Does it involve a need or a desire? Perhaps there is not sufficient incentive for making the purchase (for acting or for changing one's mind).Does it match its advertising? Is it what it claims to be?Does it have a long record of success? Why commit to something that doesn't?Does it have many good, qualified, and … Continue reading Considerations before purchasing, accepting advice for acting, or adopting an intellectual position–far more controversial than it appears!
What ideas, events, movements, or person(s) is one (or was one) not to question?Which of these is one, in polite society, expected to agree with and praise?Who or what makes this so? What methods of persuassion or propaganda are being (or have been) employed by various institutions, groups, or individuals, to shape your thinking or … Continue reading Questions for inoculating students from propaganda
Is your hope in the 2024 election, even after the fraudulent Presidential election of 2020? Conservatives are considered enemies of the state, members of hate-groups, bigots--insurrectionists! Is it hard to imagine the Democrats defeating the filibuster rule and passing a Patriot Act II or the HR5 Equality Act? How might they use it against one … Continue reading A blue/black pill on Christian activism
With many monumental changes underway in several categories of life, religious, social, economic, and political, one can't help trying to understand what we're experiencing and wondering how best to respond. All the while, though, as specks traveling rapidly through history, we sense we're not in control and that we're not in a position to understand … Continue reading Considerations Our Troubled Times Call For
I haven't posted here, for awhile. Guess I first better check for the updated list of banned words and topics. Help, anyone? I have kept abreast of cancelled speakers to colleges and universities, along with the throngs censored or de-platformed from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, though. Also, I've noted businesses targeted by virtuous mobs. Other … Continue reading Requesting advise on posting
I believe America is on the eve of a great work of God--but I don't know the nature of it. Will his sword prune or plunder? The works of darkness within the Deep State of Marxist Democrats is being exposed as never before, just as they're being exposed within the Roman Catholic Church, so, perhaps … Continue reading The Fateful Lightning of his Terrible Swift Sword
Were you teaching online classes, in person classes, or both?How has the transition been for you to online teaching?How will you teach differently as you move forward? During the winter 2020 semester, all my classes were face-to-face; they all moved fully online later in March. With students already having been completing all their assignments online, … Continue reading Community College Teaching in Today’s Environment, answering questions from my college newspaper
I've never published this event before--too humiliating; given current events, it's time I do. At around 15 years of age, about 40 years ago, I strolled on a neighborhood road along the woods, where I had shot my BB gun at empty cans. Realizing the gun looked suspicious, I secured it in my jeans and … Continue reading Police Almost Shot Me!
Moral Theory Without a universal, absolute, transcendent basis for morality, what basis do we have for stating that the action of another is unjust, whether the action be that of a police officer or of a rioter? Perhaps the morality they act from is rooted in their culture (Cultural Relativism) or in their subjectivity and … Continue reading Social Justice and Rioting (Tweets on a Blog)
I. Is social distancing over now? If it's not enforced for one group, how, without a relevant difference, can it justly be enforced for another group? Why might large protests be allowed, but, perhaps, in hopes that those protesters will quickly spread the virus among themselves? Churches in some cities can't have more than 10 … Continue reading Four Brainstorming Questions and a Comment, About Minneapolis Today