Category: America

Hallelujah!

Over the years, I’ve run into lots of people who passed through the artillery school at Ft. Sill.  One of the most memorable was Jim Byrnes, at a small blues bar in Vancouver, BC.  By the way, I made a grevious mistake in an earlier post.  The official creed of the Church of Harmonic Convergence was “So, …

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Random thought

To my pastor:  Here’s one more observation that I meant to include the other day, but it slipped away before I could write it down.  This is an example of eschatology in action.  Not mine, but I thought of you when I heard this… A few days before the election, an angry American preacher was interviewed on …

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To my pastor

It’s been a while since I’ve written you directly.  I’ve included you on a few other things that I thought you might be interested in, but I’ve fallen behind in rattling your cage.  Or mine.  It’s all a matter of perspective… First, I enjoyed the sermon today.  Not often that you hear Darfur mentioned from …

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Space: the final affront

I’ve been thinking about your theory lately, that the never-ending war in Iraq exists because GW needs/wants to avenge his father’s honor after Uncle Saddam tried to kill him (can’t imagine why, can you?)…  It’s an interesting idea, but I just can’t accept that a US President can order the world’s most lethal military into action on …

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What if?

It’s Sunday, October 8, and I’ve been reading letters and opinions in today’s paper.  One side is right.  Everyone else is wrong.  I’ve also been thinking all day about the tragedy last week at the Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania… If the Amish had responded as America did after September 11, they would have immediately burned …

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Muslim and American?

For several months now, a provocative question-and-answer (Q&A) essay has been circulating on the Internet and by e-mail.  The essay asks the question “Can a good Muslim be a good American?” and then emphatically answers “NO!” A few days ago, the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) offered its position on each of the points raised …

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How do I love thee?

  Yesterday morning (April 27, 2006), Democratic Congressman from Illinois Rahm Emanuel asked and was given permission to address the House for one minute.  Mr. Emanuel said, “Mr. Speaker, investigators have recently uncovered a letter from the Republican leadership to special interest lobbyists.”  He then read the following letter: Dear Lobbyists, How do I love …

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