Robertson Hurls Monkeyshine At Evolution Debate

    In early February 2014, the sports world completed what could be considered the highlight of its year with the playing of the Super Bowl. Those of a more bookish or scholarly inclination got to enjoy a similar kind of excitement just a few days later when they could pick sides as evangelist Ken Ham faced off against Bill Nye the Science Guy. The issue at | Read More »

    Balancing Parental Authority & Childhood Well Being

    Traditionally, there are few things American cherish more than the freedom of religion as embodied by the First Amendment and their families. Normally, these ideals do not conflict all that much since these work together to allow the greatest good for the greatest number. However, as aberrant theologies gain in prominence, these social pillars have the potential of increasingly coming into conflict. As a religious | Read More »

    Thoughts Regarding Updated Robocop

    The updated Robocop film does a superb job bringing attention to the ethical implications of robot and drone warfare. If one was required to show one’s hands to the robots in order to be categorized as non-threatening, since the movie was already saltier than it needed to be in terms of profanity, someone should have given the droids the finger. Samuel Jackson is amusing in | Read More »

    Gun PICTURES Don’t Kill People, People Kill People

    Facebook plans to enact a policy that will block minors from seeing posts for gun sales. If children are that young and impressionable to the point of being so easily traumatized, what are they doing on Facebook in the first place? In a USA Today article covering the announcement, the chairman of Mayors Against Illegal Guns said, “On the same site that people are sharing | Read More »

    Absentminded Professor Spreads Falsehoods Regarding Science & Religion

    Throughout much of the modern era, one of the main slugfests with the draw of a Hulk Hogan and Rowdy Roddy Piper cage match of the 1980′s has been the ongoing dispute between so-called science and religion Proponents of each side of the debate contend that their own viewpoint is the foundation upon which ultimate knowledge rests. The science side of the controversy contends that | Read More »

    Headline Potpourri #50

    The opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympics: literally Potemkin villages floating in the sky. Given that the Russians can’t even put in a toilet right, that little girl being hoisted on a rope above the stadium had to be in fear of her life. Bet whoever was responsible for the Olympic “O” that didn’t open on cue will end up dead in a dark | Read More »

    The Olympic Charter A Crock

    The Olympic charter says, “The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play.” What a crock. Fine and dandy if this is the goal that the Olympics aspires to. But if this principle is | Read More »

    Headline Potpourri #49

    Not exactly sure what to make of the advertisement for “Real Time with Bill Maher” on the back cover of the 1/27/2014 issue of National Review. On the one hand, it shows that conservatism is broadminded enough to accept the money of the ideology’s most vehement critics. And on the other hand, ought a publication that claims to stand for traditional values and morals to | Read More »

    Does Southern Baptist Functionary Limit Reasons Over Which One May Leave A Church?

    Southern Baptist Theologian Albert Mohler was asked if it was proper to leave a church that was advocating the Word of Faith movement. That is the idea, to phrase it bluntly, often referred to as “Name It, Claim It” where it is believed the Christian can through the power of God in general and the Holy Spirit in particular speak into existence physical health and | Read More »

    If There Is Nothing Wrong With Pot, Why Can’t It Be Consumed Openly?

    With the legalization of medicinal cannabis in the nation’s capital, the DC city council is now debating whether or not to legalize public consumption of this disputed substance. But if there is nothing inherently questionable about this pharmacological compound and its preferred form of combustible vaporized conveyance, why shouldn’t one be able to use it out in the open? Should a diabetic be fined if | Read More »