Author Archives: JD

The Impeachment of Donald J Trump

I haven’t written for quite some time, primarily because the impetus for this blog and the eventual book I self-published, was religion. Specifically, that religions are false. The premise is false, the histories wildly embellished and in many cases completely fabricated, and the gods we invented are figments of our imaginations. At some point, there’s […]

Why not Islam? 

Scrolling through my Facebook feed I came across an argument that at its heart, was about the burden of proof. A Christian argued that the Bible was the proof for his beliefs, which is nothing new obviously. It occurred to me though, in that moment, that if the revealed Word of God as contained in […]

The Chicken or The Egg

I was recently posed this question, but it was posed rhetorically. It was used to set up an argument for the existence of a creator deity. We’ll tackle the question itself in a moment, but more importantly, I want to address why a question like this would even be used to start an argument for […]

Theocratic Encroachment

Politicians pander to their audience. This isn’t a revelation of any great discovery, and the devout make up a large voting block, so trying to out-Christian each other is a common practice among politicians, especially of the Republican persuasion. The current holder of the hot seat in the Oval Office is astoundingly transparent in his […]

Christianity as Reality or Philosophy

Not all conversations are worth having. While sharing our thoughts is basically the only way we have of connecting with each other, most of the encounters in our daily lives are banal and trivial, the exchange forgotten moments after conclusion. There are many weighty matters worthy of a robust discussion available to us, but one […]

A virgin shall conceive

Tomorrow marks the celebration of the birth of the Nazarene. Although his actual, historical entry into the world cannot be known, December 25th is as good as any other date. We don’t know the actual date because there are no historical records, no contemporary writing or archeological evidence to clue us in, and while this […]

Electoral College Dysfunction

Now that all the votes are counted in the 2016 Presidential election,  the losing candidate received almost 3 million more votes than the candidate declared the victor. At final count, 2,864,974 more people voted for a candidate who will not be President. This shouldn’t happen in a democracy, however as enlightened minds will tell you, […]

Trumpland? Not quite

I stopped writing about the 2016 Presidential election as it seemed to be talked about, pontificated about and debated in every medium available to people to communicate with. Now that it’s over, and the initial shock has worn off, I thought I’d jot down a few thoughts for posterity’s sake. With a TV celebrity and […]

Libertarianism Won’t Catch On

Libertarianism as a political philosophy, values liberty as its core principle. It believes in maximizing individual autonomy and freedom of choice. Like any other political philosophy, it exists on a spectrum from one extreme to another, but generally the modern Libertarian is socially liberal, i.e. supporting that people can do what they want to do […]

Blowhard

This video perfectly displays the two main reasons I’ve come to despise Donald Trump: He makes boastful, bald-faced assertions of his greatness and expertise on any subject. He immediately disparages any opponent with the same childish tactic of calling them a failure. He does both of these things with no evidence of his position, or […]