Archive | March, 2011

If only I had the guts to say what needs to be said …

March 30, 2011

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My problem: I’m all mush, an absolute coward. I’d stand my ground if I were really courageous. I’d emphasize how all sides push us over the intellectual cliff when they type-cast each other.

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Psst: Listen to this, Newt. We’ve got an idea …

March 26, 2011

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Dear Newt Gingrich: The boys and I tossed back a few the other night and came up with a totally outlandish concept, one of those this-is-so-strange-it-might-work types …

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Life in the Spirit Verses Dead Religion

March 23, 2011

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The title of Jessica Mokrzycki March 3rd “Ascending The Hills” blog has my head spinning: “Lose Your Religion and Find God.” She quotes Thomas Merton, the late Trappist monk, who says contemplative prayer is not escape but engagement. I’d love to plow that theme, but I’m riveted on the title. I can’t escape. It’s captured me. It’s the scalpel clearing my cataracts. I now see the gulf between living Christianity and mildewed Churchianity.

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Love is stronger than hate. It just doesn’t have the right PR firm

March 20, 2011

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I love the love among the vast majority and I loathe the loathing in that miniscule minority. It’s time for the lovers to resist their own reluctance and denounce the loathers, because the loathing is shrouding the loving.

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A tsunami devastates our cultural myth

March 15, 2011

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The Japanese cataclysm trawls our depths and sifts our core. It’s eerily personal. The weeping victims wear shirts and jeans; painted lines run down the middle of the smooth, tsunami-swept streets; the cars, heaped like so many matchbox toys, are the latest models from … well, Japan.

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Mind-numbing news from Japan

March 14, 2011

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Here at the end of the third day after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the numbers arrive with a terrific estimation of 10,000 deaths …

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Next you’ll tell me to do lunch with Attila the Hun

March 5, 2011

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Is it safe? Should I say it? Should I send my wife and child to that hidden cabin in the ravine while I brave the rotten cabbage and tomato barrage? But what is the price of silence? I’ll lay awake, deafened by the screams of a conscience on steroids. It’s my destiny. I must reveal the sordid truth and withstand the messenger’s doom.
Here goes: “Christians with traditional moralities and creeds can be nice people. They’re not narrow-minded hate mongers and they don’t resemble those radio curmudgeons hollering for money. The data shows it.”

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