Monthly Archives: July 2014

ANDROCENTRISM AUGURS APOCALYPSE “…the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse on steroids.” by Perry Mann

ANDROCENTRISM AUGURS APOCALYPSE “Mother Earth is a nurturing home of all life and should be revered and loved as in premodern (Paleolithic and archaic) societies. Ecosystematic malaise and abuse is rooted in androcentric concepts, values, and institutions. The many problems … Continue reading

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The Coal War on West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains

Just some drops in the bucket: 1883—2014–21,000 deaths in coal mine accidents 1998-2014–170 deaths in coal mine accidents 1968—2007–Black Lung—1500 Coal Miner Black Lung deaths each year (source: UMWA) That’s close to 60,000 black lung deaths just since 1968 21,351 … Continue reading

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HOMOSEXUALITY: CHANCE OR CHOICE by Perry Mann

HOMOSEXUALITY: CHANCE OR CHOICE Teresa J. McCormick of Cross Lanes declares that the media and gay activists perpetrate the popular myth that “homosexuality isn’t a choice due to genetic disposition”—that is, homosexuality is not genetic—and that the myth “has permeated … Continue reading

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DOUBT BUT IS NOT DOUBT by Perry Mann

DOUBT BUT IS NOT DOUBT 12-23-05 Victor Urecki is a rabbi. He was invited to a panel discussion at a Presbyterian church and he anticipated this question: “Why is there so much violence in this world caused by religious fanaticism?” … Continue reading

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CHURCHES, CIGARETTES AND CHILDREN by Perry Mann

CHURCHES, CIGARETTES AND CHILDREN A lawyer for Catholic institutions writes a piece dedicated to tuition vouchers. He finds no end of reasons and arguments for vouchers, including that they “have liberated thousands of poor families from bad public schools;” that … Continue reading

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THE RESPECTABLE BURGHER by Perry Mann

Julian, I love Thomas Hardy’s poetry. Here is one full of Biblical characters. Perry “THE RESPECTABLE BURGHER” 10-11-05 With time on my hands I often turn to Thomas Hardy’s poetry. On a recent Sunday, I opened a collection of his … Continue reading

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The Infamous Homocide by Perry Mann

THE INFAMOUS HOMICIDE 7-24-10 On February 17, 1600, pursuant to a decree of inquisitional authorities, executioners brought a philosopher-priest from a dungeon where he had languished for seven years, stripped him of his clothing, gagged him and in the center … Continue reading

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