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Gun Control – Part 3: Despite the Evidence
Secular progressives a.k.a. the intelligentsia promote policies based on their own theories about how they believe things ought to be despite the evidence showing how the world really works. As the last post pointed out, disarmament only limits those who respect the law thus facilitating a criminal’s efforts rather than hindering it. Yet the squeals…Read More
Gun Control – Part 2: Moral Disarmament
Recalling the pacifist movement in France between WWI and WWII, Thomas Sowell in Intellectuals and Society describes how teachers’ unions in France worked toward the “moral disarmament” of students by rewriting textbooks. By emphasizing being “citizens of the world” over patriotism and fighting for one’s country, they believed that a next generation of pacifists would be…Read More
Gun Control – Part 1: No Discernment Allowed
One of the most distinctive aspects of our relativistic, progressive culture is its inability to make distinctions. We are either unable or afraid to distinguish between good & bad (except for the idea that distinguishing them is bad), male & female, disagreement & intolerance, ideas & identity, discipline & abuse, and defense & aggression. This gross lack…Read More
…Like All The Other Nations
But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.” – 1Samuel 8:19-20 Israel wasn’t content to be called out by God as a holy (separate, distinct…Read More
Surrender, Worth, and the Gospel
“Infinite resignation is the last stage before faith, so anyone who has not made this movement does not have faith, for only in infinite resignation does an individual become conscious of his eternal validity…” – Soren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling I ran across this quote by Kierkegaard yesterday as I was preparing for our church’s Fall…Read More
Greed, Socialism, Capitalism, and the Bible
It is common these days to hear those advocating ‘social justice’ to frame wealthy individuals (e.g. Romney, insert your favorite CEO here) as being driven by greed. The solution for this seems to be to clamor for the government to take some of their wealth and redistribute it to those who have less (socialism). But…Read More
What does it mean to read the Bible “literally”?
“It’s a waste of time to argue with fundamentalists. And this film doesn’t do it. It’s designed for intelligent people who are willing to change their mind. And of course, one film is not going to change religious life in America, but it will give intelligent people who want to read the Bible in a modern way a chance. If we…Read More
Biblical skepticism in a nutshell
The Bible is difficult to defend in a brief exchange because it is a complex book whose image in the nonbelieving world has been shaped much more by hearsay than by firsthand inspection. Many believe that it is not inspired by God but originated with man. How motivated would you be to read a book…Read More
How the word “evolution” adapts to its environment
“The theory that all the living forms in the world have arisen from a single source which itself came from an inorganic form.” – General Theory of Evolution (GTE), Gerald A. Kerkut After reading the GTE, it is easy to see why evolutionists try to popularize their theory with students and lay audiences by claiming that evolution…Read More
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