Culture and Religion

Observations about society, including culture and religion, and about life. With our inherent social nature, group behaviors are important, such as divide and conquer, absolute power, or conformance, in the critical issues of our day. A team with diverse skills can accomplish what an individual cannot. Our problems are solved when we work together.

My Life, Religion, and Zen

Original home page (2012)

Website Chronology

Website Chronology

The flow of the web pages has changed over the years, based on moments of inspiration or of course sometimes being too busy with family and career matters or just reading in the free time.

My interests began with Zen (starting in college), then mythology and catastrophism (also starting in college), then the consequences of evangelical Christianity, then the Dead Sea Scrolls, then libertarianism and politics, then primates and social behaviors, then the politics of global warming, and finally to our current move toward the world envisioned in the book 1984.

This is the order that the various web pages were written. Several were edited after their original composition, especially those written for an earlier web site that had a different layout. The dates shown are their dates of creation and last revision.

The origins of Christianity. (May 2000, 02/07/2004)

More about the origins of religion. (May 2000, 02/07/2004)

The life and times of Jesus, James and Paul. (May 2000, 09/07/2002)

Teaching creation or evolution. (May 2000, 04/06/2003)

Thoughts on religion (May 2000, 11/07/2004)

About the author (May 2000, 4/06/2003)

Mythology of Venus, Mars and Saturn. (Feb 2001, 12/16/2001)

Our global community. (Apr. 2001, 04/06/2003)

Our future as a global community (Apr. 2001, 09/27/2003)

Does Life Reveal an Intelligent Design? (Apr. 2001, 12/11/2004)

The search for truth (Apr. 2001, 04/06/2003)

The Bible as the Word of God. (Nov. 2001, 11/16/2003)

Is There Life after Death? (Nov. 2001, 03/27/2004)

Who is God? (Dec. 2001, 11/13/2003)

What is the Meaning of Life? (Dec. 2001, 11/29/2002)

Jokes about the Bible (Jan. 2002, 05/19/2003)

Does God Bless America? (Feb. 2002, 07/12/2002)

An example community (Apr. 2002, 04/06/2003)

Ethics and Moral Behavior. (Oct. 2002, 12/05/2004)

The War on Terror (Oct. 2002, 08/13/2003)

Why Are We Here? Who Am I? (Jan. 2003, 03/09/2003)

Attitudes in Science and Religion. (Mar. 2003, 03/09/2003)

Do We Have Tyranny? (Nov. 2003, 02/28/2004)

Christianity in Crisis. (Feb. 2004, 11/07/2004)

this new site’s home page (Nov. 2004, 04/29/2006)

Right to Life (Nov. 2004, 11/18/2004)

Acceptance of Life. (Nov. 2004, 11/21/2004)

Ending the War on Terror. (Nov. 2004, 11/21/2004)

My life, religion and Zen (Dec. 2004, 12/5/2004)

Links to other sites (Dec. 2004, frequent updates to the other pages of links to other pages and their notable articles)

Breakpoint - Did God create evil? (Dec. 2004, 12/30/2004)

Breakpoint - If a young woman has an abortion, then "that’s that," and she and the father can get on with life. Right? (Dec. 2004, 12/30/2004)

Breakpoint - Pro-life advocates often compare America’s abortion-on-demand policy to the Nazi Holocaust. Isn't that extreme? (Dec. 2004, 12/30/2004)

Breakpoint - Isn't the Bible like other ancient books, filled with myth and superstition? (Dec. 2004, 12/30/2004)

Breakpoint - If God didn't create evil, where did it come from? (Dec. 2004, 12/31/2004)

Breakpoint - Then why does a good God allow the consequences of evil to continue? Why doesn't he simply wipe out evil as soon as it appears on the scene? (Dec. 2004, 12/30/2004)

Breakpoint - Why did God allow us to disobey? (Dec. 2004, 12/30/2004)

Breakpoint - Why was it necessary for Jesus to die? (Dec. 2004, 12/30/2004)

Breakpoint - Why don't Christians care more about ecology? (Dec. 2004, 12/30/2004)

Breakpoint - Wasn't much of the "historical evidence" for Christianity simply manufactured by Christians? (Dec. 2004, 12/30/2004)

Breakpoint - But aren't people really inherently good or at least morally neutral? (Dec. 2004, 12/31/2004)

Breakpoint - How should I measure my success in life? (Dec. 2004, 12/31/2004)

Breakpoint - Just because I am a Christian and go into business or politics or professions does that mean God has to be a part of it all? (Dec. 2004, 01/02/2005)

Breakpoint - Besides the money, what's so important about work? (Dec. 2004, 12/31/2004)

Breakpoint - Can't the world's problems be overcome with better education and social programs? (Dec. 2004, 12/31/2004)

Breakpoint - Why would a good and loving God use suffering to change us and make us grow spiritually? (Dec. 2004, 12/31/2004)

Breakpoint - I would never be violent, but I like to watch slash-em-up movies. What harm can it do? (Dec. 2004, 12/31/2004)

Breakpoint - My school hands out condoms. If kids are going to have sex, isn't it important for them to practice safe sex? (Dec. 2004, 12/31/2004)

Breakpoint - What proves Jesus is God? (Dec. 2004, 12/31/2004)

A perfect storm (Feb. 2005, 02/27/2005)

Breakpoint - Just War Theory (Feb. 2005, 02/27/2005)

Breakpoint - America’s Religious Roots (Feb. 2005, 03/03/2005)

Breakpoint - The Law’s Moral Purpose (Mar. 2005, 03/05/2005)

Breakpoint - Hippocrates and Hypocrisy (Mar. 2005, 03/05/2005)

Breakpoint - Why Should I Vote? (Mar. 2005, 03/06/2005)

Breakpoint - The First Liberty (Mar. 2005, 03/06/2005)

Breakpoint - Why Did Jesus Die (Mar. 2005, 03/06/2005)

Breakpoint - Big Business (Mar. 2005, 03/03/2005)

Breakpoint - Is What We See All We Get? (Mar. 2005, 03/06/2005)

Breakpoint - A Fictional Messiah? (Mar. 2005, 03/06/2005)

Breakpoint - Creation and Evolution (Mar. 2005, 03/12/2005)

Breakpoint - Junk or Jewels (Mar. 2005, 01/02/2005)

Breakpoint - More Than Coincidence (Mar. 2005, 03/12/2005)

Breakpoint - The First Requirement of Leadership (Mar. 2005, 03/12/2005)

The Separation of church and state (Apr. 2005, 04/03/2005)

God’s Chosen Religion (Sept. 2005, 09/25/2005)

Cultural Maturity (Sept. 2005, 09/25/2005)

Unions and Business in the 21st Century (Nov. 2005, 11/06/2005)

Human Resource Management. (Dec. 2005, 12/10/2005)

Breakpoint - A Vision for College Life (Dec. 2005, 12/18/2005)

Breakpoint - What to Impart (Dec. 2005, 12/29/2005)

Breakpoint - The Heavy Hand of God (Jan. 2006, 01/02/2006)

The search for scientific truth (04/08/2006)

Is There an Evil Religion? (04/23/2006)

What will be the Foundation of the New America? (05/07/2006)

Breakpoint - Time for a Little House Cleaning (05/07/2006)

Breakpoint - Anti-Traditionalism and Ahistoricalism (05/07/2006)

Breakpoint - Pragmatism (05/07/2006)

Breakpoint - Anti-supernaturalism (05/07/2006)

Finding a Guide for Moral Behavior (10/08/2006)

Who is Made in Whose Image? (10/29/2006)

Wanting to Teach Intelligent Design (11/05/2006)

My soul and Zen (02/04/2007)

East vs West Religions (07/14/2007)

The Left Hand of God (07/14/2007)

Governed by Fear? (10/13/2007)

Change Starts from Within (03/02/2008)

Political Power (06/22/2008)

Faith needed when reading Science News (03/29/2009)

Morality and Accountability in Social Beings (10/05/2009)

Temperature Trends do not conform with AGW (12/27/2009)

National Temperature Trends do not conform with AGW (04/11/2010)

World Temperature Trends do not conform with AGW (04/11/2010)

Midwest Temperature Trends (04/11/2010)

Northeast Temperature Trends (04/11/2010)

Southeast Temperature Trends (04/11/2010)

West Temperature Trends (04/11/2010)

The End of Civil Debate (03/14/2010)

No Hope and No Change (10/11/2010)

The Religion of CAGW (01/05/2011) (also moved several earlier pages (above) to this new group)

Temperature Analysis (01/15/2011) (plus five regions)

Solar Cycle Analysis (01/12/2011) (plus five regions)

Temperature Modifications (01/15/2011) (plus five regions)

Family Decision on Abortion (02/10/2011)

Consciousness (04/30/2011)

Public Accountability (10/29/2011)

Public Demonstrations (10/31/2011)

Libertarian Socialist (10/29/2011)

Pride vs Profit (11/06/2011)

Brief View of Life pages added together (11):

Adult (12/17/2011)

Baby (12/17/2011)

Cycles (12/17/2011)

Death (12/17/2011)

Energy (12/17/2011)

Idols (12/17/2011)

Job (12/17/2011)

Love (12/17/2011)

Primate (12/17/2011)

Question (12/17/2011)

Zen (12/17/2011)

Thinking (12/18/2011)

Size (01/22/2012)

Too Big to Care (04/26/2012)

Overpopulation (04/26/2012)

Working Together or Being Worked (05/27/2012)

Easter (10/07/2012)

Righteous Mind in a Group (10/07/2012)

Now (10/09/2012)

Social Evolution (12/31/2012, 4/28/2013)

Fair Wages (02/22/2013)

Management (03/18/2013)

War (04/29/2013)

Slavery (04/29/2013)

Climate Change (06/15/2013)

Social Equilibrium (06/16/2013)

Domestic Enemies (07/13/2013)

Destroying the Planet (07/13/2013)

From 1984 to 2013 (09/02/2013)

Sin and the Ten Commandments (09/02/2013)

Jesus is the Real Life Saver (09/22/2013)

home page replaced (original one is here) (09/22/2013)

Abortion Debate (10/20/2013)

Big Bang Debate (10/20/2013)

Global Warming Debate (10/20/2013)

Teaching Intelligent Design Debate (10/20/2013)

Social Classes (11/10/2013)

Tax Cuts for the Rich (11/10/2013)

Proof of God (11/16/2013)

World is Breathing (11/17/2013)

Restoring Corporate Accountability (11/25/2013)

Two Christmas Stories (12/20/2013, 12/26/2013)

Restoring Congressional Accountability (12/29/2013)

Studies of Behavior, Class, and Power (01/09/2014)

Genesis and the Origin of Man (01/18/2014)

New Feudalism (03/11/2014)

Making the World Safe for Democracy (03/16/2014)

Tax Funds for Private Schools (04/05/2014)

Big Government Is Not Socialism (04/06/2014)

Dark Side of Global Empire (05/04/2014)

Decline in Morality (06/22/2014)

Capitalism vs Socialism (07/04/2014)

Gaza (08/09/2014)

Religious Conformance (10/11/2014)

Campaign Slogans (10/26/2014)

Wrong Noble Cause (11/09/2014)

Abuse of Power (11/16/2014)

Free Market Solutions for Basic Needs (11/23/2014)

Justifying Torture after 911 (12/14/2014)

Infant Social Development (01/10/2015)

Hobby Lobby Case (01/18/2015)

Culture Conceives Religion (02/01/2015)

Racism, Fear, and Hate (03/08/2015)

No Accountability by the Press (09/04/2015)

Respect (10/31/2015)

Militant Islam (12/30/2015)

Culture of Fear (12/30/2015)

Fear the Weather (01/30/2016)

Opposites (03/06/2016)

Voluntarism (03/06/2016)

Introverts (04/02/2016)

Hard Wired to Compare (04/03/2016)

Certainty (06/12/2016)

American Slavery (07/18/2016)

Does an Animal Have a Soul? (08/07/2016)

Now Mind (10/01/1016)

Theologians (12/03/2016)

Global Ruling Class (12/14/2016)

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