Donald R Barbera's Blog – September 2014 Archive (3)

Urban Myths and Other Bullshit

This is from a speech I gave in 1999 as we were about to move into 2000. I thought it might be appropriate as we near Halloween.



First, let’s look at the popular conceptions and misconceptions about a mysterious group called the Illuminati.…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 29, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Theodicy and the Black Experience

Why Lord?: Suffering and Evil in Black Theology—Anthony Pinn—Theodicy has to do with suffering under a loving and benevolent God. It is a difficult subject because it challenges why bad things sometimes happen to good people. This book will not make it any better, but you will see that someone is at least trying to explain it in a religious context.

As Harvard University’s Humanist Chaplaincy “Humanist of the Year" in 2006, Pinn provides a clear look at the idea of…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 18, 2014 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Who the Hell is Michael Sam?

Before his announcement of being homosexual Michael Sam was an ordinary football player and the emphasis was on “ordinary.” However, he was ordinary enough to be selected in the NFL draft. While no guarantee that he would ever become a member of any team he was good enough to be selected. So, what is so special about…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 4, 2014 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

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