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Who is God?

BY RICKY VALADEZ Throughout the ages philosophers, scientists, and most of the great thinkers have contemplated this question.  Many of greatest truth seekers have succeeded...

Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

BY SELWYN DUKE We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole...

Atheism and the Texas Church Shooter

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...

California makes MIND-BLOWING ruling on gender

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...

Why Morality is the Only Thing We Should Legislate

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...

The Special Treatment Homosexuals Demand

BY SELWYN DUKE There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of...

Rise of the Professional Slut

BY SELWYN DUKE “There was a time when you knew who the bad girls were,” someone close to me once said. “Now you know...

Vladimir Putin Caesar and Our Great Geo-political Turning Point

BY SELWYN DUKE We are witnessing, I believe, a turning point in geopolitical history, one future historians may analyze as we have the Roman...

Is Grief an Evil?

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...

GOD AND LIBERTY: A libertarian challenge to secular liberalism

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...

The politics of St. Paul

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”...

The Divine Distance – Bridging the Divide Between the Mind and the Heart

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...

Does God Exist? – Jonathan Dolhenty

The argument over the existence of God has raged for centuries. Theists and atheists have continually debated the possibility of even presenting a rational...

Is This Freedom? – Fyodor Dostoevsky

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...

C.S. Lewis on the Importance of Christianity

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...

Power Against People: A Christian Critique of the State

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...

Cosmic Tyrant or Freedom’s God?—Philip Vander Elst

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...

Cosmic Tyrant or Freedom's God?—Philip Vander Elst

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...