June 30, 2009

In Contempt For Freedom

Brief Introduction

When talking with someone about “Freedom of Religion,” it is important to know all of the facts. It is so easy to be lead astray when you are introduced to new things when you have no time to prepare for them. Even our smartest, brightest and best of judges can overlook some of the details.

In this sample debate, I choose to use the “Atheist” and the “Christian” only because the names do give you some idea of their bias, and presumably, their motives. These two groups drastically oppose each other about their views. They provide a sharp contrast on the issues about the First Amendment of our US Constitution.

ConstitutionThe Debate

Atheist: Religion has no place in public schools, court houses or any other public/government property. It is against the law. The US Constitution forbids it.

Christian: Against what law? Where does the Constitution forbid it?

Atheist: Ever hear of “Separation of Church and State?” It is in the First Amendment.  It reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…"

Christian: And it continues, "…or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” And by the way, the words “Separation of Church and State” do not appear anywhere in the US Constitution.

Atheist: Thomas Jefferson was the first to use a term from which we derive “Separation of Church and State” in his letter written to the Danbury Baptist Association.

…legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State

Thomas Jefferson
Letter to Danbury Baptists Association
Jan. 1. 1802.

June 25, 2009

Nickey’s Story

I was asked by a friend of a friend about posting a story here. And I thought it was a great idea. This is Nickey’s story. This is her testimony. It speaks beautifully of what God can do for us.

This is Nickey.

Sword_SpiritIn NIckey’s Words

I remember the days when it grew darker and darker. I thought I would never escape the feeling. Beyond all this layer of darkness that kept growing thicker and thicker. I could tell I was missing a major key in my life. I only wish I would have found the truth out so much sooner. It would have saved me a great deal of pain and torture. But that's what makes us stronger and more resistant to this world.

There where so many times that the devil got to me so badly that I would grab anything sharp that I could find… and yea,…you know the rest.

And there where times that I got so mad that I just would start punching anything and everything. Man, oh man, can I remember punching my forehead a couple times.

June 15, 2009

Evolution: An Educator’s Paradox

Evolution: Theory or Fact?

Evolution as theory or fact is often compared to gravity. Is gravity theory? or is it fact?

Both. Yes, gravity does exist. But the how it works is still a theory.

Is Evolution a fact? Is it a theory?

Yes. It is both fact and theory.

The "fact of evolution" refers to the changes in populations of biological organisms over time, which are known to have occurred through scientific observations and experiments. The "theory of evolution" refers to the modern evolutionary synthesis, which is the current scientific explanation of how these changes occur.

Wikipedia.org

Genes and chromosomes can mutate. They can produce new species as a result. That is a fact. Check out my prior post “Baby Born With 12 Fingers, 12 Toes.” But the center of the controversy is in the how. How does evolution happen? Did man evolve from a monkey? Are single cell ameba the origin of life on Earth?

The following is a comparison of two educators. One was on trial and the other is currently on trial. They both taught about evolution in a controversial way.

June 11, 2009

The Evolution of Leprechauns…

About God

It has been argued by unbelievers that it cannot be scientifically proven that God exists.

God defies science.  (See my prior post Give Me A Reason.)

About LeprechaunsLeprechaunGold

A well versed Atheist would argue that God does not exist by comparing Him to a Leprechaun. How can you prove that Leprechauns exist? That is a silly notion to say that Leprechauns exist… therefore, it can be said that God is a silly notion.

June 3, 2009

Two Wrongs… and Dr. Tiller

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I heard, just like many of you, that an abortion doctor was shot to death. Dr. George Tiller.

I feel that abortions are 100% wrong. But, I do not intend to go on about the right and wrong of abortion. I already did that in my post “Abortion - Legal and Biblical Views

I feel that shooting to death a man, who performs abortions is also wrong. The killing of the doctor is just as wrong. And two wrongs do not make a right. But I do not intend to go on about killing people who perform abortions.