Choose your religion quiz….

SelectSmart.com spiritual/religion selector quiz. What religion am I? Compare world religions and belief systems.. My top choice according to the quiz was Orthodox Quaker. I would agree I have a lot in common with them but I like Liturgical worship way too much to be Quaker; don't think I could sit still for a meeting. … Continue reading Choose your religion quiz….

a modification and retweet….

@Khadijah Bergsma: Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. I would modify this to: Keep your face to the sunshine but be mindful of the shadow (shadows, Shadow) lest that which lurks there creeps up bites you right on the ass....

War is such a waste….

http://goo.gl/wNls1 Article about an American soldier doing consecutive life terms in prison for killing an entire Iraqi family after raping the daughters.  Such a waste 4 people killed, 1 in prison for life. All of  these people had friends and loved ones; their lives are profoundly altered. I'm sure the consequences don't stop there either. … Continue reading War is such a waste….

Give up meat !

Absolutely not ! The reason being that I really like eating meat. Fresh fruits and vegetables are good too but nothing beats meat ! I will agree however that we eat too much meat; it would be better for our health and the environment to cut back on the meat....

Facebook Bullies Charged

Facebook Bullies Charged After Victim Ally Pfeiffer Tracks Them Down Online | Clear thinking and excellent detective work ! This girl is to be highly commended for her clear thinking and courage to face up to cyber bullies. Hopefully the perpetrators will learn from this and change their ways....

my faith according to the beliefnet.com quiz with lots of links….

What Orthodox Quakers Believe- Beliefnet.com I took the quiz today and this was my top faith according to the quiz. I'm not a Quaker but I can see how I got the score as I do have many points of agreement with Quakers.  I grew up as  Lutheran and lately have been attending Eucharist at … Continue reading my faith according to the beliefnet.com quiz with lots of links….

Beware the evil lurking inside you….

The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment. I was looking at this website about a famous psychology experiment from the 1970's. It is terrifying to contemplate how easily normal people can slip over to the "Dark Side". Beware the evil lurking inside you... Stanford prison experiment - Wikipedia, the free … Continue reading Beware the evil lurking inside you….

The Efficacy of Prayer…

My Car Crash and the Open View » Blog » Greg Boyd (Christus Victor Ministries). This article states that prayer influences events while maintaining that God does not micromanage everything that happens.  God does not will bad things to happen to people and we need to cooperate with God to implement his will... I concur...

God is not elsewhere….

Now following on WP.com | God is not elsewhere.... The title of this blog reminds me of a word picture that goes like this: GODISNOWHERE. This is a simultaneous expression of both the immanence and the transcendence of God. God is now here is an expression of the nearness or immanence of God whereas God … Continue reading God is not elsewhere….

Bishop Hansons…

Bishop Hansons.... This thread on the ELCA Facebook page is certainly a hot topic.  I'm conflicted about this particular issue but I can say for sure that bullying is never OK.... As far as anyone's sexuality goes I have a variation of the "don't ask don't tell"  policy that has stirred up so much controversy … Continue reading Bishop Hansons…

Autism Spectrum Quotient – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Autism Spectrum Quotient - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - I took this quiz on Facebook and scored 33 points which indicates a certain degree of Autism like traits. I'll take it as a compliment 'cause I like being just a bit out of the ordinary. Of course sometimes it's not easy when one does not … Continue reading Autism Spectrum Quotient – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Is Sin Genetic? | The Blackbird Press

Is Sin Genetic? | The Blackbird Press | This article claims it is, and I more or less concur. I think a better approach would be to say that we have all sorts of needs and desires which are mostly (though not totally) genetic but we also have the ability to make decisions regarding the … Continue reading Is Sin Genetic? | The Blackbird Press

Atheists, agnostics most knowledgeable about religion, survey says – latimes.com

Atheists, agnostics most knowledgeable about religion, survey says - latimes.com | Unfortunately too many Americans are way too absorbed in their obsessions with celebrities, sports, and pornography to bother learning much about religion or history. The questions on the survey were pretty basic too; mostly things just about anyone should know....

BALLS ! HELL ! @#$%^ !

Sometimes swear words help communicate feelings and attitudes but if they are over used it just looks bad. I have to confess that I do use some salty language when speaking but generally avoid it when writing. Sometimes I will make it humorous to get my point across; for example I would write that I … Continue reading BALLS ! HELL ! @#$%^ !