A hate bias incident is often defined as incidents that may range from acts of ignorance or indifference, to acts directed to inflict harm. So can you be hauled up on charges if you refuse to donate to the United Negro College Fund and the offended construes that as an act of “indifference”?
In these remakes of Star Trek that attempt to incorporate even more thoroughly the latest postmodern hooey, wonder if there will develop a story arc about a faction within the Federation actually conspiring to be assimilated by the Borg and condemn those opposing this idea as enemies of diversity and proponents of subversive individualism.
Did not really care for the Joker’s origins on Gotham. The evil of this character is best represented through Jerome’s explicit embrace of amoral nihilism rather than his brother Jeremiah in essence being forced into the role through really no choice of his own.
Former FBI Director James Comey compares Trump’s leadership style to that of a mafia crimelord. But if this is not a reference to explicit illegality, what successful business is not run like the mafia? Aren’t some of the practices adhered to by this nefarious organization what has contributed to its vitality and endurance?
Isn’t it less of an outrage for Sean Hannity to avail himself of the services of a lawyer connected to Donald Trump than for the judge overseeing the case connected to this revelation being a close associate of George Soros?
The Starbuck’s barista that called police over two loitering Black men has been released from employment. As such, if the result is going to be losing your job, why should you say something if you see something?
The episode of the 3/29/18 edition of “Standing For The Truth” was titled, “The Next Time We Are Tempted To Complain” in which the media director of Voice Of The Martyrs was interviewed. Do those that suffer for Christ include those allegedly molested by Voice Of The Martyrs' personnel?
Unless their legs have been blown off which would entitle them to a handicapped parking placard anyway, veterans can park in the same spaces as everybody else.
Obama is building a swimming pool at his Washington, DC mansion. Yet this is the president that tossed a fit about Americans eating what we want, heating our homes to 70 degrees, and riding around in SUV's. His supporters are the same ones that have nervous breakdowns if you leave the water running while brushing your teeth.
Sufi propagandist Reza Aslan has warned that the Trump presidency is taking on the trappings of a religious cult. Did he issue similar warnings when Obama was delivering stadium orations surrounded by Grecian columns while preschoolers and worship bands were singing what amounted to hymns in his adoration?
In New York, a man wearing a Make America Great Again hat allegedly pushed another individual onto the subway tracks. Do the acts perpetrated against people wearing Trump paraphenalia merit as much national media attention?
Wonder if Will and Kate’s newest whelp would be denied transport to a Vatican hospital in a last ditch effort to save the child’s life.
If the Simpsons producers are obligated to eliminate Apu because this offends Hindus, does mean that Ned Flanders must be eliminated for mocking Christians, that Ralph Wiggum must be eliminated for ridiculing those with special needs, and that Barney the Drunk should be done away with for making light of alcoholism?
A student accused of a politically incorrect prom invitation is not only being denied the opportunity to attend prom but graduation as well. In light of the carnal debaucheries known to take place after prom given the births that take place nine months later to those in their late teens that we are admonished are really nobody’s business, why isn’t this same degree of latitude being extended to the way in which a young man attempts to woo a maiden into accompanying him to the festivity? Furthermore, if a school can ban from both prom and graduation a youngster that successfully utilized risqué humor to win the affection of the girl he desired, why should we be outraged if a school inflicted similar retribution upon gay or lesbian students? After all, a joke referencing cotton picking is in nothing more but poor taste whereas these other situations veer into issues of actual immorality.
In his assessment of the future of Western civilization, Dennis Prager lamented the mental enfeeblement caused by television. But isn’t this the fault of those such as Prager’s associate and friend Adam Carolla whose claim to fame was “The Man Show” epitomized by women with big bosoms in tiny bikinis jumping on trampolines?
And what if the teen accused of cultural misappropriation for wearing a Chinese-styled dress to prom had been harboring racist thoughts? So long as her bosom and backside are modestly concealed does it really matter? Should the entire Japanese animation industry be accused of cultural misappropriation because the characters are nearly all Caucasian even in the productions too violent and filthy to broadcast on American television?
So if the account of Genesis is to be invoked as part of anti-dating pulpit tirades, isn’t the exegete forced to then argue that the only Biblically proper way to acquire a mate is through DNA replication akin to genetic engineering and cloning?
In a concerning philosophical twist, some viewers are coming away from “Avengers: Infinity War” convinced that deliberate, systematized depopulation overseen by an extraterrestrial with a messiah complex is not really such a bad thing after all. Would they feel the same way if they did not make the cut to be extended the “privilege” of continued existence?
The Huffington Post has published an article titled “Chaplain Ouster Shows What Version Of Christianity Controls The GOP” The article further laments, “There's no room in the party for a Christianity that puts economic justice before conservative social issues.” So do the Democrats hire many religious functionaries that do not adhere to the party line on pervasive infanticide, carnal debauchery, and institutionalized indigency where public assistance is not provided for a brief season but rather is imposed as a multigenerational lifestyle?
Controversy has erupted over the nature and background of the religious functionary to fill the role of the Congressional chaplain. Given that those working on Capitol Hill are professionals well into adulthood, do the American people need to be paying for them to have a chaplain to begin with? Most workplaces operate without an official member of the clergy on staff. If these folks are in need of God or spiritual counsel, why can’t they seek these services on their own time and dime like nearly every other American?
In review of “Avengers: Infinity War”, homeschool activist condemned moviegoers for preferring fantasy spectacles over films depicting realistic mundane topics. Will similar condemnation be brought to bear against fantasy works by authors professing some manner of Christian affiliation such as C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien? Swanson lamented that people no longer want to see something based in reality such as “The Sound Of Music” (because, though based on actual events, there is nothing more realistic than singing through the Alps while fleeing from Nazis). If Thanos in the film is primarily a radical environmentalist wanting to eliminate most of the life in the universe, how is this not a philosophically realistic plot given there are actually thinkers holding to similar ideas?
Home school activist Kevin Swanson claimed that Avengers: Infinity War exhibits a bad worldview because half of the population of the universe is wiped out by the end of the film. So does the book of Revelation also exhibit a bad worldview for nearly similar numbers perishing in that particular apocalyptic text? Are Christians to take away from this line of argumentation that in narratives deemed acceptable for consumption by the faithful that villains are not to be depicted doing bad things. If so, hasn’t Swanson contradicted his previous lamentation about films no longer addressing realistic topics?
In hardline Christian condemnation of the Avengers claiming these films advocate pantheism, how come no one ever references the line and scene from the first Avenger movie where Captain America (usually considered the moral compass in the Marvel Universe) pretty much pointed out that these beings despite all of their powers were not gods and pretty much put Loki in his place when the Norse entity demanded the crowd bow before him in worship?
The President that stuffs his face with junkfood and who a number of medical professionals diagnose as borderline obese has decided to continue Obama’s jihad against fat sedentary youth has appointed a number of celebrities such as Dr. Oz and Herschel Walker to the Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. But would a president that was really sincere about “draining the swamp” even have a formal group formulating policy in this manner. There is no provision in the Constitution authorizing extensive intervention in this area. Given how close the nation is to financial collapse, it probably won’t be too long until one will no longer have to worry about kids eating enough to become overweight and nutrition will become a luxury no one will be able to afford to worry about anyway,
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.