Tag Archives: patriotism

State Religion

A blogger syndicated here, Peter Wall, is upset that an atheist soldier has been the recipient of harassment by Christians in the military. While I agree that such behavior poorly represents Christ to the world and is inexcusable, I’m more frightened and annoyed by this quote from Michael Weinstein, a retired senior Air Force officer […]

Independence Day

The following piece, “The War Prayer” by Mark Twain, sums up pretty well how I felt on Independence Day as I reflected on the gung-ho, John Wayne, cowboy diplomacy attitude espoused by so many of my fellow American Christians.

Wise Old Gilbert

Sometimes it’s enlightening to soak up some of G.K.Chesterton’s wisdom, especially when it’s obviously still applicable after 80 years. “You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.” – Tremendous Trifles, 1909 “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives […]