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Who Gets Refused and Why?

  The state of Indiana recently passed a law allowing businesses to refuse service to LGBT people based on the business owner’s religious beliefs.  Because ...

I like the man who faces what he must…

With a step triumphant and a heart of cheer, who fights the daily battle without fear. who sees his hopes fail yet keeps unfaltering trust, ...

Who Gets Food Stamps?

The Spectrum of Doubt and Belief

A theist, or believer in God, will tell you that he ABSOLUTELY exists. An atheist (non-believer) will say he ABSOLUTELY doesn’t. But these are only ...

Equality

I’m sorry, but I can’t let this one pass without comment.  It is so true in my experience. We are so loathe to give up ...

Minecraft: My Latest Addiction

I started Minecraft because my grandchildren play it and I wanted to have some common ground for conversation. Well, now it grown out of control. ...

Sad, but true…

When Old Becomes New

Between Gratitude, Guilt and Fear

I am a person greatly blessed both materially and relationally. My response to those blessings falls into one of three categories: Mindlessness: I simply accept ...

The Holy Spirit Works a Lot Like Fluoride

Trying to explain the Holy Spirit is a daunting task because so much of our interaction with the Spirit is subjective. As one of my ...

Rights vs. Responsibilities

The word “rights” is playing a major role in the current gun-control discussion. I hear that the US Constitution gives us the “right to bear ...

Proud to be an American

Why do we say, “I am proud to be an American” when it is an accident of birth for the vast majority of us? We ...

Inside Eric’s World

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Who Gets Refused and Why?

  The state of Indiana recently passed a law allowing businesses to refuse service to LGBT people based on the business owner’s religious beliefs.  Because ...

Antibiotic resistance: 6 diseases that may come back to hurt us

Diseases that have been successfully controlled in the past are now returning to infect large numbers of people. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that ...

The Eyes Have It

Inside your kitchen cabinet, you have a collection of old friends looking back at you — the Quaker Oats man, the Sun-Maid girl, Aunt Jemima ...

Climate Change Affects the U.S.

The effects of climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported. Water is growing scarcer in dry regions, very ...

Are Humans Immortal?

Intuition is what we strongly believe without any hard evidence to support that belief. Sometimes, people believe that a certain number or word is very ...

Between Conscious and Unconscious

This week, Eric “passed out”. This means he lost consciousness. One second, Eric was standing up, the next thing he knew, he was laying on ...

Situational Awareness: How to Stay Safer

Wherever you live, criminals are at work. They will break into a house in your neighborhood. They will steal from tourists who are not familiar ...

How do we decide whether to trust somebody?

While many people believe that actions like avoiding eye contact and fidgeting are signals that a person is being dishonest, scientists have found that no ...

Situational Awareness: When Things Go Bad

The world is a dangerous place. In the US, people with guns shoot innocent people. In China, people with knives stab innocent people. People are ...

Flies That Do Calculus with Their Wings

There are lots of reasons scientists love fruit flies, but a big one is their flying ability. These very small insects have simple nervous systems ...

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