Monthly Archives: December 2010

Bessie Anne in Heaven

[A very short story for those who believe in Heaven and/or Hell.] Bessie Anne could not believe she was in Heaven. She had not been sure there really was a Heaven, or that she deserved to go there. Her next … Continue reading

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Field’s Laws

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The last superstition

The last superstition of any importance is the belief that a god either provides or demands morality among humans. The idea of god-given morality is the last bastion of religiosity remaining after all other superstitions have been stripped away by … Continue reading

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Ghosts of egos past and present

There is a “ghost room” in my house. Every time I enter this room in the dark, I think of ghosts. Sometimes I even get a chill on the back of my neck. Ghosts! Although my thoughts and emotions in … Continue reading

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Theodicy, the “problem of evil”, is the recognition that there is a serious contradiction in the belief in an all-powerful and all-loving god, and the very obvious existence of evil in the world. Consideration of this problem has led an … Continue reading

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Thought experiment

What could corporate America and the rest of the power elite do to accelerate the redirection of the nation’s wealth and resources in their favor? Let’s try a little thought experiment: They might unite to back a shill for president, … Continue reading

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Is America a “failed state”?

Compare the situation in America today to the aspirations and expectations of the Founders: The Founders intended the nation to be a representative democracy; it has become a representative plutocracy: the wealthy rule through their representatives, whether elected politicians or … Continue reading

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