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Reflections on the March for Life 2013

Actually, I’m not sure I have much time to share my multitude of reflections.  Instead, I shall show some pics and videos.

There were a LOT of people.  I wanted to catch the beginning of the march and had trouble finding it.  Interestingly, it almost felt like the march started on its own.  People were still speaking on the stage but I was so cold I felt I just had to MOVE or my feet would fall off.  Then I noticed that lots of others were doing the same.  I assume they were given the go ahead, but all I … continue reading...

Religion and Politics Must Mix- Jaffe Memo reaction – Part 3

The last part ended with a question that this part shall now answer.

Why?  Because ‘religious’ views are just one example of a ‘world view.’  I asked earlier, “Ought not our attitudes and behaviors in political society be driven by our views about the world?  If not our own views about the world, then whose views?”  The very nature of a ‘world view’ is that it is all encompassing.  If we are not allowed to advocate for things personally and publicly because of our views about the world, then obviously we do not live in a free society.   Obviously, if … continue reading...

Missing Link, Scopes Monkey Trial, Science, Secularism, and Education

So they finally discovered the ‘missing link.’  Huh, I was under the impression that missing links posed no problems.  I guess after you think you’ve resolved the problem you can admit you had one.  I’ll leave it to others to decide if they really have resolved it.

The discovery of this ‘missing link’ comes as I’ve been ruminating on the role of secularism in our society, science, and education.  Secularists insist that those who want to involve themselves in goverment have to frame their desired policies, legislation, etc, in secular terms, or else be ‘unconstitutional.’  Secularists really believe that … continue reading...

Welkome WND readers!

If you are here after reading my debut on Worldnetdaily.com and would like to comment on the column, this post would be the place.

My column on Worldnetdaily: “Apologetics the Cure for Social Ills?”

The evidence of societal decay is all around us. The California Supreme Court decision is not an isolated event. Despite eight years with a Republican president, much of that with a Republican-controlled legislature, abortion is still legal and rampant, and Roe v. Wade the “law” of the land. The cure, it would seem, is better legislative efforts and more efficient grass-roots campaigning for wholesome … continue reading...

Texas ‘Polygamists’ have rights too?

I am gently informed by Mormons that the Mormon-like polygamist community in Texas are not Mormons.  Read their arguments and my initial post on this subject here.

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So, a Texas court has ruled that the State acted inappropriately as it extricated more than 400 children from the Texas polygamist compound.  Here are two articles that discuss the matter:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080522/ap_on_re_us/polygamist_retreat

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080522213014.gw8y4mb6&show_article=1

That article contains this comment which is consistent with my earlier post, which takes issue with the hypocrisy involved:

“The Department conceded at the hearing that teenage pregnancy, by itself, is not a reason to remove children from continue reading...

More Skeptic and Atheistic Response to the Holmen Star and Cross

If you’ve been following my posts about the Holmen cross/star, you know that my position is that the Village of Holmen took the ‘easy’ way out in its attempt to preserve the cross on Star Hill, and likely a foolish attempt at that, as they’re probablygoing to get sued anyway.

I’ve been following the blogosphere reaction and found a truly remarkable read from a science blog.  It is the comments in particular that I find interesting.  They prove that some people simply cannot be pleased.  If you thought the offense was that it was on public property and that the … continue reading...