Social Topics

Where I opine on societal issues.

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    True Humility

    There is no denying that the idea of humbling ourselves often puts a bad taste in our mouths. We like to think we are pretty good people and that we are usually right. When I stop to consider this, something about it seems odd to me. Here I am, nothing special by secular standards, finding it difficult to humble myself before other people who are also nothing special by secular standards. It seems even more odd when I consider the definition of humble. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines humble as “not proud or haughty: not prideful or assertive” and “reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission, such as…

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    March For Life

    The March for Life is the largest annual social activist event in America. Each year over a hundred thousand #ProLife Americans march on the nation’s capitol to show their support of an unborn baby’s right to life. What was originally meant as a one-time protest has blossomed into a full-fledged movement. The original March for Life was held on January 22nd, 1974 in protest of the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. The event was organized and promoted by Nellie Gray, who found the Supreme Court’s decision, that women could abort their children, to be untenable. This original march was 20,000 people strong. Despite the intention to be a…

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    Social Media, Good Or Bad?

    Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Gab, Instagram, Reddit, Disqus, YouTube, and Tumblr are just a few of the most popular social media sites and apps available to us. A user can post their thoughts, opinions, pictures, and more for the whole world to see with just a few taps of their fingers. Never before has such accessibility to others been possible for the average person. In many ways this is a very good thing. Yet, it seems that with every good thing man conceives, something negative isn’t too far behind. The following are my opinions on both the good and the bad of social media. During the recent wildfires in California, veteran…

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    Compromise Not Required

    I cannot count how many times compromise has been preached to me through a movie, television show, song, or book. Growing up in public school, teachers constantly told me that compromise was always the best option. It seems people consider compromise to be the duct tape of relational problems, capable of fixing anything. Is it really, though? Is compromise always the right avenue to pursue? If you believe in absolute right and wrong, then I don’t think compromise is always appropriate. Compromise involves all sides in a conflict giving up at least a little of what they were aiming for. In the case of one cookie being left and two…

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    Using Your Talents And Skills For Others

    I recently helped my sister move some furniture out of her apartment and it got me thinking about how we use our talents. Granted, carrying heavy and awkward things around may not require much talent. Yet, nonetheless, it got me thinking about it. What would be the benefit to our society if we all used our talents more for others than for ourselves? There is no denying that virtually all talents have a purpose or direct way of benefitting others. Someone who knits can make hats, mittens, and scarves for the homeless or poor. Carpentry skills can be used to help a neighbor build a shed. If a person has…

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    God Is God Of All, And That Means All

    Many of us might feel silly or childish going to God with what we think are small concerns. Others of us may fail to ask His forgiveness because we have gone to Him so many times in the past with the same plea for the same sin. Yet, in refusing to go to God with the small things or with repeat offenses that you feel like a hypocrite over, you are acting against the Lord’s will. “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.” – Psalm 147:5 Psalm 147:5 is a great reminder that it doesn’t matter how silly we think our prayer is or…

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    Time Outdoors Can Boost Health

    In our society today, many jobs require us to keep our butts in swivel chairs as we work beneath fluorescent lights. A large portion of these jobs demand the use of a computer as well. This keeps our eyes firmly glued to a screen and our wrists perched on a keyboard for long periods of time. Considering the average person spends 5 hours and 4 minutes watching television each day, the situation doesn’t improve much upon getting home from work. It is no wonder that depression, anxiety, stress, and fatigue are common problems most people face. Yet, there is hope, and it comes in the form of trees, grass, sunshine,…

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    Gluttony, It Isn’t Just About Eating

    When I think of gluttony, I nearly always think of people eating too much. Even the 1995 movie, Seven, depicts gluttony in this way. Yet, it isn’t just about eating too much. In reality we can be gluttons regarding anything. The phrase, “glutton for punishment” helps to remind us of this fact. There are a few specific areas that I think, as a society, we are particularly gluttonous. I will explain these in the following paragraphs. The entertainment business is an extremely profitable one if you find the right way to package your product. Our society is constantly telling us to watch a new movie or sitcom, experience a new…

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    The Truth About Planned Parenthood

    The issue of abortion has been permeating our society more and more each year. No matter where you stand on the topic there is no denying that many people feel strongly one way or the other. At the center of much debate regarding this issue is Planned Parenthood. There seem to be many people who are under the impression that abortions are just a small part of what Planned Parenthood is all about. The following information shows otherwise. According to it’s 2016-2017 annual report, in 2016 alone, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) performed 321,384 abortions. The company typically performs between 320,000-334,000 abortions per year. This average has been…

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    Soft-Racism of Low Expectations

    There are many people that insist America is more racist now than ever before. They claim that we have institutionalized racism, which we have…but not in the ways they think. Affirmative action is institutionalized racism. It gets racial minorities jobs based on the color of their skin. Back when minorities didn’t have the same opportunities as whites this would have been helpful. That isn’t the case anymore. Yet, Affirmative Action remains. Some people will point to the few white-supremacy groups that make the news with their antics. Others mistake associating a specific culture, or specific values, with a specific minority for racism. However, there is an attributer to America’s racism…