I am amazed that this institution has not gone away long ago, or at least been reformed. This past election has demonstrated that most of the reasons for its existence are fatuous. lets start with: It prevents foreign interference in US elections This reason comes from The Federalist Papers, No 68: Nothing was more to… Read More Abolish the Electoral College
This comes from watching the French election, which is a similar legislative-executive system to the US. I will also admit to voting Green from a disgust with the US duopoly (i.e., the Democrats and Republicans) and its stranglehold on the system. In a way Dan Savage is correct, the third parties should be running candidates… Read More Thoughts on US Third Parties.
Salem, Massachusetts Colony 1640. Witches everywhere! KILL THEM! BURN THEM! And they did. Today tourists visit Salem and the Witch Museum to hear stories of the religious fanatics who ‘believed’ that some women and girls in their community were witches. Fortunately today we do not do this and few modern folks believe in the existence… Read More Witches in the Neighborhood
I came across a post on the religious website, Patheos, from a Christian blogger who was defending Christianophobia over Islamophobia. Right, huh? “My dad can beat up your dad!” Schoolyard braggery. Tiring. Here’s my take on this: The difficulty with establishing some basic credibility of any of the Abrahamic Faiths is that they were founded… Read More Studebaker, Edsel, Muslim, Christian
I read a post today on the Patheos website which referenced a Wall Street Journal article titled, ‘The Year Christmas Died,’ a eulogy regarding buying madness v. the birth of Jesus. The author referenced the merchandising of New York City stores, New York’s Fifth Avenue is a celebration of pretty much nothing—or worse. The minister… Read More Christmas in March
Gosh, what a complete surprise! NOT. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151221133849.htm
The religious hosting blog Patheos was ablaze today with posts referencing the Wheaton College dust up over which God/god is the real one. You know, “my god’s stronger than your god.” According to the professor, Allah is not the same as the Jewish/Christian God. The major difficulty with this concept is the fact that the… Read More Which God?