Nothing Against You Personally, Tim…

But… Setting the Stage I was recently on a vacation that took me to Greece and Denmark. While in Greece (boy, is that ironic) I posted on my Facebook wall that “the party of ‘No!’ has got to go…”, a sentiment I embrace more wholeheartedly now than ever. That status update generated an interesting conversation. Then, I was off to… Continue reading

Vote for Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan!

Under Pres. Obama, our country has been far too slow and recovering from all the devastating republican policies that left our economy in a shambles. Therefore, you need to elect Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for president and vice president so they can reinstate the same policies that turn the growing budget surplus into $1 trillion deficit, brought us to… Continue reading

Great Quotation; Great Sign

I came across this quotation and jotted it down for later but didn’t document the source. My apologies. 🙁 But it’s too good not to share. It’s good because it helps define a serious issue. Why, in order to love God, must we now hate people?” Only in extremism… And then we have this little poignant bumper sticker:… Continue reading

Beautiful Packaging and Brilliant Marketing

I personally find the way businesses package products to be of interest. Packaging can sell a product or keep it on the store shelf. Take religion—really big business: today’s purveyors of religion package the Bible. They co-opt the concepts of “biblical” on numerous issues. Yet, they pick and choose what each package looks like. They market their agenda with carefully… Continue reading

Lovin’ Me Some Chick-fil-A

Yes, I’m from the southeast. I love fried foods. I love chicken. I vividly remember my first Chick-fil-A sandwich. I was just a kid. Yummmmm! That thing was divine! And for years, in the not-too-distant past, my weekday routine included a Chick-fil-A biscuit for breakfast while driving to work. Just perfection. Ironically, most of the Chick-fil-A restaurants are located in… Continue reading

Your Voice Absolutely Matters

The Setup Many years ago now, I was confronted by a co-worker after taking what, in the short term, turned out to be an unpopular stance. At the time, I was “the new kid on the block” when she wisely said to me, “You reveal yourself by the things you say and do. You are showing everyone who you really… Continue reading

No Other Name Under Heaven

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Source: Acts 4:12 (NIV) Christ. Follow Christ. Be a Christian. The central message of the New Testament. Many Americans have even begun to use being “Christian” as a litmus test for the presidency. This month I… Continue reading

The Enemies Within

The Christian Left Blog has published a recent post entitled The Enemies Within: The 20 Most Dangerous Conservatives And Their Organizations in which Stephen D. Foster Jr. lists and describes the top 20 Americans he believes to be the most influential and dangerous in our country today. This list includes a photo of each person, a brief description of their… Continue reading

Scrub-a-dub-dub

So, it’s finally happened.  The irresponsible, the calculated, the inexcusable rhetoric of extremists in politics and so-called journalism has reached the tipping point and created an incident of domestic terrorism.  Now Sarah Palin, whose name I had sworn I would never print on this blog again, is busy “scrubbing” her blog of these images and her hit list. I doubt… Continue reading

Extremism Begets More Extremism

This, pardon my bluntness, imbecile, Pastor Terry Jones, is nothing more than a religious extremist and an opportunist.  That the media gave him any national attention speaks to their lack of professionalism and their contribution to validating his absurd attention-seeking, sensationalist behavior.  Extreme voices that lack credibility should be marginalized not sensationalized. The for-profit based media in the country is… Continue reading