Yesterday, I wrote about the difference between inculturation and syncretism, about a passionate and a dispassionate analysis of how a new religion interacts with the old existing culture. But, today I am going to mention that sometimes the adoption of cultural practices is purely accidental. The photograph above is of a Native American kiva. Notice […]
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The photo above is of a fresco found in a Roman Catholic Church in Chivay, Perú. I would pass through Chivay on my way from Arequipa to Cabanaconde where I would mount a mule to go to celebrate the Liturgy in Choclo. Choclo is an indigenous (Quechua) village in the Colca Canyon. However, if in […]
I wish I could tell you that the comic above is not true, but sadly, the first panel is completely true. It is an actual quote from a billionaire named, yes, Tom Perkins, from the last couple of days. While Republican are upset that someone dares to raise the minimum wage for those employees over […]
The British have a tradition of what they call the “Proms” every year. For those of you who are really really geeky, above is an over one hour Dr. Who concert. Enjoy!
The resolution quoted in the next several paragraphs was passed by a voice vote at an Arizona GOP meeting on the 25th of January of the State committeemen. I am assuming that there were women present, however, if you were to go to the Arizona GOP website it does say “committeemen.” They could have said […]
The above video is strictly for comedic enjoyment. There is no other point being made, other than that being Cuban is a privilege. Enjoy, have a laugh, maybe even smoke a cigar without telling the Surgeon General.
María Conchita Alonso is a Cuban-born singer / actress who was raised in Venezuela. She has won a couple of Grammy awards and had some gold albums back in the early 1980’s. By the mid-1980’s she entered into films, and you might have seen her back then in Moscow on the Hudson. Recently, she had […]
The Facebook post above is a real one. It is not made up. It is not a Photoshop. However, it was taken down by early evening today. Unfortunately for the GOP, this was both shared and had screen shots taken of it by various people and news organizations. Of course, since then, the Iowa GOP […]
A few months ago, the Boy Scouts of America took a vote that caused a split within its ranks. I viewed that with sadness, as I have been a Cub Scout, a Boy Scout, and a District Executive. Out of that split, there was a push to found new organizations that could provide a way […]
For far too long, a particular segment of conservative Christianity has been successfully lobbying Christians that the only way to be a Bible-believing Christian is to be a Young Earth Creationist. This has been so strong for several decades that our children have all too often concluded that they cannot be conservative Christians because they […]