Do we have a right to die?

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Brittany Maynard has renewed the discussion on the ethics of assisted suicide and assisted death after she wrote an op-ed piece for CNN sharing her story about her decision to take her life early next month.  Assisted suicide and assisted death are different, and I think the distinction is … [Read more...]

Religions and violence: they’re not pretty much all the same

Over the years, I've noticed it's rare for a skeptic to differentiate between the religions.  So rare that when noted Atheist and comedian Bill Maher takes people to task for placing Christianity and Islam on equal footings when it comes to violence 'in the name of', it actually makes the news.  And … [Read more...]

When can God take a life?

Skeptics and Atheists aside, most people can accept -- even if they don't like it -- that God takes life.  When it comes to our loved ones, it doesn't matter how much time we had with them, we could have -- should have -- had more.  But when it comes to life and death, some causes of death we seem … [Read more...]

Liberal Christians: In the world and of the world

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Social scientists have taken up the task of surveying nearly 16,000 Americans about their views on certain social issues.   I can't say I'm too surprised at the results shown in the chart below.   Via The Whitherspoon Institute: What is the sexual and relational morality of Christians who … [Read more...]

Animals have right to live as much as any human…well, not any human

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If you don't know who Kendall Jones is, she is a teen who has recently ruffled some feathers by posing with African big game animals she's hunted.  Well, one self-righteous anti-animal killing liberal compared the killing of those -- or any animal -- to murder.  In fact animals have the right to … [Read more...]

The slippery slope gets slipperier: Pedophilia is natural, says academics

When opponents of legalized same sex marriage and socially normalizing homosexuality ask the question: what's next? proponents scoff at their warnings of a slippery slope into doing the same for bestiality and pedophilia.  However, the claims of the slippery slope were vindicated when psychologists … [Read more...]

Her body, her choice? Mother smokes and drinks because she’s having a boy

Josie Cunningham made news a while back for publicizing her intention to have an abortion in order to appear on reality shows in hopes of becoming famous.  Well, she decided against having that abortion, but isn't making things much better.  She had believed she was having a baby girl, but much to … [Read more...]

Supreme Court strikes down Mass. law enacting buffer zones at abortion clinics

Earlier this week the Supreme Court unanimously -- yes, unanimously -- ruled that a Massachusetts law prohibiting discussions with, and handing out leaflets to people entering or exiting abortion clinics within 35 feet, even if public property encroaches closer than that, as unconstitutional.  For … [Read more...]

Is gender assigned, or recognized?

First, you have to consider the source.  But I've seen this kind of attitude toward gender from hyper-liberal feminists before.  They abhor the thought that boys are boys and girls are girls.  Somehow, this notion that we can tell if someone is a boy or girl simply by looking, is offensive. (Slate) … [Read more...]

Men, it’s your fault mothers abort…mostly

Mothers abort their children for many reasons.  In my opinion, none are good enough except to save her life.  Admittedly, the way I characterize the reasons given for abortion, it sounds harsh, cold-hearted, and even callous:  'justifications' for elective abortion are selfish.  But the true reason … [Read more...]

Taxpayer funded sex-changes

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that denials of sex change operations will not be automatic.  Now they'll be taken on a case by case basis.  There's no way the social and medical acceptance of how to treat transgenderism is based on anything other than public pressure from … [Read more...]

Abortion activist ashamed she’s never aborted

Actress Sarah Silverman admitted to Bill Maher that she's never had an abortion.  As it goes, this isn't that big of a deal.  However, she framed it in such a way that makes it seem as though she wishes she had. (Mediaite) -- Comedian Sarah Silverman has made women’s reproductive rights one of the … [Read more...]

Is God all-loving? Is He all-forgiving?

Yesterday morning whilst enjoying my breakfast at my favorite restaurant, a friend of mine made a comment in response to something (I don't recall what) that God is all forgiving, all merciful, and all loving.  I actually hear this a lot.  It's usually offered as a rejoinder to my claims that some … [Read more...]

What do we deserve?

Even after having thought about this particular subject for some many years, I'm still not sure how to articulate it adequately.  I'm sure you've said, or heard someone else say "I deserve..." or, "I really don't deserve...".  These pleadings are usually offered within the context of something the … [Read more...]

Selling sex to children

The conservative minded have been claiming for decades that sex education essentially markets sexual activity to the students in the classroom.  The argument is that when children are taught 'how to' in a manner they're told is 'safe' it encourages the behavior.  Pro-abortion choice advocates and … [Read more...]

Emily Letts is the worst kind of pro-choicer

For those who don't know who Emily Letts is, she is the young woman who set out to document her "positive" abortion story.  She filmed herself before, during -- yes, during -- and after her abortion to show us all how great the whole experience can be.  So why do I say Emily is the worst kind … [Read more...]

Failed Oklahoma execution means what exactly?

By now most have heard about the murderer who was supposed to be executed but instead died from a heart attack in the execution chamber.  Some are calling for an end of the "barbaric" practice of capital punishment.  But is this a good reason? Agreed, this particular incident should have … [Read more...]

Gun deaths in America by the numbers

Seemingly every time we pick up a newspaper or watch the evening news we are confronted with the tragedies of gun violence.  People use incidents in the news to further whatever their agenda may be.  The Political Left uses the news in an attempt to restrict the liberties of Americans to obtain, … [Read more...]

Liberal panelists caught in their double standard about race

Notice the change in the tone of the panelists.  It's quite telling.  Almost as if the whole racist "code words" thing is just made up to discredit and slander political opponents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1oUAo3aPFc … [Read more...]

Morality: Social compact or discovered truth?

The subject of morality is always a contentious subject among those who debate it.  Understandably, no one likes it very much when those with differing views on what is or isn’t moral is seen as trying to force 'their version' of morality on you or society as a whole.  Whether a person or a group’s … [Read more...]