Debating Abortion by TerranceH

Abortion. Abortion. Abortion. Yes, I know. We’ve debated the issue repeatedly on Sifting Reality and it always seems to end in a stalemate. Like Simic says, we pretend to be rushing off somewhere but we never get anywhere. But I’m writing this post for a friend with whom I work. He’s a recent … [Read more...]

Are your moral objections principled?

I was listening to a morning radio show which included a segment called 'Six on Sex'.  Ordinarily, a contestant (usually a young girl) is asked six very personal questions about her sex life while her father is listens to his daughter's exploits.  If he can make it through all six questions and … [Read more...]

Illegal immigration, Abortion, Man’s morality, and Politics

Just a quick few thoughts here. Who among us have had a defender of elective abortion say "unless you're willing to adopt the children who'd be aborted, you shouldn't try to prevent it". Does the same reasoning apply to the illegal immigration issue? If you support an open border but you're not … [Read more...]

Liberalism is always on the wrong side of life

This need not be a long post in order to convey a recent observation concerning liberalism and life.  They always seem to be on the wrong side of it. Liberalism is pro-abortion.  Elective abortion intentionally takes the life of innocent human beings for reasons of convenience and … [Read more...]

Do you censor yourself on social media?

The advent of social media outlets have made a small world even smaller.  Friends of yesteryear and family rarely seen or heard from have been brought back together via Facebook, Twitter and other internet social mediums.  In addition to reconnecting with family and friends, people voice their views … [Read more...]

What can I say?

Every once in a while I hit a wall.  Now is one of those times.  I'm finding little inspiration for topics.  You'd think with all that's in the news, there'd be plenty for me opine on.  But alas, I'm dry. I'm looking for ideas for topics, or particular issues about which to write.  So help a guy … [Read more...]

Human life is on a pathway toward meaninglessness

As a generality I think we as a culture, are becoming far too selfishly frivolous when it comes to matters of life and death.  Or put another way: those who are most in need of protection are having that protection rationalized away from them.  Those in the womb, those whose "plug" gets pulled, and … [Read more...]

Baptism: Necessary?

Infant Baptism is an issue of contention among Christians. Some believe baptism is “the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,” a necessary step to entering God's Kingdom. It washes away “original sin” so one may be “born again” free of sin. Both Lutherans & Catholics believe in … [Read more...]

Don’t judge others, you idiot

I think it's safe to say none of us want to be told we're doing something morally wrong.  Who wants to be thought of as a bad person?  Well, the more I encounter this admonition from someone who preaches 'don't judge' the more I am finding it comes from the same kind of person: One who is … [Read more...]

Trending Now: #DefineGOPin3words

This is the perfect follow-up to my previous post where I point out that the political left use hyperbolic language to paint their ideological counterparts as evil and unworthy of consideration.  The political left views the political right as immoral for holding the beliefs they do.  If you oppose … [Read more...]

How the Political Left views the Political Right, and why there will never be common ground

In the days of old, American politicians could disagree yet still compromise with one another and get the job done.  Unfortunately, since the election of President George W. Bush I have seen a dramatic change in discourse from those from the political left. It's not simply that the two sides … [Read more...]

War On Women: Old White Men

How often is the pro-life movement maligned as a War on Women waged by old white men? If I had a dime... But that’s politics. More often than not, truth takes a backseat to emotion and the ever-increasing urge to rile up the base. It’s a useful tool. And lately, destructive ideas need only a … [Read more...]

Plan B: The Slippery Slope

Well, you can't say the pro-life groups didn't call it.  Only a month after the court decision to allow the "morning after pill" (a pill which will prevent pregnancy by prohibiting a fertilized egg i.e., a new human being, from implanting in the uterus) to girls as young as 15, the Obama … [Read more...]

Priorities awry

It can't be just me.  The recent case surrounding 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, a girl in desperate need of a lung transplant is shining a Bat signal-like light on this administration's ideological priorities.  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has essentially stated, 'oh well, my … [Read more...]

The consequences of ceding too much freedom to the government

  There's a reason America's founders worded the Declaration of Independence the way the did.  The realized that human rights -- true human rights were granted by God.  They knew that if the governmental authorities are responsible for our rights, they could be revoked at a time and for a … [Read more...]

Abortion Part 1: A logical appeal

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. What are Property Rights? Before we begin it may be helpful if I define … [Read more...]

President Obama & Planned Parenthood

President Obama delivered a pillory  of pro-lifers  in front 1,000 Planned Parenthood supporters today, telling them that efforts to restrict abortion represent an endeavor to "turn back the clock" on women's progress. "The fact is, after decades of progress, there's still those who want to turn … [Read more...]

Why I’m Pro-Life by TerranceH

My first occasion to hear the pro-life message, or common sense as I have come to call it, was at the age of sixteen, as I sobbed over the phone to a woman employed by Right to Life. I called in search of revenge, for my girlfriend aborted our child without my knowledge or consent. Young and naive, … [Read more...]

Is It A Human?

TerranceH here. As most of you know, John Barron, the blog owner, has been gracious enough to grant me a platform for my thoughts. I say that because I want everyone to know that this post is my own opinion and that I do not speak for John, the owner of the blog. I want to show you two photos. One … [Read more...]

Child Abuse, Abortion Link

It's difficult to write something that will undoubtedly cast aspersions on people, but I believe in intellectual honesty and the pursuit of knowledge. If we're willing to spend money on researching the high-rate of obesity among lesbians, as John B. posted yesterday, then we should be willing to at … [Read more...]