Thursday, December 23, 2010

I've Moved!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Jesus is Truth, or What is Truth?

What determines truth? What determines a liar from a truth teller? If there is a brown bench and someone strongly believes that it is blue, is it true, for that person, that it is blue. How do we know that murder is wrong? And if there are a few people who don't think murder is wrong, who are we (the people who believe murder is wrong) to impose our beliefs upon them?


This is what the world is coming to without Jesus. A world without truth. So what is truth? According to Princeton University, truth is "conformity to reality or actuality."
Know we know what truth is, truth is what is real. Someone who is insane has lost touch with reality, and does not know what truth is. So how do we determine what reality is? Truth comes from a Prime Reality, Prime Reality is the thing from which everything else comes. That is what determines truth. A world with no set standard of truth, where virtually anything can be true, would be a world of chaos, a world without Jesus.


God (Jesus) sets the standard of truth. God told us not to murder, not to steal. God set the standard, He determines reality. A world without Jesus, would be a world of confused, hurt, evil people. Evil only because they believe they are not.


Another reason Jesus is truth, is the Bible. The Bible is the most reliable historical document of all time, 100% true. In John 1:1 it says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Jesus (who is also God) is the word! Making him truthful because the Word of God is infallible and inherent.


For these reasons "Truth" is my favorite way to describe Jesus.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Universal Health Care





     The question has been posed, should the government implement a universal form of healthcare. No the government should not, for three reasons. Taxpayer dollars being spent, the degrading of the free market, and the necessity of  government run healthcare.
      The disputed Health Care reform will cost 1 trillion dollars (Woodward) in the first ten years. 1 trillion dollars is more than the New Deal implemented by FDR after the Great Depression. With the economy as it is right now, its no time to be adding to our national debt. Spending is what got us into this financial mess and it will not get us out of it. 
      Furthermore, the new Health Care bill eliminates competition within insurance companies and therefore destroys a portion of the free market, and gives it to the government. When we give a to the government to handle it takes business away from the private sector (in this case health insurance companies). The new Health Care plan is a monopoly. "The Week" puts it as hog tying 1/6 of the economy,"Congressmen’s town-hall meetings on the president’s health-care plan have caused a backlash of un-American fury. It comes from liberals, outraged that anyone could oppose President Obama’s intention to hog-tie one-sixth of the economy." (National Review) Hog tying 1/6 of the economy means government take over of that section, eliminating the free market over health care. Capitalism has made us one of the most prosperous countries in the world, this bill is one big step in the opposing direction. With taxpayer dollars going to a new universal Health Care plan, that covers everybody, that is one more step closer to socialism.
      For my third point, do we need government healthcare? Does the government need to step in, or is the free market doing just fine? We need some reform in health care, but not this. Not something that spreads the wealth, reduces free market. Most likely, the reason our health care is in bad shape is because of the government intervention that we all ready have. They should not. They are taking taxpayer dollars for something we do not need.
      If this bill was put under a Cost/Benefit Analysis, the results would be, to much money spent for something we do not need. That is why we should not let government handle Health Care.