Rule over the earth: climate change, lies and money.

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series God, government and religion

Rule over the earth: climate change, lies and money.  Genesis says we are to rule over the earth.  Republicans say there is no climate change problem.  Republicans want to spend $12 Billion to protect Texas oil from climate change.  Does no one see the problem here?  Is someone telling lies?

The party of the conservatives wants to spend money on a problem they claim doesn’t exist.  The party of the conservatives wants to spend money to protect the oil companies equipment from a problem caused by their own product.  And let’s not forget, the party of the conservatives includes the religious right, who are supposed to believe that God told us to take care of His creation.

Rule over the earth: protect business from a climate problem that doesn't exist?

Is Darwinism really about racism and misogyny?

Is Darwinism really about racism and misogyny?

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series God and science

Have we really sunk so low that we believe all that nonsense about favoured races and gender inequality?  Have we never spent any time with someone of another race?  I’m in the minority where I live.  And I think it’s awesome that I get to know so many people from so many different parts of the world.

The same is true for the gender based questions.  Do we really want those things taught to kids?  Do we want boys to grow up thinking that the girls are inferior?  And do we want the girls to grow up learning that they will always be second-class – behind the guys?


Should we respond to hate with more hate?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Is this Christian?

Should we respond to hate with more hate?  I dare say, most people know the answer to this question.  It’s generic.  It doesn’t specify what kind of hate.  So chances are, most people would say “no, we should not respond to hate with more hate”.  The problem is, in the back of our minds, there’s an “unless it’s ______”.  If we’re talking about the specific kind of hate that pushes our buttons – the answer is quite different.  Even if we don’t like to acknowledge it.

Should we respond to hate with more hate?

Remember the Sabbath

Remember the Sabbath. Can we remember what we don’t really know?

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Is This Right?

Remember the Sabbath.  But what is the Sabbath?  I mean the capital “S” Sabbath, not the generic lower case “s” sabbath.  Where did it come from?  What is it for?  What should we do?  And what should we get out of it?
Remember the Sabbath. What if we don’t know what the Sabbath is about? Is there value in knowing the wrong thing? Can we remember what we don’t really know?

Those question stem from a book I’m reading.  This will be of the first of a number of quotes from it.  They appear to be from a Judeo-Christian point of view.  At least the words sound like it.  Some of them.  They put out as assumptions.  And then they lead the reader someplace.  To a conclusion.  However, does the conclusion stay within Christian teaching?  That’s the question we’ll examine here.


Is quantum computing the new Tower of Babel?

Is quantum computing the new Tower of Babel?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series God and science

Is Quantum computing the new Tower of Babel?  Don’t worry if you’re not sure what a quantum computer is.  Even if you know nothing about quantum computers, this is an interesting question.  I’ll even give you the answer tight up front.  It’s no.  And it’s yes.  No and yes at the same time.  Which, not coincidentally, is a big part of what quantum computers are about.  Up until quantum computing, everything about computers was based on something being on or off.  True or False.  One or zero.  Now – with the wonderful world of quantum computing, it can be yes, no, and maybe – all at the same time.  


What is the biggest regret in life for most people?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series God or no god

When we live the lie, we expect: follow the rules of the world today and make tons of money and we’ll be happy.  And at the end of our lives, nearly all find out the game was stacked against them.  They lived the lie.  But they don’t have the money.  And even for the few that do – you know, the one percent – they aren’t happy either.

biggest regret in life

How to Talk to Kids About Religion

How to Talk to Kids About Religion

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series God or no god

If you’re going to talk to your kids about religion – talk to them about Christianity.  The way Jesus said it should be – not what people have sometimes turned it into.  And certainly not what non-Christians are trying to turn it into.
Hope to see you and your kids in Heaven.


The religion of sports

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The religion of sports

The religion of sports.  Really?  Sports are a religion?  Even if that’s true, so what?  It’s only a small fraction of the country playing pro sports.  And they’ve made a choice to go for money.  So isn’t it really about the religion of money?

Well – no!

The religion of sports