Category Archives: Judaism

Holiday Ramblings 2017

December 25, 2017 – I never enjoyed the “holidays.” Not quite “Buh Humbug,” but there is no feeling of joy or family. A harsh statement, but the reality is that I spent most of my childhood in my dad’s bicycle … Continue reading

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The Eight Days of Chanukah…

(Sung to the “12 Days of Christmas.”) On the eighth day of Chanukah, my true love gave to me, Eight burning candles, Seven praying Rabbis, Six Jewish Mothers, Five bowls of chicken soup. Four spinning dreidels, Three singing Cantors, Two … Continue reading

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Stop Secretary DeVos And The CNP

February 20, 2017  –  I have said this before and I will say it again – There is no such thing as a Judeo-Christian heritage! There is Judaism and there is Christianity, and though the Christian faiths have usurped the … Continue reading

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Are you a Theist, A-theist or Anti-theist?

I have a friend named Don who is a want-to-be philosopher. He argues many points of atheism and religion, believes that his power of deduction is correct and will reveal the truth. In reality, he sometimes just powers his way … Continue reading

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Religious Wars

On LinkedIn’s Sociology Religious group, Aman Shah of Pakistan asked a simple question: Does local / religious leader play an important role in settling feuds? Well, not as simple as to garner a simple answer as “No.” In fact, it … Continue reading

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McCutcheon, Money and the Bible

“Spending large sums of money in connection with elections, but not in connection with an effort to control the exercise of an officeholder’s official duties, does not give rise to quid pro quo corruption. Nor does the possibility that an … Continue reading

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I’ve been missing…

It has been a while since I last wrote. February was one hell of a month for us – two deaths in the family and a slew of medical and dental problems. My mind was elsewhere. Kathy’s mom died on … Continue reading

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COPE v. Kansas Board of Education

Columbia, MO – My column in the Columbia Missourian and reprinted in my blog titled Let’s not allow science to be sandbagged by religion generated some interesting feedback, as you can imagine. One that came through a couple of times … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality – A religious issue?

There is a question I cannot answer, at least to my satisfaction. I am trying to finish my second book, “The Clobber Passages: Biblical and Constitutional Arguments Against Marriage Equality.” But everything I think I have made the final revision … Continue reading

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On Christian Morals

I would like to take a moment and discuss the term “morality.” As used here, morals and morality have a secular definition. Morals are based on the advancement of knowledge, experience and time. Modern Christian morals are at best nebulous, … Continue reading

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