Monday, August 3, 2015

This is not a theological post, per se

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/07/indonesian-chicken-church/?src=footer

Friday, July 10, 2015

Flags of shame: the Confederate and the Nazi symbols

Interestingly both the Confederate flag and the Nazi flag present manipulated crosses:

http://soul-wisdom.blogspot.com/2013/10/tea-party-tied-to-rise-of-fascism-in.html

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/10/1130096/--When-fascism-comes-to-America

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ten Commandments memorial to be taken down

Reminder: The US is NOT a Christian nation; nor a Jewish one:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/30/1398059/-Oklahoma-Supreme-Court-Public-Ten-Commandments-Monument-Must-Come-Down?detail=email


Sunday, June 14, 2015

The False Gospel of Alcoholics Anonymous

I came upon this great article in “The Atlantic” magazine:

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/...nymous/386255/

It agreed wholeheartedly with my position on AA, which is that it is simply “Christianity-lite”, non-scientific and generally (though not universally) ineffectual. However, it also discusses some science-based solutions that are effectual, the primary one of which I had never heard is Naltrexone, which if you or a loved one is misusing drugs or alcohol may offer a solution.

By the way, I quit drink au naturale because it became more burden than burden-relief.

At any rate, the article is about 10 pages and a good read but the bottom line is that even if you don’t read the article I encourage you to research Naltrexone:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supp...n/drg-20068408

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-73...e-oral/details

And see if your doctor or your loved one's doctor won’t prescribe it.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The times they are a-changing

http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2015/03/06/3630900/white-christians-no-longer-majority-19-states/

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Trouble in China

Story highlights

  • A Chinese religious movement is in the spotlight after its members were charged with murder
  • Eastern Lightning, said to believe in a female, Chinese Christ figure, is banned in China
  • Analysts estimate it may have up to a million members, and is seen by Beijing as a threat

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/06/world/asia/china-eastern-lightning-killing/index.html