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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

April 2013 Archives

What is Terrorism? Who is a Terrorist?

posted by Jack Kerwick

The word “terrorism” is not all that easy to define. Yet we wouldn’t know this given the wild indiscriminateness with which it’s applied.  The following five scenarios supply us with examples of this. (1)Those Muslims on the battlefields of such […]

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Question to Stephen Hawking: Why is there Something Rather than Nothing?

posted by Jack Kerwick

Last week, world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking addressed legions of enthusiastic students and others at Caltech.  According to reports, the gist of his speech was that “general relativity” and “quantum theory” can enable us to account for the origins of the […]

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Lindsay Graham v the Tsarnaev Brothers: Who is the Bigger Threat to Our Liberty?

posted by Jack Kerwick

Immediately upon Boston bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s capture, Republican Senator Lindsay Graham was demanding that the suspect’s Miranda Rights be waived.  The bomber, Graham contended, must be treated as an “enemy combatant.” He tweeted that the “The Law of War” permits […]

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Stephen Hawking: A “Beautiful” Mind, if not a Philosophical One

posted by Jack Kerwick

There can be no question that Stephen Hawking is a brilliant scientist. But he is a lousy philosopher, and an even worse theologian. If ever it was in question, Hawking’s speech at Caltech last week established beyond doubt that the […]

Killing John Wayne: Why the Left Wanted for the Boston Bomber to be White

posted by Jack Kerwick

The alleged culprits behind the Boston Marathon bombing have been found.  Yet all along, leftist have wanted for nothing other than for it to be revealed that white men are responsible for the attack. Only the self-delusional and the deceptive, […]

The Bane-stream Media, Second Amendment Denial, and Knife-Control

posted by Jack Kerwick

On Tuesday, April 9th, a man with a knife went on a rampage at Lone Star College near Houston, Texas. Fourteen people were stabbed. On Wednesday, April 10th, USA Today covered the attack, reassuring readers that knife attacks like these […]

Revisiting Conservative Principles: A Look at Russell Kirk

posted by Jack Kerwick

The name of “Russell Kirk” is heard seldom, if ever, in conservative circles today.  This is tragic, and maybe even a bit scandalous, for as William F. Buckley—a person whose name is well known—once said, it “is inconceivable even to […]

The Academic, The Journalist, and Free Speech

posted by Jack Kerwick

No one waxes more indignantly over perceived infringements of their freedom of speech than media personalities and academics. My thesis: Media figures and academics, taken as media figures and academics, may not have a right to speak as they do […]

Faux Conservatives, the Script, and the Death of the Conservative Movement

posted by Jack Kerwick

The conservative movement is dying, if it isn’t already dead.  But neither “the left” nor some rightist doctrine is the culprit.  Rather, the movement is reaching the point of extinction because those of whom it is comprised, and its spokespersons […]

The Real Reason Why O’Reilly’s “Bible Thumping” Remarks Matter

posted by Jack Kerwick

Last week, while speaking with fellow Fox personality Megyn Kelly, Bill O’Reilly catapulted himself into the center of controversy when he asserted that the opponents of “gay marriage” do nothing but “thump the Bible.”  O’Reilly said that “the compelling argument […]

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Trump Traumatic Stress Disorder (TTSD): An Analysis of "Trump-phobia"
To the plethora of mental illnesses in this mental illness-ridden age of ours, we can now add another. We’ve all heard of PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. During this past year, something we can call TTSD has emerged. TTSD is ...

posted 8:18:43pm Apr. 29, 2016 | read full post »

The Fake Morality of Political Correctness vs. The Real Thing
That a senator from Vermont, a 74 year-old man who has spent his professional existence on the taxpayer’s dime and who is a self-avowed “socialist,” has managed to become an exceptionally popular Democrat presidential contestant is ...

posted 9:33:02am Apr. 29, 2016 | read full post »

Gary Johnson: A Free Trade Bernie Sanders?
Another insightful essay by guest blogger, Myron Pauli: I’ve never limited myself to Republican and Democratic nominees since I cast my first Presidential vote writing in Barry Goldwater in 1972. No regrets on rejecting the decent but ...

posted 9:37:46pm Apr. 21, 2016 | read full post »

Missing "Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism"
George Hawley, a professor of political science at the University of Alabama, supplies an invaluable service to students of American politics with his recently published book, Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism. All too rarely do we ...

posted 4:22:29pm Apr. 13, 2016 | read full post »

Groupthink in Academia
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently featured an article lamenting the lack of “diversity” in my discipline. Philosophy, so goes the article, just hasn’t been welcoming toward minorities and women. Thankfully, such enlightened ...

posted 9:50:04pm Apr. 08, 2016 | read full post »

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