It's fun to think of the scientist as a person seeking empirical knowledge without bias. The belief that science is the superior, or even only, means to gain knowledge IS biased; and flawed. How many of sciences findings have been replaced with updated research? The Earth was flat until it wasn't. The sun revolved… Continue reading The Bias of Unbiased Science
Let’s assume that we understand what a “man” is. If using the word to describe those who XY chromosomes offends you, then go ahead and stop reading. This is not a critique of transgenderism or the social construction of masculinity. This is a critique of Christian heteronormative masculinity as it relates to the 21st century.… Continue reading The Myth of Modern Masculinity
What do Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters have in common? They express anger at “big” industries, such as government or business. As seemingly oppositional as these anti-establishment groups are, I would suggest that they are more similar than any would like to admit. It is a force that is not as specific as big… Continue reading Bigger is Badder
I was talking to person of color yesterday about the lack of a major church led peace rally in response to the Black Lives Matter riots, and the conversation ended with me essentially being called a racist. How did we get there? This person, a self-professed Christian who happens to be biracial, seemed like a… Continue reading I am a “Racist” and That’s Okay.
I am about to take a trip down a theoretical rabbit hole. Would you care to join me? Karl Marx is one of the most quoted, inspiring, and powerful men that you probably know very little about. He is blamed for the current progressive movement, some very politically minded films, leftist politics, failed Communist empires,… Continue reading Karl Marx and the Forbidden Fruit
Rape culture. Have you heard of it? Are you aware that we allegedly live in one here in the US of A? Did you know that our college campuses have rates of sexual assault on par with the Rwandan genocide (23% if you take the highest possible estimations) where rape was used as a weapon.… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Rape
“Women are better than men,” declared heartthrob Ryan Gosling. This statement has, for whatever reason, began trending across multiple social media platforms and have feminists of all walks cheering with glee as a young, attractive man decided to tear other men down so that women can stand tall on the pedestals of power. The unwed… Continue reading All Things Being [un]Equal
We are the most technologically advanced civilization in history, but all this knowledge has not improved our lives in any meaningful way. Sure, we have more luxury and leisure, but we are no happier than our ignorant ancestors who simply sought after things like the meaning of life or what our purpose on the planet… Continue reading Knowledge or Wisdom?
We are staring into the eyes of what Jurgen Habermas called a “legitimation crisis.” There is a fundamental mistrust of our government, churches, media, education, legal system, and other administrative agencies that are supposed to be in place to protect us from tyranny. Regardless of our political or religious affiliations, we feel let down. This… Continue reading The Cure for Legitimation Crisis
Can the “state” really be separated from the “church”? We have all heard this now famous statement as a justification for any event in which a Christian who works within a secular government system or private sector business who uses their religious Faith as a means to justify their practices at the office. But how… Continue reading There Can Be No Separation of Church and State