Category Archive: LIVING

Socialism – going with the flowchart

Flowcharts are fun. They can make a complicated matrix of goals and options more easily navigable and understandable, as well as allow for some comic relief when working your way through a complex… Continue reading

Sin, suffering, and salvation

Donald Trump is a sorry sinner. Sorry as in, pretty pathetic, though one can hope that he’s sorry as in, I really shouldn’t have done that. Either way, there are a lot of… Continue reading

Whole people don’t kill people

My fifth grandchild was born this month…a perfect little baby boy, so precious and loved by his parents and me. And all he does is eat and poop! Why do we love him… Continue reading

The problem of suffering, objectively speaking

“Let’s be objective,” is a recommendation a mediator might make to opposing parties, or a father to a child who feels she’s been wronged. Objectivity is the perspective which allows one to evaluate… Continue reading

My #metoo cents

I wonder how many men are feeling like creeps today. Not that that would be a bad thing, necessarily. Some of them are and need to know it. But many others, I’ll bet,… Continue reading

The love we need

She was poor and downtrodden. With little to call her own and even less hope for a better future, she felt virtually enslaved by her helplessness. But worse than this, she was disagreeable,… Continue reading

No guns for slaves

I have a gun control plan. It’s one that I am confident would drastically, and I mean like by 99%, reduce gun violence of all kinds, not just the mass shootings like Las… Continue reading

Is that all there is?

So many questions we’re expected to have an answer for these days. Stand for the anthem or kneel in protest? Should we welcome the immigrant or deport the illegals? Can Christians legally decline… Continue reading

Flowchart Friday – Socialism

Flowcharts are fun. They can make a complicated matrix of goals and options more easily navigable and understandable, as well as allow for some comic relief when working your way through a complex… Continue reading

Intelligence does not guarantee truth

Isn’t it interesting how two equally intelligent and reasonable people can look at the same evidence and come to vastly different conclusions? What else is going on? As I’ve presented arguments for theism… Continue reading

Teach me, Professor Harvey

The lessons from this latest hurricane, for those who want to learn, are many. Teach me, Professor Harvey…and the good people of Texas. I’m listening. DON’T PREJUDGE This lesson is one of the… Continue reading

Let’s all watch these laughing babies

Well, I was planning to write something on the Charlottesville incident and the fallout afterward, but anything I would have said you’ve probably already heard or read said. Plus, I’m reminded of that… Continue reading

I’m comfortable with that

I’ve heard people dismiss a discussion on spiritual things by asserting that they’re “comfortable” with their religious beliefs. Which is fine, unless that is the primary basis for them. In other words…truth is… Continue reading

There’s something wrong with us

For those of no religious persuasion the whole thing about Jesus being a human/divine sacrifice can seem pretty weird. What kind of God would demand such a thing before he’ll “save” anyone? If… Continue reading

There’s knowing, and then there’s knowing

Well, it’s happened again. Just when I’m about to quit Facebook…except for Scrabble…I can’t quit Scrabble. Scrabble to me is what working out is to others…I need it, am rejuvenated by it, and… Continue reading