• Why Christians have such a high morality

    There are three parables of Jesus that that illuminate what it means to be a follower of Christ: The Unmerciful Servant, The Bags of Gold and The Sheep and Goats. For convenience there are links to the three parables below. Thank you BibleGateway.com and New International Version. In the Unmerciful Servant a man who is […]

  • The latest senseless mass murder

    Recently someone took a gun and went into a shopping mall and killed a bunch of people. Or was it a school or a hospital? As of this writing it was all three. I hope there are only three. When the first one happened I knew there would be more. Each one inspires imitators. We […]

  • If someone deceives you they are your enemy.

    Make a promise to yourself that you will not be someone else’s prey. Sun Tsu, in his book “The Art of War” says ‘that if you are weak you must appear strong, if you are strong appear weak’.  You want enemies to make bad decisions therefore you deceive them whether by direct lies or not. […]

  • How to tell the good guys from the bad guys

    The better the person the larger their tribe! 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 1 John 4:20 This quote is in the Bible and appears to be religious. It […]

  • The Ten Commandments for Christians.

    Before reading how the Ten Commandments apply to Christians it helps to read how the Ten Commandments apply to all criminal gangs. Anyone who wants live in a group of people in peace and safety needs to follow some version of these rules. The Ten Commandments are the floor of human group behavior. The Old […]

  • The Ten Commandments for a Criminal Gang.

    People think that the Ten Commandments are high level morality given by God to a chosen people. They believe that even today only people who have a special relationship with God bother with the Ten Commandments. It’s not true. Members of criminal gangs obey the Ten Commandments too. They don’t call them that but they […]

  • What is Sin

    When I was a teenager I had a friend ask me rhetorically “What if we found out that there was a mistake in the Bible and one of the things that God told us not to do he was really telling us to do?” Then he laughed at the thought. His question reveals a teenage […]

  • Putin, Xi and Thee

    Putin has a disease that caused him to make a bad decision. There’s been speculation that Putin is sick. The speculation is that he has Parkinson’s disease. Historians compare Putin to Hitler. There is a theory of WWII that Hitler took a gamble on invading the Soviet Union because he felt the early indications of […]

  • Why be as Wise as a Serpent?

    A person who is considered something of an authority on goodness once said “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” Matthew 10:16. I understand the part about being as harmless as doves. I was taught in Sunday School to be as […]

  • Did Jesus teach ‘Do unto others …’?

    If you are a good Christian at some point you have tried to do what Christians call witnessing. That is you have tried to either convert someone to Christianity or you have defended Christianity. If you have done that you have almost certainly heard someone say something like ‘all the great teachers taught the same […]