Monthly Archives: May 2015

Rush Limbaugh: America’s Problem

Rush Limbaugh likes to portray himself as one who has more understanding than anyone else about how to solve America’s problems. The pitiful fellow may not realize that he himself is doing a very great deal of damage to America. … Continue reading

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‘Tis a Gift To Be Simple

This afternoon I’m reading about the years 1933-34 in the life of Germany and, in particular, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. They were years of incredibly complicated struggles between Christians and Nazis. In the background I am listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Buffs Are Very Foolish

I haven’t been paying enough attention, I suppose. I didn’t know until today that the US government is planning an imminent takeover of Texas and then Utah, Nevada, Arizona and who knows how many other “hostile” states. Not so long … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins Picks the Low Hanging Fruit

Richard Dawkins continues his campaign to discredit God by arguing against one particular and very conservative view of the Bible. He is a very bright fellow and finds it easy to make Bible literalists look foolish. That is such a … Continue reading

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This note appeared in BBC Online todays: “Five of the world’s largest banks are to pay fines totalling $5.7bn (£3.6bn; €5.1bn) for manipulating foreign exchange or interest rates, US officials say. Four of the banks – JPMorgan, Citigroup, Barclays, RBS … Continue reading

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Abortion

In his book Ethics (written — but never completed in 1940-41) Dietrich Bonhoeffer makes only a brief comment on abortion. “Marriage involves acknowledging the right of life that will come into being, but this is not a right that is … Continue reading

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Abortion and the Power of Questions — Part 3

Above is a 2003 photo of young Master Armas, shown with a big smile and safe in the arms of a happy mother. Below he is shown a few years earlier at the conclusion of in utero surgery, grasping the … Continue reading

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