Is it a lack of faith or an understanding of life?

In Sunday school today, the teacher asked the class the question, “How do you deal with death?”  I thought about the question but never answered the question in class because I felt that I could never formulate my opinions in time to share before the class got over. So, I figured that I would share…

Does God Believe in Freedom of Religion?

The question may offend some, cause others to question whether I am a Christian.  Or whether I believe in America and its underlying principle of religious freedom.  But I simply wish to convey a thought, an idea, not create contention.  Note: this is coming from a Christian point of view.   One thing I want…

Am I an Imposter?

I am reading my first noir novel written by Ross Macdonald titled, “Black Money.”  I am enjoying the book very much and would recommend it to everyone.  While reading the book this morning I came across some lines that put me in a daze.   To set the stage, the private eye is being paid…

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. …