Beware Charismatic Men Who Preach “Change”

People love to follow a charismatic leader. When the economy is in the toilet they love to hear about change for the better. This is nothing new, examples include: Hitler, Lenin, Mao, Castro etc. They were all very good at getting people to follow them, they were inspiring speakers. I do not want to draw … Continue reading Beware Charismatic Men Who Preach “Change”

article about the cognitive effects of the internet…

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google I just read this article and wanted to make sure I bookmarked it. The article describes the cognitive effects of widespread internet use. The author is not a Luddite; he points out positive as well as negative aspects of the web. He also traces how other changes in the media affected thought processes; such … Continue reading article about the cognitive effects of the internet…

more political comments from the lurking chihuahua…

I'm not really very interested in politics. I am very interested in right and wrong; I find the endless posturing and scheming of politics to be a vexation to my soul ! I don't really fit with the Democrats or the Republicans. Not with the Democrats because I am totally opposed to abortion, I favor … Continue reading more political comments from the lurking chihuahua…

polygamy…

Star-Telegram.com: | 04/20/2008 | Sect has kicked out some 2,000 teen boys - I'm strong believer in freedom of religion and a "hands off" policy of government towards religious groups. Sometimes though, you just have to make exceptions; these polygamist fundamentalist sects need to be shut down ! I would even say that a case … Continue reading polygamy…

the rich fool…

Reading a post in Nancy's blog this morning caused me to think about the Parable of the Rich Fool. This story that Jesus told is a dramatic illustration of the futility of devoting one's life to the accumulation of wealth. So many people dissipate all their time and energy trying to get richer and richer … Continue reading the rich fool…

an article that will get your attention…

The Mountain Sentinel: energy depletion, sustainability, fascism, socioeconomic collapse, democracy, equality, activism, peak oil. This article is simultaneously scary as hell and hopeful. We are indeed addicted to technology and I suspect this is natural for Humans; technology is one of the traits that sets us apart from other creatures (stone age tools are a … Continue reading an article that will get your attention…

an interesting quote and some of my random thoughts…

A quote from St. John Chrysostom that I saw on Jim Wallis' blog... "Search the scriptures." ... Their meaning is not expressed superficially or set forth in their literal sense, but, like a treasure, lies buried at a great depth. This reinforces some of my recent reading (Borg etc). When read with excessive literalism the … Continue reading an interesting quote and some of my random thoughts…