Category Archive: LIFE AND JUSTICE

Looking out for Number One*

America has been proudly called the “land of the free” almost since its birth. But if we’re not vigilant, and diligent, we’re going to look more like the land of feigned grief over… Continue reading

Selective hearing on abortion

To speak for those who cannot speak for themselves is a noble deed. To intentionally ignore the most innocent and helpless among them is a selfish one. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, with… Continue reading

The evil and the good

In the wake of the Boston bombings, many are making the distinction between the perpetrators of the murderous mayhem and those who rushed in to help the victims, with the intent to demonstrate… Continue reading

Dispel the fog on abortion

Sometimes I feel like we’re all in a stupefying fog, though the denseness varies depending on where you stand. Horrible, evil things are happening every day, near and far, and we don’t see… Continue reading

The certainty and unpredictability of death

I live in the Midwest, in an area that sees its share of heavy snow, and an occasional minor earthquake, but little else in the way of natural cataclysms. It’s a pretty safe… Continue reading

Of mercy, and justice

Picture this: Two men are on death row for murder. Both acknowledge their guilt and have resigned themselves to their fate. But when Murderer A unexpectedly receives a pardon, Murderer B is outraged… Continue reading

Judging our Judge, Part 2

In my slightly silly, futuristic fantasy Do you believe in man? I tried to depict the incongruences of Darwinism by putting the theory in the “minds” of man-made computers. Though it fails as… Continue reading

Judging our Judge

Is God a moral monster because he commanded the slaughter of whole groups of people, including children? Are the records in the Old Testament of God ordering the nation of Israel to mercilessly… Continue reading

Sayonara, or Welcome home?

If you’re a believer like me, you probably know there are folks out there who think you’re nuts. They can’t understand how any reasonably intelligent human being can look at all the pain… Continue reading

What the world needs now

Another year in the books and, boy, things just keeps getting better and better, huh? Folks are learning how to get along with each other despite their differences, spouses are for the most… Continue reading

The first response

As our nation continues to mourn over the horrific deaths of innocent children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut, some religious leaders are being excoriated for suggesting that this tragedy, along with other recent… Continue reading

Reaping what we sow

Of all the emotions rising up in me since the Connecticut shootings, the most persistent one is anger. I feel great sadness for the families, gratitude that my children are safe, and also… Continue reading

God control

Where is God?! Where was he when innocent children were being ruthlessly slaughtered in Connecticut? Surely if God is yet alive, or even ever existed, he would have prevented a deeply troubled young… Continue reading

True freedom

Which is more likely to secure freedom for a society – a multitude of laws or a minimum? In my previous post I suggested mandating marriage for a couple who create a child,… Continue reading

Dumpster children and mandatory marriage

Another child tossed in the garbage. That’s the big local news where I live. But this one was not an unwanted newborn, as most dumpster children are. This little boy had managed to… Continue reading