Abortion and the Second Amendment

Let's discuss one's right to choose.  Of course which side of the political aisle you find yourself on determines which choices you like to exercise.  If I may generalize a bit here, the political Left generally and full-heartedly support unfettered choice when it comes to abortion, but not so much … [Read more...]

Have you ever…

Keep this in mind as you respond, I am asking about desires.  Desires not acted upon, one for which you restrained yourself. Have you ever had a desire you knew was immoral?  In other words, have you ever had a want for something which, to your conscience, you were fully convinced was wrong to … [Read more...]

Gun Free Zones: Put your money where your mouth is

It seems those of a certain political bent believe in in the effectiveness of "Gun Free Zones".  Well, it's time to put up or shut up.  The White House has received a petition to replace the U.S. Secret Service protection for the President and Vice President with "Gun Free Zones". Heh. (H/T: WZ) … [Read more...]

Standards will be lowered for women in combat

As of now, military officials are assuring the public that the physical and agility standards will not be lowered for women who might serve in combat.  My first instinct is to believe that is the intention, a good intention, but one which will not last.  You can be assured that the standards are … [Read more...]

Bait and Switch: Plantinga’s response to Harris

Alvin Plantinga is perhaps one of the greatest Christian philosophers of the past century.  He has recently offered a response to Sam Harris' book, Free Will, and has dispatched its claims handily.  Plantinga notices an equivocation in Harris' argument and ultimately this is why it fails.  If … [Read more...]

Is it reasonable to reject the Gospels as eyewitness accounts? Part 5

This is part five of a 6 part series. PART 1, PART 2, PART 3, PART 4, PART 6 Objection: John was illiterate as reported in Acts 4:13, so there was no way he could have written the Gospel which bears his name.  It is possible, some say, that he could have dictated it.  However that is doubted by … [Read more...]

This is what you voted for

It goes without saying that I still am flabbergasted that President Obama won re-election despite his shoddy handling of the economy.  But here's a look at just how shoddy he he's been.  This is what you voted for. 1 “Long-term unemployed” means for over 26 weeks; data for January 2009 and … [Read more...]

Polls showing Liberals are irreligious misleading

Nearly a quarter of registered Democrats identify as having no religious affiliation.  The no affiliation group is comprised of Atheists, Agnostics, and those who are religious but choose not to align themselves with a particular denomination or organized religion.  Often, Democrats are accused of … [Read more...]

U.S. military women headed to front lines

The ban on women serving on the front lines in combat is on its way to be lifted. (Fox News) -- Women in all branches of the military soon will have unprecedented opportunities to serve on the front lines of the nation's wars. Leon Panetta, in one of his last acts as President Obama's defense … [Read more...]

Ironic anniversary wish for Roe v Wade

Given the fact that Black mothers obtain elective abortions at rates more than double their population representation; and that more than half of all Black pregnancies end in abortion in large cities such as New York; and that abortion clinics are overwhelmingly present in communities which are … [Read more...]

Keep your laws off my body… says the baby

I snapped this photo a while back while at work.  It's a shame that there are so many people who believe the growing baby in the womb doesn't deserve a voice. For those of you who may be new to Sifting Reality, here are some posts I have written on abortion.  I can't recall the point in time … [Read more...]

Deaths from abortion vs guns since 1973

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President Obama delivers stunning pro-life address

This Youtube video laying President Barack Obama's words on the Newtown shooting as the background to a Pro-Life message is quite poignant.  It never ceases to amaze me how the president and those of his pro-abortion ilk can speak in this fashion about children outside the womb, and yet so heartless … [Read more...]

To abortion choice supporters: what could make you believe abortion was morally wrong?  "If X were true, I would change my view on abortion."  Fill in the X.  For me, if it would be proven that at any point from conception to birth, the thing is not a living human being, I would not oppose elective … [Read more...]


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How you choose religion

I have always been curious as to the method people use to choose their religious convictions. For some, they are born into a family and remain in the tradition. This is probably the case for most people. Some -- albeit relatively few -- will weigh the claims of competing faith traditions and … [Read more...]

Men shouldn’t comment on abortion?

From Nuking Politics: When confronted with the nonsensical argument that I should not be allowed to comment on abortion because I don't have a uterus, I like to respond, "Unless you've been an unwanted, unplanned fetus, YOU have no right to comment on abortion." I still remember the first time … [Read more...]

Why might someone doubt climate change is man-caused?

Is the science settled?  Or are there real reasons one might doubt the settledness of the Green™ movement? The debate about climate change and its impact on polar bears has intensified with the release of a survey that shows the bear population in a key part of northern Canada is far larger than … [Read more...]

Let’s talk climate

Ordinarily I don't read RedState.com, but they had a couple reader questions there I'd like to pose to my audience.  I am not convinced that any warming which may be taking place (even though reports now show no warming in at least 16 years) is the result of human intervention.  As I come across … [Read more...]

Alabama Supreme Court: ‘Unborn Children Are Persons With Rights’

Giddy up: (CNS News) -- The Alabama Supreme Court ruled in a case on Friday that “unborn children are persons with rights that should be protected by law.” The case involved two women who had been charged  under a “chemical endangerment” law because they had ingested illegal drugs – one, … [Read more...]