Stray Thoughts #5: Random Observations from an Intellectual Outlaw

“Serial Killer?

  1. There are 1.2 billion people in India, give or take a few dozen
  2. Most of those people are Hindus & therefore polytheists
  3. The majority of Hindus are decent law-abiding citizens – husbands who love their wives, mothers who love their children
  4. But no matter how good they are, God has doomed them to be tortured in hell for eternity
  1. God created the cultural isolation of the Hindus, engineered their loyalty to India’s official religion, endowed them with the pious motivation to teach their (unfortunately, non-Christian) values to their kids – and then he designed the penalty for this ‘wrongful’ behavior?
  2. And yet, the run-of-the-mill serial killer who rapes & tortures children need only come to Jesus on death row, enjoy a final meal of fried chicken – and then he spends eternity in heaven?
What does this vision of life have to do with moral accountability?


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[“Stray Thoughts” is a weekly opportunity to go skinny dippin’ in muddled puddles of questionable beliefs & crazy ideas. Join me if you dare.]

“A very popular error – having the courage of one’s convictions: Rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one’s convictions.”

– Nietzsche –

Our Daily Bread: Biblical Insights Into Family Values & Moral Wisdom

Kill Your Kid for Cussin’ You



If one curses his father or mother, his lamp will go out at the coming of darkness.

Proverbs 20:20 (NAB)

All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. 

Leviticus 20:9 (NLT)


If you want good people to do wicked things, you need religion.”

– Christopher Hitchens –

Pic du Jour #39: “3 Nudes”

A man walks around displaying a large mounted photograph to outdoor diners & casual Thursday-night gawkers on a busy promenade in the upscale waterfront district of St. Petersburg.

The vintage picture shows three nude females approaching the iconic St. Pete Pier, which has recently been demolished.


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[a Friday image project, a la carte]