Seek What Will Last

Based on the scientific law that energy and matter can be converted from one form to the other, I used to mistakenly believe plants turned sunlight into the matter that vegetation is made of. The truth is no less impressive. The only use plants have for the sun is using its energy to grow matter…

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Artificial Christianity

Oxygen’s attraction to iron causes the formation of iron oxide (FeO), better known as rust, and while that’s a problem, this attraction between the two elements is needed for our survival. It’s iron in the hemoglobin of red blood cells that attracts oxygen we inhale. We’re in trouble if we inhale carbon monoxide (CO), a…

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Interfaithism

The ancient Romans built roads that branched out from Rome to all parts the empire, giving rise to the saying, “All roads lead to Rome.” The saying later came to mean all ways of doing something will lead to the same result. It’s also a saying used by apostates who claim all religions lead to…

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Hair Length

Though it’s preached by few churches, God wants men to have short hair and women to have long hair. I Corinthians 11 teaches that women shouldn’t cut their hair, and also that it’s shameful for men to have long hair. Much is said about this issue, and then verse 16 in that chapter seems to…

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Killing Babies

In the fifth century B.C. soldiers in the Greek city-state of Sparta checked on newborn babies to see if they looked healthy. Only the strong were valued in their warrior society, so they took unhealthy babies to a mountainside where they were left to die. Horrible, right? What if they “humanely” killed the babies by…

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Celestial Signs

Meteors, also called shooting stars, are common enough to be seen every night. Most meteoroids are no bigger than grains of sand, yet Earth travels so fast through its orbit that when they enter our atmosphere, the compressed air in front of them heats up and glows bright enough to be seen from the ground.…

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New Year’s

I wonder how many people were killed this morning by a drunk driver.  I also wonder how many people quit celebrating the New Year because it’s the anniversary of loved one’s death caused by a drunk driver.  I doubt they feel like yelling, “Happy New Year!”  Not when it reminds them of a tragedy caused…

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Christ’s Mass

I’ve heard it said that “Merry Xmas” takes Christ out of Christmas, an assumption that may be based on X being the mathematical symbol of the unknown. After discovery, X rays got their name for being a type of energy previously unknown in the scientific community. Also, some African-American members of the Nation of Islam…

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Department of Corruption

Most prisons I know of have a kitchen infested with roaches and mice. I particularly detest rodents for their constant gnawing to grind down their teeth that never quit growing (unless they’re outdoor rodents, such as squirrels). I didn’t know what to do about the mice, but when I worked in food service in one…

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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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