Some Thoughts on Government Welfare

Growing up in a conservative household as well as in a conservative part of the country.  I never heard too many good things about government welfare.  Modern day conservatives are still using the same argument against government welfare from when I was young.  They use phrases like, “Welfare teaches people to be dependent when it…

What Do We Wish To Be Saved From?

A few weeks ago, while sitting in church, I heard the words “salvation” and “saved” several times.  And for the first time, I asked myself.  What do we wish to be saved from?  Of course, sin should be the obvious answer.  But for some reason, I was caught up in another thought as I listened…

Does Man Have Wisdom?

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.  For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. I read the above scripture about a year ago while reading the New Testament with my wife.  For some reason, the scripture has kept me thinking all these many months…

Becoming a Scientist of Spirituality and Faith

When my spirituality is diminishing and going into dormancy like the perennial grasses.  What do I do?  I become brittle, easy to break, and I am no longer filled with anything nutritious for myself or others.  When my spirituality gets to this point I often ask myself and God.  Why?  But as one of my…

Assumptions are Generally Bad

During a time or two in my life, I have thought about leaving my religious convictions behind and turn to the “modern” and “scientific” way of doing things, secularism.  One of the reasons for this desire to change is because I have always felt that many Christians, including myself, have experienced thoughts of superiority and…

Questions on Secularism and Christian Hypocrisy

Write how I talk and what I think about.  That sounds crazy.  Maybe I will give it a try.  No.  I am pretty sure if I wrote how I talked my writing would be even worse than it already is.  And if I wrote what I thought about I would sound like a raging lunatic,…

The Revealing Air of Superiority

An air of superiority is running rapid in America.  This new superiority is not in America as a whole.  In fact, the nation seems to be starting down the path of decline in its world power as it is now scrambling to “hold up” deals and can no longer make new ones.  This air of…

Separation of Federal and State Governments

Most experts believe that there is a separation between federal and state governments and that it should remain that way.  Others believe that the federal government should dictate most issues and reign supreme.  What does the constitution say on this matter?  Most constitutional experts take two popular stances concerning the separation of federal and state…

Weary of Dreams and Goals?

I am weary of dreams and goals.  They seem to do nothing more than propel my mind into an endless ocean of ideas, where I get drowned in doubt, fear, ambition, possibility, and anticipation.  The easiest cure for this is to simply stop dreaming and making goals.  But, I doubt that is going to happen. …

Government and Agriculture

The involvement of the government in the agriculture industry has changed throughout the history of the country.  The influences that affect how the government gets involved have also changed over the years.  Because of the ever-changing dynamic of the world economy and trends in what type of products are in demand.  How the government involves…

We All Have a Self-Righteous View

I have upon more than one occasion, referred to someone as being self-righteous.  Of course, this statement in its self is self-righteous.  I believe we all have a self-righteous view.  Some things are a continual truth that most of humanity tends to agree on.  Such as gravity, the earth is round, and we all eventually…

All the Wasted Thoughts of Pain and Bliss

Watching the snow fall outside the fourth-floor window of a school building and reading a text book that deserves much attention, but is failing to receive it, is quite a beautiful experience.  The phone right in front of me placed on the teachers teaching podium looks like it hasn’t been dusted in some time.  The…