Category Archives: free thought

Collectivism. Taking away your freedom to be

Collectivism sends the false message that just because people share a skin color or physical location or a citizenship then one person has a license to get in another person’s business. This intrusion ranges from the State telling a woman … Continue reading

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The Latest from Mayberry: The Six Commandments

Life is too complex to spend time on four extra commandments that you will probably break after this morning’s pew riding session, so here are the six commandments that you should follow to bring clarity to a certain world of … Continue reading

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On Robin Roberts

Ms. Roberts’ confirmation of her sexuality is nothing to celebrate or denigrate. It means that for men who fantasized about having a chance with her (myself included), our dreams have been definitively dashed. More importantly we should consider this. Just … Continue reading

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#Fiscal and #budget policy is not a part of #God’s economy

For a significant number of Christians, God’s plan for the economy means hard work on their part with no expectation of intervention and if a Christian fails, so be it.  For policy makers, such an attitude, especially among lesser educated … Continue reading

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Why “God” does not make for good public education #policy

Public policy is like the white ball you use to knock the other balls on the pool table into the holes on the side.  I admit that’s about all I know about pool, but I use the analogy to describe … Continue reading

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#Philosophy vs. #religion

Philosophy is a guide, just a guide, for how you as an individual choose to engage others during the course of life. Religion is spawned when a small group takes a philosophy and turns it into a narrative to control … Continue reading

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What does Andrew Lanza not understand about freedom of speech

Recently, New York state senator Andrew Lanza took issue with a billboard in New York City’s Times Square that expressed the sentiment that Christmas can be celebrated without Christ.  The billboard was placed in the popular tourist destination by American … Continue reading

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When lawmakers are afraid to “come out”

Earlier this week, Politico Magazine published an item featuring former U.S. Representative Barney Frank, Democrat of Massachusetts, and his revelation that he is an atheist.   Unfortunately let freedom ring and land of the free, home of the brave does … Continue reading

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Can #secularism become a defacto #religion thus violating the Establishment Clause? I don’t think so

Yesterday an article was posted in Yahoo! News discussing the culture wars over displays of holiday ornaments in public spaces such as schools, court houses, and government office buildings.  A number of states have passed or are considering passing legislation … Continue reading

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Does Maryland’s Constitution provide an opening to #Satan worshipers?

Today an interesting article discussing religious displays caught my attention.  The article, published by Addictinginfo.org, talks about the intent of The Satanic Temple to place a religious display next to a display of the Ten Commandments outside of an Oklahoma courthouse. … Continue reading

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