I'm getting old. The vultures that feed upon people's lack of mental sharpness are circling above my aging brain as I crawl through this increasingly hot desert that is life. Fortunately, I know where there is a healthy supply of water and it is accessible for me. I am talking about 'living water' and I hope that you, too, have been so blessed.
– The Rev.
This site is where I mix in some thoughts about religion as well as a little homespun philosophy, hopefully for your daily edification. I would love to hear your comments on the principles that I present here daily.
There are many 'political blogs' on the internet, but this blog is more concerned about philosophical and religious matters. Because we may be addressing sensitive subjects here there are certain rules of decorum that we expect people to follow. We ask that newcomers should read these rules before posting a comment. The posts on the Daily Ahem are pretty much all original except for on Sundays when I will defer to the scriptures and quote from them. The statements are not meant to be fodder for arguments, so remember that profanity or name-calling is not allowed on this site.
Sometimes we might touch upon sacred subjects. This is 'fair game' on our site as long as opinions are offered with humility and openness and are not arrogant or didactic by nature. Most religious references will be Christian, for that is the main path we follow in the C.C.C.M.S. organization, but comments from any quarter, religious or non-religious, are welcome as long as they are well thought out, polite and well-presented.
Criticism or questions about another religion may be permissible. That is because we do believe that if someone's views are really true, they should be able to be held up to rational scrutiny, and when issues are discussed thoughtfully, then the learning process can take place. We know there are many different beliefs in this world and being offensive to someone or misrepresenting their views, or even being easily offended, does not contribute to our mutual quest to find the truth.
A 'desire to learn' is the only thing that will be required of the contributors to this site. A person does not need to have a strong opinion on something to contribute to the conversation. In fact, having questions can often be more appropriate.