The Failed Promise of Secularism

Because we believe in secularism, “believers” and “non-believers” are unable to meet on equal terms. The result is that “believers” acquiesce to the political arguments of “non-believers” whose positions seem clearly secular. However, we shall see that secularism is founded on flawed semantics and has not only become unsustainable but the source of religious bigotry. Like Newton’s laws, secularism has…Continue reading The Failed Promise of Secularism

The Resurgent States of America

The “United States of America” has become a misnomer. In 1776, “state” and “nation” were synonyms. The USA could have been named “The United Nations of America”, the UNA. After pushing the British off our shores, the colonies became independent nations but they usually called themselves states. The founders’ goal was to create a federation of these nations, a political…Continue reading The Resurgent States of America

Touring the Rights Cave, Hierarchy Cavern

There were a lot of rocks in the first cavern of the cave of rights, and we have discussed the rights of those rocks. Today we’re moving into the lesser life forms cavern to see the hierarchy of rights found throughout nature. Then we’ll tour the next cavern and discuss rights in conflict. I have a funny story to tell…Continue reading Touring the Rights Cave, Hierarchy Cavern

What I Learned from the Writers Conference

I had a great experience at the Write Here in Ephraim authors conference last weekend. They had “boot camp” on Friday, and we each brought 10 pages of something we had written. We took turns reading our stuff and then all the authors in the circle would comment and critique one another’s work. Here’s what multiple-book-author Kathryn Elizabeth Jones said…Continue reading What I Learned from the Writers Conference

Jack Phillips: Victim of Church and State

Under the Confusing Wall Between Church and State Jack Phillips of Lakewood, Colorado refused to bake a cake to celebrate a gay marriage. The citizens who wanted the cake took the matter to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This is a case in point for the book I’m writing about separation of church and state. Laws designed to separate church…Continue reading Jack Phillips: Victim of Church and State