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The Almost Nearly Perfect People Redux

Swedish schools, religious as well as secular, distinguish between “education” and “learning,” as odd as that may sound. The former is the curriculum; the latter, the time spent, for example, at recess, lunch, or social gatherings — outside the context of teaching.

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Political Matters

Review: The Anonymous God

The Anonymous God
Ed. By David L. Adams and Ken Schurb

Our money says, “In God we trust.” Is it true? Who is the god of American civil religion? 700 more words

The Constitution as a Religious Document? – Hidden Power of Words Series, #29

Scholars generally praise the Constitution of the United States (Bill of Rights included) because it does not mention a God or otherwise include Christianity. 

Historians add that this is a further indication, in concert with other founding texts, that the Founding Fathers did not establish (or long for) a so-called Christian Nation. 435 more words

Thoughts And Perspectives

Guns, race, and profit in savage America

Mass shootings in the US are the price paid for racist scare-mongering and by extension, it is the price paid to allow gun manufacturers and distributors to make ungodly profit. 914 more words

Fight The Power Journal

Gleanings from Today for Tomorrow: February 20-21, 2018

This is what I gleaned on my journey today. Look at what God calls you to and leave the rest for someone else to enjoy.  Peace be with you. 658 more words


Bless me

Religion is ever present in my life. It infiltrates all aspects of my existence in a way that is unsought and unavoidable. Occasionally I will have to take an Uber somewhere, and time and time again I am confronted with blasting worship music upon entry. 485 more words


Cold comfort

I’m pretty sure we’re supposed to find this reassuring:

The American electorate may not tolerate draconian (by U.S. standards) restrictions on guns, but it will tolerate a fair amount of surveillance.

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