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October 2009 Archives

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves […]

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A frequent visitor on the blog – a vocal skeptic who has made clear a rather biting disdain for religion and the faithful – left the following comment on a post a few days ago. These thoughts on excess, standards for skepticism […]

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I was thinking about time today. How we spend it. What we do with it.  How we set priorities.  Got me wondering… 1) If you could travel anywhere in the world at any time in history where would you go?  […]

There is much ado in some circles about a month-long advertising campaign scheduled to begin Monday. The “atheist ad”, as the Huffington Post, Associated Press and others tag it poses the question: “A million New Yorkers are good without God, are you?” The campaign, […]

My 13 year old niece posted the following note about “life going by so quick” on her Facebook status and I couldn’t resist responding. Check out her reply and you’ll understand why this 43 year-old titled the post age, humility […]

Chris Brogan is a thought leader in social media circles. I, like many other people interested in connecting through blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Ning, etc., receive updates and nuggets of online community wisdom from him in my email inbox once a […]

Picked up this quote from Soren Kierkegaard on my friend Peter Walker’s blog today. For me, it dovetails with yesterday’s question regarding the point at which believing may or may not become poor judgement. Kierkegaard writes: “The matter is quite simple. The […]

A friend and I had a Facebook dialog yesterday that was precipitated by a news story about a couple whose 11 year-old daughter died of a curable diabetic condition while they and a group of people chose to pray rather than […]

Depression, hopelessness, anxiety, self-harming behavior and suicide – growing problems that are frequently hushed in our schools, families, workplaces and churches. Why is it that the plight of some of the most needy and troubled people in our society, the […]

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