Darn Lazy Men

Nice-seeming Feminism An exchange which can serve as a State-of-the-Union for feminism of the soft, non-gender-bending variety can be found in an interview of Melinda Gates on Marketplace, a program affiliated with NPR.   Her topic:  balancing the burden of unpaid work. According to Mrs. Gates, women do an outsized portion of the household chores, both in poor […]

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Religiosity and Religion

Doctrine “Religiosity” means the traditions that we tend to put in place of genuine relationship to God.  “Religion,” though, should not be as much a pejorative as it seems to be for many people today.  At heart it just means collective worship of God on shared ideas of who God is.  So it implies doctrines, […]

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It’s not “nothing.”

The jump to materialism Here’s a curious phenomenon.  Many Americans today come from a Christian background but become disaffected by it, for one reason or another, and then find “permission” in the culture to reject it altogether, saying they’re now atheists. Didn’t they skip a step?  If we’re to come off the claims of Christianity […]

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How to Win Without Having to Prove Your Case

Ok, here are the goals:  Surrender of individual freedom; more power grab for the government; and radical change in energy use.  Now how to get there? Step one:   Stake out your position.  Be audacious.  The more alarming, the better.  Retain some malleability, however.  If you’re going to call it “global warming,” be alert to the […]

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