Humanism

Can You Tell the Difference?

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Misdirection is a common technique used by con men.  Con men create a distraction that looks threatening, and then they use it to steal from you.  They could bump into you.  They could even have accomplishes who start a fake argument. Con men appear often in the Gospels.  They did not like Jesus’ interpretation of […]

Remember Your Constantine

Friday, July 8th, 2022

The year 312 of the Common Era marked a decisive turning point in world history.  A Roman general named Constantine wanted total control of the empire.  Constantine waged war against his enemies to establish dominance. Since the time of Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE), Roman generals ruled by force instead of election.  The 300 intervening years […]

Happy New Year

Friday, January 1st, 2021

Authority without dissent is tyranny and destruction.

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Authority without dissent is tyranny and destruction.

Allegation Credible

Friday, February 1st, 2019

I lost a friend today. Not to death, but to a credible allegation. As his friend, I hold out hope it remains an allegation. Allegation means there is no proof. As a Catholic, I know the “credible” part requires the Church to take preventive action. “Credible” means that it is possible to be true. I’ve […]

Not My President?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

No, I do not use that phrase.  I do understand why some might.  Donald has done nothing to reach out beyond his own supporters.  Instead he does the opposite, going out of his way to sow the seeds of discord throughout our society.  His lying words about Mexicans and Muslims make my stomach turn.  His […]

Exposing Reagan’s Big Lie

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Several years ago, a former neighbor, Joe Abraham had an idea.  He wanted history taught backwards.  Instead of starting with past events and coming to the present, he suggested starting with current events and working backwards.  As a professional historian, this method just didn’t feel right.  My training at USL and LSU had always focused […]