Animals are people too…maybe

The fine folks at PETA, though well-intentioned, are once again showing their lack of ability to distinguish between human beings and animals.  Recently they have made headlines by throwing their support behind killer whales suggesting they be granted the same rights under the U.S. Constitution as … [Read more...]

What’s in a name?

A while back I remember reading about some troubles for a family who had decided to name two of their children, Adolf Hitler and Aryan Nation.  It turns out now that all three of Heath and Deborah Campbell's children have been removed from their custody by a New Jersey court.  According to Heath … [Read more...]

Some people are too ‘smrt’ for their own good

Popular biologist Richard Dawkins is known for his contempt for all things religious.  In his recent interview with the UK's The Guardian, he had this to say, via The Blaze: Jesus was a great moral teacher and I was suggesting that somebody as intelligent as Jesus would have been an atheist if he … [Read more...]

Sometimes It’s Good To Hear Voices

It seems to be the case that people are becoming less willing to call certain behaviors objectively immoral.  Of course, the major evils are still conceded: rape, murder, etc.  But I am speaking in generalities here, not about any one particular act or habit.  Moral objectivism is being increasingly … [Read more...]

Get A Life, Part 2

This is part two of a three-part series addressing three arguments made in defense of elective abortion.  Read Part 1 and Part 3. A variation of the first defense for elective abortion builds upon the same false assumption, that the embryo/fetus is not a human.  The medical fact that a unique … [Read more...]

Recognition of irony not a strong suit for OWS -- Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks  within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making  off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops -- and even a hefty bundle of  donated cash and food. “Stealing is our biggest … [Read more...]

Rules Of Engagement

When I began this writing endeavor I didn't want many stipulations.  I wanted to write, and I wanted input.  Agree or disagree, it didn't really matter too much, and it doesn't matter now either.  So from the beginning I had only one stated rule, be cordial.  As time passed however, I discovered I … [Read more...]

Get A Life, Part 1

This is the first of a three part series on common defenses of abortion.  Read: Part 2 and Part 3. Many subjects can elicit an array of emotions with varying degrees of passion.  I think those passions can often cloud and complicate what should more often than not, be a rather simple issue.  It … [Read more...]

Is it really about life and death?

H.R. 358 has been dubbed by pro-abortion activists the "Let Women Die" Act, along with top Democrat legislators such as Nancy Pelosi joining in the rhetoric.  Abortion has always been an impassioned issue.  At times, those on both sides can become defensive and heated.  While Scanning the … [Read more...]

Haters, Haters Everywhere

The air is heating up with Republican presidential hopeful Mit Romney's religion making its way to the arena of public discussion.  Ever since Pastor Robert Jeffress stated in an interview that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) -- or, Mormonism -- is theologically a cult, there … [Read more...]

Good Move, Sir

Having discussions with Atheists and Humanists about morality can prove to be frustrating, for everyone involved.  On the one hand you have Theists who argue that the skeptics cannot properly ground morality given Naturalism.  Skeptics often understand this to mean 'Atheists cannot behave morally … [Read more...]

For Goodness Sake

A [long] while back I was asked this question: Aren't Atheists more moral than religious believers [Christians] because they act morally without motivation or fear of divine reward or reprisal?  Since there is no transcendent God [on the atheist view] to whom they are accountable, and goodness is … [Read more...]

You Can’t Make Me Say It!

Despite many Skeptic's claim to rationality and clear thinking being behind their dismissal of God, often their actions show otherwise.  In Plano, Texas a local business owner began offering discounts for oil changes with one special caveat: Quote John 3:16.  Provided the customer recites the … [Read more...]

Will You Marry Me?

When it comes to the marriage issue, Christians who oppose same-sex marriage will point to the Bible to act as the guideline for marriage. What is usually implied, and sometimes said is, "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" or some other such slogan.  To this, many supporters of same-sex … [Read more...]