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How have you been? I’ve missed you

Hey! How have you been? My computer is kapoot and I broke down and ordered a new one. I felt sure it must be in by now, but they haven’t shipped it yet! Me: what? Not shipped yet? Mica: It ‘s only been 2 days. Me: No, it must be a whole week! Mica: No, … Continue reading

Jesus, Jihad and Jewish Genocides

“Read the Quran’” they told me. So I did and found it repetitious and contradictory. “Ah” they said, “That is because you have to read it in Arabic and have it interpreted by experts.” Experts? WHICH experts? As a student of ancient literature, I find these conditions very fishy-a classic setup for establishing men, fallible … Continue reading

Solar-Powered Mojo

Ever feel tired, lose your creative spark and just want to veg out? When this happens to me I say, “I lost my mojo.” For days on end, it’s been cold and overcast and my mojo has been absent.     Daughter: What’s the matter? Me: I lost my mojo. She: Me, too. Me: Think … Continue reading

Stone or Banana-You Choose

An Indonesia Creation Story In the beginning, the sky was near the earth and so God hung gifts on a cord to lower them down to his people. One day he lowered a stone, but the people did not want it. A few days later, he lowered a banana and they did want that. God … Continue reading

Making Friends with Our Own Soul

Have you ever had a debate with someone that went on and on, only to discover that you were actually talking about two different things? Some words, like “liberty” or ‘socialism” or “religion” mean different things to different people and some arguments have gone or for centuries because they never stopped to define what they … Continue reading

Fight Ignorance! Buy a Map.

Originally posted on Truth Scooper:
Several years ago I realized I was abysmally ignorant about the world, though I’m supposed to be smart and went to college and read a lot. “Dang, you’re ignorant,” I said to myself, “Go forth and learn.” So I went to the office supply store and bought a map of…

From Rotten Rat to the Apostle of Love

Saul of Tarsus was a bystander at an atrocity; an approving bystander. When the Pharisees stoned Stephen to death, Saul held their cloaks and cheered them on. “Way to go, kill the infidel.” You may know Saul as Paul the Apsotle, his name after God knocked him off his horse on the way to Damascus … Continue reading

You’re a Soul, Man

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” Sufi poet, Rumi There is zero evidence that we are more intelligent than our ancestors were a couple hundred thousand years ago. Only our technology has multiplied, not our brain-power. Clever, adaptable, practical and creative, our ancestors succeeded-which is … Continue reading

Chapel Hill Murders-Are we finally waking up?

Yesterday a militant atheist shot dead three students in Chapel Hill, NC who happened to be Muslim. This time there is a public outcry. Are we waking up? I say “this time” because right after 911, Sikhs were killed and assaulted in the US because some yahoos wanted revenge and the target for these idiots … Continue reading

Human Spirituality Lives On

They had been following the trail of the wounded bull for three hours, jogging through the grass clumps and sparse brush, eyes fixed intensely on the ground, kneeling, pointing, jogging. Why was the bull climbing up the hillside? It did not matter, they must have food. Through the rocks now, a track here and there-they … Continue reading