Checking over the mail queue, I ran across this comment. Since no one else has responded to this, I will do my best. In fact, since my posts are probably the most likely to be read as combative, it was probably meant for me, anyway. Here is the comment submitted by a reader calling himself … Continue reading Visitor Comment on Church and State
Leaders vs Representatives I’m pleased to have the opportunity to be part of the JustSayWhy community. I’ve spent time reading through the earlier posts on this blog and have greatly enjoyed the well thought out and imaginative topics. One theme I find here is the dangerous role Authoritarianism plays in our government. I recommend all … Continue reading A Major Threat to Democracy
I’ve heard this argument so many times I decided it needed to be investigated. Was America founded on Christian values? There are two places for us to look for answers: 1. Do Christian values agree with the values this country were founded upon, and 2. Did our founding fathers make any comments regarding this possibility? … Continue reading Was America Founded on Christian Values?
Pro-Christian Anti-Christian Paul Johnson. If you were to create an organization that was the opposite of Christian, what would it look like? One easy approach is to look at all the things that were important to Jesus and oppose them. Jesus spent most of his life helping the poor, feeding the poor, clothing the poor, … Continue reading Pro-Christian Anti-Christian
Email Silliness by Paul Johnson Got a funny one in my email today and just had to share with you. The message: AGREE OR DELETE If You Choose To Delete You Are Part Of The Problem Me? I’m Passing It On. It seems to get worse daily. This is by a daughter of a murdered … Continue reading Email Silliness
There’s a Storm Coming by David Schlecht We are standing on the edge of the abyss, looking a long way down to pain and suffering for generations to come. It a long and destructive fall and we see it as clear as day. The past 28 years of Conservative rule in America has almost destroyed … Continue reading There’s a Storm Coming
by Paul Johnson OK, so who will I vote for? What are my reasons? Let me start by saying a few things. 1) Refusing to or failing to support a candidate just because they’re not “viable” is a mistake, 2) Past deeds and votes are a better indication than campaign promises, 3) Those who donate … Continue reading Who Do I Support for President?
After reading Dave’s two posts on America a Christian Nation and Visitor Comment, I got motivated to follow up. Although Dave’s posts were factual and he made good arguments, I disagree with his inclinations of intolerance. When educating children as well as adults, you have to show patience and refrain from making the readers feel … Continue reading Christian Views on Abortion
Balkinization has an interesting read regarding the possible religious foundation of morals. It was eerie to follow the link and read the review of Michael Perry’s Toward a Theory of Human Rights. Balkinization’s Brian Tamanaha does a good first stab at analyzing the view, but seems to be approaching Perry’s fallacy with kid gloves. Perry’s … Continue reading The Moral Beliefs of Atheists
Last night on Hannity Radio ( Link ), Rudy Giuliani defended himself against criticism for his decision toput New York’s emergency command center in the World Trade Center, by saying that in the aftermath of 9-11, they had a new command center upand running in “half an hour” ( Link ) at Police Academy. But … Continue reading Giuliani Misleads On 9-11 Response