Donald R Barbera's Blog (216)

Religious Sleight of Hand

“Many people who seriously practice a traditional religious faith—be it Christian or other—have a divorce rate marked lower than the general population.”—The Christian Divorce Rate Myth, Glenn T. Stanton, Baptist Press

The above quote, taken from the website crosswalk.com, is…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 19, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

OH HOW I WISH

Asides from the promotion of ignorance, the embrace of intolerance, the perpetuation of fantasy, the encouragement of external reliance, the insistence of basing thought on dogma rather than fact, abetting belief in ghosts, gremlins and ghouls, the blatant demotion of women and its continued history of…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 15, 2017 at 9:42am — 7 Comments

Girls Trip/Dunkirk Movie Reviews

Girls Trip: Movie Review:

Where to start with this one is difficult. I was dragged to see it by my wife. Well, I’m glad she did. “Girls Trip” is an uproarious film filled with ridiculosity, nasty comedy and excellent performances by Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish.…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 12, 2017 at 11:17pm — 7 Comments

THE DARK TOWER: MOVIE REVIEW

Occasionally I write movie reviews when I see one that is hyped or recommended. This one that I saw the hype and made up my mind to see it and I wasn't sorry.

Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey) to prevent O'Dim from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stak…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 11, 2017 at 10:00am — 13 Comments

Adultery is a Sin?

“The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorces, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch.”—Anthony Burgess

That adultery is a sin…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 8, 2017 at 10:00pm — 55 Comments

Silk Purses and Sow Ears

 

When explaining Biblical contradiction Christian apologists and their explanations range from the sublime to the ridiculous. An apologist is a defender of the faith, the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 1, 2017 at 8:10am — 5 Comments

Second Class Citizens: How the Church Contributes to Domestic Violence

 “One reason that men abuse their wives is because women rebel against their husband's God-given authority.” Bruce Ware, professor of Christian Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY[1]

Whether a husband holds “God given authority” over his spouse is open to question, but the results of spousal abuse and domestic violence are not. Nearly one out of…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 28, 2017 at 9:00pm — 17 Comments

BE SURE OF WHAT YOU SPEAK

Recently, a friend on Facebook made a brave break by positing that Christianity hangs about the necks of African Americans like a millstone and is responsible for much pain and suffering. Of course, his claim was immediately rejected and shot down with some even saying that "My Jesus would never do such a…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 24, 2017 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

Campaigning: Take Back Our Country

While campaigning I had a group (8-10) of protesters at my rally saying all sorts of things, which is their right. However, when they came to shouting “Take Back Our Country” I was deeply offended but I didn’t show it. Instead, I gave them a history lesson about “our”’ country starting with the genocide of Native American Indians through slavery. My trail is already difficult and my chances of winning are an…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 20, 2017 at 8:51am — 2 Comments

I Haven't Croaked

I've been so busy trying to get new Congresspeople elected for the 2018 elections that I haven't come past. I have a bunch of stuff I want to drop out here for opinions and reactions. I'm also busy running for City Council. I call it working from the inside. I will start again in a few weeks.

Don

Added by Donald R Barbera on July 11, 2017 at 1:50pm — 9 Comments

TIED MY ASS

TIED MY ASS—I'm a day late and a dollar short in publishing this, because I wrote it over two months ago, which is a long time in political hogwash.

It's August and I'd be willing to bet my last dollar that by the time voting begins in November the media will say the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 14, 2016 at 10:16pm — 29 Comments

THE TALK

THE TALK

Traditions pass along through family lines and are thought to bring unity and civilization in what can be a confusing world. During this dangerous time of white police killing blacks and blacks killing law enforcement officers perhaps it is far past time to speak of a family tradition passed along in most black…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 20, 2016 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Book Review--Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

Large and In Charge—Maybe

Human beings like to think “I am the master of my fate:  I am the captain of my soul,” but  bestselling author Leonard Mlodinow makes clear in his New York Time number one book Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior that isn’t the case. Mlodinow takes the reader through an easily readable scientific tour of how the brain works and how much the unconscious mind influences decisions that we are not aware…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 27, 2016 at 3:30pm — 14 Comments

Unsubscribe

It finally drove me to writing. I was going to say drink, but it’s before 8 am here, although I have been known to have an occasional rum for medicinal purposes. I’m here because I was cleaning out the email that managed to escape my blocker and became infuriated by something that has irked me for…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 8, 2016 at 7:30am — 9 Comments

Bigotry & Bathrooms

Growing up during the Jim Crow era introduced many to the virulent racism of the South. Negroes were not allowed to use the same bathrooms as whites. Now with the hysteria transgender bathroom use sweeping through the country it is not difficult to draw a parallel with blacks being banned from…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 29, 2016 at 11:00am — 16 Comments

CROTCH WATCH: NORTH CAROLINA & SOUTH CAROLINA

I've been gone for a while because of a car accident. Enough said. I thought I get back into the flow of things by bringing up a subject many in the United States are frightened by--SEX!

(The sign on the right is in a Kroger grocery store in Texas. It has been…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 21, 2016 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, BUT THE MOVIE IS—AGAIN

Recently, I watched a movie named “God Is Not Dead 2” fully intending to remain neutral although I’d already seen “God’s Not Dead.” The first movie sucked and this one is even worse. It is more propaganda than a movie and the proselytizing is obnoxious. Once again, those poor Christians are…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 11, 2016 at 9:42pm — 19 Comments

What, When, Where, Who and How

Thinking is a terrible thing. If done correctly it ought to frighten you and shake you from your comfortable foundations, because it should reveal things, raise questions and challenge your ideas about yourself, your beliefs and the world.

In…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on February 12, 2016 at 8:50pm — 21 Comments

Book Review: Bertrand Russell: My Philosophical Development (Five Stars)

This book is not an easy read. In fact, some portions are most difficult especially when Russell speaks of applied mathematics and Euclidian geometry. It may help if the reader has knowledge of those areas, but more than likely it will not. Probably, the most important comparison is the realization that Russell’s life…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 26, 2016 at 10:05am — 5 Comments

Book Review: Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World

David Silverman is one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. Known for his appearances on FOX News and his in-your-face brand of atheism. Unfortunately, Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World could have been a much better manifesto if not for the small portions filled with assumptions and flawed cause and effect analysis. Nevertheless, it is a useful guide for integrating activism into the atheist movement.

While Silverman advocates…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 8, 2016 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

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