All the news I wish to print

There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
God bless you and welome to my blog.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Even Charlie Brown Isn't Safe

I am always struck by the benign sounding names the opponents of of free speech and freedom of religion assign themselves. In this case it's the "Arkansas Society of Freethinkers." It should be called the American Society of Me Thinkers. I could even suggest a slogan for them: "Think like me if you wish to be free." My first inclination was to be disappointed that the pastor caved in to pressure from anti free speech advocates but then I read his explanation that he did not wish "to put hard-working, sacrificial teachers and cast members in harm’s way,” In harm's way? Really? Getting stupid rulings from moronic judges isn't enough now, they need to make people who do not see things their way feel physically threatened enough to cancel a children's show. Welcome to 1933. All we need now are the brown shirts and spats. And piles of religious books for the bonfire. 

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