Tag Archives: COVID-19

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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Should we toss out grandma?

March 26, 2020

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Social Darwinism not only violates Jesus’ teaching, its competitive ethos spells economic doom.

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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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