• Religious Freedom vs. Individual Rights

    So the recent brouhaha around the Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby got me to thinking. From everything I’ve read, a lot of people seem to think it’s just about birth control, right for an employer to deny certain forms of contraceptives as part of their health care coverage. While this is the …

  • Utopia? Dystopia? What’s the best “topia”?!

    I participate in a variety of chat rooms and forums, and I’ve seen numerous debates regarding the best socio-economic systems. Many are idealistic and favor utopian ideals, where the government provides everyone with all the basics for survival – a job, an apartment, a car, food, clothing, electricity, heat(in the winter), cooling (in the summer), …

  • Intolerance

    It seems to me that people are becoming less and less tolerant of views opposing their own. What ever happened to live-and-let-live? Just because I’m an atheist, child-free, omnivore doesn’t mean I hate all vegan religious people who have kids. I’m constantly seeing battles of words between christian vs. atheist, vegan vs. “paleo” or meat-eaters, …

  • Patriotism and Equality

    Personally, I find overt patriotism to one’s country of origin to be distasteful. We’re all humans on this planet, and while we do divide ourselves by governmentally controlled territorial boundaries, the overt, often dogmatic, loyalty some people display is disturbing. The reason we continue to be divided as a planet and a people is because …