Category: Christianity

Ides of March

 We’re about to finish out our 5th March in Iraq and according to http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iraq_casualties.htm, this is the deadliest one yet for our boys and girls in the military.  Thank goodness our wise commander-in-chief has outsourced the “ugliest” operations to Blackwater mercenaries (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Blackwater_USA)… It hardly matters really, since they aren’t good Christian Americans (isn’t that a triple tautology?), but who knows …

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Secular Islam

 Randi Rhodes keeps harping on the idea that there’s a warped misogynistic, sado-masochistic, repressed-homosexuality theme running through a lot of what’s going on today in the Republican party and in our military fiasco in Iraq — phone sex with congressional pages, torture at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and black prisons, and of course, the wild popularity of …

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Rushdoony

 Yesterday, Monroe asked me: Aren’t there people in the USA who call themselves Christians who truly want a Theocracy here – somewhat like the Taliban described below? http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IC14Df03.html Absolutely. The scariest of the bunch (in my opinion) are the ones who follow and expand upon the teachings of Rousas John Rushdoony (1916 – 2001). He …

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Baptists in Levantium

 Interesting history.  Thank you very much.  I’m curious, because it wasn’t mentioned in the article and perhaps wasn’t germane, but how much Baptist work in Israel/Palestine is with Jewish (secular and confessing) persons and how much is with non-Jewish (i.e., Arab Christians and Muslims and non-Arab visiting pilgrims/tourists) persons?  What are the ratios?  Maybe I’ve …

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What is trvth?

 Posted by Mike West, NewStatesman.com, 07 March 2007 11:01 When Pontius Pilate asked Jesus, ‘What is truth?’, he put his finger on a big issue. Many of us have been brought up with the belief that a thing can only be true if it can be proved scientifically. Even though post-modern philosophers have questioned assertions of …

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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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All about me

Several of you have have acquiesced to Thom Moore’s recent request for more details re. their academic credentials.  I balked, because my first impression was that Thom’s initial angst (self-horror at the possibility of his own sense of elitism) reflected a basic reality:  that there is, unfortunately, a certain degree of gravitas (that’s a nice way …

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