Empty Legacy

No person should be allowed the luxury of holding a belief while ignoring its implications.  Why?  Because the implications of today’s prevalent beliefs shape the ethos of the next generation.  For instance, suppose I had been born into a culture which had been largely shaped by the belief that the ability to overcome a rival … Continue reading Empty Legacy

Don’t just stand there! Stand up! {Guest Post}

A more prosaic post by my post-Christian friend, Zane Gilley. Years ago, while I was still Christian, I had this great idea for a song about the three young men in the fiery furnace.  I don't recall any of the verses of it, but the chorus still comes readily to mind.   "What's it to … Continue reading Don’t just stand there! Stand up! {Guest Post}

Fish Eyes

Mike the mallard bobbed on the surface of the pond, the early November wind whipping through his feathers.  Driven by an empty gizzard, Mike plunged toward the silted bottom.  Halfway down he encountered a rather large bass which caused him to backpedal a bit then come to a full upright position under water.  The bass, … Continue reading Fish Eyes

My Two Masters Part One

I’ll admit it: The movie, “Karate Kid” has to some degree defined me as a person.  I’m not talking about the nepotistically-produced, pathetic excuse for a remake.  I mean the gloriously cheesy, deliciously predictable original.  I grew up without a father and really without a consistent father figure.  As a modern individualist, my rational mind … Continue reading My Two Masters Part One

Man of Sorrow {Guest Post}

Another amazing, Bible-inspired poem from Zane Gilley, which I trust will focus your thoughts on the gospel of Christ this Good Friday.    Man of Sorrow    The Son of God was born on earth to die,   To rule not over sinful world below.   The Son of Man is lifted up on high.    The zealots lusted … Continue reading Man of Sorrow {Guest Post}

Mixed Motives and Methadone

I just read a blog from an atheist who took exception with street preachers who hung out in the pub district and offered aid to the revelers there.  He made some great points.  One of his problems with these folks was that they did good out of mixed motives.  They offered physical assistance to people … Continue reading Mixed Motives and Methadone

One Rule

When discussing morality and ethics, atheists are wont to say that they are actually more moral than theists because they do what is right because it is right, not out of fear of punishment or hope for a reward. While I will grant that higher morality transcends personal interest, I take exception with anyone, atheist … Continue reading One Rule

Psalm 2 {Guest Post}

It's my privilege to post another "Christian" poem by my favorite "post-Christian" poet, Zane Gilley.  Thanks for your contribution, Zane.  Beautiful work. Psalm IIWhy do the heathens fill themselves with rageAnd the peoples imagine things in vain?The monarchs of the world themselves engageAnd rulers counsel and bring forth a planAgainst Almighty Jehovah on highAnd the one … Continue reading Psalm 2 {Guest Post}

Holigram

Richard scowled at the framed poster displayed on an easel at the entrance to the gift store.  “What a sham!” he nearly shouted. Startled by Richard’s outburst, a passerby named Peter asked, “What is?” “This poster, it’s an utter sham!” Richard replied.  “These big gift store chains think they can dupe the public into buying … Continue reading Holigram