What Is the Best Way to Learn What Your Opponent Believes? — post by Michael J. Findley

In answer to a Quora question: What's the best way to learn the opposing side's arguments when it comes to politics? What is best varies from person to person. I read Plato’s Republic, then acquired an audio version to listen to it many times. Rather than the Communist Manifesto, Plato is the real foundation of the left. … Continue reading What Is the Best Way to Learn What Your Opponent Believes? — post by Michael J. Findley

Why I am, For Now, Staying on Facebook — post by Michael J. Findley

Friends, other people; it really is that simple. If I could, I would leave. But the people I like and often love are not on these other sites. These are people I trust. Friends who supply better news links than the MSN, better sports analysis than ESPN, funny animal videos, wacky UFO/paranormal humor, touching military … Continue reading Why I am, For Now, Staying on Facebook — post by Michael J. Findley

What Is A Lie? — Post by Michael J Findley

For all of those friends of mine who post on facebook that someone is a liar, we must understand that there are 3 requirements for a statement to be a lie. First and most obvious, the statement must be incorrect. Second, the person making the statement must be aware that the statement is incorrect. This … Continue reading What Is A Lie? — Post by Michael J Findley

Basics Of Reality

Words mean things. "This is a green fence," can be parsed, the adjective "green" and the noun "fence" can be made more precise, but the basic meaning of words is clear. I once had a business trip to plant where everyone spoke French. They found the one man who knew a little English. Between my … Continue reading Basics Of Reality

Verifiable Evidence

Secularists, when asked for evidence to support their position, reply with comments that show they neither read the article in question, nor do they understand the issues being discussed. Instead they reply with mockery, insults and ridicule. Their comments are usually off-topic. They constantly ask, "What evidence would you accept?" like verifiable evidence is a … Continue reading Verifiable Evidence

What Is Your Authority?

Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it. Deuteronomy 12:32 If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead. Luke 16:31 The Scriptures Cannot Be Broken. John 10:35 All Scripture … Continue reading What Is Your Authority?

Love Does Not Rejoice in Iniquity

We are to speak the truth in love. At the same time, Jesus began his ministry by knotting together a whip of cords and driving animals out of the temple (John 2). He did the same thing the week before He was crucified. Though the Bible does not say this, I believe that Jesus probably … Continue reading Love Does Not Rejoice in Iniquity

Truth Stumbles in the Streets

In January 1975, I was a passenger in a multi-vehicle accident on an ice covered bridge in heavy fog near Knoxville, TN. The uninjured grabbed everything we could to flag oncoming traffic to stop. Tragically, we could not get everyone’s attention. Ignoring the fact that the bridge was covered in ice cost several people their … Continue reading Truth Stumbles in the Streets

Principles of Writing Fiction

It's hard to say when people began writing fiction, but it has been used for millennia to communicate truth. Seems strange to say that something that isn't true can teach truth, but good fiction always has done that. Using characters, settings or events that didn't actually happen, writers create a vehicle by which to make … Continue reading Principles of Writing Fiction

The Conflict of the Ages

Every good writing teacher tells us to narrow our topic because the sure sign of a novice is a paper entitled "The Universe and Everything in It." Yet The Conflict of the Ages can rightfully include every thought every man has ever made. Augustine's City of God, John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion and … Continue reading The Conflict of the Ages