Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What is Life

I can't believe it's been almost 4 years since I updated my Blog. I have been using Facebook to express many of my ideas. But, sometimes I need more room so I decided to dust off the ole Word Wrap.

Recently I've been discussing religious issues with some atheist. I know, you are asking why. Not sure I know myself but, i enjoy it, I think I'm good at it and it reinforces my faith. Besides God  says in First Peter 3:15  "Always  be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the  reason for the hope that you have."

Here is something I've always wanted to discuss with an atheist or evolutionist. I just haven't had the chance yet.
Assuming evolution is true,  we are all products of life that began somehow from the primordial soup of the ocean eons past.
Life began somehow. Although, science has not been able to replicate life from amino acids and an electrical charge yet. What's that part of science evidence that requires repeatable experiments?

So, with that assumption we continue that all life began from that point forward both plants and animals.

If that is so, do humans have any more value than snails or an ear of corn? We all evolved randomly we just happen to have brains and corn doesn't. If I can chop down a corn stalk why cant I murder? We all have the same value. Who is anyone else to say what has worth and what doesn't? If I want your car, why can't I kill you to get it? Survival of the fittest, no?

But "No" they will say. "We have a society and society sets rules. You can't murder and steal." Why not? I ask. What gives human society the right to make rules any more than a society of bees? You are no more or less valuable than me, your ideas and rules aren't more valid than mine? You are here as a fluke, you will die and return to dust. It doesn't matter if you live or die.
We are on a tiny speck we call Earth in a far corner of a limitless universe. What does it matter in the grand scheme of time and space that I kill you to take your car? That action is infinitesimally small compared to the vastness of the universe created by your big bang theory. You don't have feelings nor feel pain. Those are just electrical and chemical reaction in the universe. There is no soul. Thoughts are fleeting. Emotions are just chemicals flowing through your brain. What's one more dead life form? If a loved one of yours dies, why feel sad? They were only here by random chance anyway, no more special than a cockroach. Your feelings aren't real, its just chemistry. What a depressing  worldview that is.


If on the other hand, you were created with purpose by a living God in order for you to have a fulfilling and meaningful life. If your soul is an eternal part of the universe that will live forever, what a difference that makes.

If the Creator of the entire universe made you in His own image. How valuable does that make you? How valuable does that make life? The earth was created for your enjoyment, your feelings are real, your soul is real, life is not random but wonderfully made. Your future is meant to be spent with the creator forever. That makes life all worth living. What a wonderful world view that is.

You choose.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Election Review

Ok, so I said it was going to be a blowout, and I was right. I said all along it would be a blowout, but I just didn't know who would win.  In August I posted that McCain would hand Obama a stunning defeat. I stand corrected.

McCain had an impossible task and a mountain of negativity to overcome. The financial crisis in September was the final blow to his campaign.

So Obama will be the next president. It should be interesting. Let's hope he doesn't steer us way left and run us into the ditch.

Here is some comfort courtesy Robert Browning.

The year 's at the spring,
And day 's at the morn;
Morning 's at seven;
The hill-side 's dew-pearl'd;
The lark 's on the wing;
The snail 's on the thorn;
God 's in His heaven—
All 's right with the world!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oh So Close II

"Missed it by that much" - Don Adams in Get Smart

After reading the title of my last post, I thought how appropriate it is for the election.  

Hopefully, the home team will come out on top this time. I have a sinking feeling that I am holding out hope for an improbable Mc Cain victory. In August I predicted a blowout for one side or the other. As of now, the electoral picture does not look good for the Maverick.

For now, I find comfort in imagining the gnashing of the teeth and whining by the left if McCain wins. I predict that Keith Olberman will have a brain aneurism right on national tv. I also expect civil unrest among the population if The One is denied his ascendency.

Can you even imagine how ticked the left will be if they don't win? With the economy bad, George W unpopular, an unpopular war, a media in the tank for The One cheerleading for him, how can they not win and win big?

That one thought of the left exploding in disbelief  keeps a hopeful smile on my face till next Tuesday.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Oh so close

I ventured down to Austin this weekend with my nephew Daniel ('sup sweet babes?) to make an appearance at the OSU vs Texas game. It was a great game. I would have been pleased if we had stayed within 14 points. Losing by just 4 points was more than I expected. Unfortunately it leads to Monday morning quarterbacking and endless what ifs.

You have to play perfect football to beat this Texas team. We were almost perfect, but not perfect enough. A fumble and a stupid personal foul cost us the game. If we win out the rest of the schedule, a big if with OU and Tech in front of us, we should finish in the  top 5. Gundy (I'm 40, I'm a man)  will have several years of job security. 

It looks like we finally have this football program headed on the right track. Thanks, T Boone!

My comments on Austin - fun town, nice campus and a very big stadium.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2008 Election - Prediction: A Blowout

It is only one day into the Democratic national convention and I am ready to make a prediction. Actually, I could have made it at before the convention even started. This election will be a blow-out. I mean, the winner will have a greater than 5% margin of victory. In comparison to recent elections, this is a blow out.

John Mc Cain will hand Barak Obama a stunning defeat. Barak will not be able to convince the middle class voters in swing states that he is not a risky choice. The pre- election polls may not predict a blow-out, but after election night it will be apparent. Barak will be viewed as too liberal, too inexperienced and not honest about his convictions.

His waffling around the question about when does life begin at the Saddleback church, "... it is above my pay grade" ruined any hopes he had for wooing the evangelical and Catholic voters. 

He blew it by not choosing Hillary Clinton as his v.p. running mate. He will lose an important percentage of Hilary supporters to John Mc Cain. He can not afford to keep loosing voting groups. Soon he will be left with only the ultra left, pro abortionists, and african Americans.

Based on his track record, I fully expect him to make some gaffe to alienate the Hispanic voters between now and election day.

All John McCain needs to do is stay steady, don't make any mistakes and keep pointing out Barak's weaknesses and he can win this election. If Mc Cain nominates a female for vp, it is game over for Barak. More Hilary supporters will swing the Republican's way and the blow-out will be on.

With such an opportunity to win the white house, the Democrats are going to kick themselves for allowing their own political correctness cost them a prime opportunity.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bigfoot Found!!?

OK, so two dudes from Georgia claim to have shot a bigfoot. They supposedly have him stored in a freezer. They posted the news with a press release and even supplied a photo

They plan on holding a news conference on Friday in California - why not -sure aren't enough nuts there already. As much as I'd like to see someone find a real bigfoot - i just think this one seems a little fishy.  

I guess I'll wait to see what happens on Friday, but I expect lots of claims but no real proof.

Show me the body.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

2 Years?

I can't believe it has been almost 2 years since I last posted. I am either extremely lazy or very busy. Maybe some of both.