My college piano teacher was a loud, brusque, 7 foot-tall wild-man whose grandfather had been the last democratically-elected president of Lithuania until the coup d’état of 1926.
Trump's "child separation policy" is driven by hard-liners who might not understand—or care—that they are committing acts of genocide.
Asteroids, nukes, global warming? No need to worry. Jesus is going to come back to earth for a thousand years as chief functionary of some kind of government. He promises not to shank us all until then.
Mystery is an important element that can’t be neglected in most religions. Accordingly pursuit of mystery is a natural phenomenon.
Speaking "correctly." Using a particular utensil. Uttering pleasantries upon meeting someone, especially for the first time, with a choice of topic and in a tone of voice suitable to the circumstances of your relative social station and the situation at hand. Honey, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
Today is the anniversary of the massacre at Babi Yar, Ukraine, Sept. 29-30, 1941, in which 33,771 people were slaughtered by Nazis. It was one of the most horrific single massacres ofthe Holocaust. I was reading Yevtushenko and came across his poem commemorating the tragedy.
When our president, such as he is, blithely threatens nuclear confrontation with a paranoid, hostile adversary, it behooves one to reflect upon the history of The Bomb. So what is this? Fake News? Evil Government Conspiracy? The work of Satan, trying to make people believe that inflicting this horror on the whole world in the … Continue reading Unforgettable Fire
When you make an eye where an eye should be,
and a hand where a hand should be,
and a foot where a foot should be,
then you will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Apocalyptic Christianity amounts to a deep, religious longing for global annihilation, that many evangelicals equate with nuclear war. That would be dandy if they didn't have their fingers directly or indirectly on "The Button."
Sometimes you may see a strange look in the eyes of an animal, as if it would say: 'That man thinks he is wise, but he is only a fool.'