Category Archives: social sciences

Neither Red nor Blue

The madman hat came out this morning. Maybe I can amuse you. I’m in no position to predict what’s coming; this is just wondering out loud. The people who do seem to know what’s coming suggest the economy is broken, … Continue reading

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Twilight of the Empire

Do you feel sorry for the Italians living under the oppressive hand of the Mafia? Don’t feel sorry for them. The only reason the Mafia have been able to rise up and stay in power is that the Italian people … Continue reading

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Only What God Says

Nothing matters except this: The revelation of heart-led faith and covenant living. Consider the implications of that commitment. Let me use an example that will touch you where you live: music. Aside from a very limited effort to test the … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as Christian Nationalism

There can be no genuine Christian Nation, and the label “Christian nationalism” refers to something distinctly unchristian. If you understand the biblical doctrine of covenants, then you should recognize that there is a very large churchian population in the US. … Continue reading

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You Are Doing It Wrong

A little more social science… It is utterly impossible for a congregation of several hundred or more to worship together without squelching the blessings and opportunities of the majority of people there. I have run into this time and time … Continue reading

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Isolation Faith

Genuine faith is possible in isolation. There is a lot we can say about the way religion and churches work as a social phenomena. Social science cannot answer any questions regarding the spiritual and miraculous elements, but it can report … Continue reading

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Extrapolating Current Trends for 2021

Just an amateur analysis, a little more of my social sciences hobby, with the voices in my head… There is already some limited warfare between the left and right on the street level. People are getting beaten, stabbed, shot and … Continue reading

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Flavors of Sheeple

I promised to turn this into a hobby blog, but I may have forgotten to mention that Social Sciences is one of my hobbies. It’s just the academic study of human nature. You probably know that the college coursework in … Continue reading

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Trustworthy but Not Trusting

If there is one thing that stirs me most deeply, it is watching someone betray the trust of another by humiliating them publicly. This is to me the epitome of senseless predatory behavior; all you could possibly gain from it … Continue reading

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Imagination and Speculation

An awful lot of people much smarter and better informed than I am have speculated over the coming election. A significant number of them, from both sides of the political divide, say they expect chaos and violence. All I’ve done … Continue reading

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