Family Sermons, Life, Religion

Reconciliation of Science and Religion

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Fossils of man in his present form are dated as being 150,000 years old. What we refer to civilization has existed for about 6,000 years. Assuming that the genealogies laid out in the Bible are complete and that modern scientific dating practices are valid, then Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden not at the advent of man on this…

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Life, Politics

A return to Segregation

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The current book on my Kindle is “Enough” by Juan Williams. I haven’t finished it yet but he is making some very interesting arguments which are causing me to evaluate the changes that I have seen in race relations since my coming of age in the late 60’s and early 70’s. That is roughly forty five years ago. Meanwhile, I…

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Politics

Iran gets painted with Obama’s Idealism

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I have finally come to understand President Obama. The revelation that brought him into focus was aided by Joseph Schumpeter who said:   “The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie. Yes, I believe President Barack Obama to be an Ideologue. His intentions, even if smothered in arrogance, seem to be founded in a set of…

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Election 2016, Politics

Bernie vs. Donald; the main event?

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Imagine the distinct possibility of a national election touting Bernie and The Donald as the main event. It seems to be the political apex for a divided nation hooked on television with consummate one liner put downs and where politics are gleaned from bumper stickers or Pinterest platitudes. The possibility while moving from unthinkable to almost probable, would certainly be…

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Election 2016, Politics

The Debates Begin: 2016

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In just one month, August 6th, the first Republican Debate is scheduled to air. Fox News will serve as host. Fox is a very appropriate venue to get the Republicans started. Having a conservative bias, they represent the Republican Party perhaps better than the other large networks which, without fail, are biased in favor of progressive Democrats. So, who will…

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Family Sermons

Homage to Pahoran

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Recently some questions about the story of Captain Moroni and Pahoran came up in our conversations at home. It was wondered why Moroni was so forceful with Pahoran and why Mormon felt the story needed to be preserved for our benefit today. As you recall, Captain Moroni was not getting the support which he needed to successfully prosecute the war with the Lamanites.…

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Favorites, Politics

Adulthood, Sex and Guns

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I was recently trading ideas with a “progressive” friend of mine. During our conversation, she continually referred to a woman’s “reproductive rights.” As I have thought about our conversation, this term has come into focus as a bit misleading. Admittedly, it has been some time ago but, I took an anthropology class in which we discussed the rights of adulthood…

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Favorites, Politics

Same Sex Nationalized, the Aftermath

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It is still interesting, and sad, that the whole rigmarole of the same sex marriage issue was and still is totally unnecessary, even backwards. The issue of inequality in marriage arises from the discriminatory practice of our government requiring marriage licenses. Why should anyone need government approval to get married? How is that constitutional? Government involvement should simply be one…

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