The Spirit of God

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?           I Corinthians 3:16 Russell’s take: This quote is often presented as evidence that God’s Spirit dwells inside every human. This is a mistake. Saint Paul wrote this in his letter to the Corinthians in order to address specific problems in the newly founded Christian Church in Corinth, Greece. In-fighting among the congregation threatened to bring it down before it was even on its feet. Saint Paul was writing to the members of this church as a whole … Continue reading The Spirit of God

Trump’s Bottomless Store of Hypocrisy

These two tweets come from a man who has used xenophobia as a brand in order to catapult himself to the highest office in the land. When questioned on these latest acts of gun violence, our Idiot in Chief said, “Hate has no place in the US.” What a load of crap. His anti-immigration stance is the stuff of fascism. Can there be any question at this point that he is a fascist? Look what his policies have wrought to the poorest, weakest segment of our population: concentration camps, families torn apart, appalling living conditions, fear and hate. When pressed … Continue reading Trump’s Bottomless Store of Hypocrisy

Isn’t the U.S.A. supposed to champion human rights?

Thank you, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty! I posted this on Facebook, but only a couple of people reacted to it. Normally, I don’t like to share this kind of material. I hate to be a downer; however, so much goes under the radar. This is why I get so angry at these right-wingnuts who say that they admire Vladimir Putin. This is why I get so angry when Trump shakes his hand and breaks bread with him.  Whatever happened to our country being the champion of human rights? While Trump gives our allies a slap in the face, he gleefully … Continue reading Isn’t the U.S.A. supposed to champion human rights?

A Question of Morality

Well, I finally unfriended and blocked somebody on Facebook over Donald Trump. I usually wouldn’t take such a drastic step, but I am totally over these delusional right-wing nut jobs. I’ve known this guy since we were kids. His ideas, opinions, attitudes are exactly the same as they were over forty years ago. One would think that over the decades there would be some evolution in his thought processes. Here we have a gay man who slavishly worships the same party that would gleefully burn him at the stake. I’m sick of him trolling my pages with smart ass remarks … Continue reading A Question of Morality