The Pokey Finger of God

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The New Touchstone

April 10th, 2018 · Comments Off on The New Touchstone · culture, Illuminations

Let’s start with some definitions. “Religion” is a set of tools and practices that bring about specific reactions in people — primarily useful in enhancing memory, reducing anxiety, and providing a context for existence. “Christian” can reference a cultural fundament, or a type of religion or organization, or a niche of media expression, or an […]

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Scraping off the dust

April 10th, 2018 · Comments Off on Scraping off the dust · announcements

I began writing blog posts in the mid 90’s, starting with my first post on Live Journal about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Before that, I would occasionally type up a “rant” on my PC, to be hidden away forever in media I simply cannot read anymore. But starting with my “LJ” years, I […]

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