Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Proverbs 1:8 (NIV)
Other Social Issues
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(12/31/2019) Greta Thunberg: A Living Explanation of the Left. Good article. Those on the Left seek meaning - perhaps they are trying to fill that God-shaped void in their lives. And they seek it by trying to dismantle and tear down rather than by contributing and building up. Actually contributing is so hard and costs so much in time, talents and treasure! It is so much easier to tear down and demand that others contribute the time, talent and treasures to build back up. Or they just skip the building and settle for the tearing down. They actually are expending some time and effort. It is a shame they cannot bring themselves to do so constructively. Solution? Revival.
(12/30/2019) Kanye's new rules for 6-year-old daughter are a revolt against the modern world. It is sad that a celebrity has a hard time tryng to raise their kids right. Raise them to deny their biological sex and you will be lionized in the MSM. What is Kanye's rule for 6 year old daughter? No makeup and no revealing clothing.
(12/27/2019) Anti-Trump Christians, Would You Prefer a President Who Supports Secular Social Agenda? Good Question. I doubt there is a single example of an evangelical that says we should look at Trump as a moral example for our personal lives - except possibly that he stands up for and fights for that in which he believes. We evangelicals should follow that example!
(12/25/2019) Why the Left Doesn't Like Christmas. Spot on.
(12/25/2019) BuzzFeed Calls for People to Fight With Their Relatives Over Trump on Christmas Eve. It really should not be a surprise to discover that conservatives are much, much more tolerant than liberals.
(12/05/2019) Thou Shalt Not Covet. Covetousness is all the rage now. You are nothing if you can't declare victimhood and demand stuff from others. This commandment focuses on attitude, and or culture is working overtime to ensure that people have a very bad and very wrong attitude.
(11/28/2019) The Left Hates Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Coexistence. They do, but why?
(11/27/2019) Leftist students call Charlie Kirk, conservatives 'racist,' can't give any evidence. "Evidence" is no longer considered to be of any consequence, only feelings. And apparently our colleges and universities are actively promoting feelings over facts.
(11/24/2019) 'Let the baby die' signs target Ohio family with sick infant. It is always interesting to see people advocate that others do what they would be inclined to do in a similar situation. It both validates our view and makes us feel better if we were placed in the same situation: others do what I am inclined to do, therefore it is okay for me to do it.
(11/20/2019) INDOCTRINATING CHILDREN TO HATE: Leftist Activism Is Now Required in Elementary Schools in Eight States. This is a serious problem. The Left has no problem forging ahead and indoctrinating your children without your knowledge.
(11/19/2019) Does the Left Hate America? Yes. Next question.
(11/14/2019) NC State Silent After Fascists Spray Paint Pro-Trump Student. When progressives say "No Hate," what they really mean is that everyone who disagrees with them is "hateful" and it is OK for them (the progressives) to hate hateful people, though they don't admit that they are the ones doing the hating. More and more violence is being committed by the Left and since the associated authorities tend to be Left as well, almost nothing is being done about it.
(11/13/2019) When 29 Courses on Black Writing Isn’t Enough at Williams. When I look at the course list, it looks largely to be a list of complaints and victimhood. And I hate to be honest, but the list of good, black writers is pretty short - I'm thinking fiction here. Alexander Dumas would qualify as black - he had a black grandmother. I've always liked Frank Yerby. So good black writers exist. I doubt that these are the ones that are studied at Williams - or any other college, for that matter. Ta-Nehisi Coates is probably the most overrated writer in existence who no one would have ever heard of if he wasn't black writing about black. That said, I would be interested to see what he could do with fiction if he could leave his politics out of it.
(11/04/2019) Research Finds Conservatives Are More Happy, Generous, And Purposeful Than Liberals. This isn't new news, as it has been known for a long time. But his article is the most informative on the subject that I have seen. Note that social conservatives are the happiest of all.
(11/04/2019) The Source of the Media’s Post-Truth Analysis. The answer: postmodernism, which is predominant in our colleges and universities. It used to be the goal of academics to seek out the truth - objective truth. But it is so much easier to settle for "finding" one's own personal "truth." So much easier for students, as well. Is it not funny how for progressives, "truth" is always changing? Yet they claim to be part of the "party of science and reason."
(10/30/2019) Dennis Prager Comes to LIFE Today. Very interesting.
(10/29/2019) 'Your Past Is Terrible, And Your Future Is Terrible': What the Left Tells Young Americans. And almost everything they are telling our youth (and everyone else) is absolutely false. And it isn't just committed Leftists doing this, our public schools are largely following suit.
(10/21/2019) Moral Relativism Taking Over Everything: Sports, Politics, Libraries. True. But we do not have to play along. And we must not.
(10/19/2019) How to Win the War for America’s Soul. Long, but worth reading.
(10/18/2019) William Barr Is Right: Secularists Are Imposing Their Own Religion. Yes, they are. They worship the created, not the Creator. But it is still worship.
(10/15/2019) To the Humanist Who ‘Cannot Help But Seethe With Anger’: Please Let Reason Prevail. It amuses me that those that claim the mantle of "reason" tend to be some of the least reasonable folks out there.
(10/13/2019) Mayor Pete Continues Imaginary, One-Sided War with Mike Pence. Suffice it to say that Mayor Pete thinks you are a fanatic if you take the Bible seriously.
(10/05/2019) NFL Fines Player $7,000 for Wearing 'Man of God' Headband. It is a violation of their rules, but I do wonder whether there would have been a fine for a more secular violation.
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NIV)
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Romans 13:8-10 (NIV)