Category Archives: religion

Banned

“An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship – it is a crime against our nature as human beings.”–Salman Rushdie Whenever someone issues an edict or warning with the aim of preventing me from reading something, … Continue reading

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Subliminal Communication

While rummaging through a cache of old audio cassette tapes, I came across several subliminal self-hypnosis tapes I have not listened to for several years. Although I’m now skeptical of their efficacy, back in the 1980s, I believed they could … Continue reading

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Carried Away

“No tempest or conflagration, however great, is harder to quell than mob carried away by the novelty of power.”–Marcus Tullius Cicero In some figurative sense, human beings can behave like grasshoppers. When we’re alone or with a small group of … Continue reading

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A Civil Society

The across the street neighbor and I were discussing current events and what we would do if we were in charge of things. Chuck quipped, “If everyone practiced civility, there wouldn’t be much wrong with the world.” I agreed that … Continue reading

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Thuggery

If you follow current events, it’s hard to avoid frequently seeing video clips of the domestic terrorist assault on the U.S. Capitol Building. It’s apparent that radical political and religious movements attract firebrands and thugs who enjoy mayhem. Their tactics … Continue reading

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About Respect

While fiddling around with an old AM only radio yesterday to find out if it still worked, I stumbled across an oldies show. Otis Redding was singing “Respect”. It’s one of my favorite songs–especially the version performed by Aretha Franklin. … Continue reading

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Coarse And Reckless, OpEd

If you enjoyed the old Warner Brothers cartoons on television when you were a kid, you may remember watching the misadventures of Pepe Le Pew–the frisky skunk who spoke with a French accent. His character gag consisted of cluelessness, hedonism, … Continue reading

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