Not Politically Correct, but Hilariously Funny: Read with a Sense of Humor

A VERY Republican friend of mine, knowing all too well my more liberal leanings, just sent me this. I have no idea who wrote it, but thought it was worth a Friday afternoon laugh. the nightmares In the nightmare I found myself nude in bed, and I was looking at a mirror. On the ceiling, and I discovered that I am a Negro, and I’m circumcised! Quickly I sat up, found my pants and looked in the pockets to find my driver’s’ license photo and it was that same color. Black. I felt myself being very depressed, downcast, sitting in … Continue reading Not Politically Correct, but Hilariously Funny: Read with a Sense of Humor

The Religious/Political Connection

A friend of mine who has quite a knack for political analysis wrote this about the growing crisis in Iraq: The problem is that elections don’t work very well in places that do not have a homogeneous population, especially if they have no history of democratic institutions.  If you count forced relocation as a kind of genocide, what happened in Europe after the Treaty of Versailles poured democracy over everything was about as big an episode of genocide as the world has ever seen. Right now, Iraq sits on the very brink of a civil war with world-wide repercussions that … Continue reading The Religious/Political Connection

Church and State: An Impossible Divide

Note: I wrote this yesterday but had not gotten around to posting it yet. Then a friend sent me a link to an article where someone running for office says, “Don’t vote for a Methodist.”  Decided it was time. Political party platforms rise from religious understandings of the world. Church and state do not separate in those smoke-filled rooms (actually, with the ban on cigarette smoking, they may no longer be smoke-filled, but they are surely filled with something). The two are so wound up together that trying to separate them is akin to untangling Christmas tree lights or knots … Continue reading Church and State: An Impossible Divide

The Pastor and Politics: the Particularly Puzzling Puddle

The Election Conundrum I could not vote for Barack Obama for President of the United States. I am a fiscal conservative. I want a more balanced budget. After listening carefully to President Obama’s State of the Union Message in 2012, I realized I was unable to support him, as much as I do respect him as a person. I could not vote for Mitt Romney for President of the United States.  I am a person who feels strongly that the government needs to be working in awareness of the giant underclass that our economic policies have helped create.  To have … Continue reading The Pastor and Politics: the Particularly Puzzling Puddle