Some of us remember Mad Magazine (actually it is still in publication after 60 years) and its resident mascot Alfred E. Newman. He is most famous for his “What, me worry?” line, but he had another epithet that is less well-known but revealing nonetheless. He said: “Most people don’t know what they want, but … Read more Are you sure that you don’t already have what you think you want?
I encountered a Christian zealot on Facebook whose diatribe against gays and just about anything that didn’t fit his rather narrow interpretation of what a real Christian looked like was both bitter and vile. He claimed, as do most religious people, that it is his responsibility to point out sin wherever he sees it. He … Read more Does it look like love to them?
“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” Noah Webster It was a disturbing Facebook post made by a “friend” that I hardly know. He posted a tirade against liberals, perverts, and abortionists, as he … Read more Religious instrument of mass destruction
If you were a builder in ancient Rome, you would shop the vendors who sold marble or other building stone. Builders who wanted their work to last, who believed in the ethics of business, would look for vendors whose stone was known to be sine cera – without wax. Unscrupulous vendors would use wax to … Read more Being normal, being honest, and why religious people don’t want you to be