You are still in jail So, Facebook doesn’t make it very easy, but I found out why I was jailed: Bette Midler. She wrote a vulgar poem about the President’s penis and Breitbart reported it. I posted it — and violated those Facebook Community Standards, at least in the view of some troll who follows..
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Why Believe? Most of our lives, we’re asked to believe true things that seem, on the surface, outlandish. If you had asked an American academic in 1985, whether the Berlin Wall would fall and the Soviet Union collapse, he and most of his colleagues would have sneered. The conventional guardians of our conventions — academics,..
“Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, For I am desolate and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses! Look on my affliction and my pain, And forgive all my sins. Consider my enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred. Keep my soul, and..
We get the most interesting young people. A group of second year UCLA medical students visited the farm today. I said, “Hey, this would be a GREAT day for me to have a heart attack.” Well, I thought it was funny. You laugh, but this is California. Someone will propose it eventually, if they haven’t..
Did I even mean that? I’ve been thinking about prayer lately, and conversation in general, and I’m struck by how many phrases we use without ever really owning them. By “owning them” I mean understanding their meaning so well that we feel powerfully confident using them. It can be a confidence born of discipline and..
So, whilst driving today, I was pondering the Rodney King thing — why we all can’t get along. (We had major sales today, but there are a few bloody-fanged progressive teachers I fancy I could calm down with a simple chat). Maybe. Maybe not. It’s difficult for a secular humanist to hear, but the root..
..He smells downright sour Chuck Baldwin appears to be getting tripped up in his long robes and ideological hand-washing rituals. I’m fairly certain he’s out there right now trying to find someone to scourge for healing on the Sabbath. I have distant memories of a fellow who once called out wicked policies in high places..