We Are Victims of Moral Panic

"Ignorance is bliss" Americans used to get 30 minutes of local news and 60 minutes of national news each day. If you missed the broadcast, you had to read a newspaper in the morning. That's it. That is all the news media consumption that was available. Now we have a 24 hour cable news cycle … Continue reading We Are Victims of Moral Panic

Reductio ad Racism

A reductionist fallacy occurs when we take an incredibly complex issue and reduce it to one factor while ignoring other possible factors. Race is almost always cited as being one of, and often the most, significant factors for arrests, sentencing, and incarcerations. However, I believe that this is due to lack of imagination on behalf … Continue reading Reductio ad Racism

The Satanic Era

In the first episode of Mindhunter, the Netflix show about how the FBI serial killer program began, an interesting proposition was presented. The gist is that prior to the 1970s, crime had motive. In the contemporary era, however, motive was no longer a factor. Serial killers may have a modus operandi, and even a purpose, … Continue reading The Satanic Era

Less “Reform”, More Revival

In the aftermath of last weekend’s Las Vegas massacre, Democrats came out almost immediately and called for new gun control regulations. Republicans came out and defended the Second Amendment, and back and forth we went. When a maniac in a Dodge Charger drove into a crowd in Charlottesville, we began fighting over what statues were … Continue reading Less “Reform”, More Revival

Notes on Numbers 23-25

Once Balaam had a direct run in with the Angel of the LORD (Jesus Christ), he turned from his lying ways (Numbers 22) and began to tell Balak exactly what God told him to. These passages given as instruction to an outside nation about Israel ring true today, 3500 years later. These concepts should be … Continue reading Notes on Numbers 23-25

Notes on Exodus 16-18

The children of Israel are wandering into the “wilderness of Sin” which is obviously a geographical location, but I cannot escape the word “Sin” here. I get a picture of the Israelites who were just rescued from hell on Earth, yet still struggle in the wilderness of their own sins. They are found wandering, complaining, … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 16-18

Notes on Genesis 16-18

Today I read up on the Abrahamic covenant in Genesis 16-18, and there are several things of note here. The first is the merging of the Hametic (Hagar of Egypt) and the Semitic (Abraham) lines. Sarah, Abraham's wife, had the idea of allowing her husband to "marry" her handmaid. This unholy merger produced Ishmael, who … Continue reading Notes on Genesis 16-18

My GOP Debate Analysis

In order of winner to loser: Ted Cruz-Everything he said is exactly what I believe, and his delivery was eloquent, intelligent, and honest. He is a virtually flawless speaker, and I love that he had statistics or examples of every one of his positions. Marco Rubio-I disliked one part of one answer. When talking about … Continue reading My GOP Debate Analysis