Monthly Archives: March 2013

Excited about Religious Movies

I haven’t been able to watch the History Channel series on the Bible because I only get basic cable.  But what’s odd is this: with all of my doubt about and even hostility towards organized religion, I am still happy … Continue reading

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Institutions Evolve!

I was watching ABC This Week (see the transcript for today’s program here).  I liked what Matthew Dowd said in response to Republican Congressman Peter King’s statement that “we have to look at the consequences of changing a 2,000 year … Continue reading

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Game Change

I watched the movie Game Change recently, which is about Sarah Palin.  The movie is widely considered to be a negative depiction of Palin, even by Palin herself (who, as far as I know, has not seen the movie).  And … Continue reading

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Easter for Doubters and Rebellious Unbelievers?

I went to Easter vigil last night at a Catholic church with my Mom and her husband.  This morning, I went to Easter services at the Presbyterian church that I normally attend. I gained a fresh appreciation for a post … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 15

I have three items for my write-up today on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs.  They’ll focus on foreign policy, whereas my post tomorrow will cover Watergate-related topics, as well as the resignation of Nixon’s first Vice-President, Spiro Agnew. 1.  … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 14

For my write-up today on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Nixon says on page 418: “In the year between the first and second Soviet Summits, a fusion of forces from opposite ends … Continue reading

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Psalm 119: Daleth

My weekly quiet time this week will be about the Daleth section of Psalm 119.  I’ll post it in the King James Version, which is in the public domain, then I’ll comment on select verses. 25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth … Continue reading

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The Best of Both Worlds?

I went to my church’s Maundy Thursday service last night.  We had a guest speaker, who was from another church, and she was preaching to us about Exodus 12.  She delivered her sermon in a rather mainline Protestant manner (since, … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 13

For my write-up today on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Nixon says on page 382.  The context is Bill Rogers’ (whom I presume is this guy) advice to President Nixon that Nixon’s … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Politics, Religion, Social Skills

Common Sense and Absolutizing the Bible’s Commands

For my write-up today on The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth, I’ll use as my starting-point something that M. Scott Peck says on page 148: “There come many points on one’s journey … Continue reading

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