New Religion for an Old Earth

As I indicated in my previous post, we are badly in need of a new religion. Religion is not inherently bad, yet the fact that any of them promote guilt and fear, work to limit medical advances, oppress women, or abuse children should offend us. We cannot tolerate such aggregate antisocial behavior, but doing good... Continue Reading →

More Religion – Bring It On!

What we need is a new religion. You may be surprised to hear me say that, since I have been known to be critical of many religious practices. I have always said, however, that religion itself is not the problem. The problem is that religions tend to be disconnected from real life. To have faith... Continue Reading →

Changing, Rearranging

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and... Continue Reading →

Crooked Trump Steals the Show

I am peeved that I have to address this matter again. I had so hoped that crooked Trump—excuse me, President-elect Donald J. crooked Trump—would by now be relegated to the status of an embarrassing piece of history. Nope. He won, not by an Electoral landslide, as said Reinhold "Reince" Priebus, but by a technicality. He... Continue Reading →

Trump is Not a Flawed Candidate

Contrary to what you may have heard, Donald Trump is not a flawed candidate for president of the United States of America. All the others who are or have been in the race are flawed candidates, to one degree or another, but Trump is not. Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying he's a good... Continue Reading →

Arctic Ice Update 2016

This is my fourth annual Arctic ice update. Once in a while, we pass a new milestone in our race to destroy our environment. The year 2012 was such a time, when the Arctic sea ice reached a record low extent. This year, things are getting a little crazy, probably due to the influence of... Continue Reading →

Clear Thinking in Four Easy Steps

I ran across this graphic from a paper called Character and Leadership: Situating Servant Leadership in A Proposed Virtues Framework, co-authored by Jim Lanctot and Dr. Justin Irving. Something about it immediately tingled my "clear thinking sense" (like Spidey sense, but more cerebral), so of course I had to investigate. The paper itself, I discovered,... Continue Reading →

Harmless Church

Recently I had a dream. It started suitably nuts, as one might expect. I was driving an impossible vehicle, something like a giant geometric shape (triangle or trapezoid?), and having the usual traffic tie-ups, getting lost and so forth. I ended up driving down an offramp, through an archway and into the interior of a... Continue Reading →

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