Ignorant of Ignorance

When bigots or racists or homophobes act according to their bigoted, racist, or homophobic thoughts, inevitably someone comes along and says, "They're just ignorant." Wherefore, naturally, I wonder: Ignorant of what? Do not get me wrong, there are bigots, racists, and homophobes out there. Many of them are probably ignorant of a whole variety of [...]

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Three Arguments Against Dating and For Arranged Marriage

In a previous post I pointed out that the current climate of the church (or, really, the climate of any isolated grouping of people) has created a struggle in which no one ever really dates anyone. Women have to choose between two options: (1) despise men for pursuing multiple women and have the awkward not-knowing-if-this-is-a-date [...]

Breaking the Constitution

Who cares about the Constitution? Of course, this is a hyperbolic rhetorical question. Let's be serious, now. Why does the Constitution even matter? American conservatives have a tendency to act as if the United States Constitution is the Word of God, divinely given to our forefathers who created this blessed nation we call America. It [...]

The Current Christian Climate and the Dating Game

As a Christian single, I (a man) am fully aware of the struggles Christians have in the dating game. It is hard. It is not easy. And I think everyone would agree that it is not all that fun. One of the reasons for the dating game being so difficult is because of the climate [...]

The Levels of Open-Mindedness

From what I have seen in the world, there are at least three levels of "mindedness." 1. Refusing to consider or accept any opposing views that are against or different from the views one has been raised to believe. This is usually called "closed-minded," and can be attributed to conservatives most of the time. 2. [...]