Personal Space vs. Public Sphere

I just read about some person who was upset that their dog died after it was stuffed into an overhead bin on an airplane, in its cage, I guess. I have to ask, what did they expect would happen when they tried to take an animal on a plane? Was it going to get a … Continue reading

Re-visiting Guns

I posted previously about how I believe America needs a type of gun registry. I want to post a few comments from myself and others on a chat thread to further elaborate upon it. I said, as my screen name evilgenius, The biggest deal with mass shootings is their place in the public consciousness. I … Continue reading

Why the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

Have you ever asked yourself why God put the tree with the fruit that caused man’s downfall within the garden in the first place? There are all kinds of answers. You could say that its presence made man authentic, so long as he didn’t partake of it. I suppose that’s true, but what was man … Continue reading

Wasting My Time?

I want to share with you a snippet from a recent series of posts on the website peakoil.com. The thread they came from was titled ‘The Wisdom of the Dark Emotions.’ I shared something there that was probably casting pearls before swine, but I was thinking it out, so I shared it anyway. As I’ve … Continue reading

Self-Sufficiency and the Individual: Where is This All Leading?

I posted this as my namesake, evilgenius, over at peakoil.com; Look, there are two approaches taken in describing how The Civil War came about in the US. The dominant one today is slavery. The other one concerns Confederate ideals. The Republican Party is rife with Confederate ideals. It isn’t necessarily racist. Take a look at … Continue reading

Your Sins are Forgiven

When I was going to the park today I chanced by the local video store. Yes, we still have one of those in my neighborhood. The front of the place is covered in movie adverts and other kinds of posters for upcoming concerts and events. There was also a marriage notice, for the gay owners … Continue reading

Conspiracy Everywhere

I like to read the comments posted after articles. Often, this tells me as much about the subject as anything the author might have said. This is especially so when articles are the equivalent of column fill. Sadly, this is increasingly the state of modern journalism in the face of the declining standards that poorer … Continue reading

Right-of-Way: the Grand Compromise Necessary in Western Thought

Jesus said, “He who is greatest among you must be servant of all.” Did he really mean what you think he meant? When I was a kid I used to watch Star Trek like some people would go to church. I would hurry home after school to make sure I caught that afternoon’s episode. I … Continue reading

What is Freedom?

I’m writing this in the aftermath of the vote in the UK to exit the European Union. This isn’t the only political act of separation that stirs the world these days. There are plenty of more minor examples of various regions in the world that all want some level of autonomy that rings better for … Continue reading

The Science Behind the Resurrection

Just as Noah set loose a raven first, followed by a dove, so too did God use multiple manifestations in order to raise His son. The raven was the lasting one, who was able to fly for such a long time. The doves each would go out for the time they were strong enough to … Continue reading