Religion and the 2012 Elections

Theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence M. Krauss has written a concise but poignant essay, “Why are Religious Beliefs Off Limits?,” about whether religion and the religious beliefs of the candidates should be addressed or not in the public discourse during the elections this year. It wasn’t that long ago when religious beliefs were considered private affairs. Continue reading

Undercover, Sky-Circles and Me

Sometimes, those we know and love throw us a curve ball so simple, innocent and innocuous on the face, but almost devastating in poignance. They can show up in the strangest of places, at the most unexpected times and perhaps they don’t even realize what they’ve done.  I got one yesterday from my friend, Continue reading

If You Want To Be A Prophet, Here Are The Rules

Thus sayeth the Lord to Pat Robertson!

“I think He showed me about the next president, but I’m not supposed to talk about that so I’ll leave you in the dark — probably just as well — but I think I know who it’s gonna be.”

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Newt- Freedom Of Expression For Believers Only

The GOP presidential candidates have been asked to sign a number of pledges opposing taxes, gay marriage, and supporting the Tea Party’s Contract from America while they campaign for their party’s nomination.  Bob Vander Plaats, a conservative who ran for election to the state house in Iowa and lost, and who has since become something of a conservative gatekeeper has also drafted a pledge for the GOP presidential candidates to sign, titled “The Marriage Vow: A Declaration of Dependence upon MARRIAGE and FAMILY.Continue reading