The word "science" is derived from the Latin word "scientia," meaning "knowledge." All knowledge is derived from certain governing presuppositions. In other words, as I have noted before, each side of every issue that human beings debate ultimately has certain unprovable assumptions upon which they must eventually rely.
There are several ways that a person can tell with which of the current popular political movements - the tea party or "Occupy Wall Street" - one most identifies. As a public service, I've compiled a set of identifying characteristics to aid you in your discernment.
Spurred on by Wolf Blitzer's lame attempt at a "Good Samaritan" scenario, liberal pundits all over the country have climbed upon their health-care "high-horses." Leading the parade of liberals wallowing in self-righteousness, New York Times' columnist Paul Krugman laments the fact that today's GOP has gone from Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose" to Ron Paul's "free to die."
I'm confused (no jokes, please). The Obama administration and the mainstream media really need to work on coordinating their message better.
Several recent developments have me thinking again about the consequences of legalized gay - I mean "same-sex" - marriage.
Make no mistake about it, the heart of the current (and future) financial crisis lay with entitlements, or what some deem "federal benefits." Though many point to the collapse of mortgage-backed securities and the real estate market as triggering the Great Recession, ultimately we are where we are as a result of far too much debt in the U.S. economy. In other words, as the current debate over the debt ceiling illustrates, ours is a crisis of debt.
In 1772, to confront the unjust acts of Great Britain, citizens of Boston formed a Committee of Correspondence to coordinate their efforts with those of the other colonies. The citizens charged the Committee with several tasks, one of which was to create a statement of the rights of the colonists. This duty was given to none other than one of the leaders of the original Tea Party, the "Father of the American Revolution" himself, Samuel Adams.
Following Father's Day, here is some sobering information concerning dads. According to the U.S. Census, one-third of American children are growing up without their biological fathers, while 40 percent of newborn babies in the U.S. are delivered to unmarried mothers. This percentage has increased about tenfold since 1950.
"When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3) As I wrote a few years ago, I believe that at the foundation of any great nation there must be a healthy view of and a great respect for traditional (biblical) marriage. Strong and healthy marriages lead to strong and healthy families. Strong and healthy families lead to strong and healthy communities. Strong and healthy communities lead to strong and healthy churches, ...
In the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death, many on the left have rushed to congratulate and extol President Barack Obama for this momentous act of justice.
The recent failure of the GOP to achieve the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood should not deter further efforts to remove taxpayer funds from the largest abortion provider in the U.S. In fact, the issue should remain front and center at every level in the 2012 political campaign. Make no mistake about it, as Jordan Sekulow noted just prior to the latest federal budget deal, Planned Parenthood owns the Democrats. Therefore, for the Democrats, ...
"Are we good guys or bad guys?" the animated Little John asked Robin Hood in the 1973 Disney classic cartoon.
Today is Valentine's Day, and thus "I will show you the most excellent way." I believe that the one most revealing, the most essential characteristic of our Creator is love. By His love He made us, and because of His love, He redeemed us. We are closest to His nature and what He created us to be when we are living our lives according to His idea of love. He also told us that His ...
The only real hope for any of us lies not in a political philosophy. However, good government is a significant part of the fiber of any great nation. Thomas Jefferson said, "The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the only legitimate object of good government."
"But do remember," said the demon master Screwtape to his protégé Wormwood, "the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the Enemy (God). It does not matter how small the sins are, provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick."
The surest way for sin to prosper is for a culture to stop calling it sin. Given the rapidly decaying culture in the U.S., I could proceed in a myriad of directions following such a conclusion. However, in America the foremost example of the rotten fruit born of neglected sin is Kermit Gosnell.
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