Atheists protest Christmas with Times Square display

Fighting over the message

If a group of people intentionally wants to get under the skin of self-proclaimed Christians, all they need to do is wait for the holiest of holidays for Christians and start a verbal argument. Score one for all the self-proclaimed atheists out there. Sadly, the debate does little to convince ardent atheists otherwise. What it…

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Irony and America’s cultural slide

Ironic, isn’t it? Polls claim more Americans now favor civil liberties related to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders and queers (isn’t the last word redundant?), but seem ignorant to those delineated in the Bill of Rights. A Barna study reports that 32 percent of practicing Protestants (wonder how they define that?) favor changing laws to enable…

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Remembering…

As a means of introduction to this Memorial Day commemoration, these are all photos I’ve taken during my travels. The photos of the National Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg were taken during my enlistment in the US Army and a trip I took to Luxembourg while stationed in West Germany six years before the Berlin Wall…

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Must dating be so complicated?

That didn’t take long! Not two weeks after returning to a town I spent a significant chunk of my life in I was asked the one question I’m sure many single adults have been asked by well-meaning friends. Keep in mind, while people here still know me, I’ve been gone for the large part of…