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PART I: Oppression of Women Is Godly or Something Else

PART I:  Oppression of Women Is Godly or Something Else
December 12, 2013
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This is the first of two parts, dealing with the reason there is a GOP War on Women.  It does …Read the Rest

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When Christian Arrogance Harms Innocent Lives

When Christian Arrogance Harms Innocent Lives
December 11, 2013
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Debi and Michael Pearl make around two million bucks a year, advocating the beating of children and the subjugation of …Read the Rest

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The Racist Roots of the Religious Right

The Racist Roots of the Religious Right
December 10, 2013
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There is a dirty little problem hidden within the the religious right.  First, it would be quite foolish to assume …Read the Rest

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Part III: Rush, Pope Francis, Marxism & Christ

Part III: Rush, Pope Francis, Marxism & Christ
December 9, 2013
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One thing that becomes apparent is that the far right has its talking points to ‘deal’ with the Marxist Pope …Read the Rest

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Part II: Rush, Pope Francis, Marxism & Christ

Part II: Rush, Pope Francis, Marxism & Christ
December 8, 2013
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Rush Limbaugh, in his infinite wisdom, says that the new pope is a Marxist. There is a reason for this. …Read the Rest

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Part II: The Problem With ‘Christian’ Reconstructionism

Part II: The Problem With ‘Christian’ Reconstructionism
December 6, 2013
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As with many of his followers, Rushdoony did not have a degree in theology. He graduated from UC Berkley with …Read the Rest

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Part I: The Problem With ‘Christian’ Reconstructionism

Part I: The Problem With ‘Christian’ Reconstructionism
December 5, 2013
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“…”The creation mandate was precisely the requirement that man subdue the earth and exercise dominion over it. There is not …Read the Rest

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Part V: The Beginning of the End of Wal-Mart

Part V: The Beginning of the End of Wal-Mart
December 1, 2013
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Is Walmart terrorizing Kalpona Akter?  Who is she and why is she important to them, and why is she such …Read the Rest

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Part III: Jerry Boykin’s Homo-Erotic Tribute to Manly Men

Part III: Jerry Boykin’s Homo-Erotic Tribute to Manly Men
November 24, 2013
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Jerry Boykin, a so-called manly man if ever there was one, according to him, wrote the forward for Stephen Mansfield’s …Read the Rest

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Part II: Jerry Boykin’s Homo-Erotic Tribute to Manly Men

Part II: Jerry Boykin’s Homo-Erotic Tribute to Manly Men
November 23, 2013
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Both the far left and the far right have a very skewed version of the Christian religion. Both have a …Read the Rest

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On This Day in 1963 C. S. Lewis Died

On This Day in 1963 C. S. Lewis Died
November 22, 2013
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Strange how we have reactions to people.  Have you ever done a Google search for images of people, only to …Read the Rest

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Part I: Jerry Boykin’s Homo-Erotic Tribute to Manly Men

Part I: Jerry Boykin’s Homo-Erotic Tribute to Manly Men
November 21, 2013
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Nothing annoys me more than historical ignorance being spouted as fact, lapped up by an equally ignorant audience.  One of …Read the Rest

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Why Does Patriarchal Treatment of Women Sound Like S & M?

Why Does Patriarchal Treatment of Women Sound Like S & M?
November 20, 2013
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There are times when what is allegedly ‘Christian’ is not.  The worst of it is that good men and women …Read the Rest

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Is the Tea Party Revolt Against Barack Obama Being Led by an Alleged Pedophile?

Is the Tea Party Revolt Against Barack Obama Being Led by an Alleged Pedophile?
November 18, 2013
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“…“I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand …Read the Rest

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Call Me a Witch with a “B” But…

Call Me a Witch with a “B” But…
November 17, 2013
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Okay, just called me a witch with a “B” but I’m just not all that into the whole Make-a-Wish thing.  …Read the Rest

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Basking in Hvorostovsky’s Triumph!

Basking in Hvorostovsky’s Triumph!
November 14, 2013
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Triumphs at the Metropolitan Opera are extremely rare.  They don’t happen very often.  Most singers will go their entire career …Read the Rest

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Another Preacher Bites the Dust

Another Preacher Bites the Dust
November 13, 2013
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I’m not a fan of religious leaders, especially the charismatic TV preaching, self-promoting non Papal kind.  There is nothing I …Read the Rest

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Eschatology for Ignorant Anti-Christian Bigots

Eschatology for Ignorant Anti-Christian Bigots
November 12, 2013
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Fire and Ice Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of …Read the Rest

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The Thirty Cent Solution

The Thirty Cent Solution
November 10, 2013
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The other day, in Dickinson, Texas, a 6th grade boy had his breakfast tossed because his meal account was 30 …Read the Rest

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Rand Paul & Breitbart: A Perfect Fit

Rand Paul & Breitbart: A Perfect Fit
November 8, 2013
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If there was ever a pair of scam artist who complement one another it would be Rand Paul and the …Read the Rest

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It’s Gotta’ Be a Joke – Please

It’s Gotta’ Be a Joke – Please
November 7, 2013
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According to Tom Delay, Jesus died for our freedom.  I was under the impression he died for our sins, but …Read the Rest

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Keeping ‘em Barefoot & Preggers, Just Don’t Insure ‘em

Keeping ‘em Barefoot & Preggers, Just Don’t Insure ‘em
November 6, 2013
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“…Dominion Theology or Dominionism is the idea that Christians should work toward either a nation governed by Christians or one …Read the Rest

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The “P” Word

The “P” Word
November 5, 2013
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There is one unpardonable sin when it comes to writing and writers.  Thou Shalt Not Commit Plagiarism. In academia, depending …Read the Rest

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Opera Is Not Broadway

Opera Is Not Broadway
November 1, 2013
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Let me go on record.  I don’t like Broadway.  I think it is shallow, silly, stupid, and superficial. I don’t …Read the Rest

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Putting the Life of Wyatt Earp into Perspective

Putting the Life of Wyatt Earp into Perspective
October 29, 2013
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How do we put Wyatt Earp into perspective? By now, you will have come to realize I love history. I …Read the Rest

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Finances

Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Finances
October 28, 2013
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On Friday, when I went to pick up my father’s monthly prescription of Namenda, for the first time, ever, I …Read the Rest

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This Brave New USA Is Not a Nice Place to Be?

This Brave New USA Is Not a Nice Place to Be?
October 24, 2013
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Contrary to popular opinion, what we’ve been led to believe, the United States is no longer the best place, or …Read the Rest

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Yo-Yo Ma’s Music for Peace

Yo-Yo Ma’s Music for Peace
October 20, 2013
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It doesn’t matter what you believe as far as religion, geo-politics or anything else.  This is just plain good music …Read the Rest

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An Operatic Guide to the Tea Party Coup

An Operatic Guide to the Tea Party Coup
October 16, 2013
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Today is Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s birthday.  You may not have noticed, but I’m a baritone junkie. It all began in 1978 …Read the Rest

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Happy Birthday: Guiseppe Verdi

Happy Birthday:  Guiseppe Verdi
October 10, 2013
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Let’s face it, if you are a baritone junkie like I am, then you are required to be a huge …Read the Rest

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