Lowercase ‘g’ exposes the emotional aversion to God

I have found that most vociferous and hostile Atheists will not use a capital 'G' when writing the word "God". I know, I know, it's not necessarily a name, per se.  However, when debating with Christians, it is for all intents and purposes, a name. I'm not convinced this is an attempt to be … [Read more...]

What would you change in government?

If one were to believe the polls, a large majority of Americans are profoundly dissatisfied with the way the government is being run, and consequently, the direction the country is headed. Congratulations...you've won the political lottery! You've been anointed Czar of America. You now have all … [Read more...]

Good intentions often lead to bad laws

When Connecticut first passed new restrictions limiting magazine capacity for guns, I was able to demonstrate in just over a minute why in at least one aspect it was hastily planned.  It just now occurred to me that it's even worse than I had first thought. Limiting magazine capacities to 10 rounds … [Read more...]

Double standards for the parents of unwanted children

Of all the defenses of elective abortion, the most abhorrent of all is that the child will be unwanted which subjects the child to possible abuse and neglect.  Shouldn't we expect parents to care for and not abuse or neglect their children whether they're wanted or not?  Why do we give a person who … [Read more...]

Can American Exceptionalism be a dangerous ideal?

Atticus is the author of the progressive-right political and lifestyle blog BlogTruth. His experience spans almost a decade providing business and consulting services to firms across the globe. Stop by his blog and say hello. *It should be noted that the ideas in this commentary do not necessarily … [Read more...]

Mass shootings laying the ground work for anti-gun activists

The shooting at Los Angeles International Airport is only the most recent event that will inevitably trigger a demand for stricter gun laws.  The move to rush through intention-driven, emotionally reactive laws in response to these kinds of tragedies may prove to be even more dangerous, and possibly … [Read more...]

Is Healthcare a Right?

This question has been mulled over ad nauseam, I realize. But given all the hoopla over ObamaCare, it's a legitimate question that deserves debate. So, I'm asking. Personally, I (TerranceH) believe healthcare is a right. And rather than people explain why my argument is lacking, I want people to … [Read more...]

New peer reviewed study predicts pause in global warming could last two decades

The case against man-caused climate change (formerly known as global warming because...it isn't) gets weaker every day.(DailyMail) -- The 17-year pause in global warming is likely to last into the 2030s and the Arctic sea ice has already started to recover, according to new research.A paper in the … [Read more...]

Where are Jesus’ descendants?

A conversation about genealogies got me thinking.  If I am correct, historically speaking, the Jewish people kept track of their families' blood lines back to the biblical tribes of Israel.  There ought to be a line, or lines, of Jewish families who could trace their roots back to Jesus' immediate … [Read more...]

Gifts and their diminishing meaning

I constantly have this argument with my wife. She is of the opinion that the closer to the event that the gift is bought, the less you care. For example, suppose her birthday is on the 15th of the month. To her, if I purchase her gift on the 5th it means more than if I bought it on the 14th -- even … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood rolls out their new K-9 unit training program

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Replace ObamaCare With?

I couldn't be certain, but I think the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare") is on its second to last leg. But give it credit, for such an awfully asinine law that accomplishes almost nothing to reign in health care costs, it's stuck around for awhile.  Consider, too, that it … [Read more...]

Hyper-spirituality and self-deification

I know many spiritual people, most of you do.  You know the ones, "spiritual...but not really religious".  Most of the ones I know were borne out of a feelings-oriented Christian church, the kind where how you feel is more valuable that if what you feel is true. I actually have the most difficult … [Read more...]