Good and Evil and Bus Stop Benches About four years ago, a Seattle woman bought a small granite bench and installed it at a bus stop near her house. “It’s my neighborhood,” she said in response to comments from … Continue reading
‘A very generous people’ Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.), who is frequently outspoken in favor of U.S. humanitarian ventures, said he believes the initial U.S. response (to the tsunami) has been appropriate, even without a public role for Bush. "I … Continue reading
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The name of Terri Schiavo is seared into our collective consciousness. Her personhood is not, because by the time she became a celebrity she had none. Terri was bulimic, and, whether her body draws its last breath this week or … Continue reading
My Kind As much as I try to see myself as a citizen of the world, as much as I work to embrace my kinship with all humans and with life itself, what makes me the most angry about … Continue reading
On Tom DeLay and the Book of Matthew Tom DeLay stood before 109th Congressional Prayer Breakfast on January 5, 2005 and, without commenting, read the following passage from the book of Matthew. Matthew 7:21 through 27: “Not every one … Continue reading
Evolution is a Theory, not a Fact The success of current scientific theories is no miracle. It is not even surprising to the scientific (Darwinist) mind. For any scientific theory is born into a life of fierce competition, a … Continue reading
Christian Taliban Chant Teliban, Taliban, Tele-evangeliban, Sell-a-ban, Yell-a-ban, We’re the Christian Taliban! Hogwarts ban, Janet ban, Heathen dogs to Hell-iban Million mom, Million man, A Private Ryan swearing ban. Condom ban, jelly ban, Touch-your-secret-organ ban, Hey, Focus-on-the-Family … Continue reading