The Homeless Soul

I haven’t shared this with anybody until today. And I only do it today, because I am thinking of all my blessings at this time of Thanksgiving. About a month ago, I finished refereeing a soccer game, was hungry and looking for a sweet snack. I figured an oatmeal raisin cookie or two would do the trick.  I stopped by a grocery store on my way home, I bought my cookies and was leaving the store when I saw a homeless man sitting up against the wall. He had no…

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The World Cup is too big for some ‘Mericans

Recently, Ann Coulter, and other right wing bloggers wrote articles criticizing the World Cup of Soccer. On the face of it, it is a very stupid thing to criticize, but in the blogger’s world, everything is about criticism, and getting links to your articles, so I shall play along. From Facebook, to Google plus, and Twitter, cranks have been taking time to criticize a sport that grips the world, but they apparently can’t stand. I don’t understand. There is much in this world that I don’t like, but I don’t…

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Putting the Zimmerman Trial in Context

George Zimmerman Assholes always get away

“These assholes always get away” – George Zimmerman   I realized before the court case of George Zimmerman murdering Trayvon Martin was ever sent to the jury that it was quite likely that George Zimmerman was going to be acquitted of the charges against him. Judging the attorney’s of the case, the defense was very good at creating reasonable doubt and the prosecution hadn’t convinced me beyond that reasonable doubt that Zimmerman should be convicted under the law, and I am one who believed from the beginning that Zimmerman was…

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The liberal war against Chick-fil-A: What about freedom of Religion?

Dan Cathy Chick-fil-a Gay Marriage Debate

It is disturbing that so-called liberal politicians would use their political positions to discriminate based on the religious beliefs of a business owner. So far there is no evidence that Chick-fil-A is discriminatory in its hiring or business practices.

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I am a body

I am a body - Everybody is a body

Body and Spirit are tied together. How would you express the concept of your spirit and body being linked together? Do you say “I have a body” or do you say “I am a body”? Some cosmological perspectives of the relationship of the spirit to the body claim that the spirit is placed inside the body and therefore “owns” the body. This gives rise to the idea that the spirit and body are at odds with one another, with the spirit striving to subdue the body. Sometimes our language expresses…

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Culture Wars And Their Origin

Culture Wars and the angry mob

Culture wars are all around us. Sometimes they revolve around religious and moral issues, others revolve around economics and poor vs. rich. Why is it that in a country so united, we can also be so divided? We will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught. – Anonymous The greatest predictor of what a person believes or fights for is what his or her parents believed, and that person’s relationship to that beleif. Parents are the greatest…

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The King of Kings is Dead

King of Kings crown collage

Three years after being declared “King of Kings” by over 200 African kings and rulers, Muammar Gaddafi has been killed by rebels that despised his rule. This title, King of Kings, was bestowed upon Gaddafi in August of 2008, during a meeting in the Libyan town of Benghazi. The purpose of the meeting was for Gaddafi to consolidate his power over the whole of the African continent. In his remarks Gaddafi declared:  “We want an African military to defend Africa, we want a single African currency, we want one African…

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