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It’s The Holiday Season Again…

November 2, 2017 – It’s that time of year again – the holiday season is upon us. This year is seemed to have started in mid-October with the Christmas music starting on November 1 in the retail stores. Like many … Continue reading

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Cameron, Christmas and Pagans

Kirk Cameron, that wise and sometimes gothic voice of the Christian faith (I am still wondering which Christian faith he represents), is making a bold statement in his upcoming film “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas.” His claim? The pagans are hijacking … Continue reading

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Duck Dynasty – And Merry Christmas to Utah too

Merry Christmas – Well, for most of you anyway. Mine is a bit depressed due to my father’s illness. I had the chance to visit with him last week; the reason for no column. That was a good thing. Though … Continue reading

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HB278 Violates the Establishment Clause

OK, what part of the Establishment Clause does Missouri’s religious-right not understand? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” A bit of news came to light last week. HB 278, which  … Continue reading

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Happy Festivus and Philip Navada – Whoever Philip is.

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It is 11:00pm Christmas eve as I write this short note. As some already realize, December 25 marks seven days before the start of Valentine Day sales, having seen the first indications at my local Macy’s and Target. It also … Continue reading

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Holidays should be about peace, love and joy

This column was originally posted in the December  19, 2012 Columbia Missourian. However, I have received requests to make this column available to a broader audience.   Holidays should be about peace, love and joy. This is not an essay about … Continue reading

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Celebrating Consumerism

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I have a deep dislike for the winter holiday season. Not Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice, or any of the other multitude of holidays that celebrate the return of light and life. It is not a case of Seasonal … Continue reading

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