Over the past several months I have been encouraged by finding self-identified “classical liberals” calling for more dialogue between opposing views in response to the volatile political climate. One of these voices is Dave Rubin. I respect what he is trying to do even though I disagree with him on many levels in terms of policy. He is […]
I found This Article to be helpful on comparing the oft-cited atrocities of the west in the name of “Christianity” to the holy wars of Islam. there is a stark difference between Islam and Christianity that detractors of the west and Christianity should take seriously if they want to be intellectually honest.
I also recommend Paul Copan’s book Is God A Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God for an honest discussion about the God of Christianity as well as a rebuttal of many arguments against God by the “new Atheists”.
The definition of pragmatism PHILOSOPHY an approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application. (Google search) If a person thinks that the truth or falsity of a religion/worldview (I am defining religion as a set of beliefs that attempts to describe reality) […]
This article is based on an email that I sent to my Dad this year in January. The subject is not easy for me to share publicly but I think that it is healthy and biblical to do so (James 5:16) In January I started waking up early in the mornings before work. In […]
Thank you George Washington for choosing to lead the continental army against overwhelming and impossible odds when you could have easily remained an officer in the British army. Thank you for holding the office of the President in such high regard. Thank you for peaceably stepping down after two terms when you could have easily […]
I found this article on facebook written by Matthew W. Yates Read the article then my response. Article: A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY TO THINK ABOUT…….December 29, 2015 marks the 125th Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people, […]
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I find it distressing that 13% of Syrian refugees (sampled randomly) polled have a positive or positive to some extent opinion when asked “In general, do you have a positive or negative view of ISIL?” What the hell does this mean? Does it mean that they are leaving their war torn country to get to safety but are in general happy if the ISIL wins? Does it mean that they would prefer to live under ISIL rule? I would be interested in asking one of the 13%. I would like to think that 100% of those fleeing from this totalitarian fascist regime would have an extremely negative view of ISIL. maybe that’s just me.
Further, it is outrageous to me that 37% of Syrian refugees polled either oppose or strongly oppose “..the military airstrikes by the US-led international coalition against Islamic militant groups including ISIL and other groups in Iraq and Syria?” I guess they would prefer a U.N. led coalition? I am not sure.