Category Archives: Religion

Texas Woman’s Right to Choose Upheld by Supreme Court

In a 5 to 3 decision on Monday the US Supreme Court ruled against the constitutionally of a Texas law that required abortion clinics to be located in the immediate vicinity of emergency medical facilities in an attempt to stop the majority of abortion clinics from continuing to operate… Texas legislators consider abortions the murder of fetuses but cannot ban it for that reason due to the separation of church and state and the fact that a fetus has previously been ruled not a person so was not protected by the Constitution. So they cleverly figured a way to work around the constitution… Continue reading

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Are Science and Religion Really in Opposition?

I recently came across an excerpt from a quote by Sir William Bragg, 1915 Nobel Prize laureate for Physics, in a Facebook post which I am stating in its entirety: From religion comes a man’s purpose; from science, his power to achieve it. Sometimes people ask if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers of my hands are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped. Continue reading

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Old Testament Attitudes

Our moral values of “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”, retribution, and vengeance are prevalent throughout America’s history, films, justice systems, wars, foreign policies, and behavior. It is so ingrained in our culture that we are often blind to its presence within us. We call it by other names such as justice, punishment, retaliation, payback, getting even, settling a score, what they deserve, they started it, etc. Many refuse to hear the other side of the story or what effects we have on other human beings and in a sense dehumanize others as being something other than like ourselves. We are in denial of our inherent animosity towards others treating them somehow separate from ourselves. Continue reading

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Global Warming No Longer a Science Issue

In the last decade the consensus of scientific peer-reviewed papers on anthropogenic (man caused) Global Warming has rapidly gained favor. A recent report indicates 97.2% of recent scientific peer-reviewed papers favor anthropogenic Global Warming. Major behavioral and economic changes to correct for Global Warming must happen. Greenhouse gases directly or indirectly produced engage every aspect of life. This change will have huge economic, political, and moral ripple effects that will change our lives more than any other issue facing us today. The reason it is so controversial is its urgency and potential threat to our existence. It requires immediate and disruptive changes to our ways of life. Continue reading

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What People Do in the Name of God

Throughout the history of mankind wars have been fought, people have been persecuted and genocide has been committed in the name of God or against those of differing religious beliefs. What I do object to is the way religions practitioners often practice it. One thing I am convinced of is that if there is a creator of the universe who is infinitely wise and knowledgeable (omniscient) then one can only rationally conclude that all of creation must be exactly as it was intended. For the creator to say to man that he condemns the actions or belief of certain people and that his believers should punish, destroy, or outlaw their actions in his name is to say that God made a mistake. Continue reading

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Science vs. Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design is a theory developed by Christian Creationist to get around the 1st Amendment’s separation of church and state.  They devised a rather creative workaround the Constitution by saying that all creation was designed by an intelligent creator.  Intelligent … Continue reading

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Is Pro-Choice Biblical?

Anti-abortionists say that Pro-Choice means you are pro-abortion and are for killing fetuses.  For many Pro-Choice advocates nothing could be further from the truth.  Pro-Choice simply meant having the right to choose to have an abortion or not to have … Continue reading

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Christianity of Exclusions

I grew up in a very strong Christian family and went to a Christian high school.  One of the primary reasons I eventually abandoned Christianity was due to the lack of a connection with God.  But another factor was a … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule “Do to others as you would like them to do to you” or “Whatever is hurtful to you, do not do to any other person“ is a rather universal concept expressed by a large number of mainstream … Continue reading

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The Anti-Abortion Law in Texas

The United States is founded upon the principles “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” as stated in the … Continue reading

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Science’s Relationship to Man and the Creator

I have posted many articles on my views of a Rational Universe and a Rational God.  I have revealed on articles such as Autism and the Lack of Spirituality the reasons why I am convinced that the universe is rational.  Science … Continue reading

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Human Rights vs. Social Justice – Is there Really a Difference?

It seems strange to me that in a country which opposes Human Rights abuses abroad, we still struggle with Social Justice issues here in the US.  Perhaps we have a double standard for human rights, one for us and another … Continue reading

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A Rational View of what Heaven & Hell Might Be Like

This is a rational view of what Heaven might be like in the Christian Judaic tradition of God. Heaven is a stepping stone to a perfect union with God. It is where Spirits interact with one another to gain more knowledge about the Truth of God. Continue reading

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Autism and the Lack of Spirituality

My personal reasons why autistic individuals do not experience spirituality as an autistic is because they are unable to pick up on subliminal signals (unknown to science at this point) from others. Continue reading

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America’s Obsesson about Sex and Morality

Sex seems to dominate American Social morality as not other subject does but it is an essential and biological function as natural as eating. Why does our culture make such a big thing out of it and give it such dirty connotations? This is a short commentary about our obsession about sex and its ambiguous role in morality. Continue reading

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