• Social Topics

    Legalized Murder

    The Oxford Dictionary defines murder as “The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.” Why is murder unlawful? Because it robs someone of their life against their will, it denies that person everything they might gain in the future. It doesn’t just rob present and future physical possessions, but also present and future emotional, mental, and spiritual experiences. This includes the experiences that may be denied to other people the victim may have currently known or become involved with in the future. Not only does our Lord God instruct us not to murder, “You shall not murder” is the sixth commandment, but even cultures that deny God admit…

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    Disturbing “Believe all Victims” Trend

    After the hullabaloo concerning the accusations that Christine Blasey Ford made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, there has been a resurgence of the, “believe all victims” chant from the Democratic Party. The idea that all victims need to be believed originated somewhere within the #metoo movement that started when Democratic donor, Harvey Weinstein, was outed as a sexually perverse molester and abuser of women in Hollywood. A victim is seemingly defined by this movement as a female that claims she has been physically or sexually assaulted by a man, regardless of evidence or corroboration of the woman’s claims. Some may think I am being misleading when I give voice to this…

  • Off Topic Posts

    Top 5 Quarterbacks of All-Time

    The debate over which quarterbacks belong among the top five all-time best is a long and heated one. The fact we have had so many great ones to choose from hasn’t made the issue any easier to resolve. A lack of statistics keeping from the earlier days of football can also aggravate the discussion and make things more cloudy. Then there is the question of which criteria quarterbacks should be judged on, passing yards, touchdowns, interceptions, wins, SuperBowl victories, playoff appearances, Pro-Bowl games, passer rating, etc. Well, for the purposes of this list I have chosen to judge based on the overall affect a quarterback has had on his team,…

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    HEP A Vaccine: Contents and Dangers

    “Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis A is a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection. Most adults with hepatitis A have symptoms, including fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice, that usually resolve within 2 months of infection; most children less than 6 years of age do not have symptoms or have an unrecognized infection. Antibodies produced in response to hepatitis A infection last for life and protect against reinfection. The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection…

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    What Made Larry Bird Legendary?

    Even though his beginnings were quiet and humble, Larry Bird would go on to become one of the greatest basketball players of all-time. Larry Bird was born in West Baden Springs, Indiana, but famously grew up in the nearby small town of French Lick. He was drafted 6th overall in the 1978 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. He didn’t sign with them right away, opting instead to finish out his college career at Indiana State. He would begin his professional career in the 1979-80 season and finish it in the 1991-92 season, giving him a 13 year career as a player. Over the course of his career he would…

  • Politics

    The Political Gap

    As I drive down the streets of town I see many political signs in people’s yards. If I see a Democrat politician’s name, I am sure to see that the rest of the signs in that person’s yard are also those of Democrat politicians. The same is true for Republicans…it seems that voting for a mix of political parties just isn’t the thing to do anymore. Why is this? It seems that citizens are forced to vote so one-sided because of what each of the two dominant political parties peddle. Democrats want to take guns away, Republicans want you to keep them, Democrats want abortion, Republicans do not want abortion,…

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    The Price of Ignoring God’s Will

    We all have either moments, or areas of our lives, where we struggle to give something up for God. One of my areas is entertainment, whether it is the movies I watch or video games I play, I tend to push aside what God wants in favor of what I want. I don’t typically see an immediate repercussion for ignoring God’s will, but what is the long-term price I am paying? Doing whatever you want to despite it being against God’s will for you can lead to a less fulfilling life. Our hobbies are like broken cisterns, we can put water in them but they will always run dry at…

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    The Case Against Halloween

    Halloween is coming up and, as is my yearly tradition, I refresh my brain as to why my family does not celebrate it. There are many who may call me a religious nutcase for not allowing my kids to dress up as zombies or murder victims, run around scaring little children, or to take candy from strangers. However, these would also be the people that fail to exercise critical thinking skills. Religious reasons are certainly parts of the armament of my logic, but they aren’t the only parts. Secular Reasons: Parents spend much of their time and effort training their children to be careful around strangers. They remind their kids…

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    The WNBA has become the, “Social Justice League”

    When the WNBA was first established in the spring of 1996, investors and basketball fans alike were hopeful that it would develop into a solid league. Long story short, that hasn’t happened yet. The League set an all-time low in average game attendance during the 2017-18 season at just 6,721 filled seats per game. In contrast, during just its second season the league boasted an average attendance of over 10,000 per game. It has been all downhill from there as most people just don’t think the women are as exciting to watch as the men. However, we are being told by the main stream media, the WNBA players, and sportswriters…

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    People Lift Themselves out of Poverty, not Jobs.

    I saw a bumper sticker the other day that read, “Jobs should lift people out of poverty, not keep them in it.” I couldn’t disagree more. The very idea that a job should automatically pay enough to keep a person from poverty absolves the individual of any responsibility in the matter. It assumes that the person simply has no choice but to be poor, that they are powerless to avoid it. I am going to refute that notion in the following paragraphs. Like Dave Ramsey frequently says, “your income is your most powerful wealth building tool.”An employer is not responsible for providing a living wage, you are responsible for earning…