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Posted inPolitics


Reading Time: < 1 minute You say you are Pro-Life. I am Pro-Life. Everybody is Pro-Life. Hitler was Pro-Life…except for Jews. Stalin was Pro-Life…except for his enemies. Serial killers are Pro-Life…except for their targets. What you mean by Pro-Life is not what I mean. For you, it is a euphemism for anti-abortion. Pro-Life sounds sweet and innocent, but it is […]

Posted inPolitics

The Split Personality of Big Brother

Reading Time: 3 minutes “And Bert, well I just guess that Bert is typical of the kind who complain about Big Brother while asking the same Big Brother to fix all of their problems.” The above comment was posted in a thread that I was participating in recently. My first response was to reject it. And then, I thought […]

Posted inDeath & Dying

Thoughts on Mortality

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you live long enough, eventually you will experience the loss of a close friend or family member. When it happens, it is a reminder of your own mortality. I watched the widow of a close friend throw a handful of dirt on his casket last week. I had lunch with him a week before […]

Posted inUncategorized

Natural Disasters: Good, Evil or Whatever…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Argumentum ad Ignorantiam: (appeal to ignorance) A logical fallacy that claims a proposition is true simply on the basis that it has not been proved false or vice versa. Central tenets of the Christian faith include the ideas that God created everything from nothing, knows everything that can be known, and benevolently “watches over” his […]

Posted inEvolution, The Secular

Are Man’s Powers Divinely Gifted?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Several years ago, I participated in an online discussion about how Man had influenced the evolutionary process. The premise was that since no other animal had ever had the capability to do this, it must be the result of a gift from God. Here are some excerpts: Sy says: “I now realize that while Darwinian […]

Posted inPolitics, The Secular

RFRA – Religious Rights vs. Civil Rights

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” — Amendment I to the U.S. Constitution The original intent of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was to relieve religious groups from criminal prosecution for religious activities that break laws, like Native American groups who use illegal hallucinogenic […]

Posted inPolitics, The Secular

Religious Persecution in the US

Reading Time: 4 minutes According to a Washington Times article, a recent survey shows that 63% of respondents to a LifeWay research survey said that persecution of Christians is increasing in the US. Could that survey be biased? On the LifeWay web site, they describe their business as follows: “LifeWay is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian […]

Posted inEvolution

The Creator On Trial – Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes The interviews in Strobel’s book, “The Case for a Creator,” are written in the form of Socratic dialogues, where Strobel takes on the role of skeptical questioner, as if he were still unconvinced of the Creator’s existence. His biography contradicts this, stating that he converted to Christianity in 1981. This book was published in 2004, […]

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