Big Questions, Small Answers
Swirling in the winds of today’s world are many difficult questions, oftentimes too touchy even to ask, for fear of offending someone or even worse, creating peril for even asking.
Here are a few that rock the boat:
Is Islam truly a “great” religion? Does it promote peace and goodwill or does it foment violence and slaughter of innocents?
Is our society skewed to favor the “rich” at the expense of the “poor?” How much is “fair” that a person can keep from their earnings after taxes?
Is our nation moving into over-dependence upon government, leading to a socialistic “nanny” state, or on the other hand, is our government not doing enough for the welfare of its citizens and needs to add more programs?
What should be done with the eleven million illegal aliens in the U.S. today? Amnesty or enforce the laws on the books?
Is the “sexual revolution” a healthy movement for our society or are seeds being planted for some adverse consequences in the future?
Is homosexuality genetically derived or is it driven by the culture?
Is the Israel/Palestinian conflict totally intractable without more violence?
How does one who disagrees with certain popular opinions conduct themselves? Step aside and be quiet? Stand on corners with signs? Disagree but do it with respect for others?
What exactly is meant by being “tolerant”? Is “tolerance” one-sided only available to those in your camp?
What is the truth about “Global Warming” or “Climate Change?” Are these concepts real? If so, are they caused by mankind? If so, what then is a useful remedy?
What is the ultimate source of our existence? Were we created by a supernatural being or did we evolve out of a primordial soup?
How does one evaluate the conflicting and ever-changing health and medical “studies?” One day Vitamin E is good for Alzheimer’s and the next day you hear it can cause heart problems? The latest study says health supplements are now considered worthless, wine and butter now good, but this was not so a few years ago. Mammograms in? Mammograms out?
Should Fairfield Bay offer free golf?
Is Miquel Cabrera worth $259 million for eight years as a baseball player for the Detroit Tigers?
Finally, What should be done with Smedley? Read him? Dump him? Ignore him?
Caution: If I tell you the answers to the above questions, I will have to kill you.