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a mixed-up mix

Politics and religion wouldn’t seem to be a good mix… After all, don’t have they different objectives? Politics is about winning and losing…about one side against the other… …whereas religion (ideally) tries to get us to realize there really are … Continue reading

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our man, our mirror

As I see it, we’ve chosen a mirror… …a big-mouthed mirror… …to be our next president. According to my theory… …we elected this mirror because we’re trying to wake ourselves up.  Shock ourselves awake. We’re saying to ourselves: consider that … Continue reading

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power up

“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough.”               — President Barack Obama, October 2, 2015 Another national tragedy brings more words of sorrow, more pleas for unity from my nation’s leader… He seemed rather … Continue reading

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mixed messages

  We tell our children bullying is wrong, yet our actions belie our words. Adults in power bully adults with little power. Big companies bully little companies. Powerful nations bully less powerful nations. We tell our children how David beat … Continue reading

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Nationalism-as-Religion

Unlike a theocracy–which allies religion and government–nationalism-as-religion tries to replace traditional religion. Certainly nationalism can function in much the same way as a religion.  But can it ever be a complete substitute? Obviously, Nazi Germany tried to make a religion … Continue reading

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