The Creeping Menace of Book Banning, Part 2

In my first post about book banning, I used Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” as an example of what can happen when books are banned. In this post, I will examine a case in Florida. On July 1, 2022, the Florida legislature passed a law known as the “Stop W.O.K.E. Act” (House Bill 7). This lawContinue reading “The Creeping Menace of Book Banning, Part 2”

Fahrenheit 451: Science Fiction or Prophecy?

The Creeping Menace of Book Banning On October 19, 1953 when Ray Bradbury published that seminal work, it was seen as a purely dsytopian science fiction story. With an eye on current events, Mr. Bradbury is beginning to look as much like a prophet as a science fiction writer. I consider the written word toContinue reading “Fahrenheit 451: Science Fiction or Prophecy?”

‘The Truth Will Set You Free’

Tracing the origin of this oft quoted phrase. We hear this phrase used most often by actors in movies or television shows, but it does not end there. Each day, someone somewhere will use this phrase. In an effort to trace the origin of the titular phrase of this piece, I will discuss both secularContinue reading “‘The Truth Will Set You Free’”

Separation of Church and State

How the modern Christian Church has strayed from the Holy Scriptures Modern Christians, especially Evangelicals, love to shout about a concept known as the separation of Church and State. At the same time, they intend to force their belief system upon others, and expect that the State should enforce said belief system. They are beingContinue reading “Separation of Church and State”

Americans are Spoiled

Remember the group of Americans known as ‘The Greatest Generation’? They lived through both the Great Depression, and World War II. They knew the true meaning of sacrifice. On December 8, 1941 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made an impassioned speech before Congress. He asked that Congress declare thatContinue reading “Americans are Spoiled”

Heaven is Most Definitely For Real

I would like to talk about stories of people who have claimed to have taken a trip to Heaven. And I will use two particular examples. There was the story of Colton Burpo who said that he visited Heaven while undergoing surgery. The story is told by his father Todd Burpo in the book “HeavenContinue reading “Heaven is Most Definitely For Real”

Religion vs. Relationship

Religion (Noun): “a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.” Religion is a set of man-made rules, doctrines, ceremonies, andContinue reading “Religion vs. Relationship”


Currently, we are facing a global pandemic. So I thought it would be a good idea to write something about facing troubles. The dictionary defines trouble as: (noun) “a state or condition of distress, annoyance, or difficulty.” And “a condition of physical distress or ill health”. How about we take a look at what theContinue reading “Troubles”


What is forgiveness? Let’s find out. ​The Dictionary defines “forgive” as: VERB stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake: “I don’t think I’ll ever forgive David for the way he treated her” synonyms: pardon · excuse · exonerate · absolve · make allowances for · [more] feel no resentmentContinue reading “Forgiveness….”