Category Archives: human nature

Accidental Complexity?

Did time and chance alone produce the incredible complexity of human life? * Psychological complexity; * Mental/intellectual complexity; * Body complexity; * Organ complexity; * Cellular complexity; * Chemical complexity; * Atom complexity; * Sub-atomic complexity; * All working together … Continue reading

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The human heart is a fireplace. It can burn clean and pure with the love of God. Or smoke and choke on selfish desires.

The human heart is a fireplace. It can burn clean and pure with the love of God. Or smoke and choke on selfish desires putting a damper on all of life. A deployed damper is deeply damaging. Perhaps we need … Continue reading

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Is America Violent & Alienated From God Like Jean Valjean In Les Misérables?

Les Misérables, the new movie musical staring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried, beautifully brings Victor Hugo’s 1862 French novel to life.  However, it made me wonder:  Is America violent and alienated from God like the main … Continue reading

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Why does a society that prides itself on tolerance and the accepting of diversity into the mainstream; marginalize the praying community?

Why does a society that prides itself on tolerance and the accepting of diversity into the mainstream; marginalize the praying community?  

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Sex without commitment is a cheap copy of soul mates passionately entwined heart-to-heart, for better or for worse.

Sex without commitment is a cheap copy of soul mates passionately entwined heart-to-heart, for better or for worse.

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Thanking God On Thanksgiving Day — 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2102, everybody! (Let’s get started.) *Thank You, Lord for creating me and giving me life. Thank You for this beautiful world you have placed me in. (Sorry we humans have messed it up so much.) Thank You for … Continue reading

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I Saw Lincoln (You Should Too!)

I saw Abraham Lincoln, not in person, of course, but in the new movie, Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg and staring Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln.  I was expecting a drama about the life of Lincoln, but this was not that. … Continue reading

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“First we practice sin, then defend it, then boast of it.” –Thomas Manton

Posted in choice, corrupt culture, criticism, defend, defense, denial, depravity, depression, disapproval, discomfort, dishonesty, disrespect, human nature, human rights, judge, judgment, lifestyles, meaning, moral failures, moral principles, moral restraints, morality, morality-phobic, morals, post-Christianity, rebellion, recovery, repent, repentance, seduction, seduction of self-destruction, self, self-destruction, self-produced, selfish desires | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

There’s A You In You

There’s more to life than meets the eye.  There’s more to see than Instagram, Netflicks, YouTube, and TV. So open your eyes.  Take a look in your heart.  You’ll see that there’s more than Intel inside — more than integrated … Continue reading

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Footprints Of Mystery (Fill The Natural World)

Footprints of mystery, spread across nature, baffle the best brains of mankind.  There is so much about our world and our universe that we humans (even those of us with the best scientific minds) cannot understand or explain by natural … Continue reading

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