Tag Archives: hypocrisy

Popular Idea, Unpopular Word

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ~Mark Twain “He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.” ~Charles Frazier               (Sinner) “They … Continue reading

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A Note to My Virtuous Friends

“To do good is noble, but to teach others to do good is nobler…and much less trouble.” ~Mark Twain Many of us who are writers and teachers hope, I suspect, to affirm our own nobility by telling others how to … Continue reading

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Overcoming “That Guy”

Have you ever crashed head-on into the old you, and discovered how much you dislike that worldly, self-absorbed person? I have. And, truth be told, there’s still far too much of him in me–1% would be too much, and frankly … Continue reading

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A Note to My Virtuous Friends

“To do good is noble, but to teach others to do good is nobler…and much less trouble.” ~Mark Twain Many of us who are writers and teachers hope, I suspect, to establish our own nobility by telling others how to … Continue reading

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Pastor Rogers?

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
(See VIDEO below) Did you know that Mr. Rogers was an ordained pastor? Yep, that Mr. Rogers, the beloved never-met-a-sweater-he-didn’t-like children’s TV host. What would it have been like to attend a church service where…

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Are Christians Hypocrites?

“I don’t go to church because churches are full of hypocrites!” This is an increasingly common sentiment. But is it true? Are churches full of hypocrites? Duh. Are AA meetings full of alcoholics? I’m a Christian, though I rarely use … Continue reading

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