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The Beliefs I Was Told I Had to Believe to Be a "Good Christian"

Date: 01/20/2015

If you were raised in a Christian faith tradition similar to mine, you will readily recognize the following beliefs, the following worldview. If you were not, however, this will give you an idea of what I was taught to believe and what many Christians believe still. While I mention only a few below, these are some of the more prominent ones. Have a mind that is open to all things and attached to ...

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God -- Coming Out of the Closet

Date: 12/15/2014

Some unknown,  unnamed, presumably existent person, long ago, said that we should never talk about sex, religion, and politics. Aside from this eliminating pretty much everything interesting worth discussing -- including the weather since, with the growing mantra of "Global Change," the weather is now political (and religious, actually) -- this pithy little saying isn't followed by anyone. G ...

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Losing the Language: How the GOP Undermines Itself--and Liberty

Date: 10/23/2014

As the mid-term elections approach, it’s high time for Republican commentators to walk the walk. Just the other morning, Mark Steyn, busily promoting his new book, made an appearance on Bill Bennett’s radio program. The latter agreed enthusiastically with the former that in order for conservatives to prevail culturally, it is imperative for them to prevent the left from assuming control of the ...

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Abortion Reconsidered III

Date: 10/12/2014

Dan Marquis contends that except in “rare cases,” abortion is immoral, and it is immoral, he further argues, because the fetus has a “FLO”—a “future like ours.” Before arguing that abortion is wrong, Marquis first attempts to show what makes killing in general wrong. Killing is wrong, he concludes, because it deprives the person killed of a “future of value.”  Marquis writes: “The loss of one’s l ...

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Abortion Reconsidered

Date: 09/30/2014

Judith Jarvis Thomson is a veteran philosopher who, several decades ago, penned a thought-provoking essay that features in virtually all of the contemporary texts used in college-level ethics courses. Her objective is to show that what she takes to be the standard argument against abortion fails to preclude allowances for abortion in cases of rape, the endangerment of the mother’s life, and even ...

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Abortion Reconsidered II

Date: 10/01/2014

John T. Noonan, a Catholic jurist whose work on abortion regularly features in ethics textbooks, contends that the traditional definition of a human being remains rationally superior to its competitors. A human being, Noonan insists, is anyone who has been conceived by human parents. The most common rival to conception is that of viability : the fetus becomes a human being once it is viable, ...

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Kevin Sorbo on playing John Calvin in "Let the Lion Roar," plans for a "God's Not Dead" sequel and his support of the "Gosnell" movie

Date: 10/01/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Tackling Christianity's history of anti-Semitism. Kevin Sorbo plays the role of French theologian John Calvin in Let the Lion Roar , a new docudrama that takes on the unfortunate history of anti-Semitism among some of Christianity's greatest thinkers. The film purports to shine a light on a centuries-old conspirac ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Kevin Sorbo, John Calvin, Let The Lion Roar, Andrew Klavan, God's Not Dead II, Howie Klausner, Can't Get Arrested For Hallmark, Sam Raimi And Bob Tapert, Sherry Marsh, The Secret Handshake

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Who am I and why am I here?

Date: 09/29/2014

Back in the 1960s - 19870s there was this "youth revolution". Young people were questioning authority, rejecting authority...many of these youth we labeled, "hippies". They  threw over the conventional and traditional to come up with their own "relative" truth. I suppose each generation has their own form of the same transition into adulthood. But this particular one altered our culture. It wasn't ...

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