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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: Hope for Healing Human Evil

Sister Cathy

I had never heard of Sister Cathy Cesnik before.

No reason I should have. In 1969, I was in 8th grade and far more worried about passing Ms. Anderson’s English class than I was about some random murder in Baltimore. The only person I knew with any connection to Baltimore was Edgar Allen Poe and I only knew him tangentially because of the aforementioned English class. read more

About that Blackburn Murder & MPT’s allegations

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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 the home unharmed.

The killing happened shortly after Blackburn’s husband left for the gym. The killers reportedly entered the home through an unlocked front door. Some news reports indicate that Amanda, who was 12 weeks pregnant with the couple’s second child, was raped prior to being murdered. read more

The Quran, Homosexuality & that Religious Freedom Law


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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 the world’s total projected population of about 9 billion people.

Christianity is expected to grow, too, but not at Islam’s explosive rate. The Pew study predicts Christians will increase from 2.17 billion to 2.92 billion, composing more than 31% of the world’s population. read more

Uncivil Discourse

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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 processing and for some reason or another, the way they said it or the way they think about that issue that upset me so I acted ugly about it.

If you have followed this blog for any length of time (I’ve been at it since 2005) you all have borne witness to my ugly-acting ways. I wish I had set a better example. I so wish I could always be loving, always be kind, always be thoughtful, but the truth is, I’m not. read more

Truth Stands Alone

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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 the truth about what really happened between Bill Cosby and the women alleging abuse.

Either Bill Cosby drugged those women and sexually assaulted them.

Or he did not.

There is no room for middle ground in a sexual assault case.

Thus far, we the public, have no evidence with which to make an intelligent judgement call. read more