Category Archives: religion and poitics

Trumpian Lunacy Continues Unabated!

Earlier this morning Trump concluded a two-hour tete-a-tete with Vladimir Putin behind closed doors with only translators present.  Ordinary protocol would have included a close advisor being present but Trump wanted to be free to talk privately with the leader … Continue reading

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Evil Necessary to “Push” Us into God

The evangelical Christian support of Trump has been a sore point for me, given my background in fundamentalist Christianity and a continued emphasis in personal faith.  The evangelical trope, “The Lord has raised him up” to restore our country to … Continue reading

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The GOP Debacle Is Very Shakespearean

The Gop is running scared as the tragedy they have unleashed on the world, and especially on themselves, is becoming apparent to even them.  They have made a loud and profound statement in selecting Donald Trump to be their standard … Continue reading

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Trump vs. McCain: Show-down at the OK Corral

The Republicans apparently will have to deal with more bad news about their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare as the Congressional Budget Office is expected to report their efforts will lead to millions of people losing health care coverage. … Continue reading

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Any Chance of Trump Finding Redemption?

Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress is meeting wide spread approval from everyone.  One reported described him as finally “Presidential” and another “normal.”  His tone and delivery was moderate and civil. Now I’m cynical, of course.  BUT, give … Continue reading

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Lunacy in Politics and Religion

To believe is to believe that you believe.  When this “confidence” in your belief becomes inordinately invested with emotional energy, this belief becomes so rigid that it can devolve into a delusional state. For example, if in five minutes, there … Continue reading

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Trump is a Cardboard Cutout President!

I don’t think Trump realized what this incident was revealing about himself.  He felt that this hapless young man was making a statement which validated him but his affirmation of Trump only demonstrated his own emptiness and testified to the … Continue reading

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