Monthly Archives: September 2014

HALF OF WHAT YOU BECOME HAPPENS AT CONCEPTION by Perry Mann

HALF OF WHAT YOU BECOME HAPPENS AT CONCEPTION “Let us then suppose the Mind to be, as we say, tabula rasa, void of all Characters, without any ideas; How comes it to be furnished? … To this I answer, in … Continue reading

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THE GROWTH OF GOOD AND THE EVOLUTION OF GOD by Perry Mann

THE GROWTH OF GOOD AND THE EVOLUTION OF GOD One of the great joys in life — one without a costly concomitant consequence — is a sudden intellectual insight that broadens fundamentally one’s comprehension of the nature of man and … Continue reading

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JEFFERSONIAN JUSTIFICATION by Perry Mann

JEFFERSONIAN JUSTIFICATION Since I am ever in need of subject matter, I was happy to discover Bruce Greenberg’s response to my criticism of Cal Thomas’ column. He takes exception to my questioning that the Bible is God’s word, that Jesus … Continue reading

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THE GI BILL AND SOLITUDE by Perry Mann

THE GI BILL AND SOLITUDE A former farmer and retired economist writes that the “intellectuals of ancient Greece claimed that ‘the great men of Greece were bred in the bedrooms of the rural regions, uncorrupted.’” He goes on to point … Continue reading

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DARWIN VINDICATED AND HIS THEORY AUTHENTICATED by Perry Mann

DARWIN VINDICATED AND HIS THEORY AUTHENTICATED I have always been an evolutionist. Why I never believed in Creationism, in spite of having been reared by religiously orthodox parents and grandparents, I do not know. Even though I sat and listened … Continue reading

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What I Am Reading

Hippie Homesteaders: Arts, Crafts, Music, and Living on the Land in West Virginia by Carter Taylor Seaton. Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle by Ellen Gilchrist Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 by W.E.B. Du Bois ALL GOOD

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LETTER FROM A SKEPTIC TO A BELIEVER by Perry Mann “We lean to nature like a flower to the sun”

LETTER FROM A SKEPTIC TO A BELIEVER I have received your letter with the lyricisms about your gardening activities and the progress of your garden to date. I could with the same lyrical enthusiasm relate pretty much what you have … Continue reading

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