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Resistance Is Blasphemous

I sometimes wonder if there’s a connection between being deeply religious and following authority without question. In the most popular holy books, God does often come across as a rather cruel, petty dictator. Of course, that’s not really how it … Continue reading

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You Fool! You Foolish Fool!

Today’s sermon is on Romans 1:22: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” This verse is very popular with the anti-intellectual fundamentalist preachers, because they can apply it to pretty much anyone with a secular education. The gist of … Continue reading

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The Wars of the Father

I don’t know that I’d ever heard of Helen Thomas before the recent incident that led to her resignation, and I’m not saying I’m proud of that. She apparently had a long career, covering presidents since 1960. As stupid as … Continue reading

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