Monday, May 31, 2010

Remember the Fallen Soldier

The next time you go to Church, Synagogue or Mosque or don't go at all....

The next time you take guns you own to the firing range or go hunting....

The next time you choose to change your career path....

The next time you attend a congressional town hall meeting or have your opinion published in the op/ed section of your local newspaper...

The next Memorial Day cook out you have with friends and family...

The next time you decide to take an interstate vacation....

The next time you tuck your kids into bed at night....

Remember the fallen soldier

As A Conservative...

As a conservative and a Christian, I'm not really all that concerned about gay marriage. It seems to me that at this point in history, a divorce rate within the church that is comparable to that of the secular world should raise more flags.

As a conservative, I don't much care about the Miss USA Pageant's  politically correct choice for the Miss USA crown. It's an American beauty contest and she is an American beauty. My knowledge and interest in the Miss USA contest is such that I don't know if the contestants are expected to be native born or not. Yet none of the conservative pundits who decried this selection made any mention of such a rule.

In all honesty, I'm a little more concerned with potential death threats against her by the Islamic hierarchy. As  Muslim woman, she seems somewhat ignorant of what her religion dictates  to be proper attire and behavior. If a Muslim woman can be stoned for refusing to wear a burka....well.

As a conservative on twitter, I find terms such as "libtard", "repug", "libiot" and "teabagger" as nothing more than a means to bring the political discussion down to an elementary school playground mentality. Admittedly though, I've caught myself using the same juvenile tactics.

As a conservative, I'm really tired of being called a racist. If progressives oppose conservatives for our stance on lower taxes, smaller and more efficient government and less government spending then fine argue those points. Racism is straw man argument and signifies that their own bigotry is based on lies.

As a conservative, I'm adamantly opposed to abortion. A typical left wing response to my pro life stance would go something like this...

"Typical right wing racists", (They always call us racists). "You oppose financial regulation so that big business can rip us all off yet you seek to regulate a woman's uterus". To which I would reply, "Not true. I'm not to fond of being ripped off by big business or big government for that matter. And I certainly don't seek regulation over a woman's uterus. My concern is the life inside the uterus."

Doesn't the Declaration of Independence declare our God given right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Kind of difficult to enjoy liberty and to seek out happiness when your life is snuffed out in the womb.

As a conservative I have a lot of problems with RINOs but I still disagree with the anti-incumbent mood of my party. I just feel that moderate GOP lawmakers would probably serve the conservative cause far better than a liberal Democrat would.

As a conservative, I feel that Keith Olbermann is not just a weanie, but is an infectious scab on the balls of society.

As a conservative, I'm amazed by the left's rants concerning the Fox News Channel's rightward bias yet they honestly believe that MSNBC is an objective news outlet.

As a conservative, I hate the war. I'm not even sure what it stands for anymore. Yet this war has been sustained by an all volunteer military throughout these last seven years. So I'm guessing that some young people see a greater cause there than I'm able to. For that reason I will support their mission and pray for their safety and their safe return home.

And finally...

As a conservative, I've tried. I've honestly tried to find something, just one thing that I could get behind President Obama on. So far nothing. This is not a pigment issue either. I couldn't get behind Vladmir Lennin or Karl Marx either if one of them were president. The fact is, had someone told me in Nov of '08 what this President's real agenda was and the tactics he would use to achieve this agenda, I would have brushed it off as a conspiracy theory.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Truth

In spite of what pre-millennial doctrine might teach us about the final destination of the human race, this media offers a far more positive outlook. While most of the church offers the world nothing but doom and gloom, death and destruction, "The Truth" offers a positive alternative for life on this side of eternity.

1985 Live.

From the "I Love the 80s" series at Granger Community Church in Granger Indiana.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Reporter owned by Sled

Reporter owned by Sled

There are days when it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.

Obama; The Bitterness of Midwestern America

I kind of like the response coming out of the McCain camp;

"Instead of apologizing to small town Americans for dismissing their values, Barack Obama arrogantly tried to spin his way out of his outrageous San Francisco remarks. Only an elitist who attributes religious faith and gun ownership to bitterness would think that tax cuts for the rich include families who make $75,000 per year. Only an elitist would say that people vote their values only out of frustration. Barack Obama thinks he knows your hopes and fears better than you do. You can't be more out of touch than that."

ruffedge: Barack Hussein Obama spent 20 years at Trinity United Church of Christ, of course he attributes religious belief to bitterness. duh.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Science vs. God

Science vs. God

"Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ." The
atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks
one of his new students to stand.

"You're a Christian, aren't you, son?"

"Yes sir," the student says.

"So you believe in God?"


"Is God good?"

"Sure! God's good."

"Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?"


"Are you good or evil?"

"The Bible says I'm evil."

The professor grins knowingly. "Aha! The Bible!" He considers for a

"Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you
can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?"

"Yes sir, I would."

"So you're good!"

"I wouldn't say that."

"But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you
could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't."

The student does not answer, so the professor continues. "He doesn't,
does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he
prayed to Jesus to heal him How is this Jesus good? Hmmm? Can you
answer that one?"

The student remains silent.

"No, you can't, can you?" the professor says. He takes a sip of water
from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax.

"Let's start again, young fella Is God good?"

"Uh...yes," the student says.

"Is Satan good?"

The student doesn't hesitate on this one. "No."

"Then where does Satan come from?"

The student : "From God..."

"That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil
in this world?"

"Yes, sir."

"Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?"


"So who created evil?" The professor continued, "If God created
everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to
the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil."

Without allowing the student to answer, the professor continues: "Is
there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible
things, do they exist in this world?"

The student: "Yes."

"So who created them?"

The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his
question. "Who created them?" There is still no answer. Suddenly the
lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is

"Tell me," he continues onto another student. "Do you believe in Jesus
Christ, son?"

The student's voice is confident: "Yes, professor, I do."

The old man stops pacing. "Science says you have five senses you use
to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen

"No sir. I've never seen Him"

"Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?"

"No, sir, I have not."

"Have you ever actually felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt
your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ,
or God for that matter?"

"No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't."

"Yet you still believe in him?"


"According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol,
science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?"

"Nothing," the student replies. "I only have my faith."

"Yes, faith," the professor repeats. "And that is the problem science
has with God. There is no evidence, only faith."

The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of
his own. "Professor, is there such thing as heat?"

"Yes," the professor replies. "There's heat."

"And is there such a thing as cold?"

"Yes, son, there's cold too."

"No sir, there isn't."

The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The
room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain.

"You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat,
unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't
have anything called 'cold'. We can hit up to 458 degrees below zero,
which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no
such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the
lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when
it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter
have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence
of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the
absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in
thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of
heat, sir, just the absence of it."

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom,
sounding like a hammer.

"What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?"

"Yes," the professor replies without hesitation. "What is night if it
isn't darkness?"

"You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence
of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light,
flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing
and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to
define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be
able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?"

The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This
will be a good semester. "So what point are you making, young man?"

"Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to
start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed."

The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. "Flawed? Can
you explain how?"

"You are working on the premise of duality," the student explains.
"You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a
bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite,
something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought.
It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully
understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be
ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it."

"Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved
from a monkey?"

"If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man,
yes, of course I do"

"Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?"

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes
where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.

"Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and
cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavour, are you
not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a

The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion
has subsided.

"To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student,
let me give you an example of what I mean."

The student looks around the room. "Is there anyone in the class who
has ever seen the professor's brain?" The class breaks out into

"Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt
the profe ssor's brain, touched or smelled the professor's brain? No
one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of
empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have
no brain, with all due respect, sir. So if science says you have no
brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?"

Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his
face unreadable.

Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. "I guess
you'll have to take them on faith."

"Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with
life," the student continues. "Now, sir, is there such a thing as

Now uncertain, the professor responds, "Of course, there is. We see it
everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is
in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These
manifestations are nothing else but evil."

To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist sir, or at least it
does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is
just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe
the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of
what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart.
It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness
that comes when there is no light."

The professor sat down.