Traitors

Lindsey Graham – S.C.John Barrasso – Wyo.Marsha Blackburn – Tenn.Roy Blunt – Mo.John Boozman – Ark.Mike Braun – Ind.John Cornyn – TexasTom Cotton – Ark.Kevin Cramer – N.D.Michael D. Crapo – IdahoTed Cruz – TexasSteve Daines – Mont.Joni Ernst – IowaDeb Fischer – Neb.Charles E. Grassley – IowaBill Hagerty – Tenn.Josh Hawley – Mo.John HoevenContinue reading “Traitors”

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A Return to Idolatry

“Idolatry is the worship of an idol or cult image, being a physical image, such as a statue, or a person in place of God.” Everyone knows a true Trump sycophant – a MAGA hat wearing, coronavirus denying, misinformation spreading type, unable to see any wrong in the man. With very few exceptions, these are also members of one ChristianContinue reading “A Return to Idolatry”

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COVID-19 Deaths are Under-Counted

This is math lesson for those who think our Coronavirus response has been adequate and that it compares well with seasonal flu (numbers are per million residents) The US is currently #10 in deaths at 672 and #12 in cases at 24,801 out of 214 countries. In order to just be average, we would needContinue reading “COVID-19 Deaths are Under-Counted”

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The Paradox of Atheism (Rebuttal)

I ran across a blog post by Inverted Logic yesterday and I started to respond to the points they made. It grew and grew and became longer than the original post. I feel it really deserves a post of its own at this point, so I’m putting my response in my own blog for theContinue reading “The Paradox of Atheism (Rebuttal)”

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Utopia

What is your ideal society? The perfect place you wish you could live? What would it look like and how would it work? I was asked this recently and I had to admit to myself that I hadn’t really considered it because I don’t believe it can exist. Humans can screw up anything. The veryContinue reading “Utopia”

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The Joy of Not Knowing

What is the meaning of life? Does it have any meaning beyond what we give it? Science is suspiciously quiet on this subject, so the answers have come almost exclusively from religion. There are literally thousands of competing stories to choose from – and of course each claims to be the only truth. If only oneContinue reading “The Joy of Not Knowing”

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On Leaving the LDS Church

I was born into a Mormon family and some of my earliest memories are of singing cute songs about sunbeams and apricot blossoms alongside things I didn’t really understand. Mormon indoctrination is highly systematic. They start with fun stuff, program you with rote learning by song, then load on important decisions and responsibility before youContinue reading “On Leaving the LDS Church”

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American Guns

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Ask ten people what this means and you’ll get ten different answers. Is it a right to individual possession of revolutionary war era weaponry? A right for wellContinue reading “American Guns”

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The Miracle Paradox

Miracles are what makes a god godly. No matter your idea of god, the truth is that no one would waste a moment worshipping a god that could not perform miracles. What is a miracle? You could say a miracle is any action of a god that alters reality to a strongly positive outcome. You’veContinue reading “The Miracle Paradox”

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This One Weird Trick Discovered by a Dad May Save Humanity

We all hate the endless parade of blinking, shaking, bouncing, gyrating ads vying for our attention. Little did we know how bad it could get. These days, we have to actively filter content because the ads look just like the news stories and every headline is carefully crafted to collect clicks, regardless of usefulness orContinue reading “This One Weird Trick Discovered by a Dad May Save Humanity”

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