Old Man Talking

Rachel Held Evans On Sexual Abuse & Patriarchy In The Church

Rachel Held Evans (@rachelheldevans) went on a Twitter rant in response to the standing ovation a Memphis megachurch pastor received after admitting he had sexually assaulted a teenager. Let’s be very clear from the beginning that I don’t know Rachel Held Evans. I know she has authored three books: Searching Continue Reading

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God Isn’t Real But Santa Claus Is Bringing Presents

“On a busy day twenty-two thousand people come to visit Santa, and I was told that it is an elf’s lot to remain merry in the face of torment and adversity. I promised to keep that in mind.” ― David Sedaris Living with a seven-year-old around this time of year Continue Reading

Redefining Holidays

Perhaps We Should Redefine American Holidays

e were shopping in our friendly neighborhood warehouse store yesterday and the Young Woman commented on the Christmas decorations that were already prevalent even before Halloween. Not that either of us was actually surprised. Holiday creep in store marketing has been a thing for decades as retailers try to extend Continue Reading

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This Saturday, an invisible rogue planet will NOT bring about the Rapture

A Christian researcher has blended theories about Planet X and the eclipse and decided that the world ends Saturday Source: This Saturday, an invisible rogue planet will bring about the Rapture . . . maybe – Salon.com There are fools everywhere and there is always someone wanting to push for Continue Reading

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#StupidQuestionsFor [deity of your choice] 

  Source: (38) #StupidQuestionsForJesus hashtag on Twitter Twitter games are an interesting and often fun way to pass the time, especially when this Old Man is between some of the most boring fashion shows he’s ever seen. Seriously, New York Fashion Week blows chunks in just about every direction this Continue Reading

There Is No Chill When You Worry

Dude! Thanks for stopping by! Let’s start this thing by clicking on this week’s playlist. Let it run for a few songs, get yourself into the groove ’cause there’s a definite groove. Maybe burn some green if you’re so inclined. Let’s chill together for a while. Early one morning this Continue Reading

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The Chillatitudes: A basic guide for learning to abide

While reading, the Old Man suggests playing this in the background: grew up in an extremely religious family. My late father was a Southern Baptist pastor and Mom was the quintessential pastor’s wife. Everything we did revolved around the church. We said grace before every meal regardless of how public Continue Reading