The Dividing Line, P3

Loosely inspired by conversations with Citizen Tom, and building on previous posts here, here and here, let’s ask some questions, and attempt to provide answers. A very good starting point would be this comment of mine over at Tom’s site, and his response: What would you suggest as a replacement (to federally-funded education)? A for-profit […]

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The Dividing Line, P2

Following on from this post, this post, and this post by Bruce Gerencser, and factoring in a post of Citizen Tom’s I thought I’d continue this little series. Bruce’s post framed the topic of public money around education, which is a good point to follow up. Some people – usually from the religious right – […]

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The Dividing Line

Recently, Citizen Tom wrote a post decrying democratic socialism. Leaving aside serious questions around whether or not the Democrats of the US political system are truly socialists (or even whether they have serious socialist leanings, something that is highly debateable), his post serves as the foundation for some interesting discussion points. Democratic Socialism As defined […]

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The Parasitic Religious Right

Whilst perusing The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser, I came across a post from my pal that spoke of taxpayer’s money being funnelled away from state schools, and towards private schools. In particular, this money is going towards private religious schools, and in the US state of Ohio, that means Christian schools. It is […]

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The Funny Fury

Wow. Just wow. Originally I’d wondered if these comments related to the Coalition of the Brave site, as that site tends to attract this sort of ignorant deviant. Imagine my surprise when I realised they’d been left on Meerkat Musings! They are hilarious! Clearly whoever left the comments was feeling extremely angry, but if they […]

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Writing Prompts: Patriotism

Are you patriotic? What does being patriotic mean to you? Patriotism is a funny concept. To some, it is about unconditional love for one’s country. Such is the extent of national pride in some that any mere suggestion their country is not perfect is enough to trigger a torrent of abuse. Some people absolutely will […]

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Trump’s Bloodbath

Recently, Donald Trump has issued a chilling statement. He is once again pre-emptively poisoning the well, and implying violence if results at the election in November do not go his way. He has also made some peculiar claims about ‘Biden beating Obama’ in an election, which is not the first time that Trump has confused […]

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Why Can’t Evangelicals Speak the Truth About Trump?

That is the question asked by my friend Bruce Gerencser, and it is certainly an interesting question. What is it about Trump that turns many an Evangelical (who so often proclaim themselves to be bastions of truth) into unrepentant liars? Consider how much they turn a blind eye to Trump’s inciteful behaviour over the Jan […]

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Moral Law

I recently got into a brief discussion with Citizen Tom about moral law. Tom then wrote a post about ignorance of the moral law, which got me wondering. Is there one true moral law, or is this a more fluid situation, dependent upon varying religious and cultural circumstances? Tom quoted Merriam-Webster regarding moral law, which […]

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