Do You Believe…Really?

Every once in a while I come across a survey or study which piques my interest.  I am particularly fond of surveys on religious beliefs in general, so naturally I was drawn in by a study conducted by Pew Research Center entitled, "Religion Among the Mellennials".  A rather in depth study focusing on … [Read more...]

Remembering 9/11

I still vividly remember where I was and what I was doing when the airliners struck the World Trade Center buildings.  This tragedy has become this generation's Kennedy assassination.  Each year, I have discussions with friends, family, and co-workers about where each of us were, and what … [Read more...]

Atheist discrimination…Where?

In an article from The Blaze, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is financing a billboard campaign promoting atheism.  “We hope discrimination against atheists and other nonbelievers will soon be ‘gone with the wind,’” said FFRF co-president Dan Barker, my question, where is this discrimination?  … [Read more...]

Fanning the Flames

The small church in Florida, the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, pastored by Rev. Terry Jones has created a fire storm (pun intended) of controversy surrounding the recent decision to burn copies of the Qur'an on the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, … [Read more...]

The Hartford City Mosque Council

Recently the city of Hartford had decided to open council meetings with Muslim prayers in an attempt to show tolerance toward Muslims in the wake of opposition to the proposed "Ground Zero" Mosque.  In the wake of public outcry the council is reconsidering their "outreach.  It seems the … [Read more...]

Pay Up!

Politicians, when campaigning, routinely promise to make the wealthy pay their "fair share" when it comes to taxes.  This assumes at least two things, 1) that the wealthy do not already pay their "fair share", and 2) someone else is paying more than their justified burden.  This concept is … [Read more...]

Finders Keepers

It is a widely believed notion that the Founding Fathers of America were mainly Atheists, Agnostics, and Deists.  So widely believed that the idea is taught in most major universities.  This "fact" about the Founders usually makes it's way to the discourse when the phrase "Christian Nation" makes … [Read more...]

Don’t even think about it!

Hate crime laws since their inception have always been a controversial topic hotly debated by all sides of the discussion.  Recent issues such as the ruling on California's Constitutional Amendment Prop 8, overturning the voters of California who voted to define marriage as being between one man and … [Read more...]

Religion is Peace?

I believe there is a tendency for a good many people to assume all religions are basically equal, in terms of message. For example, that all religions teach the Golden Rule in one form or another, and that common thread is what defines each religion. With the embedding of religious pluralism and … [Read more...]

The Unworthy Manner

In his letter to the church at Corinth, Paul is recounting the institution by Jesus to His disciples in the upper room of what today we call the Lord's Supper.  It is the partaking of bread and wine (or juice) by the church body to remember the sacrifice Jesus made to secure the salvation of those … [Read more...]

Laying Down the Law

Is the Christian is required to keep the Law, more specifically the ten commandments?  It is my position that, no, Christians are under no obligation to keep the Law of the old testament.  On its face this is  a controversial notion, but hopefully upon closer examination it should be clear and will … [Read more...]

Prop 8 Struck Down

The issue of same sex marriage is a hotly debated emotional topic.  I believe that is one of the main points of contention, namely that it is an emotional topic.  It can often be difficult to argue one way or another for a point of view when your emotions are so involved.  This does not mean you … [Read more...]

Do Differences Matter?

I came across this picture not long ago and I think this exemplifies the attitude most people hold about religion, even many believers of the particular religions.  I am surprised at how many Christians have abandoned the exclusivity claims traditional Christianity teaches.  Emphasis on a generality … [Read more...]


When it comes to what one believes is the truth about the world, it shapes how you view what is the truth through the filter of your worldview. Not all worldviews are equally true, so it is of the utmost importance to be as close as you can to what is really true. Religious and Political systems … [Read more...]