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Posted inEvolution

Evolution vs. Capitalism

Reading Time: 2 minutes You might think that the process of natural selection and the free-market competition of capitalism have little in common. Especially if you are a political conservative. There is a broad correlation between conservative political views, and the denial of Evolution. Think about that for a minute. A common view of the process of natural selection […]

Posted inUncategorized

Civil vs. Religious Marriage

Reading Time: 3 minutes “I now pronounce you husband and wife.” Who is authorized to utter the Wedding Pronouncement, those seven words that finalize most wedding ceremonies?  The states make the rules on this.  Most of them authorize members of the clergy, judges, both active and retired, and Justices of the Peace. In the United States, a marriage can […]

Posted inUncategorized

Abortion, Contraception and Welfare – A Proposal

Reading Time: 4 minutes Note to readers:  If you are a hard-over anti-abortionist, this article is not for you.  I am looking for comments and constructive criticism from people who understand the need to explore alternative actions to limit population growth and help people trapped in the vicious circle of poverty, welfare and unsupportable children.  If you are coming […]

Posted inComedy

Halloween Rules

Reading Time: 2 minutes Follow the rules! I’m sure that you’ve seen these rules before and really, they’re just common sense. But since we’re coming up to that time of the year, I think it’s wise to review them. Something about this time of year can play havoc with otherwise sensible people. 1. When it appears that you have […]

Posted inGeneral

A Billion Year Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute When God made the Cosmos, and all the stuff in it, It took him six days, according to the book of Genesis in the Bible. Now some people think those were regular days, Like the ones that you and I spend. Others say no, those were very long days. Maybe they were million-year days. Could […]

Posted inUncategorized

The Birthrate Wars

Reading Time: 2 minutes A couple years ago, I received an Email containing a video. It opens with a sepulchral voice, intoning a dire warning: Muslims are engaged in a worldwide conspiracy to conquer the world for Islam by outbreeding the western Judeo-Christian democracies, driving us to extinction. They plan to conquer the world…with their birth rate! I immediately […]

Posted inEthics and Morality

Kneeling is a Mortal Sin

Reading Time: 2 minutes This was written a few years ago, but it’s still good for a chuckle. The Catholic Church here in Orange County, California has yet another controversy to deal with along with their pedophile priests.  In an LA Times article today, I learned that kneeling can be dangerous to your spiritual health.  The pastor at St. […]

Posted inSex & Gender

Abstinence Is Hard

Reading Time: 3 minutes Absence makes the heart grow fonder. -Anonymous The author of this proverb is unknown. Some say Shakespeare, but that is questionable. Nobody really knows…and that is good, because it is nonsense. I am immensely fond of my wife, but before I retired, when I went on business trips, I did not become fonder. I got […]

Posted inEthics and Morality, General

A Pen Warmed Up In Hell

Reading Time: 7 minutes Mark Twain was no friend of organized religion. Here, he takes Christianity apart, examines the pieces, and throws them in the garbage can where they belong. I found this on the Gutenberg Press web site. Nothing there is copyrighted…that is, the copyright, if it ever existed, has expired. There is a lot of good stuff […]

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