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On Theonomy, Part One

Jan 9, 2012

OK, call me a glutton for punishment. Not only is this a really quite large topic, but when all the relevant auxiliary concerns are addressed, we are talking about a book-length discussion. And I want to pull it off in

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The Case Against Prostitution

Dec 13, 2011

Although prostitution may be the “world’s oldest profession,” mere longevity of something does not mean it is right or necessary. That prostitution itself is anti-women and anti-family should be clear. Anything that encourages men to violate their wedding vows is

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What Right to Abortion?

Oct 29, 2011

Abortion is of course legal in many nations. Thus it is simply assumed that there is some sort of universal and binding right to an abortion. But this in fact is simply not the case. And a new document has

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Truth Telling Is Now Hate Speech

Oct 17, 2011

This site has provided one example after another of how in the modern Western world, the militant activists have all but destroyed democracy and freedom of speech. Countless examples of radicals running amok have been proffered here, and each new

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The Frightful Rule of the Elites

Oct 3, 2011

Many leftist academics have long ago abandoned the notion that ordinary citizens are fit for governing. They in fact believe they are unfit, and only “experts” like themselves should be allowed to call the shots and make the rules. Thus

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On the Right To Offend

Sep 29, 2011

I think I should have the right to offend. There, I said it. Are you offended by that? Tough beans. If people think they have some sort of right not to be offended, then I will claim a right to

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Bolt, Principle, and Taking a Stand

Sep 28, 2011

There were two news items which certainly stood out today, albeit for differing reasons. Both generated a lot of publicity, although one was in many respects far more important than the other. But both had to do with standing up

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More Appalling Christophobia

Sep 27, 2011

There is only one thing more alarming than the concerted attack on Christianity all over the Western world. That is the tragic truth that the Christian church is sleeping through its own execution. It seems most Christians have no clue

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The Attempted Eradication of Christianity

Sep 5, 2011

The secular jihadists have declared war against Christianity, and are working overtime to ensure that it is eradicated in the Western world. This site has documented many dozens of examples of this, and each new week provides further case studies

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Islam, Appeasement, and Western Suicide

Sep 3, 2011

Back in June 2009 President Obama gave a speech in Cairo. In it he said, “I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam whenever they appear.” Sorry Barack

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What the Loss of Sin Entails

Aug 5, 2011

Two items came in my inbox today which fit together like hand in glove. One has to do with another shocking case of moral relativism and sexual perversity. The other has to do with a call to return to a

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Norway, Crime and Madness

Jul 27, 2011

In the Western world we have abandoned belief in God, so with that goes a number of other long-standing beliefs. One is the concept of sin. Most Westerners no longer believe in sin, and along with that, most people no

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Just Throw Them All in Jail

Jul 8, 2011

Law can do one of three things: it can prohibit something, it can permit something, or it can promote something. We see the full progression here in the case of homosexuality. Until just recently almost all cultures prohibited homosexuality, realising

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More Cases of Creeping Sharia

Jun 21, 2011

There is never a shortage of examples of how Islam is slowly but surely creeping into Western democracies, with sharia law and other less than democratic features being promoted and eventually accepted. Democracy of course can be its own worst

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Discrimination against Religious Groups

Jun 18, 2011

Increasingly religious groups are becoming the focus of new discrimination and persecution at the hands of the radical social engineers. Homosexual activists are especially targeting religious groups, stripping away their rights. This is happening all over the Western world.

While

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Death, Justice, and the Gospel

May 4, 2011

A common argument made by pacifists and/or those who really do not know their Bibles very well is that all killing is wrong because it cuts short a person’s life, thereby possibly preventing them from hearing the gospel and repenting.

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More Derelict Leadership

Feb 26, 2011

In theory political leadership should have something to do with looking after the national interest and promoting the common good. This unfortunately is not always the case. Indeed, many times it is quite the opposite. In the past few days

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PC Nut Case #59,359

Feb 14, 2011

Political Correctness is not only a moral plague on any sane society, but it is also an indication of advanced mental deterioration. Some of the bizarre PC scenarios we read about in the press just never could be dreamed up

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Another Green Brain Drain

Feb 11, 2011

Surely we have here the winner of the “Stupidest Statement of the Year” contest. While many other contenders could be mentioned, this remark has to take the prize. And the fact that it comes from a politician should surprise no

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