by on October 13, 2021
In a sermon, a pastor boasted that he no longer watched the news. The purpose in so sharing seemed to be to insinuate that “since I don’t, neither should you.” It was suggested that instead of paying attention to the social and cultural decay around us, our efforts should rather be directed towards bringing Jesus to the attention of the lost. ...
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by on October 11, 2021
To the dictatorial mindset bordering on the cultic, it is not enough for the tyrannized person to do as they are told. Such souls must articulate that they rapturously agree with the imposition placed upon them or at least refrain from verbalizing their disagreement. As proof that the House of Mouse most identifies with characters amidst its assorted franchises such as Thanos and Palpatine, Disney fiefdom ESPN suspended broadcaster Sage Steele in part for admitting that, while she dutifull...
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by on September 19, 2021
On the 10/2/14 episode of his Daily Briefing podcast, Albert Mohler began with the alert that marriage in America is in trouble. But the theologian did not provide statistics regarding disturbingly high rates of divorce, shacking up, or out of wedlock births. Instead he provided the number that 1 in 5 of adults over 25 had never been married. ...
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by on September 19, 2021
Apparently Governor Cuomo is alright locking down New York under his own authority but flies off the handle over the prospect of President Trump considering a similar possibility. Does that mean that he is now a convert to the cause of states’ rights? Perhaps he can demonstrate his fidelity to the cause by endorsing Arizona’s efforts to protect its own borders. Is it really socialist to accept the government economic relief check when it was the government that ordered the economy locked down...
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by on September 2, 2021
An article published in the April 2012 issue of “In These Times” asks in its title “Will Catholic Bishops Be GOP Pawns?” and warns in the subtitle “The Church and Evangelicals are finding common ground”. The author suggests that American Catholic leaders ought to concentrate more on promoting the cause of “economic justice” rather than upon so-called cultural issues that have been thrust to the forefront of the American civic dialog over the course of the past several decades dealing with mat...
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by on August 6, 2021
A social media meme insists, “In the U.S., vacant homes outnumber homeless people.” And the point is? Shouldn't it also be asked why the person is homeless? ...
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by on July 12, 2021
Episode 41 of the Commonweal Magazine podcast addresses the topic of “White Churches & White Supremacy”. The discussion consists of this leftwing Catholic outfit interviewing Robert P. Jones, a Southern Baptist wracked with White guilt, about his book “White Too Long: The Legacy Of White Supremacy In Christian America". In the discussion, it is revealed that the title is taken from a quote by writer James Baldwin. ...
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by on June 4, 2021
An old adage contends that it is all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Something quite similar could be said regarding living by the “live and let live” philosophy espoused by many early twenty-first century relativists thinking they are too cool and hip to be stifled by any one religious creed. In a letter to the editor regarding an 4/27/2010 USA Today article analyzing the tendency of young adults not to be devoted to a particular faith, a respondent observed this trend is the resul...
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by on January 29, 2021
Utopians, especially of the revolutionary variety, are never satisfied. That is an undeniable truth of history. One only needs to read an account of Jacobin France, Nazi Germany, Bolshevist Russia, or Maoist China to draw such a conclusion. ...
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by on January 17, 2021
President Trump has been banned from Twitter. The justification is not so much over what he said but rather that his words might incite what assorted social media platforms categorize as violence. Yet nothing as drastic has been done to curtail actual tyrants, terrorists, and activist vandals for utilizing the technology to foment deceptive propaganda and to even coordinate assaults against property and infrastructure. ...
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by on October 19, 2020
A mural painted on a building in an undisclosed municipality depicts the Statue of Liberty wearing Air Jordans along with the words “equality” and “reparations”. The proponents of such propaganda urging the confiscation of resources from one group of people to be lavished upon another that did nothing to earn them apart from being born a particular skin color will make the argument that it’s nobody’s business what message a business might decide to plaster across the side of its building. ...
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by on April 24, 2020
There is one thing that Americans will agree on and that is that the country is in a mess. The socio-economic situation totters on the brink of collapse with deficits and debts poised to consume in wholesale the total value of the nation's wealth. Upon hearing of trial verdicts or police actions not to their liking, like clockwork certain predictable segments of the population no longer simply utilize their constitutional rights to articulate their disagreement but instead like invading hordes l...
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