Donald R Barbera's Blog – September 2017 Archive (5)

Ain’t No Such Thing

A “Holy War” is the same as being “pretty ugly”, it is an oxymoron used as a fancy suit to dress up a pig of human behavior that under any circumstances would be viewed as primitive, animalistic and bloodthirsty.

This high-sounding term is…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 29, 2017 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

GET THAT SON OF A BITCH OUT OF OFFICE

Normally, I stay out of politics but Saturday Donald Trump jumped into an area that he has no understanding of and as a black man I was peeved enough to write this. I hate to bother you with it but I've posted it…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 26, 2017 at 10:40am — 16 Comments

Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation: Book Review

Revelations is easily one of the most controversial books in the Bible because of it's phantasmagoric and hallucinatory imagery as well as its catastrophic end of the world scenarios. Elaine Pagels brings together a book that is a literary mess as well as Halloween childishness. Nevertheless, her research into its history is impeccable.

It is difficult to bring together a book, such as Revelations, that is at…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 17, 2017 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

NOTHING LIKE A GOOD WAR

For all their sanctimonious talk of pro-life, the Evangelical Right likes nothing better than a good war. When the bombs start falling and the bullets flying, the Christian Right becomes orgasmic at the prospect of death and destruction as many believe that war with North Korea will lead to Armageddon predicted the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 12, 2017 at 1:00pm — 21 Comments

Where Were You?

Where were you when 150 mph winds and record rains visited Houston. Where were you when people drowned when the water created currents strong enough to sweep away pickup trucks. Where were you when 52 inches of water destroyed homes and killed more than 70 people. Where were you when two-week-old babies drowned or…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 10, 2017 at 12:56pm — 18 Comments

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