Human Perfection Is Not Only Unattainable, It’s Nonexistent

For those unfamiliar with the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, they believe that god will soon unleash his wrath at Armageddon and kill everyone who is not part of their religion. After that, according to their beliefs, the earth will eventually become a paradise while those Jehovah’s Witnesses, along with anyone god sees fit to resurrect from the dead, will then be granted eternal life. As … Continue reading Human Perfection Is Not Only Unattainable, It’s Nonexistent

Why We Put Up Monuments, And Why We Tear Them Down

Humans need heroes. Men and women alike want heroes in their life; if you don’t believe me, think of how many books, movies, graphic novels, and other stories revolve around heroes, including the strong soldier, the knight in shining armor, or the rogue loner out fighting crime alone. Humans have even invented the concept of “superheroes,” or characters that are stronger, faster, braver, and a … Continue reading Why We Put Up Monuments, And Why We Tear Them Down

Family Members Are Not Yours to Take

Growing up in my house was anything but idyllic. My stepfather has a violent, vile temper, and I don’t remember there ever being a day when he wasn’t screaming profanities and threats at the family, the neighbors, or the foursome golfing in front of us. My mother remained in the marriage for some 40 years because she was told outright by Jehovah’s Witnesses elders that … Continue reading Family Members Are Not Yours to Take