Become a big liar often enough and you start to believe yourself
When I was in high school in the early 1980s, I knew that my education was a cakewalk as compared to that of two generations earlier. And I assumed the other teens knew this, too. It took me a while to understand that many people are so immersed in their age that, to them, history is a mystery. How does one understand a past he has never experienced? Here’s how I explain it: If a doctor knows the pathology of a certain disease, can’t he look at a patient with an advanced case of it and tell you what the symptoms would have been during the early stages?
It seems that the more parents treat their children like friends, the more unfriendly the world becomes.
While at a recreational facility the other day, I overheard a mother call her six-year-old son “bud.” No, I don’t think that was his name and he wasn’t a beer. Rather, the woman was exhibiting what, at least in my area (NY), has become a meme: addressing your child as “buddy.”
Hailed as a breakthrough, a cell driven by synthetic DNA has been created. But what are the implications for science, man and faith?
In a development that has alarmed and excited many, scientists have brought the world one step closer to creating what’s known as “artificial life.” The breakthrough is the handiwork of Dr. Craig Venter, a 63-year-old biologist and billionaire entrepreneur who has long been pushing back frontiers in the field. BBC News reports on the story, writing:
With separation-of-church-and-state prohibitions continuing to metastasize, what lies in the future for Americans of faith?
“Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.” So said G.K. Chesterton in his autobiography, published in 1937. A lot has changed since then, however — especially the number of places we’re not allowed to mention religion.
Seeking equality is a lot like seeking perfection — just without the perfection. In a speech recently, Al Sharpton emphasized that the left’s white whale, equality, still eludes us. Martin Luther King’s dream “was not to put one black family in the White House,” said he; “The dream was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.” Ah, the profundity. Now, it could be pointed out that your house will likely never measure up to Tawana Al’s, even if you do manage to mainline government hand-outs. Not everyone is a reverend without a congregation who possesses a collection plate the size of Louis Farrakhan’s “Mother Ship” flying saucer. As to this, it could also be pointed out that if “Big collection, No Parishioners” didn’t find new mountains of white sheets to climb, he’d be out of a “job” — in a quote-unquote manner of speaking.