Adam and Eve’s Bargain Wedding

Before I go on I want to discuss a statement I made previously in which I said the story of Adam and Eve is used to justify marriage without compensation for women. If you consider the theological implications of the Fall you might see a possible problem with my theory. On the other hand, saying…

Syria’s Safe Zone is Not What They Told You

The people involved in planning and selling the ‘safe zone’ in Syria are the same people who tried to create it during the Obama administration–basically rogue generals and neocons. Except the last time it was Erdogan who wanted to create the safe zone. It is not going to be safe for regular people, but safe…

Is Afrin a Trap?

From the time I heard the news of the attack on the Kurds and then read of Trump’s half-hearted warnings to Turkey I was afraid the Kurds were going to be sacrificed. Now I’m beginning to think Erdogan will be sacrificed as well. When the president of the United States is saying one thing to…

Can We Get a Time-Out in Afrin?

Update: 2:28 PM, Jan. 25, 2018 I’ve rethought my tone of voice on this and the previous post. I apologize if it was offensive, I was afraid. In an attempt to be more impartial I’ve added a video below that speaks to the fears of Erdogan and Putin. I owe this change of heart to…

A Warning to the United States and Turkey

I feel called to warn the United States and Turkey that the Kurds belong to the Creator. If you harm them, or if you allow them to be harmed, he will defend them. If you have already harmed them you will pay. I am also called to tell you that Hassan Rouhani belongs to the…

Economic Inequality is Public Enemy Number 1

I entitled a previous article The Big Bang Swindle. I temporarily forgot something important about scientific theories: they are informed by philosophical ideas. All scientists work within the context of their own cultural understanding. A Spirkin explains the connection between philosophy, religion and science when he says that philosophy has always informed science, directly or…

The State is Your Daddy

It’s been my policy to ignore the Republicans. However, I feel I should say something about the government shutdown and the House tax bill. Since the Republicans control both houses of Congress I suspect that they actually want the shutdown to happen. Therefore, their threats represent a clear and present danger and must be stopped…

Twitter Malevolence

I’ve been doing some research to see what can be done about the Twitter defamation that I mentioned previously. It is becoming clear that the perpetrator knows the law. Nothing defamatory was actually said; it was just suggested through retweets and mentions. And this clever person added another twist–fake variations on my name. I’m still…

Mega-Church and New World Order

This is the beginning of my effort to provide additional links pertaining to my articles.  I haven’t done this previously because I’ve assumed they would already be available to my readers.  Relevant articles and videos seem to appear in my news feed  and I sort of figured they would be available to my readers as well. …

The Low Standard: Pseudo-Intellectualism in Neo-conservative Thought

In the book, When Empire Meets Nationalism,[1]the authors expressed their hope for a ‘intellectual alternative’ to the neo-conservative worldview. The problem with this expression, in my opinion, is not its basic sentiment but its wording. It implies that the neoconservative worldview is intellectual. Whatever else might be said about neoconservative pronouncements, they are most definitely…