Donald R Barbera's Blog (141)

UNdeniable

It is no mistake that nearly half of the American population doesn’t attend church as over the past 30 years religion turned intolerant.

“UNChristian,” reveals why it is happening, but surprisingly doesn't recognize the role of Christianity, the group that nurtures them, as a part of the reason for…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on October 13, 2013 at 9:40pm — 23 Comments

Stupid is as Stupid Does (Book Review)

“Stupid is as Stupid Does These words uttered by Forest Gump in the movie of the same name, pretty much describes Americans, at least in the eyes of Charles P. Pierce, in his book, “Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free.”

I would like to report that Pierce is off base in…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on October 8, 2013 at 4:46am — 37 Comments

Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa (Book Review)

I Read “Out of America " when it was published several years ago, but I felt it was time to bring it out of the closet with the human rights problems currently going on around the world to show that this phase is nothing new and represents a part of Africa most African-Americans know nothing about or try hard to…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 18, 2013 at 4:30am — 57 Comments

The Tinkerbell Effect

"If you believe," he shouted to them, "clap your hands; don't let Tink die." J. M. Barrie 1860–1937

 

The Tinkerbell Effect and the National Day of Prayer in my way of thinking are identical. When the Disney fairy is about to die, she speaks to Peter Pan and tells him that she could get…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 11, 2013 at 7:05am — 8 Comments

Free Will?

Many of the basic principles that guide human behavior rest on the idea of free will, like the concept of individual responsibility and choices.

Free will is an important concept that affects a variety of serious thought. Legally it is assumed criminals have a choice in committing a crime, but science shows…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 29, 2013 at 6:40pm — 16 Comments

Compared to What?

The President, he's got his war, 

Folks don't know just what it's for,

Nobody gives us rhyme or reason,

Have one doubt, they call it treason,

We're chicken-feathers, all without one gut

Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?

When Les McCann and Eddie Harris…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 23, 2013 at 11:18pm — 2 Comments

Poor People Food

"I want grease in my gravy and fatback in my greens"--Doug McCloud



There is a class divide among some blacks in this country that if it weren't for the gravity of the split would otherwise be comical. Over a year ago I heard one of my friends speak of poor people's…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 4, 2013 at 11:00am — 27 Comments

Blasphemy Laws vs. Free Speech

To the point, blasphemy laws intrude on the right of free speech and reflect a religious affectation meant to control what others say about theologically based matters. The idea of offending religious sensibilities to the point of punishment is in and of itself disgusting and distasteful, but…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 2, 2013 at 6:04pm — 7 Comments

Blasphemy vs. Free Speech

To the point, blasphemy laws intrude on the right of free speech and reflect a religious affectation meant to control what others say about theologically based matters. The idea of offending religious sensibilities to the point of punishment is in and of itself disgusting and distasteful, but…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 31, 2013 at 8:00am — 26 Comments

Love & Happiness

Not many people ever find one much less the other; in fact, what they tend to do is settle or agree to strive no more, which, in my opinion, is the same as giving up. There are few things in this world worthy of one’s life or dedicated energy, but if there is one it is either love or happiness.

Many…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 30, 2013 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

Black Hearts, Mean Spirits

The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies.—Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Roe v. Wade, January 22, 1973

Recently the Texas State Legislature walked all over Justice Blackmun’s ground breaking insight…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 14, 2013 at 8:20pm — 7 Comments

Try, Tried, Phst!

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 28, 2013 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

Just Say No

Abortion, Gay Marriage & the GRA

I promised to avoid discussing these issues because I believe most Americans 

cannot intelligently discuss the topics because of prior conditioning and outright ignorance. Today the

 United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act a decision that mad

e some happy and upset others. The first groups to complain were church groups speaking of degrading the v

alue of marriage totally…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 26, 2013 at 10:19pm — 9 Comments

el or elohim?

As a humanist, it is often difficult to remain mute when Christian religionists start quoting the Bible to support everything from bad weather to alien sightings. Since the Bible is its own proof source those ignorant of its roots have no idea to its authenticity or lack thereof. One need not go very deep into the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 8, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

1984! (Accessing Internet Info not New)

As Usual—Americans Missed It!

There is much gnashing of teeth about the government accessing Internet files as…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 6, 2013 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

A Church Centered Woman--RUN!

I’m a married man and have been for 31 years, but if I were of the age to be seeking a wife I know where I wouldn't be looking. From my standpoint any woman centered on the church is the kiss of death for any serious relationship. I’ve been an equal opportunity dater all of my life, but for this article my focus is…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 6, 2013 at 10:07pm — 9 Comments

R.I.F.

A little poetry from my perspective. Working with veterans constantly reminds of how puny the idea of a god is when amputations, loss of sight and worse are not  have no hope of restoration except for the gigantic talents of men and women that create prosthetics and perform life saving surgery.

Reduction in Force

Your attendance has been abysmal.

Your attitude leaves a lot to be desired. Your work habits have been at best inept.

You’re lucky that you…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 3, 2013 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

Coming to a Head?

This one waited in the wings for me at least 20 years, but it took a gift from a well meaning friend to make it into an issue. This past December a friend of my wife gave her a Christmas gift in the form of a plaque which ended with the word’s “God Bless the Barbera’s.”

It had some other ridiculous schlock…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 18, 2013 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Love of the Game



I've been away working on another book. I am in the checking of sources phase and have managed time away from staring at words. While away I…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 11, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Child Abuse & Religion

Red States Whip Ass

A recent case that involved an infant stuck to a wall with super-glue and another dropped into a pot of scalding water set my parental fluids to a boil. Almost every evening there is another case of horrific child abuse or kidnapping and neglect. Living in the “Bible Belt”…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 7, 2013 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

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