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Becoming Good Citizens of the World

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 13, 2018 • 18 Comments

A friend who often comments here has asked me why in this series of posts I have talked about the United States alone, when in his view it is time for Americans to become good citizens of all the world. He is precisely right! Imagine a world that has become one neighborhood, everyone watching out... Read More

The Truth Will Set Us Free

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 06, 2018 • 30 Comments

Political divisions in America are worse now than they ever before have been, which makes it hard for us to see that we are witnessing the dawning fulfillment of the greatest dream ever dreamed in all of human history. After ten millennia during which humankind groveled beneath the swords of despots and the awful reign... Read More

Faith vs. Facts

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 29, 2018 • 61 Comments

It may not at first be obvious to you that the reason why righteous indignation is such a deadly plague in America now is the insidious influence of faith-based thinking. Theories abound that the decline of Christianity may be behind the increase in political extremism in America, but they vary as to why. It is... Read More

Moving Toward Political Peace

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 22, 2018 • 16 Comments

Elissa Slotkin is the Democratic candidate in Michigan’s 8th District Race. She had “assumed that her campaign for Congress would be built around pocketbook issues such as the rising cost of health care, stagnant wages and unaffordable college tuition.” Instead, her campaign events are “therapy sessions.” “Voters say they are tired of the anger and... Read More

Fighting Righteous Indignation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 17, 2018 • 20 Comments

A vile plague of fear, anger, and hatred increasingly oppresses the world, and it especially bedevils the United States. What may not be obvious at first is the fact that most of what is behind all this strife is people’s adamantly held and forcefully expressed personal beliefs. In other words, their righteous indignation. Because these... Read More

Triumphing Over the Tribulation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 12, 2018 • 28 Comments

(Before you read this, please read The Tribulation and The Role of Evil in History) What Jesus says about the coming Tribulation is awful. And since we can see now why He is right, we cannot ignore His warning! Perhaps you think the evil we face is actual demons, or you might prefer to blame... Read More

The Role of Evil in History

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 06, 2018 • 6 Comments

(Before you read this, please read The Tribulation) We all see ourselves as fighting evil, but we cannot agree on what evil is or why evil even exists at all. Gather a group of sincere and earnest people – say, a Christian, a Muslim, an atheist, a Democrat, a Republican, and a political Independent. Ask... Read More

The Tribulation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 31, 2018 • 10 Comments

People ask me when Armageddon will happen, and on this point the evidence is clear: the Biblical Armageddon never will happen. I wrote on this topic two years ago in a post entitled Apocalyptic Nonsense, so I won’t rehash it here; but you might read that post if you are not yet clear about the... Read More

Softening the Hard Problem

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 19, 2018 • 21 Comments

Scientists call consciousness “the hard problem” because they have no idea where it comes from, and they have trouble even defining what it is. Scientific American has put out a special issue called “Innovations In: The Biggest Questions in Science,” which is a collection of articles on the state of play in modern scientific investigations... Read More

Dealing with Grief

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 12, 2017 • 34 Comments

I hear from grieving people almost daily now. Their pain is often so raw that it is nearly unbearable to read their messages, and I realize that since I cannot feel grief myself I am handicapped in my attempts to help them. But I try! Grief is a process. It is composed of a number... Read More