Trump and Jesus

Trump and Jesus

Aug 11, 2019

  One strange correlation – one of many strange correlations in modern U.S. politics – is the relationship between many Christians and Donald Trump.  Non-believers complain: “How can his supporters call themselves Christians and support such a sleaze-ball as Donald Trump?” Let me apply my dysfunctional mind to this mystery and see if I can come up with...

Why Do They Hate the Jews?

Why Do They Hate the Jews?

Aug 10, 2019

Note: Written in 9/16.  Updated 8/19  I just attended a talk the recent history of Canada. The speaker was a Canadian lawyer, Jewish, and a well educated and politically experienced person. One member of the audience asked this question: “What was the Canadian policy towards German Jews wanting to escape Nazi Germany?” The speaker – who was extolling the...

Revolution at Starbucks – a poem

Revolution at Starbucks – a poem

Jul 25, 2019

A group of young professionals/students sit around a table for a business meeting for an hour Not one cup of coffee   I ask them, “Do you think it would be good to buy a cup of coffee?”   They are embarrassed and angry they laugh it off   After all, they are people of color shades from light brown to dark brown I am an oppressive white racist...

Trump and the Squad – a Poem

Trump and the Squad – a Poem

Jul 19, 2019

Trump tells the squad to go back The squad tells Trump to go to hell   Trump’s crowd yells “Send her back, send her back” The squad yells: “racist, narcissist, fascist”   The squad refers to the President As the occupier in the White House   Somehow Trump’s crowd isn’t filled With racial hate As all the progressives like to see them But rather...

Proof of Heaven

Proof of Heaven

Jul 19, 2019

The Economics of the Lottery Recently I bought a lottery ticket, costing $2, to put my hat in the ring in hopes of winning a lottery.  Why did I do it? What is the economics of this bet?  And how does this bet relate to the bet on Jesus’ worldview? To begin with, I’m a believing — and struggling — Catholic. Perhaps the top atheist of all time is Richard...

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