Let me tell you a story: The convict was a man was caught for a crime punishable by death. His life was forfeit. The jailer gave him two options. He could be executed by firing squad, or choose the black door. The convicted criminal was not told what was behind the black door, but he was given a day to think and make a choice between the two.
The next day, the jailer asked him what his choice. The convict said, “Firing squad, because at lease I know how I will die.” He was promptly taken out and executed by firing squad.
After the exchange a new guard asked the jailer, “What’s behind the black door?”
“Freedom,” the jailer responded, “but few men have the courage to choose the unknown…”
As Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–81), the Russian novelist and philosopher said: “If there is no God, all things are permissible.” God, through the Bible, is the objective standard for truth by which government and its functions can and are to be evaluated.1 Without God, anything goes, and I do mean anything.
Welcome to the Amusing Stone blog… my name is David Stone. When I first heard about blogs I thought it was a dumb idea. Who would want to write a blog… it’s all a bunch of self bloviating (I now think of Twitter this way). Well years later, here I am starting one myself; I am beginning to see their value for helping provide information.