Upon what rock, then, do we stand in defense of Confederate generals and their statues? Yes, history is important, and we do not want to forget the good lessons learned from the Civil War. But what love are we showing by fighting for that preservation? And how does that fight support spreading the love of Christ to a world desperate for it?
Love is more important than Southern history. If loving black America requires the tearing down of Confederate statues, then tear them down. If offering disenfranchised groups the peace of walking down the street without visual reminders of our nation’s sin of slavery, then take them down. Continue reading Southern Believers Are Called Higher than Confederate Roots
Anyone else ever tire of this national obsession with “standing together?” On the surface, unity seems optimal. I mean, why … Continue reading Our Obsession with Unity
“Society” is a word often used and misunderstood. “Society” is something most Americans believe to be their responsibility … Continue reading Be Centered in the Chaos
My last name (yes, last name) is Michael, but I wasn’t always called thus. Once upon a time, my last name … Continue reading Why You Should Call Transgendered (Or anyone) by the Name They Prefer
The president cannot be a force for social change, because the ascendancy of any one of our multiple societies will inevitably oppress others, and there is no singular society in our nation that is universally superior to all others. The president should not have such power, because it is precisely this danger — that a charlatan may be elected into an office designed for an all-powerful savior — against which we must be ever vigilant. We cannot trust the public ability to intelligently vote in or out the right person, because groupthink is a very real threat, and people’s emotions are easily toyed with on a national scale. Continue reading How Government Fails as a Hope
Does anyone else see the specific strategy of placing two terrible, easily goaded candidates against each other in the same election? It’s a psychological trick forcing you to prefer one to the other and to ignore the fact that both, at the least, should be disqualified for running for president and, at best, in jail. Continue reading The True Travesty of this Election
We build societies, hoping to avoid societal degradation, but the harder we work to avoid degradation, the closer we push our societies to it. Like a man with a relationship he thinks will bring him fulfillment, we cling so tightly that we eventually destroy the very thing we so desperately seek. Continue reading Let the World Burn, Embrace Happiness