A body of a 23-year old woman was found in an alley between two dumpsters in one of the bigger communities near here. As is the case with every tragic death or unusual crime, I did a quick search on social media to look at her profile and make sense of the human side of her story. In her recent photos, she looked gaunt. Her posts were difficult to read because of spelling errors – the kind people make when they are typing drunk or under the influence. Other clues in her photos hinted at a troubled family, where an addiction or other injurious lifestyle was eating away at the family. They seemed happy …
I saw a meme the other day that said
The money spent on the failed F-35 Jet could buy every homeless person a $600,000 house.
So I got curious.
I am frustrated with those whining war-mongers who want to turn everything into a race issue.
I was working on homework today and made the mistake of reading a CNN iReport titled, “Why I Raise My Children Without God.” I’d hoped to avoid any distractions while I suffered through several pages of research on terrorist organizations. In the post, the author lists several reasons why she has chosen to raise her children to not believe in a higher power.
I like that we have freedom of speech in our country. I am also deeply grateful to God for helping me get through the roughest places in my life, and feel I have an obligation to defend Him and those who believe in Him to the best of my ability. I don’t agree with the things the author said in the post. I think that less damage is done to raise children to believe and then to let some fall away later … than to raise them not to believe and have them continue indoctrination as adults.
While I feel it is appropriate to allow all people to voice their views, I am in disagreement with the author of this iReport. I have maintained the headings of each section, and written my own comments beneath each. I have tried not to personally attack the writer, and offer my apologies if it comes across that way. This post will be a little different than most InfoRodeo posts because I am expressing my true beliefs rather than dancing around in some conspiracy.
A friend of mine posted a quote on a social networking site today that said, “Denying another group of people equal rights because of your religious beliefs is still bigotry.”
It looks like that argument is not going away any time soon.
Who cares if the captain wears a different brand of shoes? If the ship is going down, there is nothing admirable in refusing to bail it out.
This morning’s shooting in a Sikh temple reminds me of the morning of September 11th, 2001, when I was working with Sikhs in a major U.S. City.
Arguments about firearms are one of the topics that first got me started on this blog. Since that time there have been a few political scares, some terrible tragedies, and the cost of weapons and ammunition has gone up and down. There have been intelligent comments from both sides as well as a lot of bull.
- Criminal Justice
- End-User Ignorance
- In the Stalls
- Just the News
- life in the wilderness