December 31-B, 2022

Purple Dawn 11/03/2002 Oil Paint Rendered — Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Denial trumps everything.

Speaking of Trump,
Donald is a wonderful example
of denial at work in the world,
living proof that you can
fool some of the people
all of the time.

And there is no convincing 
the true believers
that they have been duped
and are wrong to their core.

No evidence can be presented
that cannot be denied.
"The theory expands to explain away
(or incorporate)
all facts presented to expose the invalid
nature of the theory."

And we believe what we believe
because we believe with complete conviction
the truth of what we believe.

And are beyond correction,

People argue about opinions!
Fascism is grounded solidly upon opinion!
Life is lived (and taken) around the world
based on ideas that have no foundation
and zero merit!
Science is dismissed, denounced, despised
in favor of fiction,
and fabrication.

Apparently intelligent people 
refuse vaccines
because they think
they will make them stupid.

And the rest of us have to live with that.

And, the world is purported 
to have intelligent design.

The Goths and Vandals 
are always at the gates 
of civilization, 
it seems,
with no re-set in sight.

Happy New Year!


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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