Tag: insanity

Delusions for proving sanity

October 16, 2012 | By | Reply More

Michael Morris has given us another entertaining post on the opaque salve of religion, applied this time in the courtroom. The title of this post: “Claiming You’re Jesus’ BFF Can Prove You’re Sane . . . And Get You Killed!”

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Dealing with the insanity of moose meat and Palin’s proud ignorance

September 16, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More
Dealing with the insanity of moose meat and Palin’s proud ignorance

At Salon.com, Anne Lamott writes eloquently about her inner struggle brought on by Sarah Palin’s nomination, then issues a call to arms.  Here’s an excerpt about her inner struggle: [I] called my Jesuit friend, who I know hates these people, too. I asked, “Don’t you think God finds these smug egomaniacs morally repellent? Recoils from […]

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Exercise great caution when peeling back the skin of life.

June 11, 2007 | By | 8 Replies More
Exercise great caution when peeling back the skin of life.

As human animals, we are condemned to live with great ignorance in an unpredictably violent world.  To compensate, most of us work hard to develop an extraordinary expertise to protect ourselves from considering our precarious existence.  We work hard to pre-screen toxic thoughts.  We rarely contemplate our own inevitable deaths, for example.  We are often […]

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