Bodily Integrity

“My Body, My Choice.” has become a catch phrase of both liberals and conservatives recently. Far from an indication of some new unity of purpose or compromise, it is an ironic sign of how polarized politics have become. On one side, you have the political left claiming that people, specifically women, have the right toContinue reading “Bodily Integrity”

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Corruption

Corruption is humanity’s greatest problem. It is the reason for more unnecessary misery than anything else. It destroys fairness, eliminates justice, engenders graft, creates abuse and kills trust. Corrupt societies cannot cooperate effectively and must depend on coersion instead. This handicaps the society and productivity falls. With all these negative impacts, why does corruption existContinue reading “Corruption”

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Monogamy

It’s not for everyone. Specifically, sexual monogamy is not normal. Clearly, serial sexual monogamy is the socially accepted norm in western society, but that norm has been gradually weakening for decades. In a 2016 poll, only 56% of Americans claimed to want a completely monogamous relationship. Why? Some statistics: About 62% of marriages end inContinue reading “Monogamy”

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A 9/11 Perspective

20 years ago today, like pretty much everyone else, I watched the events of September 11th 2001 in shock and disbelief followed by horrifying realization, sadness and anger. In the days that followed I cried with the families and loved ones looking for answers and clinging to hope. I looked desperately for answers on theContinue reading “A 9/11 Perspective”

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The Elephant In The Room

Clearly, there is a partisan divide between those who take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and those who wish to minimize it. Social media is flooded with memes frantically exchanged from every direction. Desperate people mourning the dying or dead. Tired caregivers pleading for relief. Skeptical homebodies ready to storm the capitol (again). Blatant liars offeringContinue reading “The Elephant In The Room”

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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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