Category: War & Peace

I do not fear

November 20th, 2015, 10 Comments

I am so saddened by the news this week. The attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Mali. The reaction of fear, anger, and hate. Governors racing to claim they will keep out refugees, even though they lack the power to do so. Congress voting to keep out refugees. Emotions are a powerful thing. They can cause […]

An Incredible Story From Soviet Times

October 13th, 2011, 2 Comments

This was written by Tom Dailey, and I’ve lightly edited it: In 1965, I was stationed at the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Center in San Diego. I was a Radioman 2nd. Class in the USN, at the time. One evening, at our radio club station (W6DCM – different license holder, now), I called CQ and got […]

War and Peace

May 30th, 2011, 4 Comments

I doubt I have ever read a book that had as significant an impact on me, and my act of reading it had on others, as this one. Conversations like this were frequent: Someone, upon seeing me reading my Kindle, would ask what I am reading. “War and Peace.” “Oh. . . uhm, wow.” “Yeah, […]

Is the Roman Emperor Still Your God?

February 19th, 2010, 27 Comments

In ancient Rome, the Imperial cult was the worship of the Roman emperor as a god. It came to be at roughly the same time as Christianity. In the cult of the emperor, Caesar was revered as a deity. According to Harvey Cox, “This was what we might today call a “civil religion” — it […]

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