I’m not dead yet

Just to keep any regular readers updated: I haven't quit this endeavor yet.  My absence is due to a new home purchase and moving is a bit hectic. My wife and I bought a house not long after we were engaged about nine years ago just before the home prices began to inflate to absurd levels.  We … [Read more...]

Atheists: George Carlin’s Ironic Punchline

One of my favorite comedians is the late George Carlin.  I got hooked on him in my teen years because I thought his humor pointing out the obvious and then making fun of the obvious was keen.  In his early years, he poked fun at religion the way he poked fun at other things.  An avowed Atheist, his … [Read more...]

The Week In Review

Planned Parenthood Keepin' It Classy The fine upstanding pillars of morality Planned Parenthood are celebrating masturbation month.  Yes, masturbation month. The Majority Of Alive Voters Prefer Not The Democrats, But Vote For Them Anyway Rasmussen Reports: 64% of Likely U.S. Voters … [Read more...]

Changing Sexual Orientation Is Easy

One of the more contentious obstacles in the same-sex marriage debate is what makes someone homosexual.  Whether sexual attraction is an immutable genetic trait, a product of environment, or a mixture of the two.  There are examples of men and women who self-identified as gay at one point in their … [Read more...]

Water Under The Bridge

I try not to get too preachy on this blog, and have rarely taken the opportunity to opine on personal matters, but I must from time to time.  Some things in my life have led me to confront what it truly means to forgive.  "I forgive you", "it's water under the bridge", "don't worry about it", and … [Read more...]

The able-bodied poor, and my disdain for them

Note to readers: Realize prior to reading this post that this is somewhat of a rant and that I am aware the following is anecdotal and is not evidence of the behavior of an entire class of people, although I do believe it to be more common than uncommon. In my writing it may seem as though I have an … [Read more...]

Unintentional Profundity…maybe

Every once in a while something so trivial as a comic strip makes a rather profound statement.  I think many times, just as in other arenas of creativity i.e., painting, photography, music, poetry, etc. comic strip authors use their talents to make political statements, and they should, it's the … [Read more...]

Polling Discrepancies

Any time the hot-button issue of same-sex marriage makes headlines for what ever reason, media outlets and activists tout polls which claim the number of Americans who support same-sex marriage is either on the rise -- which I don't dispute with some qualifications -- or that it is the majority … [Read more...]

Now you’re a racist AND a homophobe

Since President Obama's "evolution" in his position on same-sex marriage, the media has been beside itself with praise for his "leadership" on this issue.  It doesn't really come as a surprise to me, he seems to support every liberal cause imaginable.  Unfortunately the left has not played fair when … [Read more...]

Leave Your Kids In Public School

I know a few parents who home school their children.  They do so because they are not fond of the atmosphere and disagree with how public schools are run.  I can't blame them, the decline in the quality of the public school system has been steady for years.  Surveys show that home schooled children … [Read more...]

Playing the race card requires training

For the last three and a half years we have been told by political pundits who lean left that criticizing the President is racist.  Regardless of the merit of the critique, it is dismissed out of hand because 'some people just can't get over the fact that a black man sits in the white house'.  Now, … [Read more...]

North Carolina Upholds Traditional Marriage

North Carolina has joined every other state which allowed its citizens to have a voice on defining marriage and passed an amendment to define marriage as one man and one woman.  Yes, every other state.  The states in which same-sex marriage is legal it has been declared such in spite of the will of … [Read more...]

Why I No Longer Believe God Exists

I came to a realization today at work.  One that will inevitably have dramatic implications for my life, and those around me.  You see, for the last 8-10 years I have been an adamant believer that God exists, the Christian God in particular.  Most of that time has been spent defending the faith … [Read more...]

Julia: Leech Or Victim?

President Obama's recent campaign tool is "Julia", a fictional hypothetical woman followed from age 3 to retirement.  The point is to show how Julia benefitted from Obama's policies and how she would fare under his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.  I thought it was particularly gutsy of Obama to … [Read more...]

Is Waterboarding Torture?

The one year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden has come and gone.  Information leading to his whereabouts was obtained through enhanced interrogation techniques.  Now, President Obama has decried the use of waterboarding, but is quite happy with himself for the results of the … [Read more...]

From Which Worldview Does Human Equality Naturally Follow?

I truly believe the vast majority of people do in fact believe all human beings to be equal.  Whether that is consistent with their overall worldview is another matter all together.  However, I think only one worldview is able to deem all human beings ontologically equal without requiring some … [Read more...]

The real ‘War on Women’

(Washington Times) -- Chechnya's government is openly approving of families that kill female relatives who violate their sense of honor, as this Russian republic embraces a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam after decades of religious suppression under Soviet rule. In the past five years, the … [Read more...]