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Blog Archive: July 2015

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Richard Dawkins and The Rage Brigade

Jul 30, 2015 5:33:52 PM

Watching the latest dust-up over Richard Dawkins's tweet about the need for a feminist uprising in Islam. I simply cannot understand the inclination by many in the freethought movement to torpedo it from within. Under a banner of indignant, frothing-at-the-mouth and almost incessant protest over every damn thing, these people apparently stand perched and eager to pounce on any and every opportunity to cry foul and latch onto the (very trendy) tarring and feathering of anyone standing cl...

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The Strange Sermon of Pastor Dewey Smith Jr.

Jul 24, 2015 10:24:40 AM
Jul 24, 2015 10:25:10 AM

This VIDEO CLIP of a recent church service was shared with me, and I found it interesting.  It featured Pastor Dewey Smith Jr. of Georgia's "The House of Hope." In my religious past, I shot videos for, literally, hundreds of churches, and one could easily see similarities, trends, tendencies and traditions from venue to venue, denomination to denomination, region to region, culture to culture. Many churches (and this is certainly true with black churches) have a huge performance aspect. Lo...

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