Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward” was dubbed the “Cultural Revolution,” but it was neither. Instead of a leap forward, it was a leap back. Instead of a cultural revolution, it was a cultural devolution. People’s freedom and liberty were stolen. People’s wealth and property were stolen. People’s lives through forced labor camps, mass hunger and […]
Should Christians Support #BlackLivesMatter? | iApologia
A number of years have passed since I first heard my black friend talk about it. He was upset. Now, I need to be clear, he was not upset at me or even other whites. I also need to be clear that he has faced despicably racially discrimination in the past. Even so, he was […]
Scientism: the Twisted Religion of Science & Why it’s False
Social media seems to crawl with comments like “prove that scientifically,” a valid request in some cases, but not all. Some scream “invalid” if a claim was not published in a secular peer reviewed journal. Some popular level science writers weave a utopian vision of science, similar to science fiction. Then you get infamous lines […]
The Universe Maker and a Book for Early Teens
In a past post, I shared a chapter out of a book I’m attempting to write for young teens. Now, anyone can read it, but they are my target audience. While the going is slow, it is still on the path to completion. Early teens have questions, but, from my experience, they want an enjoyable […]
Answering The Good Questions: Do Animals “Talk” or Use Language?
At a recent conference, three great questions were tossed my way. I only gave brief responses and then gave sources to find deeper answers. They included do animals use language? What’s the origin of capitalism? And, what do we make of the Old Testament when it seems to suggest God sanctioned genocide (want a jump […]
Does the Bible Say Philosophy is Wrong?
Is philosophy wrong and evil as I’ve been told in the past? One biblical passage, in the letter to the Colossae church, is given as proof text. Now, I think those who make such claim get this passage wrong. In addition, I have two humorous side notes about those who make such claims. I’ve noticed […]
20 Amusing Self-Destructing Phrases That Commit Suicide
My love for self-refuting statements has only grown over the years. You see, I’m never sure if I should laugh or cry when I see them. Oh, you never heard of them? Well, you’re in for a real treat! Also called “self-referential incoherent proposition” or “self-referential absurdity”, they can be seen when a non-indigenous English speaker […]