Tag: social media

  • Keepers of the Lies

    Keepers of the Lies

    “Necrophilia includes the desire of certain people to control others—to make them controllable, to foster their dependency, to discourage their capacity to think for themselves, to diminish their unpredictability and originality, to keep them in line.” ― M. Scott Peck, The People Of The Lie:[..]
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  • About that Blackburn Murder & MPT’s allegations

    About that Blackburn Murder & MPT’s allegations

      Perhaps you heard about the pregnant pastor's wife who was murdered in her home? Amanda Blackburn, 28, was shot and killed in her Indianopolis home during what police now maintain was a home invasion gone wrong. The Blackburn's one-year old son was found in[..]
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  • The Quran, Homosexuality & that Religious Freedom Law

    The Quran, Homosexuality & that Religious Freedom Law

      I saw this report the other day. Perhaps you saw it, too? Islam, the world's fastest-growing faith, will leap from 1.6 billion (in 2010) to 2.76 billion by 2050, according to the Pew study. At that time, Muslims will make up nearly one-third of[..]
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  • Uncivil Discourse

    Uncivil Discourse

    Before I begin this discussion, let me just say, I have been guilty of this very thing.  There have been times when I have gotten all in a huff over something somebody said, some opinion they've expressed, some thought they had, some issue they were[..]
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  • Truth Stands Alone

    Truth Stands Alone

    I don't want to believe that Bill Cosby did those things those women say he did. But here's a fact about truth: It can stand alone. Truth is not determined by who believes in it and who doesn't. We - the public - don't know[..]
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  • Terrorism: A Branding Problem

    Terrorism: A Branding Problem

        The terrorist group that calls itself ISIS appears to be somewhat tech savvy. Every time they saw the head off another innocent human being they make sure to capture it all on their iPhones or Droids or whatever camera it is they use[..]
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  • A Good Kind of Lonely

    A Good Kind of Lonely

      I was talking with a friend recently. She's moved to a new community, started a new job, is in a new relationship. To the casual observer everything looks hunky-dorey. Everything is hunky-dorey most of the time. But there are these moments - moments like[..]
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  • Spying: Who gives a bong?

    Spying: Who gives a bong?

      You might worry, too, if your last name was Zacharias. Did you see the report that the National Security Agency and FBI have breached the privacy of US citizens? Not surprisingly there isn't a Jones, Brown, Greene, or Smith in the bunch. But there[..]
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  • To expose or not to expose

    To expose or not to expose

    Those of you over 50 likely remember the Coppertone ad from our youth:   During its heyday, this ad was considered cute. Sweet. Humorous. But we were a different society then. Nobody owned personal computers. Social Media wasn't a phrase. Facebook's founder hadn't even been[..]
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