World View

There Oughta be a Law

Law. Without law there would be chaos. Law sets boundaries. If you chose to go beyond the boundary of law there will be consequences. The simplest illustration of this is that of a speed limit. If you choose to exceed the speed limit by “x” mph you run the risk of being nabbed by the […]

The Founder’s Faith 4

Unitarianism and John Adams Although the battle seems to be between who was a deist and who was an orthodox Christian the situation is actually a bit more complicated because Unitarianism was a significant factor at least in early New England, especially around Boston. For a more through explanation on Unitarianism please click on the […]

Not the Way it Should be, Thoughts on Hurricane Sandy

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and […]

Why an Aircraft Carrier is different than a Horse

Have you ever made a comparison that just does not work, you know, comparing apples to oranges? Well, the President uttered one last night. Romney was talking about the fact the US Navy was at its smallest since 1916. BO pipes up that we also have fewer horses and bayonets. I suppose he could have […]

It’s not your parent’s party anymore P2

The year was 1945. My dad was drafted shortly after graduating from High School. He was being trained as an infantryman for the invasion of Japan when the war ended. He was re-trained as an MP and served as part of the occupation force in Germany. He came home got a job as an auto […]

The Faith of the Founders 3

The argument regarding the faith of the founders is essentially between Christian orthodoxy and what was is called deism. A good modern definition of deism from Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry: Deism is the teaching that God exists, that he created the universe and everything in it, but that he stopped being involved in the […]

It’s the not your parent’s party anymore!

I came across the below video today and wanted to share it. I think it’s interesting on a number of levels. Here’s a few of my observations in no particular order. 1. This was the first TV presidential debate in 1960. It featured VP Richard Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy. 2. I was only […]

Faith of the Founders 2

Defining Christian Orthodoxy Before we can objectively examine Holmes’ book we have to become familiar with his terminology and definitions. The first definition I’d like to deal with is “Christian orthodoxy” in colonial American times. One of the strengths of book, The Faith of the Founders are the chapters on the religious landscape of the […]

The Founder’s Faith 1

What was the religious faith of America’s founding fathers? It’s a question almost guaranteed to stir up a hornet’s of controversy. The answer seems to depend upon who is being asked the question and what is the evidence that supports their opinion. The argument in its most simplistic form breaks down like this: Some will […]

The Tribe of Barbarism

Today I plucked this great quote from Jonah Goldberg of the National Review and Townhall. He was commenting on Islam lecturing the US (and the west) at the UN about the limits of free expression. Goldberg hits the nail on the head with this: “…the tribe of barbarism doesn’t get to lecture the tribe of […]