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The Antidote For Our Cultural Poison

July 15, 2010

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Alan Simpson sees the acid running in our culture’s veins: “No one forgives anyone for anything anymore. People get angry just for disagreeing with them.” He tossed in AA wisdom during a Newsweek interview in April: “If you can’t forgive a person, it’s like letting them live in your head rent-free.”

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Singing the praises of stubborn mules who carried rifles that looked like clarinets

July 2, 2010

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Puritans are now viewed as grim, witch-burning anti-intellectuals ready to leap from the bushes and pin scarlet letters on innocent hikers. So you can imagine my plight: I want to look past their foibles. I want to celebrate their heritage on this July 4th and see their contributions, fully aware of the skeletons rattling in their closets.

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Enfield: When The Attack Dogs Come To Town, Part 2

July 1, 2010

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I’ve met Peter Wolfgang, the Executive Director of The Family Institute of Connecticut, and I can’t help but like him, but … except … well … but … But … I’m falling back on typical language used in reference to the FIC: We support the FIC, but … We agree with the FIC, but … We endorse the FIC full hog, but … but … but … but … But the FIC scatters exclamation points on its web site like peanut shells in a zoo’s elephant cage; but Peter Wolfgang forever hyperventilates; but he cannot see that today’s adversary might be tomorrow’s friend; but Peter sees no gray areas, only black and white – and those suggesting gray fail to see that gray is a shade of black.

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Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

June 6, 2010

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A sinkhole more than 300 feet deep swallowed a three-story building in Guatemala City Monday following a volcanic eruption and three feet of rain from a tropical storm.

Thousands of frogs closed a major highway in Greece last week.

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Shield Our Kids From Mother Teresa

June 5, 2010

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To: The Board of Education; From: The Committee of the Concerned

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Cannibals in a Con-Artist Culture

June 4, 2010

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A riddle and a question have hounded me recently. The riddle: “What is the difference between members of the pro-life movement and cannibals?” The answer is easy: “Cannibals eat their enemies.”

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Just a bile duct in the Body of Christ

May 1, 2010

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By Carlene Byron I have an acquaintance who feels stuck. Like there’s a big pile of something in front of him that keeps him from doing what he fervently believes is most important. He’s not lazy or unproductive. On the contrary, he’s an award-winning web designer for a global nonprofit. His work – often late […]

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My Good Friday

April 9, 2010

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I once swam in liquid darkness.

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I’m so sorry, Mr. Beck …

March 15, 2010

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So I wake up to find Glenn Beck’s picture pasted over the Nicene Creed …

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Wrestling With God

October 26, 2009

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There’s a biblical passage that booms like distant thunder from across the millennia. God throws down a challenge: “Wrestle with me.”

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