Category: Culture & Social Issues

Canaries in the Coal Mine

 William  January 7, 2008  0 Comments on Canaries in the Coal Mine

Whenever there are fundamental shifts coming in human events there are “canaries in the coal mine” occurrences that presage the actual displacement. These small seismic shifts alert those paying attention that the “big one” is coming. As Jesus said to…

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Thank You, God

 William  November 22, 2007  0 Comments on Thank You, God

Norman Rockwell had a way of capturing fundamental Americana. In this painting we see the traditional image of thanksgiving in America: mother bringing the platter of plenty to the dinner table. Today, I want to give thanks and I pray…

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Veteran’s Day

 William  November 12, 2007  2 Comments on Veteran’s Day

It is November 11, Veteran's Day in the United State, a day when we remember all those who are serving and have served in the armed forces of the United States (Memorial Day is when we specifically remember those who…

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The Real War

 William  November 11, 2007  0 Comments on The Real War

Some people believe the war we (the U.S. and Western Civilization) are currently engaged in is with Al Qaeda and the arbiters of radical Islam. While it is true that we are fighting those elements in several places around the…

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Morning Musings

 William  October 23, 2007  1 Comment on Morning Musings

Most times, when I get up in the morning, my brain is in high gear; sometimes, rarely, it is somnambulant. Today I am at a run, with ideas flitting around like birds around a feeder. So here is one of…

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From Heroes to Abstractions

 William  October 8, 2007  1 Comment on From Heroes to Abstractions

There is an interesting dichotomy going on in Western Culture and especially the United States. It has been noted that when politics moves away from the individual to the abstract, that is when the most terrible things happen, such as…

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More Butterflies And Tipping Points: Memes

 William  October 3, 2007

Internet self-publishing (blogs and personal web sites) has introduced a genuine element of volatility into the cultural/political/civilization system we all share. This happens as memes (A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted…

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Culture: Islam vs. Christianity

 William  August 23, 2007  3 Comments on Culture: Islam vs. Christianity

Christianity began as a subculture to the existing culture and can be see as such in many areas of the world today. It can honestly be said, despite Western Civilization’s sometimes claim to the contrary, that there is no Christian…

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The Path of Destruction

 William  August 13, 2007  0 Comments on The Path of Destruction

Thomas Jefferson wrote, in a letter to John Adams, the following statement: Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without…

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Hypocrisy: Private Acceptance, Public Censure

 William  July 29, 2007  0 Comments on Hypocrisy: Private Acceptance, Public Censure

The openly homosexual Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire has flung down a gauntlet at the Church of England. The Bishop of New Hampshire in the US, the Right Rev Gene Robinson, who is divorced and lives openly in partnership with…

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