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Walter Russell Mead: Americans tend to pay less attention to stories of martyrdom than people from cultures with unhappier histories. Our revolutionary and religious heroes often tended to win their battles; nobody set themselves on fire to dramatize the cause of American independence. But without remembering those heroes of conviction who willingly chose death over [...]
Vox Popoli: There has never been a society that survived the loss of its religion and its children. If you read the entire piece, it will bring you to your knees.
15 Questions for Evolutionists. More here.
This says it all: A significant portion of the public thinks it ought to be immune from the consequences of its decisions and choices. They want to keep having free stuff, paid for by mythical “other” people. We’re not so much facing strong economic headwinds as we are a great reckoning, reaping the consequences of [...]
For those who put their faith in man, I pray that the scales will fall from their eyes. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land [...]
Christians know that Truth and truth exist. Others prefer the opaque: Kelly Monroe Kullberg, in her book Finding God Beyond Harvard spoke of her search for the truth — any truth. For “without a transcendent truth breaking into our world and revealing reality, we’re left to our imaginings, despair and power games. The power brokers [...]
While some may say we are on The Edge of the Abyss, others suggest we should fight the good fight. And, God’s work is not done. On election night, I was on a flight from San Francisco to Texas. Yes, I was flying from the bowels of Babylon to the land of economic opportunity. It [...]
Mark Steyn: In my own state, where the Democrats ran the board on election night, the “Live Free or Die” license plates look very nice when you see them all lined up in the parking lot of the Social Security office. But, in their view of the state and its largesse, there’s nothing very exceptional [...]
My biggest concerns about another four years with Obama in the Oval office: 1. The Supreme Court. 2. Medical Care. 3. Defense. Sure, the economy will likely go down the tubes, but that is something from which we can recover as we have demonstrated time and again (and maybe we simply become Germany). However, regarding [...]