It’s time to step out of the shallow end of the religion pool

On mental constructs:  Old Wrathful pictured above typifies the predominant religious mental construct of the masculine god of patriarchal order. The Pieta on the right suggests to me a more accurate and beautiful rendition of the Divine. That which gives right-wing social conservatives the fuel for self-righteous anger is an unconscious assumption that they are …

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Infected by our shortened attention spans.

We ain't as talented as we like to think.  If we were we wouldn't be stuck in a society where many do not have a perceptual understanding of the global map, of inter-relationships between countries and who do not enjoy a fundamental understanding of the purpose of taxes and government expenditures used for the common …

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Many of us were fooled it seems. But the biggest fools seem to be the ones prompted by Russians to express racial hatred.

We read every one of the 3,517 Facebook ads bought by Russians. Here's what we found There are pictures of Trump republicans wearing t-shirts that say "I'd rather be a Russian than a Democrat." Looks like the Russians have done their homework quite well. Many of us were fooled it seems. But the biggest fools …

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Speaking of fake news … who you callin a flying monkey?

Several times lately I have seen cut and paste postings claiming that Barack Obama has been declared the worst  president ever in polls. Really? Where are these images getting the most traction? Why, the Kindergarten Konservative choir is the obvious object of affection. The go to words are "cut and paste" which has been the …

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Sharia Law, Deth to Liburals and the Silly Section at its worst.

When we lived in Bay Center, on Willapa Bay (the Washington coast), our next door neighbor had a  little but loud dog, Tito;  a ferociously loud yapper who took it upon himself to defend his territory against all invaders. That pesky neighborhood-disturbing yapper once caught my attention and I looked outside. Someone had thrown what …

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You ain’t the only pebble on the beach

When you leave your cosy little corner where most folks either agree with you or, regardless, possess mostly similar understandings of what the world is like, you learn stuff. Mark Twain wrote in Innocents Abroad an almost precise expression of what was on my mind during most of our recent journey. “Travel is fatal to …

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