Question to self-identified 'Freethinkers': What is a Freethinker?  What distinguishes Freethinkers from others? … [Read more...]

“Homeless” to soon be a protected class in Connecticut

Conn. lawmakers are on the verge of making it a hate crime to 'intimidate or harass' the homeless.  Let me be clear up front.  It's obviously wrong to intimidate or harass anyone, more so the more vulnerable among us.  I have stated previously that I oppose the idea of hate crimes in the first … [Read more...]

Attention Pro-Aborts

Below is a list of don't-dos from Just Say No To Abortion, a pro-life blog.  I see these kinds of posts now and then but most often the list of dont's are points that I never make nor do I hear others who share my views make.  This one, however, is spot on with the kinds of things pro-abortion … [Read more...]

Birth rates and abortion rates

Some on the pro-abortion choice will try to correlate the states with the highest teen birth rates to the fact that they are by and large the states with the most religious population.  This is meant, I presume, to show some double-standard when it comes to the "religious-right" and their ideas … [Read more...]

Reader Poll: Should Marijuana Be Legal For Recreational Consumption?

For the sake of this discussion, I do not include medicinal marijuana for consideration.  Personally, I'm not committed to either side here and have no dog in this fight.  I don't see myself becoming a consumer if it becomes legal either.  I could be swayed to either position. … [Read more...]

There’s no scientific evidence for the resurrection, so what now?

Why is it difficult to believe the resurrection of Jesus was an historical fact?  Is it because there's no scientific evidence?  Is it because we have to rely on testimony, which may be inaccurate?  Is it because sages today aren't resurrected?  I can sympathize, to a point.  I do think the … [Read more...]

Open Thread — Google vs. Bing Memorial Day tribute

Via The Looking Spoon --   Does this matter at all to you?  Do you believe a corporation's degree of tribute to certain holidays or social causes sway you toward or away from them? … [Read more...]

Why do we fight evolution?

When discussing the origins of morality, most Atheists are willing to offer evolution as a viable option.  However, I believe it is obvious that the evolutionary process could not have produced moral imparitives. A cursory reflection on our own interactions with others should make this obvious. We … [Read more...]

This is Memorial Day

Whenever I reflect on my life's regrets, there is always the same one at the top of the list.  It's also probably the only thing which isn't frivolous in nature.  I regret not joining the military when I had the opportunity.  The sad part is there wasn't just a single opportunity, I could have … [Read more...]

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Everyone, including myself, is susceptible to selfishness.  When holidays arrive, we are prone to not really appreciating why we should even have the holiday in the first place.  Why do we celebrate Memorial day?  Because people much more brave than ourselves had knowingly risked -- and subsequently … [Read more...]

Are homosexuals immune from the law?

In a previous post I outed liberal media outlet Think Progress for using intentionally misleading headlines to stir up support for 18 year-old Kate Hunt who was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a minor.  The headline read: Florida Teen Expelled, Charged With Felony For Lesbian … [Read more...]

Why did Jesus have to be raised?

This is meant for skeptics and critics of Christianity; it's not a theological question.  Thinking back on alternate explanations of the accounts of Jesus' life in the Gospel accounts, there seems to be somewhat of a consensus (among skeptics) that miracles were needed to gain credibility in order … [Read more...]

Why don’t abortion clinics advertise more?

Ever notice that abortion clinics don't advertise that they perform abortions either on the building or in ads on TV?  The suspected response is that they do so much more than abortions for mothers.  But if we look at the figures, abortion agencies like Planned Parenthood need abortion just … [Read more...]

Florida teen expelled, arrested — Think Progress lies about why

Not that I expected any less: (ThinkProgress) -- A Florida family says their 18-year-old daughter was charged with a felony and expelled from high school as a result of a consensual, same-sex relationship with another student. Kaitlyn Hunt started dating a female classmate at the beginning of the … [Read more...]

Sunday Fun: You know the economy is bad when…

You the economy is bad when even the toy vehicles are being stripped in the hood.   Feel free to comment with your own 'you know the economy is bad when...' joke. … [Read more...]

ThinkProgress blasts Fox News for lack of diversity

You have to hand it to ThinkProgress for diverting its readers attention away from statistics which actually mean something.  For example, this is what they think is relevant: However, I think this one is more telling (and more important): … [Read more...]

1984: Book discussion

Not long ago I finished reading George Orwell's two classics, Animal Farm and 1984, for the first time. I knew their basic plots but had never read them for myself. I'd like to get a discussion going about 1984 because that, in my opinion, was the more powerful of the two. This was the first novel … [Read more...]

Poverty: A learned and tolerated comfort

Admittedly many of my opinions are controversial.  When it comes to my views on poverty and the poor, I tend to come across as heartless.  Perhaps it is my ability to remove my emotions from situations and look at the principles behind the ideas.  Or maybe I simply refuse to view the adult poor as … [Read more...]

It’s official: Liberal men are weak physically, too

This is too good not to post:(DailyMail) -- Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study.Researchers discovered political motivations may have evolutionary links to physical … [Read more...]

Intentionally misleading chart of the day

Is this true?  Can you be fired just for being gay in these states?  The answer is yes but it requires some qualification.  It's because sexual orientation is not considered a protected class in these states.  A member of a protected class cannot be fired merely because they possess the traits of … [Read more...]