Category Archives: political dysfunction

Make political discussions kind again!

The measure of people’s intelligence isn’t how much they agree with you. Politeness is not being a doormat. It’s being powerful enough to be kind even when you don’t feel like it. Compete at something that really matters. Win first place … Continue reading

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All lifestyles are not equal. (Is yours working?)

All lifestyles are not equal: –America teaches that there are a vast diversity of lifestyles, however, Christianity teaches that there are only two basic lifestyles. We can live our life following and obeying our thoughts, feelings, opinions, and desires. Or … Continue reading

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The separation of church and hate

The separation of church and hate (and/or political-correctness-warriors and hate) requires speaking the truth in love.  Hate is not based on truth. It is built on deception, denial, disappointment, dishonesty, misunderstanding, pride, prejudice, anger, hurt, impulse, irrationality, and/or insecurity. Speaking … Continue reading

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In our American democracy, why do some people designate dissent (and disagreement) as “hate”? Why can’t disagreement just be a difference of viewpoint?

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The Message Of Obama’s Inaugural Bibles

President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term on a stack (of two) Bibles — Lincoln’s Bible and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s traveling Bible.  So what would Lincoln and King have to say about that? “In … Continue reading

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Are You Asking “Why?”

Asleep to the Spirit, Deaf to our conscience, Liberated from moral standards, Under the influence of violent and decadent media, We ask “Why?” Why all the mass shootings? Why so much frustration, depression, and drug abuse? Why so much child … Continue reading

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