Jason B. Ladd

Ask the Questions. Embrace the Answers. Make the Leap.

3 Effective Antidotes To The Decline of Freedom

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A wave of recent events thrust the idea of freedom into the forefront of a cultural debate on human rights. Often galvanized by controversies surrounding life and death–of children and lions–freedom is pursued as passionately as it is defended. And what can we do about it? Georgia Tech recently hosted an open forum with Dr. Ravi […]

The Difficult Truth Series: You Didn’t Choose Him, He Chose You

After a rigorous evaluation of various worldviews, I have chosen to put my faith in Jesus Christ.” This is a natural line of thinking when a new believer begins his walk with the Lord. He is excited by the promise of new life following his decision for Christ—dare I say, proud. 

Strength in Sacrifice (Excerpt from One of the Few)

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An excerpt from One of the Few. Click here to receive updates on the release in November 2015! The Christian can boldly act in the face of death with an assurance not guaranteed by other worldviews: a promised inheritance of a perfect life hereafter. There is no compelling reason for me to leap from the parapets and charge the […]

A Response to Buddhist-Based Training in the Corps

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This is my response to recently proposed Buddhist-based training in the Corps. While Christ is being involuntary separated from the Marines, the Buddha is expanding his sphere of influence in the military’s latest pilot project to address rising numbers of suicides and cases of PTSD. If Christ is retired as the military’s longest ranking spiritual mentor, he […]

Splashing Myths (Excerpt from One of the Few)

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An excerpt from One of the Few.  I was running out of missiles and we already lost one fighter. We managed to hold back the first wave of enemy aircraft, but air intercept control (AIC) was already calling out more groups. There was no time to mourn for Dash-4; he made a tactical error and paid […]

Blind Faith in a Popular Theory (Excerpt from One of the Few)

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An excerpt from One of the Few. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins speaks of a dissatisfaction with atheism in the The Blind Watchmaker resulting from “inadequate explanations for the complexity of life prior to 1859 when Darwin’s Origin of Species was first published.” He states, “Although atheism might have been logically tenable before Darwin, Darwin made it […]

7 Reasons I Worship a Hateful God

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I worship a god of hate. That’s right, my god hates. He’s full of it. He hates every day. There’s not a single second of the day when he’s not hating. In fact, my god probably hates more than your god. That’s why I’m teaching my children to hate. I want them to hate so […]

Embracing the Darkness of New Age Theology

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Spiritual seekers never imagine they are embracing darkness while chasing the light of the New Age movement. The seeds of New Age thought, carried from Russia to America by trickster Madame Helena P. Blavatsky in the late 19th century, blossomed in the ’70s, grew out of control in the ’90s, and continues to permeate Western culture […]

Why Military Religious Freedom Is In Big Trouble

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WARNING! Sarcasm ahead. Military religious freedom is being threatened by a book. In the drawer of hotel room at an undisclosed military installation, something sinister lurks in the darkness under a film of dust. This abomination, frequently referenced by Dominionist fundamentalist Christian supremacy religious extremist predators, has been placed in countless hotel rooms on hundreds of military […]

Dead-Enders: Worldviews and Their Logical Conclusions

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Insurgent Dead-Enders In the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dismissed a rash of deadly attacks on U.S. troops as the last throes of a small group of “dead-enders.”  Early tactical victories during the war led some to believe that these dead-enders, comprised of members of Saddam’s former Baath Party, Fedayeen paramilitary, and […]