Religions and violence: they’re not pretty much all the same

Over the years, I’ve noticed it’s rare for a skeptic to differentiate between the religions.  So rare that when noted Atheist and comedian Bill Maher takes people to task for placing Christianity and Islam on equal footings when it comes to violence ‘in the name of’, it actually makes the news.  And now that ISIS […]

When can God take a life?

Skeptics and Atheists aside, most people can accept — even if they don’t like it — that God takes life.  When it comes to our loved ones, it doesn’t matter how much time we had with them, we could have — should have — had more.  But when it comes to life and death, some […]

NFL to institute biased penalties for domestic violence

Know this upfront: I don’t condone or make excuses for anyone committing domestic violence.  However, the NFL has, in response to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, instituted a zero tolerance policy of sorts for these kinds of offenses.  ESPN reports that “[t]he NFL is immediately implementing a sweeping domestic violence initiative under its personal conduct […]

What does Ferguson tell us about resisting the government?

This is an older post about whether or not we, as a free people, should ever allow ourselves to completely submissive to the government.  While I wholly disagree with the reasons the people used to justify the unrest that had played out in Ferguson, Missouri over the last couple weeks, it’s plainly obvious that our […]

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Highly skewed NARAL poll still finds the vast majority of Americans believe abortion is immoral

A poll conducted for ultra-pro abortion group NARAL has found that more registered voters believe abortion is immoral and should be illegal than is morally acceptable.  These results still obtained even after 68.7% of the sample group self-identified as pro-choice. I think this is indicative of a population that is moving away from supporting abortion. […]

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Liberal Christians: In the world and of the world

Social scientists have taken up the task of surveying nearly 16,000 Americans about their views on certain social issues.   I can’t say I’m too surprised at the results shown in the chart below.   Via The Whitherspoon Institute: What is the sexual and relational morality of Christians who accept the moral legitimacy of same-sex […]

No true Scotsman: Sometimes they’re just not

This is really for one kind of reader: Atheists.  Often a skeptic will cite some particular Christian, or group of Christians and hold them up as a representative sample of Christians and Christianity.  There also exist sects of people who claim for themselves the label of “Christian” yet are largely dismissed by the broader body […]

Illegal immigration, Abortion, Man’s morality, and Politics

Just a quick few thoughts here. Who among us have had a defender of elective abortion say “unless you’re willing to adopt the children who’d be aborted, you shouldn’t try to prevent it”. Does the same reasoning apply to the illegal immigration issue? If you support an open border but you’re not willing to adopt […]

God and little green men

Whenever it is thought that an Earth – like planet has been discovered, speculation of the presence of life there is also part of the discussion. With the thought of life on other planets comes the ramifications this might have on religion. My experience is that skeptics and Atheists are under the impression that the […]

Obama’s rich vs. poor politics are dangerous

Regardless of your politics, you really should be uncomfortable with President Obama’s tendency to demarcate the wealthy and the poor in America.  Demonizing or otherwise creating an ‘us vs. them‘ mentality really isn’t good for the country or the political atmosphere overall.  It can lead to some of the less self-disciplined among us to act […]

What exactly is religious fundamentalism

I hear the term “fundamentalist” tossed around as though it’s some kind of pejorative.  It’s as if being a fundamentalist of whatever stripe is a bad thing.  When I hear the term, I’m not automatically associating the label negatively.  It seems to me that a fundamentalist, is someone who believes in the basic, original tenets […]

Liberal memes debunked: I have many leather-bound books

What makes this so face-palmingingly awesome is the recent compilation by Steve Williams writing for the Examiner who found that of the ten people with the highest recorded IQs, eight are theists and at least six profess Christianity. If that weren’t enough, a Yale professor last year found that those who identified as Tea Party […]

Everything is offensive when you’ve been taught to look for it

Progressivism thrives on conflict between blocs of the populace.  In fact, it can’t survive without it.  Their voting blocs are victims of the others, usually due to alleged racism, misogyny, or some kind of xenophobia.  Bottom line, everything can be turned into an example of racism.  Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, white lined paper, the Thanksgiving […]

Pro-illegal immigration hypocrisy

Many on the political left, who support the influx of illegals across our southern border, often deride those who oppose an open door immigration policy as simply being racist nativists.  They point out what, to them, looks to be an inconsistency: remember when the white European illegal immigrants came into America, they were considered patriots.  No one on […]

We all know abortion is wrong

Navigating the news

Australian judge opines on incest citing its taboo is similar to that of homosexuality.  This isn’t at all surprising.  When the LGBT activist community used a very particular kind of defense for accepting their sexual proclivities.  If you are inclined to accept their defense, you are logically required to accept every sexual niche. (Telegraph) — […]

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Animals have right to live as much as any human…well, not any human

If you don’t know who Kendall Jones is, she is a teen who has recently ruffled some feathers by posing with African big game animals she’s hunted.  Well, one self-righteous anti-animal killing liberal compared the killing of those — or any animal — to murder.  In fact animals have the right to live as much […]

How the political left views the wealthy summed up

Today’s Dilbert comic strip pretty much sums up how the left views the wealthy. Well, how they view businessmen who are wealthy. You see, they don’t hold the same animus toward athletes, music and movie stars that they do toward CEOs. It kind of tells you what they consider work worthy of its wages.

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Voter remorse: poll finds more voters think Romney would have been better

Quinnipiac University has published a poll finding that a majority of voters believe Mitt Romney would be doing a better job as president than President Barack Obama. America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election, 45 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say the country would be […]

The slippery slope gets slipperier: Pedophilia is natural, says academics

When opponents of legalized same sex marriage and socially normalizing homosexuality ask the question: what’s next? proponents scoff at their warnings of a slippery slope into doing the same for bestiality and pedophilia.  However, the claims of the slippery slope were vindicated when psychologists argued that pedophilia was a sexual orientation, and activists began to […]

It’s not just deniers saying it: NOAA data shows cooling, not warming

Despite global warming “deniers” pointing out that the Earth hasn’t warmed for nearly two decades, sea ice is at record levels even though it was predicted that it would be all gone by now, and falsely claim that CO2 levels skyrocketing to record levels would cause more frequent and greater strength, warming advocates assure us […]

Her body, her choice? Mother smokes and drinks because she’s having a boy

Josie Cunningham made news a while back for publicizing her intention to have an abortion in order to appear on reality shows in hopes of becoming famous.  Well, she decided against having that abortion, but isn’t making things much better.  She had believed she was having a baby girl, but much to her dismay her […]

Independence Day

July 4th marks a day of celebration throughout America.  Fireworks, picnics, and parades are just some of the ways we all recognize the day our Nation was born.  Having noticed a difference in how people wish others a happy celebration, I’m curious as to what others think. Do you say ‘Happy Fourth of July’ or […]

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Oops! After voter ID law passed, minority turnout increased

Many on the political left decry the attempted implementation of voter ID laws requiring voters to produce photo identification when they vote.  These laws are an attempt to reduce the number of minority voters, since so many minorities either don’t have, or would have difficulty obtaining a valid photo ID, they say.  Setting aside the […]

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