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Monday, June 27, 2016

Is the world ready for this bedtime story? The Mess Barack Built


This is Iraq, that lay in the mess Barack built.








This is the grunt, that left Iraq

That lay in the mess Barack built.






This is ISIS

That replaced the grunt
That left Iraq
That lay in the mess Barack built.






This is the pig that inspired ISIS

That replaced the grunt
That left Iraq
That lay in the mess Barack built




This is Assad, who’s Syrian born

That fought the pig that inspired ISIS
That replaced the grunt
That left Iraq
That lay in the mess Barack built



This is the Christian all forlorn

That fled Assad, who’s Syrian born
That fought the pig that inspired ISIS
That replaced the grunt
That left Iraq
That lay in the mess Barack built


This is the J.V. reviled and scorned

That killed the Christian all forlorn
That fled Assad who’s Syrian born
That fought the pig that inspired ISIS
That replaced the grunt
That left Iraq
That lay in the mess Barack built


This is Mateen all shaven and shorn

Pledged to the J.V. reviled and scorned
That killed the Christian all forlorn
That fled Assad who’s Syrian born
That fought the pig that inspired ISIS
That replaced the grunt
That left Iraq
That lay in the mess Barack built


This is the Pulse attacked in the morn

That suffered Mateen all shaven and shorn
Pledged to the J.V. reviled and scorned
That killed the Christian all forlorn
That fled Assad who’s Syrian born
That fought the pig that inspired ISIS
That replaced the grunt
That left Iraq
That lay in the mess Barack built




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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rifle Deaths: 248 / Planned Parenthood Deaths: 327,000


The left is obsessively focused on increasing regulations on AR-15s because they have been used in mass shootings. The FBI reports deaths from rifles, which would include AR-15s, was only 248 in 2014, the most recent year we have statistics for. Meanwhile of the nearly 1 million abortions performed in 2014, 327,000 were done by Planned Parenthood.

So for each life lost to a rifle, 1,318 lives are lost to Planned Parenthood abortions and more than 3,800 overall.

If the left was really concerned about saving innocent lives, they would focus on abortions, not rifles. Gun owners compose about 50 million households so rifle deaths are 0.005%. Meanwhile 21% of pregnancies end in abortion.

The truth is, the left is more concerned with controlling people's lives than saving lives. The Republicans in congress are correct in rejecting their hypocritical attacks on guns. After they address the mass murder of unborn children, then they have a standing to speak on the minor occurrence of rifle deaths.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

What is your Intelligent Design Tribe?


The way I see it, you can learn a lot about intelligent design by knowing the tribe of the person commenting on it. These are the ID tribes I have noticed:

  1. The Young Earther Tribe. This group is committed to a literal interpretation of the Bible as they see it, meaning that the earth can be no older than 6,000 years. They dismiss ID because ID does not disagree with the geological evidence that the earth is billions of years old and that life has existed for millions of years. Prominent tribe member: Henry Morris
  2. The God of Evolution Tribe. This group believes that God created the universe and life on earth, but they are open to possible creation through evolution. Prominent tribe member: Eric Metaxas
  3. The Unknown Designer Tribe. This group is agnostic about whether the God of Christianity created the universe and life, but they recognize that randomness makes a poor explanation for the arrival of life and new species. They believe the evidence in evolution points to the involvement of a designer, but no claim is made that it is the God of the Bible. Prominent tribe member: Stephen Meyer
  4. The Clueless Tribe. This group doesn’t even know what intelligent design is. This is probably the largest tribe in America given the average American’s interest in science. Prominent tribe member: Miley Cyrus
  5. The Rational Science Tribe. This tribe is not tied to either intelligent design or random evolution. They are open to reviewing all arguments without bias. You often find members of the Darwiniac Tribe and Evangelical Atheists Tribe masquerading as this tribe but they stay closed minded to the ID position. Prominent tribe member: Amir Aczel
  6. The Darwiniac Tribe. This group worships Charles Darwin. No matter how much the advancement of science shows how much Darwin got wrong, they still find a way to pronounce Darwin was right so ID must be wrong. Prominent tribe member: The public school system.
  7. The Evangelical Atheists Tribe. This group is more interested in promoting atheism and tearing down religion than seriously examining intelligent design. They regularly label every type of ID supporters as Young Earthers. They are more interested in name calling than engaging in a science discussion. They find it easier to claim that ID is not science - end of discussion. This Tribe has the most to lose if ID gains support. Their worldview is built on a Godless foundation where morals are relative and believers are fools. Prominent tribe member: Richard Dawkins

What is your Intelligent Design Tribe?

My own contribution to the possibility of a designer in the creation and evolution of life is the play Inherit the Wind: Overturned by Design (see book link at right). This play reworks the 1950's play Inherit the Wind based on the 1920's Scope's Monkey Trial where evolution is on trial to a 21st century setting where intelligent design is on trial. It was fun to write. It is interesting to see the reaction of some readers who cheer the plot of the original play but turn surly when the tables are turned and ID is debated. Others recognize that there is a debate here that is worth engaging. Related post here.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Police Double Standard: Gays Win, Christians Lose


A couple of years ago I wrote about a Christian police officer who requested that he not be forced to ride his motorcycle at the front of the Salt Lake Gay Pride Day parade. He felt this high profile assignment would make it appear that he was riding in support of the parade. He asked to work a lower-profile assignment like he did in previous years, but was refused with the Salt Lake City Police Department stating it would not put up with bigotry. (Despite Utah's reputation as a conservative state, Salt Lake City government has been run by liberal Democrats for years.) Perhaps sensing he had been left with a target on his career, the police officer has since resigned.

Now today the local KUTV news is reporting this same police department is overlooking a gay officers anti-religious rant and he is even in line for a promotion.

His Facebook rant said in part:

"If you've expressed support for the Mormon church in the last couple of days I'll be deleting you. I find their rhetoric offensive, their policies bigoted and their Christianity flawed. If this offends you; good. You aren't a martyr for supporting that church, you're an [expletive deleted]. I spend enough of my time cleaning up the excrement of society, I refuse to tolerate it from my friends."

It seems that as far as the Salt Lake City Police Department goes, it is perfectly fine with anti-religious bigotry, but if you choose not to participate in leading a gay pride parade you are a bigot.

How is this not a double standard? Once again, the left is hypocritical in championing diversity and free speech. The left does all it can to avoid diversity if it involves Christian values. Its goal is to remove free speech of Christians from the public square.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Why were there no mass shooters in the wild west?


Liberals continue to display their irrationality and ignorance of history by demanding greater gun control as the key to eliminating mass shootings. They prefer a burdensome big brother solution that removes personal liberties and protection. 

Before liberals ran the country, America did not have a problem with single gunmen going on killing sprees. Anyone crazy enough to start shooting people would soon realize that his victims were no unarmed sheep. They would shoot back.

Will the liberal leftists ever learn? Probably not, they are liberal leftists after all.





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Monday, June 6, 2016

Dying on D-Day so that men are free to enter the women's showers?


The D-Day Normandy invasion was 72 years ago today. The citizen soldiers who stormed Omaha beach and the other landing sites were fighting for freedom to overthrow tyranny. They knew that many would not live past the day, but they bravely wade ashore through deadly machine-gun fire. They faced death knowing they would leave behind a country that stood for their Judeo-Christian values.

President Franklin Roosevelt announced the attack to the nation via a prayer he read over the radio. This is a prayer that if it was cited over a public school intercom today, would get the student condemned if not expelled. The same school that would allow men to enter the showers of female students. Is this what the D-Day heroes died for?

Roosevelt began his prayer: "Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith." [italics added]

Other extracts:

"Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom. 

"And for us at home - fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas - whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them - help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice."

"With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister Nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

"Thy will be done, Almighty God.

"Amen."

Who are the unholy forces today? Are they the mothers and fathers who want to preserve the privacy and dignity of their daughters to not share shower facilities with men? Are the unholy forces those who want to preserve the values taught by the Bible? Are the unholy forces those who advocate for the superiority of the traditional family for raising children?

There are 9,387 American soldiers buried in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. I can guarantee you that none of these men died for a country now led by "the schemings of unworthy men".

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