Use Them Logics

So, I was blessed enough to be homeschooled by a mom that cared about my education. She made sure I had all my basics down and added in specialty classes to shape me into a functioning member of society.

I spent an entire semester studying logic.

Thank the Good Lord.

It is honestly the class I think I am most thankful for.

I can debate an issue clearly, without resorting to name-calling, emotions, character-attacks, and logical fallacies that make my position less plausible.

My big question is, why don’t all the other parents care?! I have gotten into many many discussions/arguments where my ‘opponent’ has completely denied the existence of logic.

If you’ll excuse the language I have been called a dumbass more times than I can count without any proof of what I’m being so dumb about!

Dear Parents,

Please teach your child to come up with valid points. Teach to avoid the petty and childish character-attacks in order to win arguments. Teach your kids how to research, cross-reference. Teach them to discuss controversial topics civilly. Teach them to be respectful even when someone disagrees.

Logical people do not riot in the streets and they don’t think name calling wins an argument.

-A Concerned Young Woman

I have had many conversations with people my age where their references are social media, fake news sources, or the first statistic they find in Google search. They don’t know how to effectively stand up for their beliefs. They contradict themselves without even realizing it.

Because, I honestly don’t care if you agree with me or not. But if you disagree by posting a comment full of expletives, claiming I know nothing because I’m hateful, judgmental, racist, without any proof or any reason for you to think that, I can’t take you seriously.

I will make sure my children study logic and debate. I want them to be prepared for the real world. I hope you do the same.

And if you never had a chance to study logic and debate in school, it’s never too late to learn! They are easy concepts that simply take practice. You can google logical fallacies and learn them in a day. You don’t want to be THAT person when trying to prove your point.

Do You Lock Your Doors At Night?

Say you live in a pretty quiet neighborhood with your spouse and three kids.

It’s a really safe neighborhood. Someone’s house was robbed three years ago but besides that not much happens.

At night you lock the doors.

Why?

You want to keep the people in your house safe. Do you lock the door to keep good people out? No, you lock the door because of that small chance that someone will try to get in.

Now apply that on a larger scale.

Trump’s order is not to keep all the peaceful people out. It’s to make sure we don’t invite the murderers into our homes.

You should start by reading the full text of the executive order like any well-informed American. I found it here.

Now, as you can clearly see by the text, this order was neither racist or prejudiced against any particular religion. Yes, it mostly affects Muslims, because those 7 countries are mostly Muslim.

It is important to remember however that Islam is an unforgiving, violent religion. Chapter 9 of the Koran is undoubtedly the most violent and it was the final chapter to be revealed to Muslims.

This former Muslim explains this very well and I encourage you to watch it, it’s very short.

In his closing statement he says something along the lines of “If I were still a faithful Muslim and believed in the Koran, I would be tempted to go fight with ISIS because it seems like they are doing what Islam demands.”

There are peaceful Muslims. There are refugees that desperately need help.

That does not mean we should leave our door wide open.

Think about it. Right now America is weak. We are divided, we are transitioning to a new president and many people are vocally angry about it. This is the perfect time to send ISIS agents disguised as refugees or tourists. These people aren’t stupid. It took only a few terrorists to kill thousands of Americans in 9/11. Imagine if they managed to get even just 50 ISIS members into our country during the flood of refugees. It’s a chilling and terrifying thought.

The media would have you believe that Trump just up and decided to do this on a whim. But this man ran for President for over a year. He obviously had to run this by many people. A big part of his campaign was always stricter, safer borders.

And again, this is NOT a ban. This is a temporary halt, planned to only last 120 days. It is simply to make sure our vetting process is up to snuff since we have so many refugees trying to get in.

It is Trumps duty to keep terrorists out. Look at Europe. Their refugee policies are pretty relaxed compared to what Trump wants to do.

I think we all remember Bastille Day. A Muslim man killed 86 people and injured 202 while shouting praises to Allah.

There are many instances in Europe when someone was stabbed or shot at random, for reading a Bible in public, or being publicly Christian by Muslims “seeking refuge” or with ties to ISIS.

Last summer a Syrian ‘asylum seeker’ detonated a nail-packed suicide bomb at a wine bar outside a music festival.

Last March were the two giant attacks in Brussels that left hundreds dead and injured. Both Muslim.

There was last Christmas in Berlin when a man drove a large truck through a Christmas festival, killing a dozen people and sending around 50 to the hospital in a terrorist attack. The US Department of Defense has continually warned Europe that these terrorist attacks are part of a large plan.

Now, obviously there are lots and lots of Muslims that have no plans to kill anyone. Those are not the people Trump is trying to keep out.

Trump is trying to save a New York subway station from the next ISIS related suicide bombing.

He’s trying to keep out a plane hijacker.

He’s trying to keep more cops from getting shot.

He’s keeping semi trucks manned by ISIS from driving through your Trump protests.

So before you continue with your protests, ask yourself if you want our news to look like Germany’s, France’s, Belgium’s. I don’t.

ISIS hates Americans. They hate Christians. They hate gays. They oppress women. They detest tolerance. Do you want ISIS in our country?

Donald Trump does not and he is doing what he knows how to do to keep them out.

I am grateful.

I do not say these things out of hate. I try to love all people like Jesus has called us to do. I hope every Muslim comes to faith through Jesus. These are all facts, you can double-check them, that need to be considered when deciding your response to Trumps decisions.

My next post will be about the Christian response to Trump and the refugees. I hope you’ll  take a look at it.

 

 

 

 

Halloween

This year I have seen a lot of posts about Halloween and how Christians should respond to it. I’d love to throw in my two cents.

It’s generally accepted that Halloween originated with the Celts  and their New Year Festival called Samhein. In this featival they would dress up to ward off ghouls and ghosts. There were great bonfires and animal sacrifices to keep evil spirits away, not to invite them in.

While they were misled and pagan, still it was not a truly Satanic festival.

This type of festival was present in many cultures as a harvest festival, a time of rejoicing

The Catholic Church then Christianized it to the become All Hallows’ Eve, All Hallows’ Day, and All Saints Day, the same way Christmas was Christianized from a pagan holiday. You can look up the history Halloween on a Catholic site and get a pretty detailed report.

Yes, it’s true, there are plenty of people who turn Halloween into a celebration of Satan and demons and darkness. Just like there are plenty of people who glorify Santa on Christmas and people who have pre-marital sex on Valentine’s Day.

There are plenty of people who are oblivious to any meaning of Halloween and just use it as an excuse to get candy on sale from the store.

By letting kids, or adults, celebrate Halloween, they are not thrusting their soul into Lucifers face saying “Here! I dressed up and asked a stranger for candy! My soul is now your slave!”

Thats ridiculous

Halloween in the States has become much more of a time when everyone gets to pretend they are someone or something they are not. We get to socialize, have fun with our friends, get creative, and develop seven cavities in one night.

I think what gets me most is the churches response to Halloween activities. They encourage churches to host “Hallelujah Festivals” or “Light Festivals” to counter the evils of Halloween. So instead of your kids dressing up and going door to door for candy (which is strictly Satanic and inherently evil) they instead get to dress up and play games to win candy, which is praising the Lord

They are still all doing it for the same reason. Kids just want candy.

Don’t get me wrong, church festivals can be fun and a good way for kids to stay warm and socialize with their church buddies. My problem is the demonization of going trick-or-treating even though it’s the same exact thing.

When you get down to it, Celebrating Halloween as a Christian is the same as any other day you celebrate. Don’t worship Satan.

 

I Don’t Need Feminism Because…

I don’t need feminism because I do not see myself as a slut, nor do I see that as something to be proud of.

I’m in a loving relationship with a man who loves to take care of me and we’re on the same page about our relationship.

Rape culture does not exist.

I don’t see myself as better than men.

The wage gap does not exist. See here

I am a Christian, I know that traditional roles for men and women are Biblical.

I am secure in being a woman.

I don’t need abortion.

Hair dye has not leaked into my brain, causing delusions.

I know what hygiene is.

I wear a bra (bouncing boobs is painful. It’s not about the patriarchy)

The patriarchy does not exist.

I am not voting for Hillary just because she is a woman and appeals to womens “ideals”.

I have the logics.

As you can see, I don’t need feminism. Many women don’t need feminism. Actually, no one needs modern feminism. It is a cancer in our society. And poor men are suffering from it. They are being attacked for existing. Women are not.

The grit of it is women are getting a kick out of being victims. They are looking for things to get offended by. Stop being a bunch of pansies. You are making me ashamed of my gender.

Seriously, when did feminism become yelling in a street, your armpit hair pink, in lingerie garters with X’s taped over your nipples?

It used to be about respect. About a single woman being able to support her family. About women having a say in who’s president.

Now women want “free bleeding” “free the nipples” and free abortion.

I don’t need these things. Neither do you. Grow up.

#FeeltheBern

Ah, the favorite Democratic presidential candidate.

There are so many reasons to not vote for Bernie Sanders. Here are some of them.

~ Pro-choice (pro-abortion)
Morally this is wrong. As a Christian it is an abomination. It seems like as a nation we are taking steps to do away with abortions, but not fast enough. And it won’t get done with people like this.
~ Voted NO to banning partial birth abortions
What the what. The baby is BEING BORN. It is obviously a tiny human. It’s moving, crying, breathing. You can’t kill it. It’s alive. That’s murder.
~Voted yes on over 200 billion in stimulus spending
If you believe stimulus spending is actually good for the economy, you haven’t done any research. Here’s just one link for you. There’s many more.
~Black Lives Matter
ALL LIVES MATTER
The point of this organization is stop racism. How can you stop racism by perpetuating it through telling everyone that this one specific race of people are important enough to single themselves out by saying Black Lives Matter.
Good job ending racism. Let me know how that goes folks.
~Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance
Doesn’t want to protect the phrase “One Nation, Under God”
~Pro-gay-rights
A lot of people don’t see this as an issue. As a Christian its a huge issue, a violation of traditional marriage, a pathway to polygamy, and make us as a nation similar to Sodom and Gomorrah.
~”War on Drugs is a failed policy”
He’s saying this because he’s pro-drug. War on Drugs would be great if there weren’t so many political top hats pro-drug.
~Voted NO on military border patrol to battle drugs and terrorism
No wonder its a failed policy. People like Bernie don’t want to do anything to keep illegal drugs out of our country.
~Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests
What, federal employees never use drugs? For real?
~ Wants to spend 70 billion to make college and universities “tuition-free”
Does anyone understand that “tuition-free” does not mean free of charge to anyone. That’s still our money. That’s still our nations money. It comes from us. The only difference is the people using it didn’t have to work for it.
~Pro-Common Core
How do you make 10 out of 8+5?
You don’t.
Common Core needs to rot in hell.
~Wants to spend 18 billion to fund two-year “free” tuition at state colleges
AGAIN that’s our money given to people that don’t want to work for their own.
~Voted YES on additional 10.2 billion for federal education &HHS projects
This is money we don’t have ON TOP of money we don’t have.
~Voted YES on 84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges
So… the same man who wants to end racism wants to give different ethnic groups their very own colleges and spaces.
You mean… segregation…?
~GMO’s are ok with labeling
The problem is, companies get tricky in their labeling because people don’t want to buy GMO stuffs.
~LGBTQ values are ‘family values’
Uh no. No they aren’t.
~He actually has an anti-family-value voting record
~Pro Syrian Refugees
The majority of Syrian refugees are young men ages 17-28 who are perfectly capable of fighting for their country. Either they are un-patriotic or they’re up to something here in the US
~Voted YES on congressional pay raise
Because they don’t get paid enough?!
~Voted NO on requiring an ID to vote in any election
Only US citizens should vote because illegal immigrants are only going to vote for whoever benefits them the most, not the country.
~Honestly can’t make up his mind on gun control
“Guns in Vermont are for hunting. In LA they’re for killing people.”
Is he really this stupid?
Donald deMag
Jason Michael Hann
Brian L. Rooney. All Vermont murderers.
There are hunters living in Los Angeles. Stop being an idiot Bernie.
~Pro-gun control voting record
Clear violation of the 2nd amendment.
~Mental  health coverage would stop homicide and suicide
Just it’s existence? Because people only get help if they want help. Also, are you saying that the GUN isn’t the issue here? That maybe *gasp* it’s the people using the gun??
~Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare
Isn’t it pretty racist to take away their right to choose? After all they were here first…
~No Border fence
None. It’s like we’re holding up a sign “LOTS OF JOBS AND WELFARE OVER HERE. YOU EVEN GET TO VOTE FOR WHOEVERS GOING TO GIVE YOU THE MOST MONEY”
~Voted NO on declaring English the official language of the US
Because apparently it’s unfair to illegal immigrants who are here illegally and who don’t bother to learn English first because they are illegal.
Illegal.
~Supports raising minimum wage to $15
And consequently supports the loss of minimum wage jobs across the country.
~Voted yes on extending unemployment to 59 weeks
That’s over a year! Who can’t get another job in a YEAR?!
We are rewarding people for being lazy in this country. Why do you think America is the fattest country?
~”Our invasion of Iraq led to ISIS”
What?! You think our country led to the creation of ISIS?? I got news for you. Before we invaded there was the Taliban. There’s just always terrorists. Not our fault.
So these are just a few reasons why Bernie Sanders would make a positively horrific president.

I Can Speak Gibberish. Can You?

You know what bugs me about some churches? When they teach that speaking in tongues is a necessary part of salvation. Or that it comes to everyone when you’re saved.

Which isn’t true.

Seriously, have they read the Bible…?

First off is 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11. There it clearly states that different people are given different spiritual gifts. There is no one gift that is automatic if you get saved.

And then 1 Corinthians 14, where Paul is saying that he would LIKE for everyone to speak in tongues, but that won’t happen. Also, that someone must interpret what is being said, so that it means something.

Speaking in tongues is inspired by God and always serves a purpose. There has to be an interpreter, so that everyone may know what is being said. If there isn’t an interpreter, whatever mumbo-jumbo is spewing from your mouth probably ain’t from God.

Paul also says it is the least desirable of the gifts.

What gets me is that, with those kinds of churches, people only speak in tongues on Sunday. In church. With other people around them speaking tongues. And no one translating. I think it’s an emotional thing or something. Church hype. I don’t know. I just know that it has never ever happened in my conservative church and lots of those people are definitely Christian, and are definitely saved.

I realize that there are some people who really do speak in tongues, or who really do prophesy or whatever, but it’s just not as common, or necessary, as some churches would have you believe.

I’m saved. I can’t speak in tongues. Does that mean I’m not a Christian? Of course not.

If you can actually speak in tongues, good on ya. But I’m just wary because there seems to be a lot of people faking it.

Read your Bibles, guys. Have a great one!

A Godless Argument? Ok. Sure. If….

“Explain to me how _____ is _____ blank without using God.”

Ok.. But then you have to tell me how I’m wrong using only God.

That’s how it works. You want me to argue my point your way? Well then you have to argue yours my way. It’s only fair.

People say I’m set in my views. Of course I am. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t have a very strong, confident argument, now would I? I wouldn’t have any basis for anything.

And no, I won’t be very open to secular viewpoints because they go against my beliefs. Just like y’all don’t like my opinion because they go against yours.

However, if you use the Bible to show me that I’m wrong, give me verses and logical arguments, then I would love to read those. I want to be doing what is Biblically right.

If you see anything wrong with this logic, please tell me. Because it makes perfect sense to me.