SELECTIVE BELIEF: WHY DO SOME IGNORE CERTAIN PRINCIPLES AND ACCEPT OTHERS

“Passages: omit some, accept others.” beliefs We as people have beliefs that carry us through life. It is that thing in our lives that makes us thankful for waking up each and every morning. But what happens when that belief starts to cross over into everyone elses’ lives? We love to impose our beliefs onto others. But what happens when what we believe in faith collides with society? What happens when there is something that takes place in our societyRead more

WHY WE WORSHIP: THE CULTURE BEHIND RELIGION

“Why do we need it.” religion As a child I would go to church with my mother and watch how people would worship. And there was something of interest the way people would extend their hands up to the heavens. And it dawned on me what people were doing. It is a form of submission and asking for help. But why were people begging for help? Religion is one of those debates that get started as with politics that thereRead more

GOD PARTICLES: HOW SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS EFFECT BELIEFS

“The hurt of this is it.” the burden of proof Throughout history science has changed changed and shaped so much of how we live today. But as the science gets better and better, so does the decline in religious beliefs. And why is that? Why is it that something like religion that has stood the test of time become at risk of failing. We would like to think that it is social issues, but it’s not. The world has always,Read more

GIVING IN: HAVE LOSING SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU EFFECTED YOUR BELIEF IN GOD

“Have you been broken or restored?” Now, the title I decided to use for this topic is a little odd because dying is apart of life. But the title leaves open for a lot of ways to look at this particular subject. Dying could be seen at a young age, from an unexplained illness, or a tragic event happening to someone of such good nature. You might have so many questions as to why this person left the Earth atRead more

MERRY XMAS: WHAT DOES TODAY MEAN TO YOU

  “Seasons Greetings.” Today is Christmas, which is arguably the biggest holiday in America. A day where families across the country sit in their living rooms and open gifts. In addition to gifts, there will be dinners, movies being watched, and sports on television. Now let me ask you, what does today mean to you? Is Christmas a day for gift giving, or is today the day for you to reflect on all the good things that have happened thusRead more

PHONE HOME: ARE WE REALLY ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE

“To think we’re alone is just plain impossible.” The United States government recently released a video that shows fighter jet pilots chasing what appeared to be a UFO. This was footage held on to for years before it was released late last week. Now for years, skeptics have been wondering if there were materials the government have found in the past. The most famous was the alleged crash landing of a UFO over Roswell, New Mexico back in the lateRead more

MODERN DAY SLAVERY: WHY AREN’T GOVERNMENTS ADDRESSING THE BUYING AND SELLING OF AFRICANS IN LIBYA

“We all know, yet we all except it.” Recently, there have been reports of the buying and selling of Africans into Libya as farm hands. Men and women being sold for as low as $400 and so far the only people that have really took a stand are citizens of the world. Governments have not taken the appropriate actions of getting involved and stopping such practices. Yes, there have been politicians who have come out and condemned the actions, butRead more

THE CHANGE IN TIMES: WHY HOLIDAYS ARENT THE SAME AS THEY USE TO BE

“Togetherness isn’t togetherness anymore.” When I was growing up, the holidays were spent at my great grandmother’s house. As time went on and people started having children and getting married, the numbers decreased. Now the number of people in my family coming together is drastically low compared to when I was a child. At first, I thought it was just my family, but now I know that it is families all throughout the country. A few reasons why this hasRead more

A DWINDLING CONGREGATION: THE DRASTIC DECLINE OF THE BLACK CHURCH

“What we were for so long is dying so fast.”   As a young child growing up, I attended church with my mother and two sisters every single Sunday. Since becoming an adult I attend less, not because of religious belief, but because of my job. Working everyday is a must, not just for me, but most Americans. Yet this topic is not about most Americans, but a certain segment of the country that has held on to the ChristianRead more

IN THE LAST DAYS: WHY IS RELIGION DYING OFF IN SOCIETY

“Rapidly going away.” As a young man growing up in a Christian household, I can tell you all sorts of stories of the important role Christianity played in my upbringing. But there is something taking hold in society that generations did not see coming. And that is that religion is rapidly dying out in our society. What is it attributed to? In my opinion, the reason for religion taking such a plunge has a lot to do with the advancementsRead more