Monthly Archives: December 2014

What I’m Hoping to Achieve in 2015

The question may be asked, what am I intending to do this year with my blog. What’s the point? I recognize, at the outset, that I’m mostly preaching to the choir. It’s not likely that my blog will change any … Continue reading

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What’sa Matter with Staten Island?

Today, Congressman Michael Grimm, he of the felony tax evasion conviction and the threat to throw NY1-TV political reporter Michael Scotto “off a balcony” for questioning him about a campaign finance investigation, actually agreed to resign from Congress. I guess … Continue reading

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On Year Without God Turned a Pastor Around

Today I came across an interesting little story about former Seventh-Day Adventist pastor Ryan Bell, who the beginning of 2014, made the highly unusual New Year’s resolution to “live for one year without God.” Apparently it turned him into an … Continue reading

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The Mystery Obscures

I was sitting with my new friend on her living room couch, and I say to her, “you’re not a witch.” Yes I am, she says. You’re not a witch, I say. If someone can be a Christian or Muslim … Continue reading

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Shameful Rhetoric, NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association

It was just before Christmas so it may have gone unnoticed, but Pat Lynch, the President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association claimed that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio had “blood on his hands” for the gangland style execution of NYC … Continue reading

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Christ’s Mass in Context

Today is Christmas. But not actually Jesus’ birthday. That’s because no one actually knows when Jesus was born. It was not on December 25, and it was likely not in the year 0 A.D. More likely somewhere between 2 and … Continue reading

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Legal Analysis of the Ten Commandments

I was thinking about the Ten Commandments from the perspective of a lawyer. And from that perspective, they definitely leave somethign to be desired. I mean, let’s look at the most common (but hardly only) version of the Commandments: I … Continue reading

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