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

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

What is Good?

When looking through the channels Sunday morning, I get over the air reception, I decided to see what some of the more obscure looking ones were. There was a lot of church stuff on. One of the obscure channels had a program where a man said something akin to, “You see this pattern over and … Continue reading

What is Religion?

He wants your soul.

As long as I’ve been around people have been arguing over the definition of religion. Some say it has to do with one’s relationship with God. Some say it has to do with one’s own relationship to one’s self. Some say it has to do with one’s relationship to the cosmos, which taken this way … Continue reading

A Little More About Education

This morning I read a piece on the LA Times website¬†http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-unions-react-tenure-ruling-20140611-story.html concerning how a judge has thrown out the concept of tenure in the California Educational System. His argument was that it was “obvious” that making students remain under a poor teacher was bad for them. To quote the article, “In his ruling Tuesday, Los … Continue reading

Free Will

The late Christopher Hitchens probably described best what free will is. To paraphrase him: free will is not the ability to simply do what you want when you want to do it. It isn’t because that kind of action, fulfilling your desires, arises out of your nature. To do what you want when you want … Continue reading

Who is Sacrifice for: God or Man?

Going on from a subject I have been talking about lately, the baptism of repentance for the remission of sin, the more I ponder the more I find there is more to talk about. I mentioned how different it was, indeed, for John to go about offering remission of sin for something as meager as … Continue reading

What is the Point of Christianity?

I’ve been making the point lately about how Jesus interpreted the law, how he said it was summed up in love, versus how the Pharisees and the teachers of the law insisted the law be interpreted, strictly – as if explicitly following it could bring a man to a place before God. John came and … Continue reading

What Impact, the Existence of God?

Alright, everybody struggles with the question of whether or not God exists. Some say it takes faith to see God. Others say that if you can’t observe something in the here and now that would indicate God’s presence then God can’t exist. I think to know what God has to say about this you need … Continue reading