Archive for September, 2010

September 28, 2010

Skin in the Game

Contributed by Win Hughey

How many times have you been behind someone at the checkout counter in a grocery store? It could be a young mother, a middle age couple or an elderly man and their buggy has Lays Chips, Coke –a- Cola, Oreo cookies, rib eye steaks and other name brand top of the line items?  You look down to your buggy and see chicken, store brand chips, ground beef, Super K drinks you know the list. To your amazement, the person in front of you pulls out an EBT card (electronic food stamps) you pay for theirs, and then you have pull out your wallet and pay for yours.

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September 8, 2010

Muslims should focus on reform, not Jones

Contributed by Shell Suber

Okay, we can all agree – well, most of us anyway – that publicly burning a copy the sacred scripture of someone else’s religion is, at the very least, rude. It’s disrespectful and childish and the real intent, notwithstanding any other given reason, is to provoke anger and gain attention.

But no matter what Reverend Terry Jones and his small band of followers at Dove World Outreach Center do on Saturday, it’s still not as bad a preaching to his flock that it is their sacred duty to kill those who do not convert to his religion.

Not even close. Not even in the same zip code as close.

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