Category Archives: Commentary

FRIENDSHIP

This morning I had breakfast with an unusual group of men. For more than forty years some of us have been getting together on a regular basis. Most of the participants have doctorates in various disciplines ranging from theology to … Continue reading

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WHAT OF THE FUTURE?

I am writing these words with a caveat. They are the comments and musings of a very old man. From time immemorial, old men have expressed their fears of the future and tend to believe that the world is going … Continue reading

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REFLECTED GLORY

According to biblical cosmology, God created a greater light to rule the day and a lesser light to rule the night. He also created smaller lights which he called the stars. Perhaps we could analogize this hierarchy of lights to … Continue reading

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TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY

Ho! Ho! Ho! as the fat man would say. Our family formally launched the celebration of the holiday season. To accomplish this task we staged a small gathering to decorate the Christmas tree. I assumed the most difficult task in … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE?

As an adolescent my parents immersed me in the old time gospel religion. I’m grateful that memorization of scripture was a part of my indoctrination. To this date I am able to dredge from my memory biblical verses (often contradictory) … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN LIFE DIED

In my previous blog post I made a number of comments about recent history and the holocaust. I suggested that much effort is being expended to keep the holocaust memories alive versus allowing them to fade into the dust bin … Continue reading

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SHOA

I just celebrated my eighty ninth birthday. Upon reflection I realized that I have lived through much of the most momentous century in history. I also realized that Abraham Lincoln was right when he stated that the world will little … Continue reading

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TABOO

Congress shall pass no law that abridges the freedom of speech. By and large our legislators adhere to that mandate as stated in the first amendment. At present the biggest threat to that freedom is not posed by Congress. It … Continue reading

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COMPLEX COMPLEXES

In a previous blog I suggested that Freud and Jung were the great myth makers of the twentieth century. Yet, their works have permeated our contemporary culture and infiltrated our vocabulary. Both Freud and Jung have left us with a … Continue reading

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KILLER APES?

My wife and I frequently receive invitations to large gatherings such as fund raisers for charities or celebrations of special events. Generally speaking I have little fondness for such galas. A relatively short time after the onset of such festivities … Continue reading

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