or, How to explain Socialism to Millennials
Socialism sounds like a great idea — Free stuff, right and left. Just think how cushy life would be if someone else paid for everything: food, shelter, clothing, medical.
The problem is
these perks ALWAYS come with strings.
It’s just like living with Mom and Dad. No rent, no job, no responsibility — no problems, right?
But living with your folks definitely has its drawbacks. Sure, they pay for everything you need — but they get to decide what you need and they don’t really care about all the stuff you want.
Why am I named Sunny? Do I like my name?
Here’s a comment I made on BehindTheName.com about my name, Sunny:
As a 45-year-old woman with the name Sunny on my birth certificate …
Sunny is an excellent name for a girl. For one thing, it’s easy to pronounce (unlike my surname). It ought to be easy to spell — I always say, “Sunny, like the weather” — but folks always want to put an ‘i’ on the end or spell it like the boy’s name ‘Sonny’ (Do I LOOK like a boy? Not!).
I’m going though an online Evangelism Boot Camp from The Pocket Testament League*.
In the first lesson they suggest you describe what your life was like before you found Christ and how it has changed since. This was a little difficult for me because I don’t have a specific conversion event: I was raised Christian and have grown in my faith over time.
As believers, we do undergo a transformation at the point of our salvation but we are also under the constant revision of ‘sanctification’ throughout our Christian walk. Stories about the conviction of the Holy Spirit (a holy attitude adjustment) can not only show a before/after but also show what it means to be a Christian — that being saved doesn’t mean you’re perfect, just forgiven and open to God’s correction.
Categories: Faith, Life
Tags: life, religion
The Supreme Court of the United States released its decision on the topic of gay marriage on Friday (article).
The majority view (p. 6-39) supported gay marriage as a constitutional right, thereby nullifying any state laws addressing the issue.
The minority views (p. 40-103) included the opinion that this was fundamentally and constitutionally a states’ rights issue and the prediction that this decision would inevitably be used to restrict religious liberty.
For context, it should be noted that gay marriage was a total non-starter just a generation ago. Opinions on the topic have been evolving over the years, to the point that many states have legalized civil unions between members of the same sex and some states have taken up legislation regarding gay marriage or had referendums on the topic.
I suspect that gay marriage may have obtained majority support in the U.S. within the next decade or so.
How did I become a Bible Christian*?
What factors in my life guided me?
Well, to begin with, I was blessed with a strong Christian mother … Continue reading
Many contend that the modern loss of interest in religion is a result of scientific advances dispelling the mysterious.
The Rules of Polite Discourse
How to Fight Fair and Remain Friends
Address issues promptly. ~ If you let feelings fester, that is just what will happen: They will rot you from the inside out.
Express your feelings and thoughts. ~ How can you expect the other person to understand if you don’t express yourself completely?
Categories: Faith, Life, Personality, Relationships
Tags: communicating, fair, fight, friends, life, polite, relationships, religion, roommates