Category: Religion and Culture

Gaming the System

This is a post that has been brewing since the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, and recent events plus a conversation I had during vacation brought it back to the forefront of my thinking. After Katrina, I read a news article about some folks who were none...

Come on, people. Really?

After the congressman in church, I wasn’t in the most receptive mood a few does later when I was handed a copy of a speech by Texas Governor Rick Perry. An excerpt of the speech that left me perplexed and a little torqued off (but, sadly,...

A Congressman Walks Into a Church…

I was at a church and after the sermon was done and things were winding down, a guy got up and said that there was a special guest speaker there to speak for three minutes about his (the speaker’s) faith; a sort of personal testimony. The...

Can I Borrow the Car?

The following is extracted from some of my comments I posted a few years ago on a Christian forum; I found it in my notes and decided to post it here in slightly modified form: When a child commits a wrong, and feels guilt, Christians often...

Mr. X

I admit this is a bit thrown together, but I just have to comment on something because it has been bothering me for quite a while now. It’s Mr. X. He’s one of the folks who can make me very sad over the state of Christianity...

Letting One Another Be

I’ve gotten used to the fact that I often miss the blatantly obvious. Maybe most people are like this (or maybe not, I don’t know), but sometimes it takes just the right words presented in just the right way at just the right time, and in...