I Tried Being Methodist. I Didn’t Like It.

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Whenever a Methodist coworker or friend learns that I used to be a Methodist, they ask in bewilderment, “Why aren’t you still a Methodist? How could you leave the largest and most popular denomination in the USA? Don’t you think … Continue reading

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That Which is Right, and Just, and Fair 6

Flushing Justice Down the Tubes There is no room in our schools for discrimination of any kind, including discrimination against transgender students on the basis of their sex. -Attorney General Loretta Lynch No student should ever have to go through … Continue reading

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Winning For the Sake of Winning at the Cost of Conscience

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What if you lived in Poland in October of 1939 after both Germany and the Soviet Union invaded and divided up your homeland? Adolf Hitler was a National Socialist. Joseph Stalin was a Communistic Socialist. Both sought to prop up … Continue reading

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How Should We Redeem Sports 5

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Let the Weak Say I Am Strong When I started this series of rants against the evil aspects of sports culture, I was working under the assumption that the culture only accepts those who have a moderate amount of physical … Continue reading

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How Should We Redeem Sports 4

The question at hand is, “How should we redeem sports such that the weak can endure mistreatment and accept failure with courage?” Many of the weak who are mistreated, humiliated, and abused by a success-obsessed sports culture end up hating … Continue reading

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How Should We Redeem Sports 3

Reframing the Question I used to loathe sports, sports culture, and anyone who played sports. This abject hatred stemmed partly from how parents, teammates, coaches, and opponents mistreated me. Such mistreatment was indeed evil, but was a normal part of … Continue reading

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Rampage Against Education 3

Chopping Down the Asherah of Higher Education In my previous two educational rants, I made the following three assertions. Higher education is not necessary for financial well-being. Financial well-being is not necessary for happiness. Happiness throughout life comes from loving … Continue reading

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