Monthly Archives: August 2010

Pieces and Bits

I haven’t yet weighed in on the whatever-it-is that the Muslims want to build in the area of the September 11th attacks. In a way, I suppose I’m glad I haven’t since I really don’t know a lot about it. … Continue reading

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Cui Bono

Who benefits? It’s a good question to ask in virtually every political matter. Another rule that should be included as a¬†corollary¬†of this one is follow the money. In virtually every war that the United States has been involved, someone realized … Continue reading

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Special Pleading

Jesus killed his childhood friends and blinded their parents. He made birds of clay on the Sabbath and then clapped his hands and they flew away. Well, it’s not a very popular story now, but it was in the first … Continue reading

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Paganism Writ Large

There is not a smooth transition between the Hebrew Testament and the Greek Testament. Caught in the middle, the hapless Yehoshua bin Yusuf is a man without a country. New Dispensation! cry the Christians, who are equally caught between the … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Stand the Heat

Plumbers are a conservative lot. I was stunned to read on a plumbers’ forum that the jury is still out on global warming, though they seemed partially convinced that the ozone layer was depleted. And global warming is a bad … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not

There are those who insist that the Ten Commandments should be a moral standard for the western world, if not for all the world. There are such things as moral standards, the most common of which might be the so-styled … Continue reading

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De-conversions

I’ve been mulling over a topic that I’m not really ready to write yet, so I haven’t been making any posts for the last several days. I think I’ll shelve that one for a while so I can gather some … Continue reading

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