Dr. Death

June 3, 2011 5 Comments

I just noticed a headline that indicated Jack Kevorkian, the infamous Dr. Death of assisted suicide notoriety, has passed into whatever lies beyond the back side of his own eyelids. I couldn’t help but ponder a few questions, because….well….his “mission” is such a question gold mine for those of us who like to rock the …

Analysis of an Attitude

January 8, 2011 7 Comments

“I’ve come to the conclusion that the story of Jesus speaks directly against the things embodied in American Christianity (at least, its most prominent forms). It’s amazing how far it’s come when people who (frequently, loudly) call themselves his followers are most commonly associated with mocking people who seek peace, with lambasting the poor for …

Peace on Earth

December 17, 2010 0 Comments

That’s what Christmas is about, right? Wishing for “Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward Men”? But what would it take? Really. What would it take to bring peace to this planet? Praying for peace obviously hasn’t worked. You’d think an Almighty God would be totally and completely into making that one happen. Oh yeah. “He” …

Several Things I Might Have Gotten Wrong

December 9, 2010 9 Comments

Fate landed me in front of a TED Talk video of Mike Rowe this morning. At first, I thought we were going to celebrate those who had broken free of the 9-5 (or around here 8-5) “prison” that seems to suck life right out of its hostages. Boy was I wrong. And apparently that was …

I Would Have Been A Floater For Sure

November 17, 2010 6 Comments

Cowgirl has been laid up for over a week waiting on the medical establishment to get her leg bone secure enough to rejoin the rest of the world. That means she has been home from school for seven days now. Don’t get me started on how dumb it is for a high tech school to …

What If It’s Us, Not God?

November 7, 2010 2 Comments

I just came upon a religious website that is quite a ways from the theological roots of my faith heritage. It had a paragraph explaining the “Basic Beliefs” of the religion that triggered an AHA moment for me. Those AHA moments are dangerous ’round these parts. For a good while now, I’ve held the belief …

The Call

October 8, 2010 8 Comments

No matter how prepared you are, words can’t begin to describe the feeling that accompanies a middle of the night phone call with the news. It’s like a sucker punch to the gut, delivered with a gentle dose of love and relief. We’ve been waiting on that phone call for quite awhile. I guess if …

Spiritual Opposites

September 26, 2010 0 Comments

I had a conversation yesterday with a beautiful lady. Against my better judgment, I allowed the topic of my religious views to burst forth, so to speak. I couldn’t help it. She point blank asked me what I thought. The “hell” topic surfaced, and of course I totally freaked her out. It makes me sad …

YouTube Video on the Concept of Hell

July 21, 2010 5 Comments

This is neither an endorsement nor a sampling of my beliefs. It’s simply me offering you something I’ve had the opportunity to view so that you, too, may ponder the possibilities. Don Rogers posted it over at his site, and I think he saw it on someone else’s blog site. Intriguing……… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaL7CkQaQpU&feature=player_embedded]

A Week of Emotional Challenges Topped Off with Some Religious Extortion

July 20, 2010 4 Comments

It’s been a busy and somewhat emotional week. My in-laws are now more-or-less settled into their new home at what I have known my entire life as the nursing home. It was always a very scary and uncomfortable place to me. Smelly, disheveled old wrinkled faces, wheel-chair-bound-droopy-headed nappers, bony hands reaching out to touch anything …