Showing posts from September, 2019

The Stories We Tell About Ourselves and Why History Matters

How we tell history shapes our future. Humans are shaped by our stories. Each of us tells our own history. One might say, 'I have always been a scrappy fighter. I overcame being cut from the basketball team and ended up being an all-star. I got better grades than the smarter kids and got into that top university. And once I entered the workforce, I got promoted faster and younger than almost anyone in my age group.' Another might say, 'I have always different. In third grade, I was picked last. The girls didn't like me. I never got invited to the parties in high school. And in college, I mostly kept my head down and didn't socialize.' Others might think of themselves as the smart one, the funny one, the athlete, or the creative one. But we think this based on our history. Who we were when we were kids, college students, and in our early career becomes who we are.

What sort of story do you tell about yourself? Whatever it is, it probably shapes the job, spouse,…

Bonus Podcast - Justin Trudeau and how the left eats its own

You knew I had to weigh in on Justin Trudeau's blackface! Check out this bonus podcast:

Why didn't Christianity end slavery sooner? Is a ridiculous question

I have noted in the past that Christianity helped end slavery. But some ask, why did the Christian world wait as long as it did? If God only had more explicit condemnations of slavery, maybe slavery could have been prevented in the Christian world.

I find this question funny. People criticize the Christian world for not ending slavery fast enough.And on some level, I agree. We should have ended it earlier and more completely. Popes, pastors and Christian leaders who gave any support to slavery made a serious error.

But that is not the funny part. The funny part is this. We ended it first. We ended earlier  than anyone. Christians ended it for all intents and purposes in the middle ages and then completely banned it in the 19th century.

And we were the ONLY major culture to end slavery. Secularists didn't do it. Devout Christians did. So the complaint is "you guys didn't do it early enough."

Imagine being a kid in a filthy house. The dad left for the day and said he w…

It is Hilarious That Justin Trudeau Was Busted Wearing Facepaint - but not racist

Conservatives are taking great joy in the recently revealed photo of the very self righteous liberal PM of Canada wearing dark brown make up as part of an 'Arabian Nights' party in 2001. The standard among our easily triggered, racism-is-behind-everything culture that we now live in is that any sort of dark paint on your face is 'racist.' And photos of Trudeau (the darling of the woke left) wearing what is now considered a racist costume is almost too much much poetic justice.

But can I just point out that it is not actually "racist?" Almost all costumes are intended to be exaggerated representations of things we are not. If I dress up like a pirate, I put on an eye-patch, a hook hand, and a peg leg. If I dress up like a Viking, I wear a fake beard, a horned helmet, and carry a sword. If I dress up like Lieutenant Commander Data from 'Star Trek the Next Generation,' I would slick back my hair, wear a one piece Federation uniform, and ......apply a li…

Explaining the Joke- to myself

I know I have been posting a lot of Chappelle content recently. That speaks to what a thought provoking special he gave us. I recently explained one of the jokes in his special that I thought people were getting backwards. But I also suddenly realized that I got a joke backwards as well. When I wrote my original review of ‘Sticks and Stones’ I had two criticisms. First, I thought making fun of Michael Jackson abuse victims sucked. And second, I disagreed with his abortion comments. I standby the MJ comments but I now realize that I missed the point of the abortion comments.

Chappelle started off repeating the standard pro-abortion position: women have an absolute right to abortion. No man should have a say. This is where he lost me. As a pro-life advocate, The flaws in this position bug me to no end. So I tuned out what he said next. But what he said next is brilliant. He said that if women have this absolute right to kill the baby, men should be able to abandon it. He then said, “an…

Podcast - Humor is War

Why do humans tell jokes and laugh? Is there a purpose? Yep. It is to prevent you from wearing that stupid shirt again. Or voting for your candidate. Or spreading that disease. Humor is never just a joke.

Listen to here why:

New York Times confirms, "Not Born That Way" - More on The Bombshell Science Magazine Study

The most read column in the history of this website was about the bombshell Science Magazine study two weeks ago. This should be the story of our generation but, as predicted, this story is being ignored by everyone not named Lewis Ungit. The New York Times reported on it but did so right before the holiday weekend and wrote in a way that buried the essential and shocking finding of the study: genes cannot predict our sexuality. The result was that this has been ignored. Now, I understand why liberals would want to dismiss it. LGBT rights has been a cornerstone of their political platform for decades.  And being "born that way" has been the cornerstone of the LGBT movement. But why in the world are conservatives being silent? Why is this bombshell being allowed to slip from the mainstream? My only guess is that conservatives are scared. I have noticed that republicans in recent years are more and more willing to sign up to the LGBT agenda. Trump, after all, is the first rep…

The Presence of Evil in the World Does Not Make the Case for Atheism

Atheists often point to the wicked things in this world (starvation of children, rape of women, etc) as evidence that God is not real. After all, if an all powerful God existed, why wouldn't he stop those things?

Few atheists realize it but they are repeating a very old argument. It was originally crafted by philosophers in ancient Greece but was resurrected and articulated for the post-Enlightenment world by 18th century philosopher David Hume. He argued the following philosophical argument:

1-If an all powerful and good God existed, he could and would stop evil. 
2- Evil exists. 
3- Therefore, either God is not good, or he is not powerful but a good and all powerful God is disproved by the presence of evil in the universe.

And once Hume had crafted this argument, it held held a lot of weight in academic circles for almost 200 years. Various academics referenced the argument, built on the argument, and viewed the argument as a bullet proof argument against any sort of serious beli…

Explaining the Joke - Chappelle's Trans Joke

Explaining jokes sucks. Once you have to explain it, it is not funny. And there is something funny about letting the clueless person stay clueless. But every once in a while, there is a reason to do it. I typically do it when people are taking a joke exactly backwards. And I think that this is one of those sorts of jokes. But more than getting it backwards, I think people are missing a very brilliant critique that I want people to see. Dave Chappelle's Netflix Special, "Sticks and Stones," had a joke that went like this, [sorry about the video quality and can't promise this video will be live long.]

Here is the joke transcribed:

"Trans people were born in the wrong body. And you have to admit that is a f----ing hilarious predicament. Its really f----ing funny. If it happened to me you would laugh, wouldn't you? It wouldn't be funny if it happened to me? I think it would be. What if I was Chinese but born in this [n-word] body? And for the rest of my life…

Scraping the Scrap

There is a fundamental difference between historic science and contemporary science. Contemporary science looks at phenomena that are happening today. These things can be tested and retested. If a critic arises, you can show it to them again. Historic science looks at a set of data and puts together a theory of what happened before anyone was around to witness the events.To illustrate historic science, think of a crime scene investigator (CSI). The CSI can use science to analyse blood, fingerprints, and footprints. He can construct a picture of what he thinks happened. It might be the best possible theory based on the available data. But there is always a chance his theory is wrong. Hopefully, if he is wrong, new data will vindicate the falsely accused. But sometimes the falsely accused sit in prison for years.

Now compare this CSI to an engineer. The engineer is in charge of a test lab. When a gasket leaks during a test, it is his job to figure out why. There are a bunch of things t…

Against Separation of Church and State

The phrase separation of church and state in today's language means that those in the employ of government institutions (schools, congress, courts, etc) need to keep their religion at arm's length. If a teacher is religious, that's fine but she should avoid expressing that in class. If a politician is religious, that is fine but he should avoid legislating based on his religious convictions. If a judge is religious,  that is fine but he should rule without reference to his faith. State land should not be used for religious ceremony or if it is, it should be generally opened to all religions (including Satanism). When politicians or state employees violate this "separation of church and state" there are a crowd of atheists who are just waiting to file lawsuits.

If this is separation of state, I am against it. I am against it because I actually do not think it is true separation of church and state. I think it violates the first amendment by establishing a religi…

Humor is War - Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart, and Donald Trump

"Its just a joke."

Nope. It is never just a joke. Every joke is war. Scientists wonder why humans developed humor and laughing. I think I know. Because when you are laughed at for doing something, you stop doing it. It is a form of shaming others.

Satire has literally changed the world. St. Ambrose satirized the Roman system of wealth and inheritance and brought it to its knees in the 4th century. Voltaire mocked religion and kings and brought out the French revolution. Presidential elections have been swayed by Saturday Night Live skits (e.g. Sarah Palin became a liability to McCain).

Most humans will do most things but few of us will do something that unintentionally gets a mocking belly laugh from our friends. The distinction between laughing with and laughing at is important to us. And that is the distinction between wielding the sword and getting poked with the sword.

There is something about mocking, satirizing, and making fun that makes us change our behavior.  A par…

Podcast: Kamala Harris Used the R-Word, Mr. Rogers is Bad, and A Reminder on the Most Important News of Our Generation

Check out this weeks podcast where I defend a candidate I hate (Kamala Harris) and I attack a TV star that I like (Mr. Rogers). I also will keep my awareness campaign of a NY Times article that is getting buried. A fun filled episode of the I AM UNGIT podcast!

Against Mr. Rogers

If one thing holds this country together it is our love of Mr. Rogers. Old and young. Liberal and conservative. We all love the man. The Trolley. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Speedy delivery. All these things were a part of my childhood and those of most people that grew up in the USA. But it is the man behind it all that we all love. Mr. Fred Rogers. His gentle spirit. His love for kids. His patience. And most of all his daily reminder that we are all special. He liked us just the way were are.

Everyone loves Mr. Rogers. Everyone except Mr. Ungit. Welcome to Mr. Ungit's Neighborhood.

In Mr. Ungit's Neighborhood, I remind kids that they are not special. They are one of 7.6 billion people. A good chunk of those people grow up to be unpleasant asses. Most will turn out very average. Some will turn out to be monsters. At age five of whenever you are watching that trolley go around that track, there is no way to say which one of these people you will be. And if you think tha…

Why Thoughts and Prayers Are a Good Thing

As we look at the suffering from the recent spat of shootings, or from the recent hurricane, or from various wars and famines around the world, there is a tendency among anti-Christian folks to mock the idea that God is in control. People laugh at Christians for sending, 'thoughts and prayers.' Even mainstream democratic political candidates are now in on the mocking.

In this mocking there is a clear assumption that the suffering in this world is proof that God is doing nothing and prayers do not matter. It is rarely articulated explicitly but the implicit statement is that this suffering continues therefore either God is evil or nonexistent.

A couple years ago, this meme was going around the internet:

But anyone with even a little knowledge of the Christian faith should know that Christianity has always acknowledged that there is evil in the world and that sometimes this falls upon people who did nothing to ask for it (such as kids). What is the Christian answer? The short a…

Where Does Good Come From? Answering the Euthyphro dilemma


Why Strong Families Are Important to Any Republic and Why Marx Wanted to Destroy Them

It used to be that conservatives stood for 'family values.' Back in the 80s and 90s that was something republicans talked about. Not any more. Now conservatives bend over backward to show how open minded we are. Our pastors swear in their sermons. We all like to brag about having lots of LGBT friends. We listen to Eminem. And most of us are voting to legalize pot.

But I thought it might be good to remind everyone why family values should matter to constitutional conservatives. And to remind everyone that destruction of family was a central tenet of Karl Marx's, Communist Manifesto. 

Family is hard and we all know that they are less than perfect. Dad is goofy most of the time and when he is not he is grumpy. And he is always sort of smelly. Mom is obsessive and naggy and doesn't know how to let anything go. You sister annoys the crap out of you. Your brother is okay most of the time but his friends steal your crap every time they come over. There are a lot of times whe…