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Tongues of Fire

This past Sunday, the Revised Common Lectionary brought us into the only piece of wisdom literature in the New Testament, the Epistle of James.  I’ve been quite a fan of the letter since my first encounter with it, so I was happy to see the first twelve verses of its third chapter come up to be read aloud for some many at the same time.  And, given the current state of our public discourse, it seems to have been quite apropos. Continue reading

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Is this a big deal?

So, the U.S. Senate just made an official apology for slavery.  How can we not lose great amounts of respect for a group of people (that’s us, by the way) who drag their feet so badly in regard to such an issue?  How are we not all ashamed?  Maybe I’m blowing this out of proportion and it’s just that official apologies and things like that aren’t really that big of a deal, but this is troubling to me and it reminds me of some other things that I’ve come across recently. Continue reading

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A response to “Would/do we live in a free society?”

Brandon’s recent post, referenced in the title, spawned this response by WHB, originally posted on Pandas That Won’t Screw To Save Their Species, which the author has graciously agreed to be reposted here:

Essentially [Brandon’s] point is… if the government begins to dictate what sort of products we can buy (here, environmentally safer products) then somehow our actual liberties are damaged… Continue reading

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Uproar of the revelation that the President HATES RETARDS!

Last week, while on a two-day jaunt out to my neck of the woods, the President made a special appearance on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show.”  It was touted as the first time a sitting President had ever appeared on a late-night comedy show.  Pundits speculated that the President wanted a piece of Leno’s ‘jedermann’ influence, particularly in discussing his personal anger over the AIG fiasco.   Continue reading

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The Roots of Liberty

As many of you may be aware, the United Nations is working on a resolution that has been termed the “Anti-Blasphemy Resolution.” Continue reading

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