If the American Civil War had never happened, would Capitalism have eventually made slavery obsolete? A few of my friends recently discussed this question on Facebook.

One argument claimed that during the 19th Century so many new technological advancements were being created under Capitalism that slavery would have become unprofitable and obsolete within a short period of time, perhaps a generation or two. This went along with an argument that the net result of slavery was to hold the economy back, especially in the American South.

The other side argued that slavery was economically beneficial to slave-owners and that, even…

When most people think of Jesus, the figure that comes to mind is a man with long hair and a white robe who is soft, gentle, and “loving” to everybody and who reserved harsh words only for ultra-Conservative religious hypocrites.

Then we read in the Bible about the Jesus who flipped over tables in the Temple — but that is the exception to the rule of who Jesus is. And about the Jesus who rebuked the Pharisees and Sadducees with harsh words, but that is the exception to who Jesus is. And oh yeah! Jesus also spoke plainly about Sin…

Human: Dear God, please heal us of this cancer that defies modern medicine.

God: I sent you a team of autistic scientists whom I created with special minds, but you aborted all of them.

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Be angry and do not sin; let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
- Ephesians 4:26 (Young’s Literal Translation)

It amazes me how often Christians regard being angry as a sin, in and of itself. As if the emotion itself were a sin. But we see over and over again in Scripture that God Himself experiences anger, and we even see this in the person of Jesus Christ.

A man, if he is a good man, and one who is emotionally balanced, will experience anger in this life. Jesus turned tables, and the prophets and apostles spoke harshly…

Growing up in church, I was taught not to have pride. Whether the message was intended this way or not, I got the idea in my head that the proper moral way to be was to compliment others, and think only good things about them, while ignoring their faults, and to do the opposite for myself. It was immoral to recognize the good in myself because that was prideful, and instead I should only see the bad in myself.

It was a setup for destructiveness.

The Bible does speak of a certain type of pride that is sin, and in…

I just read an article by a man claiming to be a lawyer critical of Amy Coney Barrett. I tend to listen to Right-leaning sources because I usually find they have better arguments, but I try to challenge myself, and I figured a lawyer on the Left would be tough to argue with. I was amazed at how bad his arguments were.

The article can be found here: I argued a shooting death case in front of Amy Coney Barrett, by Dan Canon.

I was surprised to find that this article had virtually no substance to it. The author starts…

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A few months back I read a book called The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind. The general story is of a boy named William Kamkwamba who’s country, Malawi, faces a famine due to a lack of rain. William finds a book in a school library with pictures of electric windmills, and fascinated by the idea, decides to build his own.

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In the book, young William collects parts from a scrapyard, along with other places, and is laughed at by the people in his community who do not understand what he is doing…

When Americans were asked what book influenced their lives the most, predictably, most responded with the Bible. But the book that came in second was Atlas Shrugged.

The first time I read this book, I misunderstood a lot of it. My friend and mentor, Cody Libolt took a lot of time helping me to understand themes that were hard for me to wrap my mind around. And like millions of others, this book has come to greatly influence my life. It’s easy to relate to each of the heroes in the book. …

(KIVA is a micro-loan platform that allows people to lend money to low-income entrepreneurs and students in 77 countries.)

To whom it may concern,

I logged in today and found that KIVA is supporting a number of organizations, including Black Lives Matter. For this I am very disappointed. While BLM claims to support black lives, their own website says that they oppose the nuclear family. Black kids need fathers. They also cite convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur as one of their inspirations. And thirdly, their primary founder, Alicia Garza has supported violent riots against black communities in a number of interviews…

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G.S. Muse, also known as GreenSlugg on YouTube or simply as “Greg” is a lab technician, youtuber, author, and blogger. His work can be found at GreenSlugg.com

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