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Another mass shooting. Do you care about the details? Do you? Do I? What about the mass shooting that takes place every day in the United States, one murder and one suicide at a time? Do you care about the details? Do you? Do I?
Firearm violence in the United States is rampant, pervasive and it seems intractable. It starts to seem like it is a force of nature, like a hurricane or a tornado or a flood, a force that exacts its inevitable death toll; a force that cannot be…Continue
On Friday, December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut a man used the energy of his life, and he used guns and bullets to take the lives of twenty school children, six school staff, his own mother and finally himself.
No one knows what to say in moments like this. But we utter many things about God. Do we really mean these things?
I am devastated to hear how many people, the President included, have said that God called those children to heaven.
Saint Ronald Reagan.
The news today reminds me how intertwined religiosity is with the political consciousness of our times. If you had not heard, and even if you had heard, there is an auction at www.pfcauctions.com that claims to be selling a vial of the blood of Reagan. This is scintillating.
On the one hand, the sale is…Continue
Are you ready for the cries from right-wing Christians about the war on Christmas? It happens every year, and we ought not be surprised by it. One by one, conservative pundits bring forward scandalous stories about retail establishments that substitute the term "happy holidays" for "Merry Christmas," and instruct us to prime our outrage in like fashion.
Even more oddly, it seems they are decrying a war on the holidays in aggregate, since we have already been informed by them that the…Continue