Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Election Is upon Us. . .sad to say

Every two years we Americans torture ourselves with major elections. The torture lies not so much in the continual process of choosing leaders, which is one of our greatest privileges, but in the increasingly unpleasant and seemingly endless task of … Continue reading

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We’re in the Third Revolution!

“But there are few periods in the history of western civilization – I would venture to say not more than two, unless our own age should prove to be a third – in which the transition from the preceding to … Continue reading

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We’re in the Third Revolution!

“But there are few periods in the history of western civilization – I would venture to say not more than two, unless our own age should prove to be a third – in which the transition from the preceding to … Continue reading

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John Adams on Hebrew Foundations of Civilization

We’re still in Pennsylvania and I’m still thinking about our nation’s founding fathers. I have long grown tired of the debates over whether America is a Christian nation — It is a brainless question, as are all questions whose answer … Continue reading

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“Christian America” and the Liberty Bell

Char and I are visiting friends near Philadelphia this week. Today we went into the city to see Independence Hall (it is tiny!) and the Liberty Bell. Across the top of the bell is a quotation that captures the spirit … Continue reading

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Fox News “Analysts”

You may have noticed I’ve just discovered YouTube. So for the last couple of months I’ve enjoyed listening to some excellent recordings of my new favorite singer (Elina Garanca) and, with much less pleasure, getting to know Fox News. You … Continue reading

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Poor Mr. Dawkins

Richard Dawkins has a very great deal in common with Don Quixote, tilting at windmills in a tragic but comical way. Dawkins, who pretends to hate religion but clearly hates God himself, loves to find silly Christians and knock them … Continue reading

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