Interesting and paradoxical. Thanks for sharing!
Why I chose to become an agnostic
After more than a decade of studying the Bible as a Christian, I saw my own bias and chose to prioritize objective facts and my own sense of reason above that which I may wish to be true — Dear friends, family, and random people on the Internet, On Feb 27, I posted that “…after more than a decade of studying the Bible, I have become an agnostic.” Since posting that, I have been flooded with hundreds of comments and over a dozen direct messages from Protestants, Catholics, Orthodox…
Pr. Doug Batchelor answers journalist questions on coronavirus laws and religious liberty
“Is COVID hastening the Second Advent?” — After announcing the “protest against Satan,” Pr. Batchelor responded to a couple of questions about current events and their effects on Seventh-day Adventists. He also clarified his intent with the protest announcement as one of good-natured humor and not as a means of “evading” COVID-19 laws. The following is an email exchange reformatted to a conversational style for the sake of smoothness.
California pastor holds “protest against Satan” as COVID laws threaten freedom of religious assembly
Here is what the evangelist had to say… — UPDATE— 08/17/2020: Pr. Batchelor contacted the author of this article to reiterate that “this…was a cheerful parody to our members here,” and that, “It had nothing to do with ‘evading bans on church gatherings.’ ” During this time of COVID-related bans on assembly, one pastor in California is encouraging Christians to “exercise [their] First Amendment rights” by “peacefully protesting against the devil, sin, lawlessness, hate, and evil of every kind” in his church’s parking lot.
Gov. Whitmer warns against “consum[ing] or inject[ing] disinfectant.”
“That’s a bad idea.” — On Friday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Tweeted a sage warning to Michiganders, saying, “Just going to leave this here: “Do not consume or inject disinfectant. That’s a bad idea.” - Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer This Tweet comes as Michiganders are upset with Whitmer’s authoritarian policies regarding the COVID-19 lockdown, and shortly after President Trump made a sarcastic question, according to the Washington Post:
Utahans debate whether term “Chinese Virus” is “racist” and whether the CCP is responsible for this epidemic
Is such terminology acceptable? — Over the last weekend, Frances Floresca, a recent graduate of the University of Utah, wrote an opinion article in The Salt Lake Tribune in defense of both the term “Chinese Virus,” and Utah Congressional Candidate Kim Coleman’s blaming of the Chinese Communist Party for the COVID-19 epidemic. Floresca’s article drew…
Should Businesses be Forcibly Closed Due to COVID-19?
That solution is worse than the problem… — In one of Ayn Rand’s novels, Atlas Shrugged, there is a character named John Galt who “promised to stop the motor of the world.” While the story is fictional, it seems as if an element of that dystopian story is at least somewhat similar to today with COVID-19 spreading around…
Andrews University furloughs employees, citing “government stimulus opportunities”
The school shared the facts with me… — Andrews University told me that it is enacting a “temporary furlough” on employees due to the “significant national and global financial threats” caused by the novel coronavirus. The school said that it is “taking temporary measures that are provided for within the government stimulus opportunities for the nation as a whole, and for higher education in particular…”
Should Andrews University students be worried about COVID-19?
I sat down with Biology Professor Brian Wong, PhD, to get his thoughts on the risks involved — I woke up one morning not thinking it any different than another day. Then I glanced at my dorm room desk and — surprise! — found an informational paper by the CDC outlining the risks of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Someone had evidently snuck into my room and placed it…
The case against Daylight Saving Time
Government intervention with clocks used to have at least some logical justification, but now is completely counterproductive — Today, March 8, most Americans changed their clocks to mark the beginning of Daylight Saving Time for the year. That means clocks have “sprung forward” an hour. But why does America—along with several other nations—practice DST in the first place? According to Christopher Klein in History, it was enacted first…