Tag: religion

Something Thoreau wrote on August 9, 1858

“The editors of newspapers, the popular clergy, politicians and orators of the day and office-holders, though they may be thought to be of very different politics and religion, are essentially one and homogeneous, inasmuch as they are only the various ingredients of the froth which ever floats on the surface of society.”

As true now as it was back then, only the ingredients are blander than ever.

MG signing off (to seek out exotic seasoning)

Losing my religion

A reminder (third pic down) that I haven’t been to church in a few weeks. Some folks blame this on sleeping in – my excuse is streamflow.

The UK and Faith

Either Tony Blair has decided to adopt tenets of the US Constitution, or he is trying to start a movement for our politicians to pull their heads out of their arses. Either way, keeping religion and politics on separate grounds is a good thing.

Read Keep faith out of politics, says Blair, from The Guardian.

Proselytizing with Spam

Brian McWilliams, author of Spam Kings, has an interesting story over at his weblog. It seems one time newsgroup spammer Roy Giles is now using spam to raise money for a purported religious organization.

I think a couple of points are going to thrwart tangible action against Mr. Giles, so Spamroll is suggesting the online community put the kibosh on it.