Maybe I Miss The Mormons By David Metcalfe July 14, 2019 Friend of Sinners The Pharisees were accusing Jesus of being a “friend of sinners”. What they thought was an insult was actually a title Jesus welcomed. He responded to them by explaining it in three parables. The one I find most interesting is the parable of the lost son. A very wealthy man had … Continue reading Maybe I Miss The Mormons
I Hate Group Assignments…And Democracy By David Metcalfe July 9, 2019 There are a lot of problems with group assignments. Just like any cultural topic, it is best expressed by memes: These memes capture what I think are 4 essential problems of group assignments: One person (the smartest or, at least, the most studious one) may get left with all of the work. If the smarter … Continue reading I Hate Group Assignments…And Democracy
Who Deserves Compassion? By David Metcalfe July 1, 2019 Who deserves compassion? Do drug users deserve compassion? Do prisoners deserve compassion? Do First Nations people? Do gay people? Do poor people? Do people from other countries? We live in a world where politicians, teachers, the media, and masses of people have answered “no” to these questions. We’ve launched a “War on Drugs” that locked people … Continue reading Who Deserves Compassion?
Windmills And The Problems Of Knowledge In The Mind And Society By David Metcalfe June 27, 2019 Lately, I have been increasingly concerned that the acquisition of knowledge is a futile pursuit. I suppose this article is as much to convince myself of the efficacy of knowledge as it is for the reader. First, I would like to explain where my pessimism comes from. Lastly, … Continue reading Windmills And The Problems Of Knowledge In The Mind And Society
My Obituary (Or, At Least, A Rough Draft) By David Metcalfe June 23, 2019 I don’t trust you people to write my obituary properly, so I’ve taken it upon myself. I’m not sure how my life will go so I’ve written a few alternate scenarios. You can edit the details for accuracy (via hindsight), after I’m dead. If I Am Moderately Successful David Metcalfe passed … Continue reading My Obituary (Or, At Least, A Rough Draft)
Secular Culture vs. Christianity: An “Intense Battle We Need To Win” By David Metcalfe June 19, 2019 Christianity In The Direct Line Of Fire Core Christian values- heterosexuality, gender norms, society’s allegiance to God, hard work, parental authority, and Judeo-Christian supremacy- are all under attack by secular culture, or “the left”. These “left wing people” want to promote things like equal treatment for all people … Continue reading Secular Culture vs. Christianity: An “Intense Battle We Need To Win”
A World Without War, And Its Tragically Untapped Potential By David Metcalfe June 13, 2019 War Is Mass Murder, But Legal, So That Makes It Ok It seems so simple: “How do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems?” After all, it’s been the primary way, for the entirety of humanity, that we’ve attempted to solve our differences. A different nation, a different religion, … Continue reading A World Without War, And Its Tragically Untapped Potential