Transcending Politics

Those that have read one or two of my blog posts should have a good idea of my dim views of both religion and politics because both systems have proven to be perennial failures.  Neither system offers lasting solutions to the human condition.  It seems that many people are disillusioned by both religion and politics, … Continue reading Transcending Politics

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I Didn’t Sign Up for This!

I didn’t sign up for this.  No one asked me if I wanted to be born.  No one asked me if I wanted to be brought into this world, to experience pain, face rejection, and confront my own insecurities.  To deal with biological impulses that tend to lead me to make selfish decisions.  To be … Continue reading I Didn’t Sign Up for This!

Your Politics is as Bad as Mine

Religion and politics are historical bedfellows, and the Christian religion has been no exception.  Throughout its history, Christianity (the religion) has offered example after example of power-hungry leaders forging alliances with political systems to gain even more coercive power over the masses.  What they couldn’t accomplish through guilt, they attempted to accomplish through force. Here … Continue reading Your Politics is as Bad as Mine

The Bible is Not God’s Rule Book

The bible is frequently referred to as God’s Word, God’s Law, or God’s Rule Book—our road map, a light to guide us, a manual for living.  These descriptions are very common but gross mischaracterizations of the bible that are used to support a view of God as King/Master/Judge/ and man as subject/slave/criminal defendant. For the … Continue reading The Bible is Not God’s Rule Book

When Parting Ways Becomes Necessary

As I reflected on my last post on seeking truth and maintaining cordial relations with others despite our disagreements, I felt that something was missing.  So I figured I’d do a follow up post that offers some balance.  What was missing was an acknowledgment of the unfortunate reality that despite our intentions of good will, … Continue reading When Parting Ways Becomes Necessary

What is Truth?

We disagree—you, me, everyone.  Like fingerprints, every single individual’s worldview and perspective are unique.  No two people on this earth will agree on everything.  So we argue and fight over the issues that are most important to us. Working through issues on which we disagree can be extremely educational, but our disagreements can also create … Continue reading What is Truth?