When I decided I wanted to study the philosophy of religion I had no idea what I had bitten off! I now know that it is one of the major branches of Philosophy. I knew Socrates had things to say about it 400 years before Jesus, but I never dreamed how far it went from there. Since almost every culture that has existed has either … Continue reading The Philosophy of Religion
I’m taking a week off here at RJsCorner. See you again on March 4 I need to get a few rants out of my system before I explode. 😳 That is what this Sunday post is about. Morally Incompatible John Pavlovitz is becoming one of my primary “Go-To” guys on the Internet. He is a very popular minister and public speaker who does not parse … Continue reading This N’ That – About Morals, Money & Hope
Ok, this will close out my three-part posts trying to convince you that ebooks are worth a try. This time I will concentrate on the hardware that makes all this possible. eBooks can be read on just about any device that you can be hooked to the Internet. But there are distinct advantages to using devices that are specialized for ebook reading. On rare occasions, … Continue reading Techie Saturday – eBooks, The Hardware and Secret Tool
Loneliness is something I feel I am an authority on, at least as a layman. There are several reasons for that, some of which I will get into later. The topic of loneliness was brought to my attention again by the CBS Sunday Morning show I just watched. It said that almost half of us feel lonely much of the time, and as the quote … Continue reading About Loneliness
I ❤️ SciFi movies, particularly Star Trek. I love the futuristic scenes and scenarios, but perhaps what I love the most is how advanced humanity is portrayed. We no longer treat people of different skin colors differently, Heck, they don’t even have to resemble homo sapiens. As long as they can do their jobs they are respected. It’s kind of like Martin Luther King’s speech … Continue reading Advances In Technology vs. Advances In Humanity…
This post is about the possibility that all those who are avid MAGA followers are actually trapped in a cult? Let’s start off with some of the things that cults have in common. The article from which these quotes were taken was written almost ten years ago in the Guardian by Rick Ross who is an authority in the field of cults. 1. A charismatic leader, … Continue reading Is MAGA A Cult?
One thing that has always astounded me is how all those senior citizens and lower-middle-class rural MAGA folks are being duped into supporting something that is very contrary to their existence? Why don’t they understand that almost everything their leader does will eventually hurt them? Why do they cling to him so? When I came across a post from my blogging buddy and fellow Jesus … Continue reading Will The MAGA Folks Ever Realize They’ve Been Duped?
Some of my more conspiracy-minded blogger friends say that the emergency declaration on the border is the first major step in dismantling our constitution. When a president with the flick of a pen can annihilate the principle of checks and balances, a fascist government will soon be on the way especially when there is no serious rebuke from the representatives who are losing power. When … Continue reading Is This The First Major Step?
Not Enough Teachers I saw an interesting article in the New York Times recently that says that students seeking an education in computer science is being stifled by the lack of teachers/professors. I don’t know how much college educators make but I’m sure it is low compared to the likes of Silicon Valley’s six-figure salaries. Many of today’s college-age students see their future in computer … Continue reading This N’ That – Who’s The Liar-In-Chief?
This week in our series about eBooks I want to show you some of the advantages and misunderstood disadvantages of going electronic. If you missed last week’s post you may want to go back and review it by clicking here. One of the most obvious advantages is that it saves trees. I don’t know how many, but I suspect it is in the millions. Fifteen … Continue reading Techie Saturday – eBooks vs Paper
There are some people in this world who are just not opened to the possibility that they don’t know everything about everything. It’s interesting to note that mentality was one of the primary causes of “Early Middle Ages”, otherwise known a the “Dark Ages” between the years 500-1000. Basically, the church, which pretty much ruled the world after the fall of the Roman Empire, declared … Continue reading You Don’t What You Don’t Know
This sounds like a pretty grandiose title, I hope the post lives up to it. 🙂 I’m going to clue you in on what I found the ultimate freedom to be. It took me almost seven decades to find it. At first, it seemed more like a prison than freedom but I have found that misconceived view to be the case in more circumstances than … Continue reading The Ultimate Freedom
I suspect some of my readers remember that I have been having a battle with FaceBook. When I log in I get this long list of “Friend Recommendations” that are mostly very scantily clad young females with strange names. I used to “X” them out but that did no good, they would be back the next time I logged in. I was considering just dropping … Continue reading My Battle With FaceBook
I”m still not really in the camp with Progressive Christianity. Maybe I should just stick to the phrase “follower of the teachings of Jesus” Here are some comments that tend to push me in that direction. It is from a webinar on the subject from the Church of Christ version of Christianity. 1) You sometimes hear progressive Christians say things like, “The Bible is not … Continue reading Some Mainline Thoughts on Progressive Christianity
I love the banner for today’s post. Yeah, the more you know the less you fear and the more you realize that fear gets you nowhere, except for the case when you might be standing in the middle of a road and watching a Mack truck heading down on you. (ha). It seems that “fear” has become our national pastime. Everywhere you look people are … Continue reading About Fear
I see where Elizabeth Warren has now apologized for saying that she has Native American roots? Her DNA test proved that she has ancestors who were Native American so what’s the problem? Well, it seems that some Native American tribes take offense to her; they are saying a bloodline is not the same as tribal membership. I can understand that but I don’t think she … Continue reading Taking Offense… Being Too Sensitive
Laptops In The College Lecture Halls When I was in college in the 1960s it took me a few years to learn that taking strenuous notes during lectures was actually worse than just listening to what the professor was saying. One of the reasons behind that is that I most often couldn’t read my quickly scribbled note more than a week after the event. So, … Continue reading This N’ That- Sunday Morning
This Saturday post will start a short Saturday series about electronic books, otherwise known as e-books. For this particular post, I want to give you an idea of what it was like before technology came to the library. When I was in college, many many years ago 🙂 I was a regular visitor to the university library. It was a humongous place. The main reading … Continue reading E-Books Part 1
I know the title above is rather ambitious for a single blog post, but I do want to give you an idea of how it came about and how some of the statistics might be deceiving. I have been studying this topic for a few weeks now and thought I knew enough to put out a continuous series of posts on the subject, but as … Continue reading The History of Autism
How you describe yourself is a pretty good indication of how you see your place in the world. Most people start off with their occupation, “I am an engineer…”. Some site past achievements, others family relationships. I think a major source of how you describe yourself must do with your future. It must be how you want to spend your remaining years on this earth. … Continue reading How Would You Describe Yourself?
I can actually see some positive things that might come from these current times inside the beltway. “Shutting down the government should be as off limits in budget negotiations as chemical warfare is in real warfare,” Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, said on Friday. Source: New York Times There seems to be a small crack in the Trump support among the Republicans in Congress. … Continue reading Shutting Down Shutdowns
To this layman, it seems that most of the Psychology and especially Psychiatry professions today are now focused on fixing disorders in people. If you go to someone in those professions you must be broken in one way or another. You just don’t hear about psychologists helping people to improve their lives and relationships. That field is called Positive Psychology. While I was doing some … Continue reading Positive Psychology
I am not one to haphazardly join or agree with an organization without first being certain I know what they stand for. I have been stung once in that regard and I won’t let it happen again. My allegiance to ProgressiveChristianity.org is a process, not an epiphany. After discovering this organization I looked for what they stand for and found it in the following graphic. … Continue reading What Does Being A Progressive Christian Mean?
I know, I know what you are saying “Who is Kamala Harris?” If you watch anything about politics her name has come up lately as she is saying she will take on Donald Trump if he survives into the next political season. The quote below was taken from a piece in the New York Times by David Brooks. Democratic primary voters may decide that if … Continue reading About Kamala Harris
CBS Sunday Morning I am a pretty regular watcher now of the Sunday Morning show on CBS surprisingly called “CBS News, Sunday Morning” 🙂 Last week it celebrated its 40th anniversary. It was started in 1979 with Charles Kuralt and is now hosted by Jane Pauley. I can remember Kuralt traveling around the country in his RV going to out-of-the-way places to tell us stories. … Continue reading This N’ That- Sunday Morning…
For this Techie Saturday, I want to let you in on a secret. It is better than going to the mountaintop in search of a sage to get your answer to life’s questions. That secret is Google. Now before I go into the details of my little secret I want to give you a little history lesson. The Google Company was started in1998 by Larry … Continue reading Techie Saturday – The Secret of Google
I will say up front here that I am not an advocate for homeschooling. I think it deprives a person of some very necessary life experiences. What is the primary reason that parents give for homeschooling their children? We control the curriculum. With homeschooling, I can choose the curriculum that best meets my child’s learning style. A relaxed atmosphere.Homeschooling, for the most part, is a … Continue reading Homeschooling