It All Starts when We Punish our Kids, #4

It all starts when we punish our kids.     What “all starts?” Well . . .     <!--[if !supportLists]-->4.     <!--[endif]-->Depression.     The damages from abuse are many, but they’re becoming well known. I’ve...

Curing Crime

          I know, no-one dreams of actually curing crime, not adults, not really. It’s just one of the fantasies we teach our kids, that anyone is actually fighting some abstraction called “crime,” be it fictional heroes and super-heroes, or the real,...

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

          Of course, this is a question that comes up a lot; my daughter just attended a funeral for a little girl who had cancer and suffered sickness and pain for most of her four year life. Many of the family and relatives were Christian, and...

To Conflate or not to Equate

            In debate, and especially in internet debate due to the open, egalitarian nature of the web, conflation is a regular problem, and a constant issue, where even the ubiquitous strawman argument has to take second place in the hierarchy of...