Admitting Defeat

Some people have a hard time admitting defeat. The unethical inventor Thomas Edison certainly comes to mind. Power plants using his direct current (DC) could transmit electricity locally, but it was uneconomical to transmit it over long distances. Then along came Nikola Tesla, who introduced his far-superior system of alternating current (AC). Not wanting to…

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Television

Living for God should be an unforced decision, so I’m not someone who goes out of his way to try getting laws passed against immoral behaviors, such as prostitution or marijuana.  That doesn’t mean I would vote for their legalization, and I certainly don’t say God approves of such behavior.  I’m just not that threatened…

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New Flood Theory

The Biblical Flood was the most challenging essay I’ve written. It took me much exhausting research to put together the pieces of what I saw as a complicated puzzle. I was happy with everything I’d written until recently, because I’m now convinced there is a much better theory for how animals reached various parts of…

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Controlling the Masses

It really frustrates me that some Americans, myself included, are asked if we would rather live in China or some other awful country when complaining about our government’s corruption. I doubt the Chinese also try to downplay their country’s corruption by comparing it to one that’s more corrupt than their own. Surely the ones who…

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Spiritual Warfare

Have you ever heard that eating carrots improves eyesight? It’s a myth that is based on a partial truth. Because night blindness can result from a deficiency of vitamin A, which carrots are a good source of, British soldiers who fought in World War II claimed that eating a lot of carrots gave them superior…

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World War

The Great War, renamed World War I after World War II began, ended 100 years ago today with the signing of an armistice between Germany and the Allied Powers. This senseless war started over an assassin linked to a Serbian terrorist group killing the heir to Austria-Hungary’s throne, and his wife too, on June 28,…

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A Global Reach

Developed in 1969 as a communications network by the U.S. military for security purposes, the Internet today has multiple uses and I’m taking full advantage of that. With communications satellites in orbit and the World Wide Web at my fingertips, I have the potential to make a powerful impact on this world. It’s so liberating…

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The Grim Reaper

There’s far less crying during the wake that precedes a funeral, at least in the cases I’ve experienced. I guess it’s at the funeral that the finality of death really sinks in, but even at the wake you know the person has exited this life. That wasn’t always the case before modern medical knowledge, when…

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Punishing Evil

Now in custody, an anti-Semitic man entered a Pittsburgh synagogue this morning with an assault rifle and three handguns before opening fire. As with so many mass murderers before him, our current criminal justice system won’t give him a punishment that fits the crime. While every decent person can agree they deserve punishment, how much…

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Fabricated Doctrines

Jesus is usually depicted as a man with long hair and a beard, but no one today knows what He looked like. He may have discouraged a portrait being made of Him so that people wouldn’t decide to “worship the work of their own hands” (Isa. 2:8). Since Jesus was God manifested in the flesh…

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