We saw an expensive car in the Walmart parking lot today (I know, that does seem strange and, fyi, we don’t usually do Walmart). It had two bummerstickers [sic]; one said “Fire Obama” and the other said, “Hillary for Prison” with a pretty ‘Merican flag. I guess they’re Patriots. I wonder if they’re Repubs? Then […]Read More Hillary for Prison. . .(a former Jail Chaplain Speaks)
Divisive Debates, Disasters, Destruction, Disrespect. . .Shootings and bombings every day. . .Irrational Nonsense all over. . . Back in my Faith Days I’d be a-prayin’ and a stayin’ on the faithful path, head buried in my Babble. Nothing would change, of course, but I could assure myself that My Friend was protecting me and […]Read More Instead of “Thoughts and Prayers”
Trumpence (the T-P ticket) rolled through town again with more trumpery. This time is was the two-Pence. He was speaking to a convention of homeschoolers and their parents (sponsored by the Homeschool Legal Defence Association: “a nonprofit ministry to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and […]Read More Fibbin’ for Faith (Lyin’ for the Lord)
One of my favorite images from an autumn walk along the lake shore a few years back. I fell to my knees, not to worship or pray, not to praise other beings in other worlds. Simply to see the light and shadow, the color and pure beauty. . .and gently snap the photo. Sometimes great, […]Read More Awe-tumn
I have a pointer I use in class presentations sometimes. It has one finger (no, not the middle one) pointing up. It’s useful. Yet it reminds me of the “One Way” stickers we used to stick all over our cars and bibles and schools and. . .anywhere! To “spread the good news” that: Jesus is […]Read More Is there One Way to God. . .or Anything?
I had to comment on this WA POST article “I Lost My Faith In God. Then I Found It. Now It’s Complicated” The author says he became an atheist. . .yet seems not to understand non-believers very well. As a former minister and chaplain I would say he had a “crisis of faith” and then […]Read More What is that Light?
These are truly some beautiful images of this year’s Eid al-Adha Festival at the end of the Hajj pilgrimage: Eid celebrations around the world (Aljazeera) We can appreciate the cultures, the sense of community, the smiles. One gift of Religion is the potential for unity, cooperation and better understanding. Unfortunately, we’re also reminded that Eid […]Read More Beauty and Beasts