Holding Every Thought Captive

Stand Your Ground. Three simple words anyone in grade school can read. But the complexity of what this means and how to actually do just that is difficult. If we look at the Bible its chalked full of men and women who stood their ground despite...

Non-religious Argument Against Homosexual “Marriage”

Equal Rights Let’s dismantle this argument about “equal rights.” First, you must establish that the institution of marriage IS a right. Then you must DEFINE that institution. For most Americans, the institution of marriage is the union between two members of opposite genders with the potential...

A One-Sided Conversation

Me: It shouldn’t read “Right-Wing” it should say “Some Christians Claim”… Most of the Christians I know are Conservative, Right-Wing Christians (myself included) who would scoff and rebuke anyone making that claim. Me: They are all over the place. The article itself even quotes a few....

(Mostly) No Politics For a Week

Barring something earth shattering, I’m going to take a break from politics for an entire week. It’s going to be my fast. As you know from this site and my Facebook page, I’m constantly sharing and commenting on the current political scene. Although it’s good to...

Rebuking “Conservatives”

I’m a Conservative. No surprise there. I take my political and religious beliefs very serious. Of course, like most anyone, I do differ on some issues (I’m unsure about the death penalty), but if you have me take a political quiz I’ll almost always come out...

Legalize Prostitution – Not just about “me”

So, occasionally, I have these discussions on Facebook that I just feel the need to share. This time a Facebook page I was on proposed that prostitution should be legal. The Conversation Matthew Edmund It is a crime. It damages and demoralizes both men and women....

The Robot Corpses

As part of a writing exercise, I wrote this ending to a story I’ve never made. It is a bit brutal and violent, but that was kind of the point. The idea was to create an extremely dramatic ending where the antagonist dies leaving you wondering…who...

Shell Shocked: Take Some Cover

The last few weeks of have been tumultuous in America–to say the least. The last few days have been marked by death, terror, and destruction. Before our very eyes we’ve witnessed terror be sowed before our very eyes. Whether it was the terrorist attacks in Boston, ricin (a deadly toxin) on government official’s mail, or the horrible (presumably, accidental) disaster in West, Texas that, as I’m writing this, is still unfolding.

To compound the situation, we have endured several weeks of volatile, high-emotion debate on serious issues like homosexual marriage and gun control. I don’t know about you, but I’m really starting to feel it.

To exasperate the situation further, we are now more connected to information than at any other point in human history. Within an hour of the bombing in Boston videos were already circulating the Internet showing us raw footage of the heinous act. I still can feel that thud of the first explosion in my chest. The same holds true for the explosion in the City of West. We have raw cellphone footage from a gentleman and presumably family who were observing the spectacular fire from a distance. Again, another explosion. Even hundreds, even thousands of miles away we are given a front view seat to death.

2013/04/18

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