What shall we debate?

Atticus, a  contributor to Sifting Reality, has offered to me a debate on a topic yet to be determined.  Of the proposed topics, we are not far enough apart to create a clear pro and con position.  We are looking for suggestions from our readers. … [Read more...]

This dog needs a name, vote Now– She arrives tomorrow

This will be our new dog; she arrives on January 2. She is a rescue from Tennessee.  The two names it has been narrowed down to are Noodle and Lady.  Be sure to vote! … [Read more...]

Is ‘Obamacare’ really health insurance?

The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, was enacted to fill a 'need' to cover pre-existing conditions and provide coverage for even more procedures and conditions. The Act requires insurance companies to cover virtually every medical expense whether you need it or not. This, to me, doesn't sound … [Read more...]

Greenpeace: Help stop Global Warming or you’re killing Santa

Despite all data to the contrary, climate activists claim the Earth is coming to a slow boil because yucky humans are dirty.  Greenpeace UK released a video of Santa in what looks like an interrogation room claiming the North Pole ice is melting...even though it isn't. (DailyMail) -- A chilly … [Read more...]

The greatest boxer: “Iron” Mike Tyson

Everyone who enjoys boxing has an opinion on the greatest boxer of all time.  Wouldn't it be great to be able to see each of the best boxers square off in their prime against one another?  I am fully aware that what I am about to say will have boxing enthusiasts rolling their eyes.  But in his … [Read more...]

Too few means to salvation?

One common complaint against Christianity is the doctrine of exclusivism.  The teaching that there is only one true God and only one true religion is something some people just find objectionable.  Whether they find this to be arrogant, narrow-minded, elitist, or worse; they think the idea that … [Read more...]

Addressing a common atheist objection: “I didn’t get a good answer to my question about God, so He doesn’t exist”

It has been my persistent experience that the majority of the reasons Atheists give for why they believe God doesn't exist are actually irrelevant to whether he does. In other words, often, even if their complaint were true it says nothing about whether God exists. … [Read more...]

Inventing God

I have heard it asserted by skeptics that God was a tool invented by someone or a group of someones in an effort to control the masses. I'm not sure this makes much sense to me, it never has.  It's a great 'what-if' story, but it's little more than speculation.  That doesn't make it a false claim, … [Read more...]

Christianity is so offensive, we dare not speak it

Despite multiple surveys already being done on the issue (by pollsters more prestigious and reputable than I) of holiday greeting preferences, I conducted a survey of local shoppers for their preference.  Although the distribution of participants is localized to my surrounding area I think it serves … [Read more...]

The standards of Atheism

Is it reasonable for Atheists to require a standard of evidence or proof from Theists for the existence of God (or veracity of Christianity) to reach the level of undeniability?  The more time I spend on the internet the more I find Atheists assign a threshold of evidence for God that they give … [Read more...]

What should we do with poor Blacks in America?

I only know one group of people who would even have a question like this come to mind.  The "compassionate" liberally minded politician with an enlightened sense of social justice.  I don't like the idea of social justice.  It presumes one demographic of people is so down trodden they need someone … [Read more...]

Thank God for hell

For all the protest from Atheists that a place such as an eternal hell exists, has it occurred to them that hell serves a good? It brings justice to those who commit evil. Is that really a bad thing since I don't think I've heard anyone complain that murderers, rapists, and child molesters might be … [Read more...]