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  • Imaginary gods vs. God as Revealed: edited and corrected

    August 16, 2022 by

    Editor’s note: below is the revised version of CP’s article (Dianna) Recently, I accidentally stumbled on an old podcast discussing how concepts of God are a product of one’s imagination.  It claimed that people desire a higher power of some kind, and imagine all the things they would like a god to be, or are… Read more

  • Why Biden’s Poll Numbers are so Low: A Narrative Examination

    August 11, 2022 by

    The Obama administration guided the nation into recovery from the Great Recession. It placed the economy on a stable foundation for sustainable growth capable of withstanding the vicissitudes of global events.  Under Obama’s leadership Congress passed the Affordable Care Act bringing lower cost health insurance to millions of families. This in spite of unyielding opposition… Read more

  • Christians Are People Of Faith. What IS Faith?

    August 9, 2022 by

    Churches using the Revised Common Lectionary are in the midst of            lengthy scripture readings about faith.  Faith is one of those words we use without bothering to give it a clear definition yet with certainty that we know what it means. The problem is that there is no ‘we’ in… Read more

  • What If?

    August 8, 2022 by

    What If? What if Russia had respected Ukraine’s independence and maturing democracy? What if Russia had encouraged Ukraine to remain neutral?  What if Russia had made cultural exchanges celebrating their shared histories?  What if death and destruction had not been rained down on Ukraine, and Russia had not become an outlaw nation?  Would Putin’s stature… Read more

  • AMERICAN DEMOCRACY WILL RISE OR FALL ON VOTER TURNOUT

    August 4, 2022 by

    Voter turnout for the 2018 midterms was the highest ever at 53%.  In the most energetic midterms ever 47% sat on the sidelines.  Reasons are many but always seem to circle back to,“My vote doesn’t make any difference, nothing will change.”  The midterms are upon us again and if the hard core right wingers are… Read more

  • Remember the Deplorables? They Were and Still Are

    August 2, 2022 by

    Hillary Clinton was roundly criticized when she called Trump’s hard right anti-government supporters, deplorable. The deplorables loved it, taking up the mantle as a badge of identity emblazoned on t-shirts and banners. The rest of us tut-tutted. It wasn’t a nice thing to say and we’re supposed to be nice.  After all, every side deserves… Read more

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