Daniel G. Jennings
Daniel G. Jennings is a freelance writer and journalist who lives and works in Denver, Colorado. He grew up in Colorado and studied history and journalism at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Before embarking on a career as a freelance writer and journalist, Jennings worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in five states. He has also worked as a security guard, a store detective and a shipping clerk. Jennings' journalism has appeared in several national trade magazines, while his editorial writing has appeared in The Denver Post and on a number of web sites. Jennings' interests include history, fiction, travel, politics, religion, philosophy, Asian cuisine, journalism, and downhill skiing. He is now hard at work on his next novel.
"Here is a little tongue-in-cheek something that makes about as much sense as does most religious teaching about the Apocalypse--but it's a lot funnier." - Daniel G. Jennings
Those Americans who want to establish an official religion should take a hard look at the history of Communism. Far from being an example of a godless society, Communism is a perfect example of the dangers which religion poses to human freedom and humanity's future.
The way that our politically-correct media has treated the Beltway Sniper affair is disturbing because it shows that our journalists have become completely timid and afraid to ask important questions or cover important stories for fear that they might offend some people.
The real question may not be if we should attack Iraq and invade the Middle East, but when we should do it.
We find ourselves in a dangerous new reality, in a world which we share with evil people who want to kill us, and destroy our nation and way of life. Such a reality is frightening and uncomfortable, and it requires us to take risks and make sacrifices. Many people can't accept such a reality so they start buying into other false views of reality such as those offered by the peace movement.
St. Paul was perhaps one of the greatest enemies the cause of freedom ever had. He told Christians that they had a moral duty to bow down to tyrants and to accept tyranny as the natural order ordained by God.
"If I want to be a moral and ethical person I cannot be a Christian."
The practice of pacifism in the real world creates moral and ethical dilemmas that make the pacifist position a morally indefensible stand.
One of the biggest threats to secularism in the world today is something that, for lack of a better term can be called "the Cultural Left."
Both the Israelis and the Palestinians use religious arguments to justify their positions. What are the facts, and how should the secularist respond to this faith-driven conflict?
Jennings argues that there is no real morality in the story of Christ as presented in the Gospels, that the God-Man described in the Bible--if he really existed--would be a liar, a fraud and a sadomasochist.
President Bush's domestic agenda of promoting "faith" could be jeopardizing our strategy and chances of victory in the war on terror. By mindlessly backing "faith-based groups," Bush and his advisors might be playing right into the hands of Islamic fanatics and their sympathizers.
One of the major reasons that I'm not a Christian is that I don't consider myself an evil and worthless wretch who has no ability to change himself or the world around him. I am not a Christian because I believe in hope and humanity.
Secularists may soon have to fight a two-front war against Bible-thumping Christians on the right and self-styled promoters of Eastern Religions on the left. Denver's "Peacefulness Ordinance," Initiative 101, would require the city to help ensure public safety by increasing "peacefulness" through the use of techniques typically associated with Buddhist, Taoist and Hindu religions.
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