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    Three False Idols in Our Modern Culture

    I set up this website with the intention of primarily talking about social issues in America. Such a broad subject leads me to think about many different topics. One day as I was pondering what to write about next, it occurred to me that much of what is wrong with our society stems from having false idols. The first of…

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    The 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show Did Not Empower Women

    The 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show is being hailed as “feminist” and “empowering” by commenters on YouTube and Twitter. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I wasn’t aware that dancing in a sexually provocative manner while wearing skimpy clothing for the pleasure of men was considered feminist or empowering. Not only that, but it was all done…

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    Inanimate, A Question

    The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines inanimate thusly, “not endowed with life or spirit.” Simple to understand, isn’t it? If something has not been blessed with life or spirit, it ceases to be capable of animation without the benefit of manipulation from an outside source. This manipulation, of course, would arrive by the means of something endowed with life and spirit. A…

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    Aaron Rodgers and His Comments on God and Religion

    Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for the Greenbay Packers, recently appeared on race car driver Danika Patrick’s podcast, Pretty Intense. It should be noted that Danika Patrick and Aaron Rodgers are a couple. On this podcast Aaron talked about his views concerning religion. He explains how he and many others grew up going to church because it was simply what you…

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    Do What Makes You Happy?

    The other day I saw a coffee mug with the generalized and clichéd inspirational quote of “do what makes you happy.” The letters were stamped on this mug in a fun and quirky style intended to evoke feelings of positivity. However, my first thoughts and feelings were of skepticism and disgust. The creators of this mug have no idea who…

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    God, on When Life Begins and its Innate Value

    When listening to politicians and thought-leaders discuss abortion, we hear a lot of differing opinions. Some of these opinions are educated and others are not, some might be based in scientific fact while others are strictly based in personal experience. It seems that no matter what, everyone has some insight to share. However, there is one important source of insight…

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    The Midwest, Abortion, And Polling Data

    Every May, an analytics company, Gallup, releases a poll of where Americans all across the country stand on abortion. This is part of their Values and Beliefs series, which is in turn part of their Gallup Poll Social Series. Along with ages, education levels, political affiliation, gender, and religious service attendance, region is also considered in the polling data. When…

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    Susan B. Anthony: Women’s Right to Vote

    Susan B. Anthony is championed by feminists for her progressive ideals and outspoken words and actions. Feminist is “derived from the Latin word line ‘femina’, which means ‘woman’. As far as we know, the words ‘féminisme’ and ‘féminist’ in the Netherlands and France were first used in 1872 by a letter from the Dutch feminist pioneer Mina Kruseman to the French…

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    AR-15 Misconceptions

    The other day when I was playing Halo: Reach with my sons, nephew, and brother, one of my sons referred to the assault rifle in the game as an “AR.” I asked him why he did this and he said it was because “AR” is short for assault rifle, like in the case of an AR-15. When questioned further he…

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    Dangers of Gender Transition for Children

    Over the past thirty years the idea of gender identity has become more prevalent. More people are expressing themselves in relation to new terms and ideas relating to gender. Are these new ideas helpful for someone who perceives their gender as different from their physical body? Have the treatments been helpful? Even more concerning are the potential harmful effects this…