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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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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