Being a deep thinker I often wonder where our biases and prejudices come from. 🙂 Are we born with them. Do they come from those around us or do we come up with them on our own? I kinda believe it is the middle one. If you grew up white in the South in the 1950s and 60s and most everyone around you were segregationists … Continue reading This Is What You Are To Believe…
“Intolerance is the first sign of inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility”. —Alexander Solzhenitsyn I will come out of the closet here and admit that I get a weekly subscription from the “The Week” magazine which is a decidedly progressive publication. When I cam across this quote in the “Wit & Wisdom” column on the July … Continue reading Intolerance And Education…
One of our favorite satellite TV shows is Antique Archeology. My wife and I record everything we watch so we are only briefly exposed to the commercials. That being the case we usually watch this show while we are eating dinner. It always amazes me how the people they visit are obsessed with their “stuff”. They often have thousands of items and are not willing to … Continue reading Antique Archeology.. Nashville Store
I got this snippet from a Facebook friend a while ago. Of course you know who that reminded me of. I don’t have to say the name this time. In this same vein, a few months ago I DVRed a series on satellite TV entitled Einstein. I recorded ten episodes from season one. The latest episode I watched was when he was living in Germany … Continue reading A Tyrant??
The following is part 2 of a series of posts which will subsequently be compiled as an In-Depth report here on RJsCorner came from my other blog RedLetterLiving.net. “How can you believe that God’s grace isn’t sufficient, that many of God’s children will languish in hell forever, that they’ll never be restored to their Father, that evil will claim victory in so many lives? How … Continue reading God’s Wrath vs. God’s Grace…….
I still remember the words in this blog’s title coming from each of the cigarette company CEOs while testifying before a congressional committee in 1994. They all stood up and swore that cigarettes addiction was a fallacy. About that time I had been free from cigarettes for about two years after 25 years of use. Breaking that addiction was one of the hardest things … Continue reading Cigarette Aren’t Addictive..
Waterford Virginia is perhaps the most iconic town I have been through. It is located in Loudoun County about 50 miles from DC. You won’t find any franchises or many other businesses for that matter. Nor will you find cars speeding by. Here is a little about Waterford from Wikipedia: After falling into disrepair in the early part of the 20th century, the Waterford … Continue reading Waterford VA
Universal Salvation is not believed by many current Christian denominations but I became convinced to make it my worldview primarily by the book cited below. The following series of posts which will subsequently be compiled as an In-Depth report here on RJsCorner came from my other blog RedLetterLiving.net. I’ve never experienced a God of wrath. I’ve heard such a God preached. I’ve read of such … Continue reading Universal Salvation… If Grace Is True
I’m sure there is a name for someone who can’t stop working on something and to call it finished. I looked around but couldn’t find the word. One glaring example of this was Walt Whitman’s collection of poetry called Leaves Of Grass. Never mind that it was a book of poetry that was very unconventional in its time and that the subject matter was often sexual … Continue reading Leaves Of Grass and Other Unfinished Things…
I gotta send you this snippet about the Republican Healthcare plan that no one seems to like, except that 25% of us who ignorantly cling to this president. But the key that hopefully locks this plan away is that the Senate bill has hidden text that exempts them and their staff from having to use the plan they are trying to push down our throats. … Continue reading Not Good Enough For Me..
Sometimes creative things sneak up on you. That was the case when I came across this picture in an Des Moine museum a few ago. I don’t know who put this box of eggs together but they were genius. Continue reading Box Of Eggs..
It is interesting to see another country where the majority thinks religion does more harm than good, especially since this one is our neighbor. I’m not sure what the statistics in Europe are but I suspect that they are similar to Canada’s. More than half of Canadians believe religion causes more harm than good, a new poll has found. The survey by Ipsos found the proportion … Continue reading Religion Does More Harm Than Good..
In my 20,000 photo database I have about 250 five-star pictures and the one above is in my top ten list. Going beyond that level is difficult as they, like your children, are all special in one regard or another. This particular photo has a unique story to go with it. It was taken during our 2011 trip through eastern Canada. We started this three … Continue reading St. Lawrence Fisherman.
2017 is proving to be a brutal year for the USA. The personal and very vicious attacks from the early morning Oval Office are so demeaning and what is happening in congress to take away healthcare from millions of us is almost evil. In spite of this I hold out the belief that we as a country are better than this and that the 45th … Continue reading We Are A Country Better Than This!
It’s nice to know where you came from but it is more important to know where you are going and we as a world and especially a country don’t seem to have any idea about our future. We need to align ourselves with our fellow man. A good way to start that is to quit thinking that those you disagree with you, particularly in … Continue reading It’s Nice To Know Where You Came From, But…