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Norman Thomas on the Soviet Union, Government, and Religion

My latest reading of W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist covered Thomas’ views on the Soviet Union, the 1932 platform of the Socialist Party, and Thomas’ changing religious views. Thomas was critical of the Soviet Union’s tyranny, favored “evolutionary … Continue reading

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Charley Reese

I just learned that columnist Charley Reese has passed on.  You can read about him here, here, and here.  Here is an archive of some of his columns. I’ve had seasons in my life when I read him, and I’ve … Continue reading

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A Tiny Speck in a Vast Universe

For my write-up today on Herman Wouk’s The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion, I’d like to feature Wouk’s quotation of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman on page 65.  Feynman states: “It doesn’t seem to me that this fantastically marvelous … Continue reading

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God, the Bible, and Meaning

I started Herman Wouk’s The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion.  Here, I’ll feature something that Wouk says on pages 10-11: “…the Bible has long been waning as the core of religious upbringing, a way of life once handed … Continue reading

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Respecting Authority

“Your beliefs should be in line with your pastor’s”, the leader of a Bible study group I was in said in the group’s first meeting of the school year.  “I believe in church authority, so the minister has a right … Continue reading

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Ending One Bible Study, Starting Another

My church did not have its Bible study last night.  My pastor and his wife are away, plus we just got finished with the twelve-week curriculum on the Book to Romans.  Next week, we’ll be starting an eight week curriculum … Continue reading

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Voting Democrat, Yet Living Republican Lives

I was watching Bill Moyers on PBS last night, and he was interviewing Native American author Sherman Alexie.  What particularly interested me was this statement that Alexie made: “One of the misconceptions about Indians, you know, because liberals love Indians, … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher

I just learned that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has passed on. I suppose that I liked Margaret Thatcher’s policies back when I was a conservative.  I would read in my college political science class about how she rolled … 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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