worst acts of personal harm done to me (as an adult) was executed in cold blood. It was calculated. It was manipulated to do the worst possible harm to me – personally. The person who did it is still a very highly a “respected” conservative political operative, scholar, and writer. I am still dealing with the personal heart-ache this person created. The dirty deed was done over a decade ago and may never be repaired.

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