Monday, December 30, 2019

Trump and the Seven Deadly Sins

I think some of Trump's statements make virtues out of what Christians describe as sins. I recently told me class that I used to think Richard Dawkins was the most arrogant person in the world, until Donald Trump became President. C. S. Lewis called Pride, not abortion, the complete anti-God state of mind. 

He has had some good words to say about greed as well.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Dualism persists in the science of mind

According to this study. Though people like Dennett dismiss people like that as "mind creationists."

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Politically Correct Scrooge

One of my daughters went to the customer service counter of a local grocery store and said "Merry Christmas." The woman at the desk replied "Hanukkah started yesterday." So my daughter said "Happy Hannukah." Then, the clerk replied "And then there's Kwanzaa."

In other words, Bah! Humbug!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

On Hunter Biden

How are board members selected in most companies. Do they need experience in the field? Is it wrong for them to be chosen because of their knowledge of the American political system, or for knowledge of American law? His being Joe's son probably had something to do with his being selected, but does it follow that Burisma was seeking illicit favors from the then vice-President? And, does it follow that he got any? To make these claims requires further evidence.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Abortion and Anarchism

I knew someone who thought abortion was wrong, murder actually, but opposed laws against abortion because he was an anarchist and opposed laws. Was he some kind of a hypocrite?

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Would you give up the rule of law to end abortion?

By the way, those looking to Trump to save us from abortion, are you willing to give up on the rule of law to save the unborn? If the only way to stop abortion was to set up a right-wing dictatorship and shut down the Constitution and the electoral process, would you be willing to go that far? If you had to choose between making abortion illegal but putting an end to our system of government, or allowing the right to choose abortion but allowing our electoral process, which would you choose?

Pope Francis warns of a "culture of hate" which reminds him of the rise of Hitler.