Ring Leader

As the election is fast approaching and the countless media reports and conversations from others sharing their opinions on who should be elected, I can’t help but reflect on how history has shown that humanity has always needed a leader to look to for guidance and direction. Whether it be for a community, religious, or … Read more

Why Is Trump So Beloved by His Evangelical Followers?

I can’t figure it out. These are supposedly Christian people who believe, like Jesus, in loving your neighbor, believe in the moral code reinforced by Jesus (thou shalt not commit adultery; thou shalt not kill, turn the other cheek). Adultery is the least of Trump’s sexual sins and when he said “I could murder someone … Read more

A Win-Win Scenario for Future Wars

I read one of those One Hundred Years Ago prediction articles earlier today. They’re fun to check out, if only for the “Dear God, we were so wrong. Why do we ever listen to predictions?” aspect of them. One of the predictions from 1924 was that in 2024 there would be no war. Humanity will … Read more

America Has Totally Lost the Moral High Ground

Enjoy our empire in decline…it’s generally the fun part. Assuming we ever actually had the moral high ground, it’s now gone. And I say, “good riddance.” It’s a position that blinds you to reality, confuses honest diplomacy, and allows smugness to reign supreme. Nobody likes deluded arrogance, and that’s basically been our default position. I’m … Read more

Evicted from Heaven

Christian exclusivism states that “Christians are the only ones going to heaven. Everybody else is left behind.” Of course many other religions say the same thing, but let’s ponder the Christian exclusive club. So before Jesus came there was nobody in heaven except God and angels. When the first official Christian died, there was only … Read more