BY SELWYN DUKE “If God does not exist, everything is permitted,” wrote Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Brothers Karamazov. Mentioning this in association with Devin Patrick Kelley, the militant atheist who last Sunday perpetrated the worst church shooting in U.S. history, is bound to raises hackles. Of course, few atheists will...
BY ALLEN WEST Policy decisions are made that seem innocuous on the surface. However, when one carefully analyzes the policy, it can determine a far greater threat than it appears. And so it is often with the progressive socialist left and their incremental creep to fundamentally transform this nation, and...
BY SELWYN DUKE “You can’t legislate morality!” is a common battle cry today. It’s thought to be a quintessentially American idea, even though the Founding Fathers never expressed such a sentiment. Nor did the early Americans who would unabashedly enforce a biblically based code of morality in their localities, both...
BY SELWYN DUKE There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of homosexuality activists. It’s not demanding that bakers, shirt printers and wedding planners be party to events and expression deeply contrary to their principles, as offensive...
BY SELWYN DUKE “There was a time when you knew who the bad girls were,” someone close to me once said. “Now you know who the good girls are.” And I hear that all three of them are beside themselves over today’s state of affairs. “Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By...
BY SELWYN DUKE We are witnessing, I believe, a turning point in geopolitical history, one future historians may analyze as we have the Roman Empire’s fall. Vladimir Putin is making a move — and it’s not just against Ukraine. It may not be just a move against Eastern Europe....
BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 10 Is grief an evil? More to the point, is there something fundamentally wrong with you or me, or a family member, or the neighbor down the road, or the poor fellow across the ocean having an absolutely devastating day, week, month,...
BY PHILIP VANDER ELST When Benjamin Franklin introduced his grandson to Voltaire shortly before the latter’s death in 1778, that great opponent of the Catholic Church laid his thin hands upon the youth’s head and bade him dedicate himself to the cause of “God and Liberty” (i). Less than a...
MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES In Romans 13:1-7 the apostle Paul writes: “ is the minister of God to thee for good” (v. 3); “Wherefore ye must needs be subject...” (v. 5); “...pay ye tribute ” (v. 6). St. Paul seems to be saying that God ordains human...
BY ANDRÉ FRENCH It has always fascinated me that the grace of God does not discriminate in matters of intellect. While the educated elite may argue that Christ is a crutch for millions of brainwashed adherents, there are those among the intelligentsia that have come to embrace not only the...
The argument over the existence of God has raged for centuries. Theists and atheists have continually debated the possibility of even presenting a rational argument on the issue. Admitting that the traditional arguments for God's existence may be flawed, I think I may have an argument that avoids both...
Daily Dabble in the Classics, Fyodor Dostoevsky The world has proclaimed the reign of freedom, especially of late, but what do we see in this freedom of theirs? Nothing but slavery and self-destruction! For the world says: "You have desires and so satisfy them, for you have the same rights as...
Daily Dabble in the Classics "One of the great difficulties is to keep before the audience's mind the question of Truth. They always think you are recommending Christianity not because it is 'true' but because it is 'good'. One must keep on pointing out that Christianity is a statement which,...
BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Introduction Ever since that period in European history known as the ‘18th century Enlightenment,’ the idea has firmly taken root in Western culture that the power of the State should be harnessed and mobilised for beneficial purposes. Whether the objective has been the elimination of poverty or...
BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Since the days of Lucretius in Ancient Rome, the very idea of God has aroused hostility in the hearts of many who deny or question His existence. Whilst great composers like Bach and Handel have celebrated God as Creator and Saviour in imperishable music, countless atheists...
BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Since the days of Lucretius in Ancient Rome, the very idea of God has aroused hostility in the hearts of many who deny or question His existence. Whilst great composers like Bach and Handel have celebrated God as Creator and Saviour in imperishable music, countless atheists...