Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Blog That Shall Not Be Named


Why is one thing good and another evil? Is there an objective Good and Evil at all, or is morality a sea of gray area wherein each action or thought, each bike lock to the face or political figure calling for incivility and violence, is only good or evil relative to the individual committing them?

Are Social Justice Warriors waging a righteous war against evil fascists, or are they, in an ironic twist, the very fascists they claim to oppose?

How do you engage in conversation with irrational people whose best arguments amount to name-calling, repeating unsubstantiated defamatory claims, or downright bold-faced lying?

All good questions.

This is a long one, kids but, if you stick it out, we'll hit all these points and more.

In the absence of any other benefits, I can promise you this will help you get to sleep.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Theology of Election...Season

With the election behind us now, and as we look forward to--at the very least--four years of something different than we're used to... I thought it would be good to realign our thoughts and hearts a little bit.

Monday, November 21, 2016

What's Your Platform?

I believe in honesty.  I believe we, as brothers and sisters in Christ, should be open about our struggles, our fears, our doubts...about things that trouble us.  We're all in this life - this Faith - together, and we in the universal Church of Christ are our own support system.  So, I'm just going to share some thoughts and emotions that got shaken loose over the past couple days, in hopes that you all can take something I'm tossing out there and learn or grow from it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Lighthearted Discussion on the Necessity of a Divine Creator - Part Four

Nothing.

Like a million years ago, in Part Three of this series (One, Two), I promised that next time (this time) we'd explore the word 'nothing' and see if we couldn't figure out what it's all about. It's actually not all that complicated, but happens to be so simple that it's very easy to get confused thinking about it, expecting it to be more complex than it actually is and getting lost in an infinite thought loop.

No one wants that for you, so, allow me to make good on my promise.

Monday, February 15, 2016

RPG's, JC, and You and Me

Welcome, welcome. Please come inside and make yourself at home.

Hey! Not that at home! Weirdo. Now, if you'll kindly pull your hand out of my last jar of mayonnaise, we can get started.

This is part one of my short series exploring the possibility that maybe, juuuust maybe, tabletop roleplaying games aren't the insidious machinations of the Dark One after all, and that there may even be some usefulness in playing them with family and friends, just so long as no one actually conjures up real evil spirits and the like. For the intro (which you will probably need to read first) click here, here or here.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

RPGs, JC, and You and Me - Intro

Disclaimer: Most of my posts frustrate and anger NON-Christians in varying degrees - not by design, but simply by the nature of the content and my personal beliefs - but this entry will likely ruffle some Christian feathers. My advice, going into this, is to try and open your mind, and realize that there's actually stuff out there you don't know yet.

Without further adon't...

Hey! Remember back in the 80's when ignorant church-goers all over the nation began, almost simultaneously, to scowl and point their accusing fingers at a little game called Dungeons & Dragons (D&D for those in the know), declaring it to be satanic, and the singular cause of depressed and otherwise mentally-troubled young men offing themselves?

Yeah, me too.