A Tire Iron From Western Auto

Mike Hayes has put together a documentary on The Controversy in these here parts, a documentary entitled Our Town. Due to be shown publicly next week, he extended the courtesy of letting me review it (the same as he did for the others who were interviewed for the project). Not a partisan in the fracas, …

Look Who’s Fencing the Table Now

I still can’t get over the fact that our Intolerista friends are seriously trying to ban hundreds of our young people from taking communion during one of our worship services. The best thing I can figure out is that they have hired Howard Dean as a PR consultant. In our worship services we practice weekly …

Striving For Tolerance

Below is a column I recently wrote for our local paper. In our society today, tolerance is generally considered a good word representing a good thing. We have a long history of looking sideways at closed or despotic societies, and for very good reasons. When one sectarian group lays claim to a monopoly on Absolute …

Not A New Phenomenon

In the course of the French Revolution, when the monkeys escaped from the monkey house, and captured the zoo to run it for themselves, Voltaire once said this, “Is not the fanaticism of your irreligion more absurd and dangerous than the fanaticism of superstition? Begin by tolerating the faith of your fathers. You talk of …