Daily Archives: April 4, 2012

Wisdom from Water_to_Wine on Mainline Protestantism and Evangelicalism

Rachel Held Evans has a post entitled The Mainline and Me, in which she discusses her issues with mainline Protestantism.  My favorite commenter under that post goes by the name of “Water_to_wine”, and I’d like to highlight some of her … Continue reading

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Contract with the Earth 4: Privatization

For my write-up today on A Contract with the Earth, by Newt Gingrich and Terry Maple, I’ll highlight something on page 24.  Newt and Maple are discussing an essay by ecologist Garrett Hardin, entitled “The Tragedy of the Commons”: “In … Continue reading

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“What You Call God, I Call a Redactor!”

For my write-up today on volume 4 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, I’ll use as my starting-point Meier’s discussion of Matthew 19:9, which (in the King James Version) states: “And I say unto you, Whosoever … Continue reading

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The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 4

I’m still reading The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron.  Temple seems to have an attitude that I have observed among many people with Asperger’s Syndrome, especially those who have attained success: that we learn … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Social Skills