National Flag in Church

October 8, 2007

I certainly do not expect anyone to change anything based upon my humble opinion, but I do not believe it appropriate to have the flag of a nation permanently displayed in a church.

On some occasions, I can see it being used (such as draped over a casket during a funeral or in a procession of veterans or boyscouts, etc.), but it should not be standing or hanging or otherwise on display on a regular basis.

To me, the church is above and beyond nationality. At least it should be.


My Dr. Pepper Has More!

October 4, 2007

I recently noticed my 20 oz. Dr. Pepper is now 21 oz.

Wow! 5% more for free!

That means I get 5% more water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, phosphoric acid, natural and artificial flavors, sodium benzoate and caffine!

Wait! Is this a good thing?


Should Greek Mythology Be Taught In Public Schools?

September 27, 2007

If religion is not supposed to be taught in public schools, how is it that Greek Mythology, as well as other mythologies, are taught in public schools?

Is Greek Mythology a religion? Was it a religion? Should it or any mythology be taught in public schools?

I propose that if mythologies can be taught in public schools, then so too should other “mythologies,” be they about Moses, Jesus Christ, Muhammad, etc., be allowed.

(Note: the word “mythology” does not imply the story is false.)


Categories

September 27, 2007

In the previous post “Unstructured freedom,” the issue of categories came up.

I have often thought that separating “categories” such as philosophy, politics, and religion to be somewhat misleading and unrealistic.

If one is religious, how can any philosophy or politics not be encompassed by his/her religion

So, what should this post be filed under?