Should a Religious Leader Question a Person’s Faith?

In the recent Pope Francis versus Donald Trump standoff, which I recently posted about, both men appeared to have backed off a little from their previous remarks against each other. Francis implied Trump was "not Christian" for advocating the building of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to keep out illegal immigrants, and Trump said it was "disgraceful" and "unbelievable" for him to make such a judgment. The pope, of course, advocates for the poor who are trying to immigrate to the U.S. to … [Read more...]

The Main Event: Pope Francis Vs. Donald Trump

I've blogged a few times about my opposition to Donald Trump as U.S. president. I've only done this because I think Mr. Trump, who is an avid golfer and owns many fine resort golf clubs, would not be a suitable man as the U.S. president due to his arrogant, narcissistic, bombastic character. And I think it would be very difficult for such a person to conduct a successful foreign policy, especially because his platform slogan is Make America Great Again, which is a reflection of his own self ego. … [Read more...]

“Let there Be Light” on the Golf Course 24/7

The Associated Press announced Monday that Quicken Loans will sponsor a night-time, one-round, golf match under the lights between popular PGA Tour pros Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler. They currently are #3 and 4 respectively in World Sony rankings. This match will include celebrities--thus Team McIlroy and Team Fowler. It will be played at Detroit Golf Club on June 7th during the week before the U.S. Open that will be staged at Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh. The event will be televised … [Read more...]

Vaughn Taylor Wins AT&T

This is a good story. Vaughn Taylor shot a 7-under par 65 today for a 17-under 270 total to beat Phil Mickelson by one stroke to win the PGA Tour's AT&T Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Taylor was 447th in World Sony rankings and therefore wasn't even an exempt player on the big Tour. He had been competing on the Web.com Tour and got an alternate spot in this tournament at the last moment. I'd say Taylor was on the brink of considering giving up professional golf. But he says he … [Read more...]

Do Trinitarian and Non-Trinitarian Christians Believe in Two Different Jesuses?

A reader of this blog commented on my post that was posted on October 20, 2013, and entitled "Can Christians Be Trinitarian or Non-Trinitarian?" as follows: "Kermit, I appreciate your thoughtful essay on this topic. "You said, 'The New Testament criterion, much of it quoted above, is that a person is saved by (1) believing God sent Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, and Savior who died for our sins and arose from the dead, and (2) confessing Jesus as Lord and living for him.' "And here is … [Read more...]

Matsuyama Wins the Greatest Game on Grass

The Phoenix Thunderbirds, sponsor of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour, call the tournament "the greatest game on grass" partly because of its amazing attendance records. This year they broke their previous record with over 618,000 people in attendance for four days of the tournament. And yesterday's 201,000+ attendance beat the previous one-day attendance set last year on Saturday by about 12,000 people. The no-clouds weather was perfect for both days with little wind and about … [Read more...]

The Red Sea-Dead Sea Project Excludes Palestinians

Ever since Jews began returning to their ancestral land during the late 1990s, they and indigenous peoples of the region have thought of some sort of project that would transfer seawater from the Gulf of Aqaba at the northern end of the Red Sea northward to empty into the Dead Sea largely to restore its previous salinity and surface level.For thousands of years, the surface of the Dead Sea has been the lowest place on earth. Nowadays, it is over 1,400 feet below sea level and decreasing over … [Read more...]

Does Donald Trump Still Not Like Losers?

Thirteen polls had Donald Trump easily winning the Republican caucasus in Iowa this week. Most people were shocked when Ted Cruz won, beating The Donald by four points and Trump barely edging out Marco Rubio. That makes Trump a loser.Donald Trump said last year about Arizona Senator John McCain--a decorated Viet Nam war hero for spending five years as a captured U.S. Navy prisoner and sometimes brutally tortured--that McCain got caught and therefore was not a war hero but "a loser." The … [Read more...]


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