Monthly Archives: June 2015

A Great Day for Liberty for All

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World Today is a good day for freedom. It has been to long coming. The Supreme Court, citing the Fourteenth Amendment ruled in favor of Marriage Equality for Gays Lesbians and others in the LGBTQ community in…

Patrick Cleburne & Failed Confederate Emancipation

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World In light of some of the historical revisionism of parts of the Confederate heritage movement which claim that many blacks fought for the Confederacy. The fact is that this is not true. Though there are account of a few…

Is Religion A Failed Experiment?

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:
Some days I’m afraid that I may be losing faith in Faith. I look around at the damage done in the name of God, and the grief just comes like a flood. Lately I find that I almost defiantly live and pray and believe, all the while pushing back the nagging questions always nipping at my…

Gunlord’s Guide to Surviving in the Aliens Expanded Universe

This past week has been horrid for me, my friends–despite it being a lovely summer, I somehow managed to come down with a cold! Fortunately I’m feeling better, but I was really out of it for the past few days, and I could barely even get out of bed to turn on my computer! What […]

Slavery, Economics & Politics: The Compromise of 1850

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World, I have been sharing parts of my Civil War and Gettysburg Staff Ride text here for some time. We often don’t like to admit it but all to often racism and other forms of prejudice, intolerance…

Silence and Shame after Charleston

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World I have been amazed over the past couple of days following the terrorist attack committed by Dylann Roof on the pastor and parishioners of Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. What has amazed me is the number…

Why We’re Going To Talk About Racism and Guns and Flags and Privilege… Now.

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:
America, we need to talk. We need to talk about a lot of things. We need to talk about racism, and gun violence, and manipulative media, and Confederate flags, and partisan politics, and white privilege, and religious extremism, and mental health. We need to, but apparently we can’t because we’ve been told…