Tag Archives: politics

Handling Hardship: Sunukjian’s Invitation to James

Sunukjian, Donald R. Invitation to James: Persevering Through Trials to Win the Crown. Wooster, OH: Weaver Book Company, 2014. ISBN 978-1-941337-25-7.Invitation to James is part of a series on “Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary Church,” with current or forthcoming titles … Continue reading

Posted in Book (& Other) Reviews, Posted Elsewhere | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Month that Will Live in Infamy: October 2014 (Reflection on News in My Local Paper)

IntroductionHaving decided to waste no more effort sending letters to my local paper, the U-T San Diego, I’ve no longer needed to formulate quick responses to “the latest.” This has freed me to indulge my preference for prolonged reflection (also … Continue reading

Posted in In The News, Random Commentary | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Consent: Only Repeated Yeses Will Do, Say State Lawmakers

Image: California State Capitol, courtesy Wikipedia user Coolcaesar (Creative Commons license). The local paper today informed me of my state’s passage of an interesting bill to formally define, in the context of sexual assault investigations on college campuses, what does … Continue reading

Posted in In The News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Government as morality-corrupting, anti-Christian influence, San Diego County edition: El Cajon Library hosts celebration of sexual aberrance Amazon.com Widgets If this post is a book review, it may also appear, less nicely formatted and typically abridged, on Amazon, on GoodReads, … Continue reading

Posted on by Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) | Leave a comment

Protest Unwarranted: Robertson’s Remarks Were Just Ducky

No sooner had I recovered sufficiently from an illness to watch some news than I was greeted by a story highlighting once again the sorry state of our dieing culture. Members of the homosexual lobby (known in corrupt contemporary English … Continue reading

Posted in In The News, Random Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Let Addiction to “Addiction” Cloud Your Reasoning

Christians active in the battle against pornography have lately been excited by news of a not-yet-peer-reviewed Cambridge study popularly reported to prove that “porn addiction” is as real as addiction to drugs or alcohol. When I first heard about this … Continue reading

Posted in In The News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

One More (Belated) Vote Against Bombing Syria

Belatedly, I’ve decided I must oppose a strike against Syria. The purpose of the U.S. military is to defend America’s sovereignty and to protect Americans’ liberty, not to be the world’s superhero or the police arm of the U.N. (or … Continue reading

Posted in In The News, Random Commentary | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Rape and Rationality

Anyone who knows me knows my conviction that contemporary Americans feel too much and think too little. Lack of “impulse control” isn’t just for the “poorly socialized” anymore; it’s a culture-wide phenomenon. Emotionally charged, cognitively vacuous rants and shout-downs have … Continue reading

Posted in In The News, Random Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Justice? Yes. “Social Justice”? No.

Hayek, Friedrich A. “’Social’ or Distributive Justice.” Chapter 9 in Law, Legislation and Liberty: A New Statement of the Liberal Principles of Justice and Political Economy, Volume 2: The Mirage of Social Justice. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976. Pages … Continue reading

Posted in Annotated Quotations, Book (& Other) Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Today’s Epiphany: Hayek on True Individidualism

In a couple book reviews, I took issue with one author’s anti-individualist rhetoric and expressed gratitude (though not perfect satisfaction) for another’s effort to distinguish between different uses of the word “individualism.” I’ve just discovered that the use of “individualism” … Continue reading

Posted in Book (& Other) Reviews, Random Commentary | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Manhattan Declaration: Not Perfect, But Worth Signing

Concerning the Manhattan Declaration (available on the Manhattan Project site, accessed 04 February 2013)….I have just signed this declaration). However, I thought I should note that my signing is not a blanket endorsement of all the wording found in it … Continue reading

Posted in Activism (Petitions and Such), In The News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mary Elizabeth “Kill ‘Em All, Let God Sort ‘Em Out” Williams

I just posted a comment on a Salon.com article by Mary Elizabeth “Kill ’Em All, Let God Sort ’Em Out” Williams. My comment should appear here, but my own testing of the link has not yielded positive results. If your … Continue reading

Posted in In The News, Posted Elsewhere | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Show Future Police State You Must Be Eliminated: Sign Today!

I continue to sign online petitions. While not so deluded as to believe signing these will have any influence on policy (all my representatives have strong ideological commitments, either in agreement with or opposed to my own, so that no … Continue reading

Posted in Activism (Petitions and Such) | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment