Why I Don’t Vote

I don’t vote. As a Christian I often take heat from other Christians for this stance. The argument is purely utilitarian: If you don’t vote for party A[1] then Party B will cause a much greater evil. If you don’t vote for the presumptive best candidate, you must therefore be held …

Bias in the News: Washington Post edition

Regarding illegal border crossings and separating children from their parents, Salvador Rizzo of the Washington Post’s fact checker concluded with this: The doublespeak coming from Trump and top administration officials on this issue is breathtaking, not only because of the sheer audacity of these claims but also because they keep …

Positivist Leftism

I’ve been interested in leftism’s relationship with Christianity for some time, especially the consequences of feminism and how it destroys families. A recent post by Boxer led to a discussion on the philosophy that drives feminism’s destructive promotion of promiscuity, abortion, divorce and single-motherhood. Unfortunately the discussion derailed on the question of what, …

Morality and Belief in God

The article “Why Did Dan Barker Leave Christianity For Atheism” at the Wintery Knight blog has attracted the attention of Atheist Bob Seidensticker, who I’ve written about before. This time Mr. Seidensticker has made an interesting reply to the author’s comment: Wintery Knight: “Immorality requires that you not believe in God.” Bob …

Do People Kill People?

According to the cliche, “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” Is this a true statement? If it were true, we would expect that changing the amount of gun possession would have no effect[1] on the total number of murders.[2] Indeed, this was exactly the case in Australia. How can this possibly …

The Loss of Monogamy

Monogamy on the Rocks Monogamy has long been a staple of stable societies, especially those based on Judeo-Christian values. A recent opinion article* by Lucia O’Sullivan notes the following… “Monogamy is difficult to maintain…studies show that most people have in fact engaged in some type of infidelity in the past or have experienced …

What Constitutes Biblical Marriage?

I took part in a lively discussion at the Dalrock blog discussing what signifies the start of a biblical marriage. The traditional Christian viewpoint is that it begins with a marriage ceremony. Historically this was marriage by a member of the clergy, although civil marriage is given equal weight by most. …