If Francis Schaeffer was "the single greatest intellectual influence on young evangelicals of the 1960s and '70s," I'd wager those not of the evangelical bent ever have anything to worry about -- not that they ever did.
REVIEW of Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America’s First Female Terrorist Group
Sadly, M19, America's First Female Terrorist Group is a book that simply BORES. And it should be so much more.
More Scott C. Holstad Quotes Found in Pop Culture During 2022
Before diving into the topic at hand, I just wanted to mention a couple of things. A) I "had" to change this site's theme, look and feel as the theme I've been using for far too long is basically dead. I finally went through with it today and I'm pleased at how seamless it was, …
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Thoughts on the book The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars Not new in terms of primary predictions but just a hell of a lot closer than 20-25 years ago. And it’s scary as shit. Naturally the US is just one of a handful of countries that not only doesn’t give …
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An interesting first blog post from aginggenxer. I tend to agree with most of this & often think if people would just STFU & we could magically go back to much of the late 1960s, the ’70s & part of the ’80s when it was not only not cool to bring up politics & religion in most places but certainly with strangers & certainly not to flame the hell outta them pre-Internet — cause people weren’t that big of an asshole yet, or at least in person — well, yeah maybe this is idealistically naïve but it’s hard for me not to think things would HAVE to better to whatever degree. The last place I lived was very one-party to an extreme degree & for some reason everyone there assumed everyone else — you, me — shared the same political/spiritual beliefs so you’d be standing next to a total stranger & they’d start spewing venom, hate, BS, unwanted religious garbage, etc., expecting you to join them in their hate fests, but if you ever got a word in to tell them no offense, but I disagree with nearly everything you say, the look of shock, betrayal & hatred was borderline shocking, & if in a crowd for something like a community celebration & these morons started spreading the word about troublemakers like US around, it was then wise to start edging toward wherever you left the car. Cause no one had your back when tens of thousands of gun packing people want your scalp for daring to be their neighbor who doesn’t agree with their personal beliefs! They never stop to think, what if the tables were turned? More proof that they’re morons. But the point is, I think agingggenxer makes a good point because like them, when I was younger, you knew enough not to bring those things up & most employers usually had a written policy that those were not workplace topics that would be acceptable. After working with a ton of otherwise likeable people over much of this century & hearing everything from rude jokes to wanting to exterminate fellow citizens who did not see their way — WTH did THAT become acceptable??? — I’ve spent much time coming to hate both major political parties & wishing I were in Finland or Denmark or freaking anywhere but here! Anyway, I thought this was worth sharing. Comments are welcome. Cheers!
When I was a girl, my father always told me that it was considered impolite to talk about religion and politics. My parents were always secretive about their political leanings. We didn’t practice any religion in my home and we also didn’t talk about anyone else’s religion. I had friends who went to church weekly and that was cool; that’s what their family did. They never talked to us about it unless my brother or I asked.
As I observe our country, now divided in the worst possible way, I long for the days when strangers didn’t ask you about your most deeply held beliefs. We have a new neighbor. A few weeks ago, my husband and this new neighbor met for the first time. This neighbor asked my husband about his religious beliefs and tried to get him to talk about his political beliefs. I see no reason for…
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Book Review on Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America by Evan Carton
Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America by Evan Carton My rating: 4 of 5 stars John Brown. The John Brown Gun Clubs. He was controversial, hated by many, admired by some, likely a hero to many victims. A political/historical lightning rod. Some would agree he was a humanitarian and race patriot while …
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An Update with Context on Little-Known Historical US Oppression of International Minorities
I just published An Update with Context on Little-Known Historical US Oppression of International Minorities on Medium. Feel free to check it out. Cheers!
U.S. Privacy Concerns and the COVID-19 Crisis
I just published U.S. Privacy Concerns and the COVID-19 Crisis https://link.medium.com/LntpucK4E6 on Medium. Feel free to check it out -- comments are welcome. Cheers!