Be teachers yourselves rather than lazy Christians who go to meeting and let someone else do all the talking.

Republican and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele ... I'm on the same page with him regarding evangelicals and any other society of Christians  intentionally looking the other way. “After telling me how to live my life, who to love, what to believe, what not to believe, what to do and what not to do and …

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Reach for success friends … motivate yourself by tracking markers … measure what you can brag about … self-help narcissism.

New breakdown of the old thinking that has led to a nation of gullibles whose tradition goes way back to the ideas of success formulas leading to a shopping list of hopes all under the guise of an American Dream. My first recommended mandatory reading of 2018. Your loss if you don't but if you …

On negative socially redeeming values: NRA, open carry and the psychology of 2nd Amendment Exploitation

My thoughts today in reaction to the following articles The Cowboy Fantasy of a 'Good Guy With a Gun' - John Pavlovitz - October 2017 Unfunny humor about gun control -     Brian Hines February, 2013 It seems that the slogan driving these folks with the big iron(s) on their hips is ... "If you block me …

triv·i·al·ize: (verb) to make (something) seem less important, significant, or complex than it really is.

Whoever succeeds Mr. Trump and whenever that is, the first order of business will be to un-trivialize the office of President of the United States; to make it mean something other than what it stands for in this moment. The article is honest, blunt and expresses my sense of what the most immature baby -boomer …

On knee-taking, drugstore patriotism and hurt feelings: It’s the lies that kill.

Real Courage: WWII Vet Kneels in Support Who are those most offended by knee-taking as a genuine, civic and even patriotic expression of concern about what Americans are aware of or ignore? Drugstore patriots. Drugstore Patriotism: The wearing of one's prideful ego, narcissistic posturing and nationalistic foolishness on one's sleeve in order to be seen, …

Mother! Hard to track at first … and then fascinating

  I see where the media that caters to and to a certain extent is supported by an audience of devout and literal-minded Christian believers have stepped to the forefront waving a flag of religious offendedness at the message of this spectacularly intriguing, fascinating and thought-provoking film. I went to see Mother! because my beautiful …

When some among us seriously harm the rest of the world in our name.

To no one's surprise, the response tends to be essentially "ho hum" and "yea so?" Yet we bloggers really are among the most civically active members of society and I wonder how it is that we got so sophisticatedly wise about political campaign strategy and remain so inept, ignorant and apathetic about genuine civic responsibility? …