California man confesses to 1993 murder in tearful TV interview; police arrest three | Fox News

This is an amazing story about how a man who committed murder later became a Christian and then confessed to his crime. He full well knew the consequences of his admission, yet came forward anyway. He will certainly be tried for his crime. 

What kind of change in a man’s worldview would make him confess? It would have to be a worldview that promises something much more than the penalties of his confession.


Think Again If You Believe Marijuana Just Makes You Mellow

According to a new study, marijuana makes you more prone to feeling that others are deceiving you. It also makes you feel more alienated from other people. And that leads to a higher incidence of psychotic behavior. 

This runs counter to the popular belief that marijuana is a fairly harmless drug that just makes you want to relax and crave munchies. As I have written here extensively, there is more and more scientific evidence that marijuana does much more harm than good. We are finding all of this out only now that a number of states have accepted medical marijuana and/or recreational marijuana. Maybe we should pull back on that until we find out what is coming out of Pandora’s box.

For more information about some of the recent findings, click here

A quarter of non-believers pray when faced with a crisis | Daily Mail Online

I think we already know that there are many people who do this. When under duress, there are many people who will turn to God for help. We have all seen real or fictional stories where an individual, when faced with a life-or-death situation, will make a “deal” with God wherein he says, “God, if you get me out of here, I’ll …” do this or that to show you I am really grateful. 

It’s not necessarily a bad thing to do. After all, if we are unsure about our worldview, perhaps it’s worth looking at another one to see if it is actually true. 

There are a lot of people who live their lives as if there is no God and no afterlife. They scoff at those who do and engage in a risky lifestyle, believing nothing can hurt them. If, in fact, there is no God or afterlife, who cares what you do in this life. It wouldn’t matter if you are the biggest saint or sinner. When you die, you die.

But what if it actually matters? What if we are suddenly faced with the possibility of a very unpleasant afterlife because we haven’t cared about spiritual matters? Perhaps it is best to turn at the last minute and express a belief in God. If you are wrong, it wouldn’t matter anyway. But if God actually exists, it may actually affect your eternal soul.

I’m not trying to evangelize here, but just looking at why someone would do this.

Dress-Up and Being Transracial


I remember one day when my daughter was very young and she dressed herself up as a pirate. For the rest of the day, we had to call her “Yellowbeard” (she was blonde), and say “Arrrrr!” a lot. She identified as a pirate, so she wanted us to address her as a pirate, use pirate language around her, and otherwise consider her a pirate all day. Everyone who saw her played along.

Of course, the next day she could be a very different character. That was who she was. And it was cute.

In her mid-twenties now, she no longer identifies as a pirate. She did go through other identities during her very early years, but that is not a part of her now.

Oddly enough, there are adults in our society who want us to consider them to be something other than what they are. We have all heard about Rachel Dolezal and her attempts to recast herself as a black woman, even though she is white. She actually attempted to hide her past as a white female, but it eventually was revealed that she had been presenting herself as black, probably in order to get significant jobs within NAACP. I can see how that transformation could benefit her job-wise.

Now, however, there is a white man who is claiming to be Filipino, even though he has no such ancestry. He says that he’s “transracial” and now identifies as a Filipino. This appears harmless, although it is possible that he could try to use this for gain, such as jobs or immigration to the Philippines.

On a side note, he also says he identifies as a woman now. This may have played into his decision to be transracial. When someone can change their gender simply by declaring it so, what is to prevent them from changing anything else about their life simply by declaration? What about:

“I’m a pirate now! Arrrrrr!”

                “I’m a policeman now! Pull over!”

                “I’m a doctor now! I can perform surgery!”

And many other ridiculous declarations. This is all so silly, but we are asked to consider these incidents as worthy of consideration.

According to the article, the Florida man says that he loves experiencing Filipino music and food, so he believes he’s really Filipino. Well, I like a lot of things, but that doesn’t make me a member of the Carolina Panthers, a highly-trained sniper, or a millionaire.

It’s all quite exasperating.


More About the Adverse Effects of Marijuana

In the 60’s and 70’s, America began experimenting with marijuana. The story at the time was that cannabis does nothing more than get you high, make you mellow, and give you a craving for munchies and sex. That was then.

Moving forward in time a few decades, and we find people pushing marijuana to become legalized. First, they convinced many that it was important medically, but it turns out that there is little scientific evidence that it helps either chronic pain or PTSD.  The U.S. government says there is no accepted medical use for marijuana.

Not only that, but there is evidence is actually causes harm:

  • Impairs short term memory and judgment
  • Distorts perception
  • Negatively affects teen cognitive
  • Addictive

Marijuana is also associated with:

Now, we have discovered that smoking marijuana makes people more violent.

Since this blog is about how people think, we can clearly see that marijuana is harming how people think. So why did we want to legalize marijuana again?

Of course, it’s because we just wanted another way to get high. Legally. Forget about whether it actually is good for us.



Another Charlottesville Rally Without Antifa

We just had a third rally of white supremacists and others who were trying to keep the Confederate statues there from being torn down. This time, there was no counter-protest, no Antifa, and no violence. It makes you wonder what all the fuss was about the first time that led to violence and one death. Were the people who were who angry about this the first time still actually angry? But if no one showed up to counter-protest, how much conviction was there before? 

I’m not questioning whether there were racists involved in the first protest. They may have even been in this 3rd protest. But why no response if it was so important the first time? 

If a protest sign falls in a forest, but there was no news crew to film it, was there even a sound? 

Maybe protesting legally and nonviolently would have been better all along. After all, we do have the Constitutional right of peaceful assembly.

Shoelace mistaken for noose causes racial uproar at Michigan State University | Fox News

What’s amazing is that this sort of thing happens so often to the Perpetually Offended. It doesn’t even look like a noose. Clear thinking individuals will look for the most likely explanation first, as in, “You know, Eileen, I think that’s just a shoe lace some body dropped.” 

 Instead, the Perpetually Offended train themselves to look for offenses, even if they are imaginary ones.

And the university administration is so afraid of a riot that they  kowtow to this.

Where are the mature heads who will speak truth in the situation?