FATALIST: one who believes that all events of the future are pre-determined and set, regardless of human influences


It is a common understanding among those who are pre-determinist Christians that everything is the work of God  That is not to be taken as a statement that it is a legitimate Christian trait, however.  The belief of pre-determined results is a foundation of fatalists. These are the people who believe that God is involved […]

CLIMATE CHANGE: a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years*

Nobody likes to be ignored.   Including the Earth. Despite numerous optimal opportunities to speak on the issue of Climate Change, both major political parties have basically ignored the hot potato issue over the past year.   This past week the environment roared back, introducing Hurricane Sandy to a part of the country least capable of handling […]

MILITANT IGNORANCE: the desire on the part of individuals to wallow in false beliefs despite their knowledge of the truth

It frustrates the heck out of me when I hear people say something they know is false, but which they have embraced for the purpose of winning points.   You hear it all the time in political rallies. the Presidents is not a natural-born American the soaring  gas prices are the fault of the President Mitt […]

HUNKY-DORY: everything’s just fine!

I have no idea where it came from.  It’s been part of my vocabulary for years.  In fact, I haven’t even thought about it being there, in the sense of identifying it. It wasn’t until I was sending an email to my daughter, responding to a question she had for me.  I started to write […]