Michael Sattler and Wisdom

This post comes from a request from a Catholic named Betty to explain the text of the Wisdom 2:12-20. The Book of Wisdom is written from the perspective of Solomon and the book’s intended audience are those in rulership. The first third of the book contrasts the righteous with the …

The Lies They Tell Us

In Why I Don’t Vote, I laid out four reasons why I—as an Anabaptist—don’t vote. In doing so, I didn’t even have to mention the most obvious reason not to vote: dishonesty. Christians are enjoined to live pure lives cleansed of dishonesty and lies and they are instructed to call …

Moral Monsters

Every once in a while there is a discussion on morality and ethics that leads to a crystal clear outcome. One of my favorites is the essay by Free Northerner entitled “Abortion, Tomlinson, and Moral Midgets.” Another began when Matt Walsh posed a fairly standard-sounding moral dilemma on Twitter: This …

Anabaptism and Passivism

My previous post, “Anabaptism: Non-Violent Resistance“, highlighted how Christians must eschew violence, including any advocacy of violence. Anabaptism radically accepts the Bible’s commands to live in peace while always resisting evil. Is this a contradiction? How can this be done practically? The answer lies in Passivism (not pacifism): “Passivism is building …

Anabaptism: Non-Violent Resistance

Recently Christian apologist Wintery Knight deleted my comments, banned me, and then passively accused me of some combination of supporting anti-war, pacifism, appeasement, and/or isolationism as well as being historically ignorant and governed by feelings. I wrote about this experience at “Is Wintery Knight a Snowflake?” and also specifically addressed …

Genetic Algorithms and Intelligent Design

One of the reasons I am a Christian is because science, math, logic, philosophy, and history all point to Christianity. No other religion, including atheism, comes close to providing a viable alternative. In “Proof of God in DNA: Information” I put forth the analogical argument that the digitally encoded information inside …

Theological Musings

Once in a while you get a strange convergence of ideas. Seemingly disjoint ideas blend together to provide insight. The signposts of life start pointing in a certain direction. Christians often interpret this as the leading of the Holy Spirit, but care must be taken in doing so. Recently Boxer …

The Bible, Minus Cucks, Removes God

In our society a woman (who initiates divorces ~60-70% of the time) can take you to court and win alimony and child support for any, no-fault cause whatsoever. The purported goal of no-fault divorce is to protect against abuse of a wife. It does this, but at a heavy cost …