Establishment and Distortion of the Facts

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Too often today the facts spoken or written about any subject or issue are inaccurate. This may happen because of ignorance.  It may be done on purpose. Those who distort facts knowingly lack integrity.  It is very important that we get the facts of a case as straight as we can.  This requirement includes doing…
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What is Bigotry? Part II: Ideology

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Bigotry can have various objects, changeable and unchangeable, that draw its hatred.  Class, race, nation, gender, and ethnic identification are things that we are born into.  Our race, ethnic identification, and gender cannot be changed. Though some people think it possible, gender cannot be changed.  Only in the mind is this possible,…
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What is Bigotry?

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Bigotry is the hatred of people of a certain social or economic class, religion, race, nation, ethnic group, political affiliation, gender. (There are only two genders. God created gender and sex, not us), or ideology by an individual, group of individuals, society, or nation that may eventuate on a political level in laws against them and…
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Truth as the Only Solid Foundation for Inquiry and Dialogue

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The well-known and popular, contemporary theory about truth is that there is no such thing except in a narrowly defined way.  If I understand it correctly, post-modernist theory maintains that absolute truth does not exist and that any truth claim is only a point of view.  Truth can not be attained.  It is…
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Spare, Knowledgeable, and Wise Speech

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When we speak, we are to speak with wisdom, knowledge and discernment.  Today in the public environment, there are too many words and too little wisdom.  Not much or nothing is accomplished by turgid and foolish speech.  The news programs often give us a taste of the foolishness of the tongue. Wisdom means the willingness…
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Inside the Heart and Mind of an Atheist

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I first wnat to disavow the title of this article.  We cannot get inside the heart and the mind of a secularist/atheist.  We can not get inside the heart and mind of anyone unless he reveal something of himself.  Even then, because we only know ourselves partially, we can not fully describe…
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Discipleship in Matthew and Apologetics XVIII–The Vision

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Jesus took Peter, John, and James to the top of a high mountain where they experience their Lord transfigured in divine glory; the Father’s voice from heaven, indicating divine favor and approval of Jesus, and the presence of Moses and Elijah. “And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes…
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Discipleship in Matthew and Apologetics XVII–The Judgment

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Moderns of whatever generation are not comfortable with the idea of judgment with some exceptions.    When judgments are made, another cries out, “Judge not.”  Of course, without judgment we could not have a court system or a church.  Criticism of judgments usually has to do with those made in reference to sex. …
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