We still need to go metric


Our US system of measurements makes no sense, even to Americans. We cannot even call it English measurements because our system is different than the pre-metric English system. For example, how many US tablespoons (tbsp.) are there in a US cup? The answer is 16, but no one knows that; I had to look itContinue reading “We still need to go metric”

A Watershed Moment That Goes Far Beyond LGBT Issues


June 26, 2015 is a date that will go down in history. On this date the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same-sex marriage across the whole country. This is a great victory for the LGBT community. But even more, it is a watershed moment in the campaign for religious liberty. This decision representsContinue reading “A Watershed Moment That Goes Far Beyond LGBT Issues”

Celebrity Status and Human Worth


America has a very weird way of lifting up the most absurd celebrities.  Justin Bieber was just busted for street racing while drunk and on drugs.  Bieber is also facing felony vandalism charges for an earlier episode where he vandalized a neighbor’s house. Dennis Rodman just got back from North Korea where he practically gaveContinue reading “Celebrity Status and Human Worth”

The Litmus Test for Public Office


The litmus test for public office should include one simple concept, namely the belief in evolution.  We live in an age where the denial of scientific fact is rampant.  We live in an age when Republicans do not seem to believe in science at all.  They do not believe in evolution, global warming, stem cellContinue reading “The Litmus Test for Public Office”

A Well Regulated Society


The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States decrees that one role of government is to insure domestic tranquility. That stated purpose demands a well-regulated society.  For it is only in a well-regulated society that we can secure a state of domestic tranquility. Libertarian and Tea-Publicans stress absolute freedom or the ability to actContinue reading “A Well Regulated Society”

Our First and Second Amendment Rights


Restraint of our First and Second Amendment Rights First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.Continue reading “Our First and Second Amendment Rights”

The Catholic Church and Marital Intimacy


If the Roman Catholic Church really wanted to strengthen marriage, as it says is does, the first step would be to allow married couples to make love freely and as often as they so desire.  There should be no rules constraining that joyous intimacy and no fear of unwanted pregnancies. A celibate priesthood cannot beginContinue reading “The Catholic Church and Marital Intimacy”

The Use of Assault Weapons


Assault Weapons The cacophony of the gun debate has been escalating since Sandy Hook.  This hit an apex with Alex Jones appearance on the Piers Morgan show on CNN.  Jones acted like a rabid animal, screaming abuse and rage.  This is a man owns fifty guns, but on that day what he really needed wasContinue reading “The Use of Assault Weapons”

America’s Gun Violence


America’s Gun Violence Let’s start with the fact that there are 300 million guns in the US, or almost one gun for every man, woman and child.  There have been thirteen mass killings using guns in 2012, and the year is not even over yet. UPDATE:  There have now been FOURTEEN mass shootings in theContinue reading “America’s Gun Violence”

Rachel Held Evans — Shedding light on “Biblical” Values


I wanted to share with you a statement by the blogger Rachel Held Evans.  I love her way of reading scripture.  Her blog can be found at http://www.rachelheldevans.com and is well worth checking out. As an evangelical Christian, Rachel has shown light on some of the more ridiculous claims of fundamentalism.  Particularly, she has shown veryContinue reading “Rachel Held Evans — Shedding light on “Biblical” Values”