Whose Side Is God On?

Severe weather is hammering the southern states, all those states that didn’t vote for Obama. Tornadoes, flooding, snow, and ice are causing havoc across the so-called Bible Belt. Texas just got hit with a horrendous tornado. What’s going on?  Could God be punishing the red states? Is it possible that God is a liberal Democrat … More Whose Side Is God On?

Quote of the Day

“Though the historical accounts in the Old Testament are fictitious (or at best artistic reconstructions, like Shakespeare’s historical dramas), they offer a window into the lives and values of Near Eastern civilizations in the mid-1st millennium BCE. Whether or not the Israelites actually engaged in genocide, they certainly thought it was a good idea. The … More Quote of the Day

Punctuation Essential and Nonessential Clauses

  Clauses beginning with who, which, that   Nonessential clauses are set off by commas; essential clauses are not set off by commas.   Examples:   Nonessential clause:  My mother, who was Italian, made great pasta.   Because I had only one mother, the clause “who was Italian” doesn’t identify her, so it’s nonessential. I … More Punctuation Essential and Nonessential Clauses

Quote of the Day

“It is not easy to write clearly, especially on philosophical topics, and it is risky. Clear writers stand naked before their critics, with all their argumentative blemishes visible; but they are braver, more honest and more respectful of the true aims of intellectual enquiry than ones who shroud themselves in obscurity.”—Keith Frankish https://aeon.co/opinions/is-great-philosophy-by-its-nature-difficult-and-obscure?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=800d535b02-Daily_Friday_December_25_201512_23_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-800d535b02-68749541

Quote of the Day

“Yes, the long war on Christianity. I pray that one day we may live in an America where Christians can worship freely! In broad daylight! Openly wearing the symbols of their religion… perhaps around their necks? And maybe — dare I dream it? — maybe one day there can be an openly Christian President. Or, … More Quote of the Day

Verbs that Link and Verbs that Don’t

If asked to define a verb, most people would say it’s an action word, which is true.  Jump, run, sleep, snore—these verbs express actions. They’re action verbs.  But not all verbs are action verbs; some are linking verbs. You can probably get through life just fine without understanding the difference between action verbs and linking … More Verbs that Link and Verbs that Don’t

Quote of the Day

“The most preposterous notion that Homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred … More Quote of the Day