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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Political Labels: How ya gonna live up to them?

"Okay buster, I'm a '--------' and proud of it! "Well, I'm really more a '-------' and I don't agree with you and don't really know what your label means but I know it must be wrong and dangerous to our Country." "Listen buster, we '------' stand for truth, justice and the American way and no …

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, …

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? …

Sounds legitimate to me … [proof otherwise requested] … Don’t say “yes” when asked, “Can you hear me?”

Learned this from an LA Times headline... but the Times won't let me get past a requirement that I subscribe, etc. So below I've pasted the same text from a Reddit site: It’s the most cunning robocall scam I’ve encountered — and the fact that I’ve fallen for it more than once tells you how …