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Category: Politics

newath

The New Atheists are once again provoking controversy, this time with their comments on Gaza which has prompted divisions among those better known for presenting a united front against religion. Over the past decade, the likes of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Richard Carrier have tended to focus their criticism on Abrahamic…

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china

A recent state-run media piece announced that the great Middle Kingdom is working on new ways of keeping Christianity Communist Party-friendly. The Diplomat has written previously about Christianity’s growing numbers and China’s occasional Christian crackdowns. While growing numbers of Christians present a problem for the Party, the CCP’s solutions remain the same. The man at…

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copot

In most political commentary, libertarians and liberal advocates of an expanded role for government are considered to be on the opposite sides of the political spectrum. Libertarians oppose increased government revenues as an assault on personal freedom, while the people they deride as “big government” supporters argue that these revenues are needed if government is…

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bibi

As a number of former senior Israeli officials pointed out in the course of Operation Protective Edge,  Jerusalem had only two possible strategic options to choose from as it entered this fight. The first involved seeking to inflict serious damage on Hamas’s military capabilities in an operation limited in scope. The goal of such a…

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rhodes

Criticized for ignoring a genocide of Christians in Iraq, the White House arranged a meeting Thursday of a top adviser to President Obama with representatives of Iraqi and Assyrian Christians. The White House said that during the meeting, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes “condemned the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) ongoing…

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bloodmoney

Mark Olson, a former liberal activist, has published research demonstrating the devastating economic impact abortion-on-demand has had on the American economy. Olson’s research finds that more than $16 trillion in federal revenue, roughly the size of our national debt, has been lost due to abortion. “The figure of 55 million persons aborted, typically reported by…

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graham

The head of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Rev Franklin Graham declares that, “Heaven is not for cowards!” He also called for Christians to stand up for their biblical values despite social opposition in a recent interview with Decision magazine. He commented: “Christians cannot ignore parts of God’s World because they are…

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wealth

Through much of the post-war period in the West, the formation of economic policy was dominated by Keynesian activism on the part of governments seeking an increasing role in providing public services, reducing material poverty, and reshaping income redistribution. In the United States, President John F. Kennedy launched the New Frontier program and his successor,…

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truth

One of the primary critiques of religion popular among New Atheists and secularists generally is that it is arrogant and close-minded for any group to claim a monopoly on truth. The idea that a divine creator had a plan and ordered things a certain way, that he (or she, or it) revealed the Truth to…

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Israel

Unless one has lived in a cave with no access to any type of internet, television, radio, or print journalism, then one probably knows that there are currently problems in Israel. Actually, to say there are problems may be putting it too mildly.  The Palestinians, spurred on by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Hamas,…

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puzzle

Can such a thing as a “liberal Christian” actually exist? Is it possible for Christianity and liberalism to co-exist? Questions like this, when asked, may sound like they are meant in jest.  But actually, they are not meant to be funny at all. In reality, the question reflects a quiet serious inquiry. And furthermore, the…

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rocks

One woman, at least, is safe. Throughout much of her pregnancy, she had been in prison in Khartoum, capital of the Republic Sudan, living with the dread expectation that she would be hanged once her baby was born. Her crime was that she had married a Christian and been accused by the authorities of apostasy,…

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