What happens when the government pays people to have babies out-of-wedlock? – This is going to come as a big shock, but you get more of them. Please read the Wintery Knight’s account and commentary about a man in England who is soon to have fathered 15 children out-of-wedlock with many women, and the taxpayers will be paying for all of them. How tragic that these children will grow up without a father. Yet the “loving” government welfare policies are the root cause.
The cycle is vicious and interwoven: Higher taxes make it harder for people to raise families themselves, incentives to stay unmarried drive up illegitimacy, a lack of fathers in the home to screen suitors and offer discipline and protection exacerbate the problem, and on and on.
People need to use some discernment and abandon these counterproductive policies. How much more evidence do they need?
Then here’s more from Roxanne in The Cost of Single Parenthood, Continued
I’ve blogged many times on the social and psychological costs of illegitimacy – the six-fold chance of living in poverty, the nine-fold increase in the chance of being molested by a mother’s boyfriend or a stepfather than by one’s own father, the reduced chance of graduating from high school, going to college, and having a good life.
Jazz Shaw posted an article by Angela Lash about similar problems in the polygamous Mormon community. Physically, psychologically, and economically, polygamy is a disaster for women and children. The economics are straightforward: men who have multiple wives and children with all of their wives cannot afford to care for them all. Those “families” most resemble single-parent families . . .
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In case no one noticed, our bodies are not designed for this situation. The sixth-grade “birds and bees” discussion should have made it clear that there’s something about the union of exactly one man and exactly one woman that produces human life, and that union provides the best basis for raising children. Deviating from that causes problems for children, problems for society, problems for women, and problems for every person involved except for men. It’s almost like traditional Western values and Judeo-Christian norms provide the best protection for the weakest in our society, rather than being oppressive – in direct contradistinction to what feminists, progressives, and leftists would say.
What’s the Message of the Bible in One Sentence? – 25 scholars and pastors weighed in. I didn’t give it much extra thought, but I did think of a note I put in all my hand written notes to prison ministry participants:
God adopts, completely forgives and eternally blesses everyone who repents and trusts in Jesus.
New peer-reviewed article argues for irreducible complexity in birds
Let’s take a step back and ask what counts as evidence for evolution for people who actually care about evidence.
Here’s what counts as evidence:
- A smooth sequence of fossils showing the gradual emergence of different body body features across a wide spectrum of body plans.Not just horses and whales, not just micro-evolution. Major changes in body structure, which properly dated fossils, from a wide range of body plans.
- A lab experiment that derives a new organ type or body plan from an unmodified organism, like the Lenski experiments tried to do on a smaller scale.
- A computer simulation that shows a string of mutations that occur on one organism that would give it a new feature or organ within a reasonable amount of time (less than 4 billion years). The mutations must be probable, and the organism must have improved functionality at each stage of its development. And a calculation would have to be done to show that each beneficial mutation would spread to the rest of the population and survive in the next generation, which is a separate question.
Do we have that evidence in the case of bird evolution (feathers and lungs)? Of course not.
Do we have that evidence in the case of evolution as a whole? Of course not.
People who embrace evolution embrace it on the basis of non-rational, non-evidence factors.
Marxist Democrat Cringes As Russian Immigrants Compare Communism to…Democrats! – The State Senator tries to rationalize it away, but you can’t deny the Russian’s awareness of the links.
Glenn on drafting women – excellent analysis on the inevitable problems. Do you want your daughters to get drafted? Because that is the logical conclusion of this.
Evil Health Insurance Corporations Love ObamaCare – Seems like one of the main reasons people wanted health care reform was to get back out those evil insurers – you know, the same ones who contributed to both parties and helped craft the bill. What a shocker that they like it. If you ran a business wouldn’t you like it if the government forced people to buy your products and services?
“Eggsploitation” nominated for Best Documentary in California Film Festival
I’ve written before about the physical harm of egg harvesting to women, not to mentionconcerns over exploitation of women as human hens. Even liberal feminists are apprehensive. So the film’s growing publicity and affirmation is welcome news.
15 Reasons the Abortion Industry is Losing Its Support – Hat tip: Robert from Facebook
Funny and effective video about pastors who twist scripture then twist it some more when called on it. You might have to click again to watch it on YouTube (sometimes the embedding doesn’t work). Hat tip: Touch ya Neighbor Ministries