Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Asking The No-No Question

June 8, 2020

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Theologian John Jefferson Davis asks the question few dare ask — “Is the COVID 19 virus a judgement from God?” — with at least two twists. First, he refuses to shame the curious. He even says: “That’s a fair and appropriate question.” How novel. Many supposedly sophisticated Christians — including evangelicals — poo-poo the query […]

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Flawed reasoning meets sound logic in Tennessee

April 1, 2020

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Some are geniuses at baptizing weird syllogisms.

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Is Grandma worth the price?

March 29, 2020

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Hear the resurgence of Social Darwinism, a discredited 19th-century ideology that baptized rivalry.

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Beware 21-st century snake oil

March 19, 2020

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We’ve heard the stories of pandemic nobility: The Italian Air Force boosts its nation’s morale as it drapes the sky with a smoky flag; balcony-bound Italians sing their national anthem; an opera singer serenades his neighborhood — again, from a balcony — and a Spanish fitness instructor leads exercises from a roof. Churches cancel worship; […]

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Great vibes in harsh times

March 15, 2020

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I’ve found three scenes of encouragement in these eerie times.

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My church won’t meet Sunday, Praise God

March 14, 2020

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We are … called to love our neighbors, and in a time like this one of the most loving things we can do is reduce the chance that this virus will spread.

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Dream memo to Jerry Falwell, Jr.

March 13, 2020

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Please be quiet. Stop embarrassing us.

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Inexpert Pandemania

March 12, 2020

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The growing Coronavirus/COVID-19 scare makes me wistful for the innocence of my California childhood, when teachers at West Covina’s Rowland Avenue Elementary School ordered us baby-boomers under our desks in duck-and-cover rehearsals for a Russian thermonuclear attack. They issued their time-honored command (“NO TALKING!”) because, apparently, the commie missiles honed in our whispers. Such is […]

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Trump minions block medical recommendations

March 10, 2020

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A stable genius would normally refer medical issues to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, but President Trump’s brilliance spans beyond international diplomacy, economics, and politics. He and his minions know more than scientists. That’s why they’ve dismissed climate science and, now, clamp down on doctors. Sample a recent Associated Press headline: “Official: White House […]

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