The Trap of Independence

Uniquely American

As Americans, we value our personal liberty greatly. When the original settlers came into this frontier land, they did so to seek out better personal opportunities or to leave various forms of oppression. When the nation was founded, it was founded upon the ideals of individual liberty and independence from foreign rule, liberty which the Founders described as being “endowed by our Creator”.

What is There to Worry About?

Unpredictability

The world is an unpredictable place. The future many times comes with unexpected twists and turns. There are many factors which cause people to worry during their day to day lives. These factors include: economic concerns, health concerns, employment security, stresses within family and friends, and even the “unknown” itself. The sad truth is, however, that the vast majority of things which people worry about do not have any real or immediate effect upon our lives.

What If Someone Could Read Your Mind?

Mind reading has been a sideshow attraction for many years, having roots in ancient times with divination and soothsaying. Today, many are amazed by the workings of illusionists – people who use various forms of subterfuge and basic psychology to give the illusion of mind reading. But what if it were possible that someone could not simply read a general idea from your mind, but could instead know the entirety of the very thoughts we hold most private. Such a person would know the whole truth about you, knowing your true intentions, opinions, and preferences. They would also know your secrets – the hidden shadows of our own personal closets.

An Impossible Burden to Carry

Establishing Proof

Within the American legal system, it is considered the proper standard for people accused of a crime to be assumed innocent until proven guilty. This means that the party prosecuting the crime must establish, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the accused was indeed guilty of the crime. Meeting this requirement is known as meeting the “burden of proof.”

Are We Limiting God?

Limitless by Nature

God by definition of His very nature is limitless. His presence is infinite, His power is absolute, His knowledge is utterly complete. Despite this, however, man has in different ways attempted to place limitations upon God. These limitations are not always intentional, but are the by-product of attempting to understand God in man’s own terms.