#0052 Jesus feeds the 100 million?

Links relevant to this post... New Bernie Sanders ad Michigan governor apologizes for Flint water   Scripture relevant to this post… The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 “Again, it [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two…
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#0051 Are Evangelicals pushing the un-churched further away from God?

Links relevant in today’s posting… A Momentous, Yet Conservative, Win for Gay Rights Defining 'Evangelical' Can the Religious Right Give Ted Cruz the Win? In the above article (the third in the list) the author talks about Ted Cruz has won a supermajority (75+%) of support by a committee of Evangelicals who like him for the Republican nomination. The article continues by saying that if it were only up to the Evangelicals, Cruz would be a shoe-in for the nomination; but there is another factor the author is failing to fully realize—The Donald. On Christmas we had family over to our house and at a point late in the day…
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#0050 Jesus said: suffer the little children to come unto Me

1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,…
Read More

#0049 Conservatists fail to take Jesus and His Gospel message seriously

Links relevant to this posting… Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder Kids' toxic test results raised alarm over water supply: Doctor   1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And…
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#0048 Trump and Cruz: Jesus with skin on?

Links relevant to this posting Clinton slams Trump, Cruz on divisiveness, fearmongering Anti-Muslim attacks more than double typical US rate Trump Rallies Mobs, and the GOP Follows OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness Since Donald Trump has called for the ban on Muslims coming into the country, his polling numbers are at an all-time high; Cruz’s numbers are up in Iowa and attacks on Muslims (or people mistaken for Muslims) in our country  have more than doubled in the past month. Most all of this anti-Muslim energy and rhetoric is coming from the Christians. They are the self-righteous,…
Read More

#0047 Self-righteousness—the new righteousness

Links relevant to today’s posting… Shelby chooses partisan games over ISIS fight with nominee stall Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness In the last few posts we have been talking much about Trump and his audacious antics but the thing that is even more audacious about this whole deal is how his popularity rating keeps going up as his comments grow more and more audacious. Looking back through the chronicles of history we see that there isn’t anything new here, necessarily. Nevertheless, at this time of technological advancement,…
Read More

#0046 Remember when conservatists wanted to paint a Hitler Stache on Obama?

Links relevant to today’s posting…   Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US Trump message plays into hands of ISIS recruitment: Engel OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness We left off last time talking about the Moonie Movement of the 70s. I was citing it for its resemblance to the Trump for President Movement of today. I want to expand on that comparison a bit before we move onto the news about Trumps latest insanity. Remember I am writing a blog more concerned with religion and religious observations and that is why I will always try…
Read More

#0045 If Donald says it, it’s true…

…and no bunch of media jerks are going to tell them otherwise. I’d like to begin this posting with another quote from the main article I referenced last Wednesday. The heading and the opening line are both taken from this article (found in the link below) Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking So what are journalists supposed to do when confronted with someone who doesn't play by the established rules? It's a question that may not have a good answer. For reasons of professional pride, they aren't going to just stop bothering to correct a lie that gets repeated over and over. As long as Trump repeats that thousands…
Read More

#0044 Lies—the new truth, according to Donald Trump.

  Dumb—the new smart is more accurate. This posting is the first in a series of postings loosely related to The Donald and his bid for the presidency. Even though the focal point is a politician (Donald Trump) my goal is to keep my talking points within a Christian/spiritual motif. With that in mind look for this posting to lay the foundation for where I want to go with this series. Links relevant to this post… Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking Spending doesn’t help Bush as Trump continues improbable rise   OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new…
Read More

#0052 Jesus feeds the 100 million?

Links relevant to this post... New Bernie Sanders ad Michigan governor apologizes for Flint water   Scripture relevant to this post… The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 “Again, it [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two…
Read More

#0051 Are Evangelicals pushing the un-churched further away from God?

Links relevant in today’s posting… A Momentous, Yet Conservative, Win for Gay Rights Defining 'Evangelical' Can the Religious Right Give Ted Cruz the Win? In the above article (the third in the list) the author talks about Ted Cruz has won a supermajority (75+%) of support by a committee of Evangelicals who like him for the Republican nomination. The article continues by saying that if it were only up to the Evangelicals, Cruz would be a shoe-in for the nomination; but there is another factor the author is failing to fully realize—The Donald. On Christmas we had family over to our house and at a point late in the day…
Read More

#0050 Jesus said: suffer the little children to come unto Me

1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,…
Read More

#0049 Conservatists fail to take Jesus and His Gospel message seriously

Links relevant to this posting… Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder Kids' toxic test results raised alarm over water supply: Doctor   1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And…
Read More

#0048 Trump and Cruz: Jesus with skin on?

Links relevant to this posting Clinton slams Trump, Cruz on divisiveness, fearmongering Anti-Muslim attacks more than double typical US rate Trump Rallies Mobs, and the GOP Follows OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness Since Donald Trump has called for the ban on Muslims coming into the country, his polling numbers are at an all-time high; Cruz’s numbers are up in Iowa and attacks on Muslims (or people mistaken for Muslims) in our country  have more than doubled in the past month. Most all of this anti-Muslim energy and rhetoric is coming from the Christians. They are the self-righteous,…
Read More

#0047 Self-righteousness—the new righteousness

Links relevant to today’s posting… Shelby chooses partisan games over ISIS fight with nominee stall Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness In the last few posts we have been talking much about Trump and his audacious antics but the thing that is even more audacious about this whole deal is how his popularity rating keeps going up as his comments grow more and more audacious. Looking back through the chronicles of history we see that there isn’t anything new here, necessarily. Nevertheless, at this time of technological advancement,…
Read More

#0046 Remember when conservatists wanted to paint a Hitler Stache on Obama?

Links relevant to today’s posting…   Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US Trump message plays into hands of ISIS recruitment: Engel OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness We left off last time talking about the Moonie Movement of the 70s. I was citing it for its resemblance to the Trump for President Movement of today. I want to expand on that comparison a bit before we move onto the news about Trumps latest insanity. Remember I am writing a blog more concerned with religion and religious observations and that is why I will always try…
Read More

#0045 If Donald says it, it’s true…

…and no bunch of media jerks are going to tell them otherwise. I’d like to begin this posting with another quote from the main article I referenced last Wednesday. The heading and the opening line are both taken from this article (found in the link below) Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking So what are journalists supposed to do when confronted with someone who doesn't play by the established rules? It's a question that may not have a good answer. For reasons of professional pride, they aren't going to just stop bothering to correct a lie that gets repeated over and over. As long as Trump repeats that thousands…
Read More

#0044 Lies—the new truth, according to Donald Trump.

  Dumb—the new smart is more accurate. This posting is the first in a series of postings loosely related to The Donald and his bid for the presidency. Even though the focal point is a politician (Donald Trump) my goal is to keep my talking points within a Christian/spiritual motif. With that in mind look for this posting to lay the foundation for where I want to go with this series. Links relevant to this post… Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking Spending doesn’t help Bush as Trump continues improbable rise   OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new…
Read More

#0052 Jesus feeds the 100 million?

Links relevant to this post... New Bernie Sanders ad Michigan governor apologizes for Flint water   Scripture relevant to this post… The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 “Again, it [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two…
Read More

#0051 Are Evangelicals pushing the un-churched further away from God?

Links relevant in today’s posting… A Momentous, Yet Conservative, Win for Gay Rights Defining 'Evangelical' Can the Religious Right Give Ted Cruz the Win? In the above article (the third in the list) the author talks about Ted Cruz has won a supermajority (75+%) of support by a committee of Evangelicals who like him for the Republican nomination. The article continues by saying that if it were only up to the Evangelicals, Cruz would be a shoe-in for the nomination; but there is another factor the author is failing to fully realize—The Donald. On Christmas we had family over to our house and at a point late in the day…
Read More

#0050 Jesus said: suffer the little children to come unto Me

1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,…
Read More

#0049 Conservatists fail to take Jesus and His Gospel message seriously

Links relevant to this posting… Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder Kids' toxic test results raised alarm over water supply: Doctor   1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And…
Read More

#0048 Trump and Cruz: Jesus with skin on?

Links relevant to this posting Clinton slams Trump, Cruz on divisiveness, fearmongering Anti-Muslim attacks more than double typical US rate Trump Rallies Mobs, and the GOP Follows OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness Since Donald Trump has called for the ban on Muslims coming into the country, his polling numbers are at an all-time high; Cruz’s numbers are up in Iowa and attacks on Muslims (or people mistaken for Muslims) in our country  have more than doubled in the past month. Most all of this anti-Muslim energy and rhetoric is coming from the Christians. They are the self-righteous,…
Read More

#0047 Self-righteousness—the new righteousness

Links relevant to today’s posting… Shelby chooses partisan games over ISIS fight with nominee stall Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness In the last few posts we have been talking much about Trump and his audacious antics but the thing that is even more audacious about this whole deal is how his popularity rating keeps going up as his comments grow more and more audacious. Looking back through the chronicles of history we see that there isn’t anything new here, necessarily. Nevertheless, at this time of technological advancement,…
Read More

#0046 Remember when conservatists wanted to paint a Hitler Stache on Obama?

Links relevant to today’s posting…   Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US Trump message plays into hands of ISIS recruitment: Engel OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness We left off last time talking about the Moonie Movement of the 70s. I was citing it for its resemblance to the Trump for President Movement of today. I want to expand on that comparison a bit before we move onto the news about Trumps latest insanity. Remember I am writing a blog more concerned with religion and religious observations and that is why I will always try…
Read More

#0045 If Donald says it, it’s true…

…and no bunch of media jerks are going to tell them otherwise. I’d like to begin this posting with another quote from the main article I referenced last Wednesday. The heading and the opening line are both taken from this article (found in the link below) Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking So what are journalists supposed to do when confronted with someone who doesn't play by the established rules? It's a question that may not have a good answer. For reasons of professional pride, they aren't going to just stop bothering to correct a lie that gets repeated over and over. As long as Trump repeats that thousands…
Read More

#0044 Lies—the new truth, according to Donald Trump.

  Dumb—the new smart is more accurate. This posting is the first in a series of postings loosely related to The Donald and his bid for the presidency. Even though the focal point is a politician (Donald Trump) my goal is to keep my talking points within a Christian/spiritual motif. With that in mind look for this posting to lay the foundation for where I want to go with this series. Links relevant to this post… Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking Spending doesn’t help Bush as Trump continues improbable rise   OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new…
Read More

#0052 Jesus feeds the 100 million?

Links relevant to this post... New Bernie Sanders ad Michigan governor apologizes for Flint water   Scripture relevant to this post… The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 “Again, it [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two…
Read More

#0051 Are Evangelicals pushing the un-churched further away from God?

Links relevant in today’s posting… A Momentous, Yet Conservative, Win for Gay Rights Defining 'Evangelical' Can the Religious Right Give Ted Cruz the Win? In the above article (the third in the list) the author talks about Ted Cruz has won a supermajority (75+%) of support by a committee of Evangelicals who like him for the Republican nomination. The article continues by saying that if it were only up to the Evangelicals, Cruz would be a shoe-in for the nomination; but there is another factor the author is failing to fully realize—The Donald. On Christmas we had family over to our house and at a point late in the day…
Read More

#0050 Jesus said: suffer the little children to come unto Me

1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,…
Read More

#0049 Conservatists fail to take Jesus and His Gospel message seriously

Links relevant to this posting… Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder Kids' toxic test results raised alarm over water supply: Doctor   1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And…
Read More

#0048 Trump and Cruz: Jesus with skin on?

Links relevant to this posting Clinton slams Trump, Cruz on divisiveness, fearmongering Anti-Muslim attacks more than double typical US rate Trump Rallies Mobs, and the GOP Follows OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness Since Donald Trump has called for the ban on Muslims coming into the country, his polling numbers are at an all-time high; Cruz’s numbers are up in Iowa and attacks on Muslims (or people mistaken for Muslims) in our country  have more than doubled in the past month. Most all of this anti-Muslim energy and rhetoric is coming from the Christians. They are the self-righteous,…
Read More

#0047 Self-righteousness—the new righteousness

Links relevant to today’s posting… Shelby chooses partisan games over ISIS fight with nominee stall Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness In the last few posts we have been talking much about Trump and his audacious antics but the thing that is even more audacious about this whole deal is how his popularity rating keeps going up as his comments grow more and more audacious. Looking back through the chronicles of history we see that there isn’t anything new here, necessarily. Nevertheless, at this time of technological advancement,…
Read More

#0046 Remember when conservatists wanted to paint a Hitler Stache on Obama?

Links relevant to today’s posting…   Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US Trump message plays into hands of ISIS recruitment: Engel OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness We left off last time talking about the Moonie Movement of the 70s. I was citing it for its resemblance to the Trump for President Movement of today. I want to expand on that comparison a bit before we move onto the news about Trumps latest insanity. Remember I am writing a blog more concerned with religion and religious observations and that is why I will always try…
Read More

#0045 If Donald says it, it’s true…

…and no bunch of media jerks are going to tell them otherwise. I’d like to begin this posting with another quote from the main article I referenced last Wednesday. The heading and the opening line are both taken from this article (found in the link below) Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking So what are journalists supposed to do when confronted with someone who doesn't play by the established rules? It's a question that may not have a good answer. For reasons of professional pride, they aren't going to just stop bothering to correct a lie that gets repeated over and over. As long as Trump repeats that thousands…
Read More

#0044 Lies—the new truth, according to Donald Trump.

  Dumb—the new smart is more accurate. This posting is the first in a series of postings loosely related to The Donald and his bid for the presidency. Even though the focal point is a politician (Donald Trump) my goal is to keep my talking points within a Christian/spiritual motif. With that in mind look for this posting to lay the foundation for where I want to go with this series. Links relevant to this post… Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking Spending doesn’t help Bush as Trump continues improbable rise   OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new…
Read More

#0052 Jesus feeds the 100 million?

Links relevant to this post... New Bernie Sanders ad Michigan governor apologizes for Flint water   Scripture relevant to this post… The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 “Again, it [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two…
Read More

#0051 Are Evangelicals pushing the un-churched further away from God?

Links relevant in today’s posting… A Momentous, Yet Conservative, Win for Gay Rights Defining 'Evangelical' Can the Religious Right Give Ted Cruz the Win? In the above article (the third in the list) the author talks about Ted Cruz has won a supermajority (75+%) of support by a committee of Evangelicals who like him for the Republican nomination. The article continues by saying that if it were only up to the Evangelicals, Cruz would be a shoe-in for the nomination; but there is another factor the author is failing to fully realize—The Donald. On Christmas we had family over to our house and at a point late in the day…
Read More

#0050 Jesus said: suffer the little children to come unto Me

1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,…
Read More

#0049 Conservatists fail to take Jesus and His Gospel message seriously

Links relevant to this posting… Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder Kids' toxic test results raised alarm over water supply: Doctor   1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And…
Read More

#0048 Trump and Cruz: Jesus with skin on?

Links relevant to this posting Clinton slams Trump, Cruz on divisiveness, fearmongering Anti-Muslim attacks more than double typical US rate Trump Rallies Mobs, and the GOP Follows OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness Since Donald Trump has called for the ban on Muslims coming into the country, his polling numbers are at an all-time high; Cruz’s numbers are up in Iowa and attacks on Muslims (or people mistaken for Muslims) in our country  have more than doubled in the past month. Most all of this anti-Muslim energy and rhetoric is coming from the Christians. They are the self-righteous,…
Read More

#0047 Self-righteousness—the new righteousness

Links relevant to today’s posting… Shelby chooses partisan games over ISIS fight with nominee stall Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness In the last few posts we have been talking much about Trump and his audacious antics but the thing that is even more audacious about this whole deal is how his popularity rating keeps going up as his comments grow more and more audacious. Looking back through the chronicles of history we see that there isn’t anything new here, necessarily. Nevertheless, at this time of technological advancement,…
Read More

#0046 Remember when conservatists wanted to paint a Hitler Stache on Obama?

Links relevant to today’s posting…   Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US Trump message plays into hands of ISIS recruitment: Engel OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness We left off last time talking about the Moonie Movement of the 70s. I was citing it for its resemblance to the Trump for President Movement of today. I want to expand on that comparison a bit before we move onto the news about Trumps latest insanity. Remember I am writing a blog more concerned with religion and religious observations and that is why I will always try…
Read More

#0045 If Donald says it, it’s true…

…and no bunch of media jerks are going to tell them otherwise. I’d like to begin this posting with another quote from the main article I referenced last Wednesday. The heading and the opening line are both taken from this article (found in the link below) Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking So what are journalists supposed to do when confronted with someone who doesn't play by the established rules? It's a question that may not have a good answer. For reasons of professional pride, they aren't going to just stop bothering to correct a lie that gets repeated over and over. As long as Trump repeats that thousands…
Read More

#0044 Lies—the new truth, according to Donald Trump.

  Dumb—the new smart is more accurate. This posting is the first in a series of postings loosely related to The Donald and his bid for the presidency. Even though the focal point is a politician (Donald Trump) my goal is to keep my talking points within a Christian/spiritual motif. With that in mind look for this posting to lay the foundation for where I want to go with this series. Links relevant to this post… Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking Spending doesn’t help Bush as Trump continues improbable rise   OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new…
Read More

#0052 Jesus feeds the 100 million?

Links relevant to this post... New Bernie Sanders ad Michigan governor apologizes for Flint water   Scripture relevant to this post… The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 “Again, it [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two…
Read More

#0051 Are Evangelicals pushing the un-churched further away from God?

Links relevant in today’s posting… A Momentous, Yet Conservative, Win for Gay Rights Defining 'Evangelical' Can the Religious Right Give Ted Cruz the Win? In the above article (the third in the list) the author talks about Ted Cruz has won a supermajority (75+%) of support by a committee of Evangelicals who like him for the Republican nomination. The article continues by saying that if it were only up to the Evangelicals, Cruz would be a shoe-in for the nomination; but there is another factor the author is failing to fully realize—The Donald. On Christmas we had family over to our house and at a point late in the day…
Read More

#0050 Jesus said: suffer the little children to come unto Me

1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,…
Read More

#0049 Conservatists fail to take Jesus and His Gospel message seriously

Links relevant to this posting… Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder Kids' toxic test results raised alarm over water supply: Doctor   1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And…
Read More

#0048 Trump and Cruz: Jesus with skin on?

Links relevant to this posting Clinton slams Trump, Cruz on divisiveness, fearmongering Anti-Muslim attacks more than double typical US rate Trump Rallies Mobs, and the GOP Follows OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness Since Donald Trump has called for the ban on Muslims coming into the country, his polling numbers are at an all-time high; Cruz’s numbers are up in Iowa and attacks on Muslims (or people mistaken for Muslims) in our country  have more than doubled in the past month. Most all of this anti-Muslim energy and rhetoric is coming from the Christians. They are the self-righteous,…
Read More

#0047 Self-righteousness—the new righteousness

Links relevant to today’s posting… Shelby chooses partisan games over ISIS fight with nominee stall Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness In the last few posts we have been talking much about Trump and his audacious antics but the thing that is even more audacious about this whole deal is how his popularity rating keeps going up as his comments grow more and more audacious. Looking back through the chronicles of history we see that there isn’t anything new here, necessarily. Nevertheless, at this time of technological advancement,…
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#0046 Remember when conservatists wanted to paint a Hitler Stache on Obama?

Links relevant to today’s posting…   Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US Trump message plays into hands of ISIS recruitment: Engel OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness We left off last time talking about the Moonie Movement of the 70s. I was citing it for its resemblance to the Trump for President Movement of today. I want to expand on that comparison a bit before we move onto the news about Trumps latest insanity. Remember I am writing a blog more concerned with religion and religious observations and that is why I will always try…
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#0045 If Donald says it, it’s true…

…and no bunch of media jerks are going to tell them otherwise. I’d like to begin this posting with another quote from the main article I referenced last Wednesday. The heading and the opening line are both taken from this article (found in the link below) Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking So what are journalists supposed to do when confronted with someone who doesn't play by the established rules? It's a question that may not have a good answer. For reasons of professional pride, they aren't going to just stop bothering to correct a lie that gets repeated over and over. As long as Trump repeats that thousands…
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#0044 Lies—the new truth, according to Donald Trump.

  Dumb—the new smart is more accurate. This posting is the first in a series of postings loosely related to The Donald and his bid for the presidency. Even though the focal point is a politician (Donald Trump) my goal is to keep my talking points within a Christian/spiritual motif. With that in mind look for this posting to lay the foundation for where I want to go with this series. Links relevant to this post… Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking Spending doesn’t help Bush as Trump continues improbable rise   OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new…
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#0052 Jesus feeds the 100 million?

Links relevant to this post... New Bernie Sanders ad Michigan governor apologizes for Flint water   Scripture relevant to this post… The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 “Again, it [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two…
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#0051 Are Evangelicals pushing the un-churched further away from God?

Links relevant in today’s posting… A Momentous, Yet Conservative, Win for Gay Rights Defining 'Evangelical' Can the Religious Right Give Ted Cruz the Win? In the above article (the third in the list) the author talks about Ted Cruz has won a supermajority (75+%) of support by a committee of Evangelicals who like him for the Republican nomination. The article continues by saying that if it were only up to the Evangelicals, Cruz would be a shoe-in for the nomination; but there is another factor the author is failing to fully realize—The Donald. On Christmas we had family over to our house and at a point late in the day…
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#0050 Jesus said: suffer the little children to come unto Me

1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,…
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#0049 Conservatists fail to take Jesus and His Gospel message seriously

Links relevant to this posting… Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder Kids' toxic test results raised alarm over water supply: Doctor   1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And…
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#0048 Trump and Cruz: Jesus with skin on?

Links relevant to this posting Clinton slams Trump, Cruz on divisiveness, fearmongering Anti-Muslim attacks more than double typical US rate Trump Rallies Mobs, and the GOP Follows OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness Since Donald Trump has called for the ban on Muslims coming into the country, his polling numbers are at an all-time high; Cruz’s numbers are up in Iowa and attacks on Muslims (or people mistaken for Muslims) in our country  have more than doubled in the past month. Most all of this anti-Muslim energy and rhetoric is coming from the Christians. They are the self-righteous,…
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#0047 Self-righteousness—the new righteousness

Links relevant to today’s posting… Shelby chooses partisan games over ISIS fight with nominee stall Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness In the last few posts we have been talking much about Trump and his audacious antics but the thing that is even more audacious about this whole deal is how his popularity rating keeps going up as his comments grow more and more audacious. Looking back through the chronicles of history we see that there isn’t anything new here, necessarily. Nevertheless, at this time of technological advancement,…
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#0046 Remember when conservatists wanted to paint a Hitler Stache on Obama?

Links relevant to today’s posting…   Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US Trump message plays into hands of ISIS recruitment: Engel OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness We left off last time talking about the Moonie Movement of the 70s. I was citing it for its resemblance to the Trump for President Movement of today. I want to expand on that comparison a bit before we move onto the news about Trumps latest insanity. Remember I am writing a blog more concerned with religion and religious observations and that is why I will always try…
Read More

#0045 If Donald says it, it’s true…

…and no bunch of media jerks are going to tell them otherwise. I’d like to begin this posting with another quote from the main article I referenced last Wednesday. The heading and the opening line are both taken from this article (found in the link below) Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking So what are journalists supposed to do when confronted with someone who doesn't play by the established rules? It's a question that may not have a good answer. For reasons of professional pride, they aren't going to just stop bothering to correct a lie that gets repeated over and over. As long as Trump repeats that thousands…
Read More

#0044 Lies—the new truth, according to Donald Trump.

  Dumb—the new smart is more accurate. This posting is the first in a series of postings loosely related to The Donald and his bid for the presidency. Even though the focal point is a politician (Donald Trump) my goal is to keep my talking points within a Christian/spiritual motif. With that in mind look for this posting to lay the foundation for where I want to go with this series. Links relevant to this post… Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking Spending doesn’t help Bush as Trump continues improbable rise   OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new…
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#0052 Jesus feeds the 100 million?

Links relevant to this post... New Bernie Sanders ad Michigan governor apologizes for Flint water   Scripture relevant to this post… The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 “Again, it [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two…
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#0051 Are Evangelicals pushing the un-churched further away from God?

Links relevant in today’s posting… A Momentous, Yet Conservative, Win for Gay Rights Defining 'Evangelical' Can the Religious Right Give Ted Cruz the Win? In the above article (the third in the list) the author talks about Ted Cruz has won a supermajority (75+%) of support by a committee of Evangelicals who like him for the Republican nomination. The article continues by saying that if it were only up to the Evangelicals, Cruz would be a shoe-in for the nomination; but there is another factor the author is failing to fully realize—The Donald. On Christmas we had family over to our house and at a point late in the day…
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#0050 Jesus said: suffer the little children to come unto Me

1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,…
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#0049 Conservatists fail to take Jesus and His Gospel message seriously

Links relevant to this posting… Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder Kids' toxic test results raised alarm over water supply: Doctor   1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And…
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#0048 Trump and Cruz: Jesus with skin on?

Links relevant to this posting Clinton slams Trump, Cruz on divisiveness, fearmongering Anti-Muslim attacks more than double typical US rate Trump Rallies Mobs, and the GOP Follows OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness Since Donald Trump has called for the ban on Muslims coming into the country, his polling numbers are at an all-time high; Cruz’s numbers are up in Iowa and attacks on Muslims (or people mistaken for Muslims) in our country  have more than doubled in the past month. Most all of this anti-Muslim energy and rhetoric is coming from the Christians. They are the self-righteous,…
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#0047 Self-righteousness—the new righteousness

Links relevant to today’s posting… Shelby chooses partisan games over ISIS fight with nominee stall Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness In the last few posts we have been talking much about Trump and his audacious antics but the thing that is even more audacious about this whole deal is how his popularity rating keeps going up as his comments grow more and more audacious. Looking back through the chronicles of history we see that there isn’t anything new here, necessarily. Nevertheless, at this time of technological advancement,…
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#0046 Remember when conservatists wanted to paint a Hitler Stache on Obama?

Links relevant to today’s posting…   Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US Trump message plays into hands of ISIS recruitment: Engel OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness We left off last time talking about the Moonie Movement of the 70s. I was citing it for its resemblance to the Trump for President Movement of today. I want to expand on that comparison a bit before we move onto the news about Trumps latest insanity. Remember I am writing a blog more concerned with religion and religious observations and that is why I will always try…
Read More

#0045 If Donald says it, it’s true…

…and no bunch of media jerks are going to tell them otherwise. I’d like to begin this posting with another quote from the main article I referenced last Wednesday. The heading and the opening line are both taken from this article (found in the link below) Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking So what are journalists supposed to do when confronted with someone who doesn't play by the established rules? It's a question that may not have a good answer. For reasons of professional pride, they aren't going to just stop bothering to correct a lie that gets repeated over and over. As long as Trump repeats that thousands…
Read More

#0044 Lies—the new truth, according to Donald Trump.

  Dumb—the new smart is more accurate. This posting is the first in a series of postings loosely related to The Donald and his bid for the presidency. Even though the focal point is a politician (Donald Trump) my goal is to keep my talking points within a Christian/spiritual motif. With that in mind look for this posting to lay the foundation for where I want to go with this series. Links relevant to this post… Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking Spending doesn’t help Bush as Trump continues improbable rise   OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new…
Read More

#0052 Jesus feeds the 100 million?

Links relevant to this post... New Bernie Sanders ad Michigan governor apologizes for Flint water   Scripture relevant to this post… The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 “Again, it [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two…
Read More

#0051 Are Evangelicals pushing the un-churched further away from God?

Links relevant in today’s posting… A Momentous, Yet Conservative, Win for Gay Rights Defining 'Evangelical' Can the Religious Right Give Ted Cruz the Win? In the above article (the third in the list) the author talks about Ted Cruz has won a supermajority (75+%) of support by a committee of Evangelicals who like him for the Republican nomination. The article continues by saying that if it were only up to the Evangelicals, Cruz would be a shoe-in for the nomination; but there is another factor the author is failing to fully realize—The Donald. On Christmas we had family over to our house and at a point late in the day…
Read More

#0050 Jesus said: suffer the little children to come unto Me

1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,…
Read More

#0049 Conservatists fail to take Jesus and His Gospel message seriously

Links relevant to this posting… Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder Kids' toxic test results raised alarm over water supply: Doctor   1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And…
Read More

#0048 Trump and Cruz: Jesus with skin on?

Links relevant to this posting Clinton slams Trump, Cruz on divisiveness, fearmongering Anti-Muslim attacks more than double typical US rate Trump Rallies Mobs, and the GOP Follows OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness Since Donald Trump has called for the ban on Muslims coming into the country, his polling numbers are at an all-time high; Cruz’s numbers are up in Iowa and attacks on Muslims (or people mistaken for Muslims) in our country  have more than doubled in the past month. Most all of this anti-Muslim energy and rhetoric is coming from the Christians. They are the self-righteous,…
Read More

#0047 Self-righteousness—the new righteousness

Links relevant to today’s posting… Shelby chooses partisan games over ISIS fight with nominee stall Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness In the last few posts we have been talking much about Trump and his audacious antics but the thing that is even more audacious about this whole deal is how his popularity rating keeps going up as his comments grow more and more audacious. Looking back through the chronicles of history we see that there isn’t anything new here, necessarily. Nevertheless, at this time of technological advancement,…
Read More

#0046 Remember when conservatists wanted to paint a Hitler Stache on Obama?

Links relevant to today’s posting…   Donald Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' of Muslims entering US Trump message plays into hands of ISIS recruitment: Engel OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new righteousness We left off last time talking about the Moonie Movement of the 70s. I was citing it for its resemblance to the Trump for President Movement of today. I want to expand on that comparison a bit before we move onto the news about Trumps latest insanity. Remember I am writing a blog more concerned with religion and religious observations and that is why I will always try…
Read More

#0045 If Donald says it, it’s true…

…and no bunch of media jerks are going to tell them otherwise. I’d like to begin this posting with another quote from the main article I referenced last Wednesday. The heading and the opening line are both taken from this article (found in the link below) Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking So what are journalists supposed to do when confronted with someone who doesn't play by the established rules? It's a question that may not have a good answer. For reasons of professional pride, they aren't going to just stop bothering to correct a lie that gets repeated over and over. As long as Trump repeats that thousands…
Read More

#0044 Lies—the new truth, according to Donald Trump.

  Dumb—the new smart is more accurate. This posting is the first in a series of postings loosely related to The Donald and his bid for the presidency. Even though the focal point is a politician (Donald Trump) my goal is to keep my talking points within a Christian/spiritual motif. With that in mind look for this posting to lay the foundation for where I want to go with this series. Links relevant to this post… Why Donald Trump is impervious to fact-checking Spending doesn’t help Bush as Trump continues improbable rise   OUTLINE Conservative talk radio How are Trump supporters like Moonies? Religion promotes the follower mindset Self-righteousness—the new…
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