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Stephen Miller: Donald Trump and the Muslim Ban

One Sunday morning a few weeks ago, Stephen Miller (Senior Advisor to the President) leapt to the country’s attention when he appeared on numerous shows[1] defending President Trump’s executive order banning immigration (the “Muslim ban”). His comments ranged from unsubstantiated … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Sacred

If you and I walked into a public place and asked each individual there to define sacred,  we would get a different answer from every person. Yes, sacred does means many different things. On a simple level, sacred is often … Continue reading

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Becoming Human (a Rant)

Today I am frustrated. I’ve heard too many whining hypocrites and unfounded emotional diatribes.  I’ve listened to dueling newscasters and politicians, read facebook posts and heard angry rants on the radio. I’m sick of rich people who think they are … Continue reading

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All Gods are Not the Same

Today, someone on facebook posted a lovely photograph with a sweet refrain that ended with “all gods are one god.”  Now, I like this person and the picture was charming, but really, I am tired of reading that “all gods … Continue reading

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Modern Christian Preconceptions

Preconceived ideas about historical Christianity seem to fall into two groups. The first group believes that any changes in Christian concepts have arisen from the evolution of people and society over the centuries. Most likely this bias is based on … Continue reading

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A Criticism of a Memoir

I just finished reading Memoirs of a Spiritual Outsider by Suzanne Clores. I don’t mean this blog as a book review (although in some ways it may read as one), but as a commentary. I offer some criticism from the … Continue reading

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The Limitlessness of the Divine

Desmond Tutu recently published a book God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations in which he argued that we should have “our notion of God deepened and expanded.” He also stated: “Our God would be too small if he … Continue reading

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Religion and/or Morals?

A very dear person said that my comment about those without religion borrowing a doctrine (in my previous blog Wisdom of the Religions) implied that I think morals come from religion.  Just in case others might be thinking the same … Continue reading

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Wisdom of the Religions

My dear friends and readers, it is Christmas Day in my part of the world. As usual my mind starts its philosophical musing.  Today I am thinking about the great wisdom expressed by the different religions of the world.  Whatever holiday … Continue reading

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi, called Mahatma, was born today in 1869. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, he ”took for granted religious tolerance.” [1] I wonder what he would think if he were alive today? During his lifetime, he fought against intolerance. Therefore, … Continue reading

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