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A review of Socrates Meets Marx. By Peter Kreeft.

May 16, 2004

Ignatius, 2003.

Peter Kreeft is professional philosopher, a prolific author, and an avid Christian apologist. He has written a number of books using the Socratic method of dialogue and questioning to stimulate thought, correct fuzzy thinking, and challenge our unexamined

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A review of My Friend is Gay.

May 11, 2004

My booklet is biased

A new tax-payer funded booklet, My Friend is Gay, is yet another attempt to confuse young people while promoting the homosexual agenda. The 42-page booklet is put out by the Pride and Diversity Project and

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Where is Marriage Headed?

May 2, 2004

The war against marriage is at a crucial stage right now. Yet too many people think that things will quiet down if we gave in and allow same-sex marriage. Many people believe that if we just give them what they

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When Common Sense Deserts Us

Apr 30, 2004

George Orwell once remarked, “There are some ideas so preposterous that only an intellectual could believe them”. The move to redefine the nature of marriage may be a case in point. When the Prime Minister recently suggested that our marriages

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Why Tony Abbott May Be Right

Mar 19, 2004

The recent remarks by Health Minister Tony Abbott concerning promiscuity and abortion have triggered heated reactions from all the usual suspects: the feminists, the sex ed and abortion industries, and the family planning groups.

One of the more often repeated

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Why the Church is Losing in the Culture Wars

Mar 3, 2004

The steady march of those who seek to undermine pro-family and pro-life values continues unabated. Various activist groups are making great headway in the face of apathy and indifference from the general public. But too often their causes are greatly

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Time to Put Canada Out of its Misery

Feb 11, 2004

What is wrong with Canada? Is it competing for the “We want to be as morally bankrupt as the Netherlands” competition?

In yet another case of anti-Christian bigotry, the British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled that a school teacher had

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Schools, Values and the Family

Jan 28, 2004

Early this year Prime Minister John Howard stirred up a hornet’s nest of indignation when he made some comments about the trend towards private education. He said the reason more and more parents are sending their children to private and

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Parents in Crisis

Jan 28, 2004

Mark Latham is partly right: there is a parenting crisis, but not exactly of the sort he envisages. Yes, children do seem to be more unruly and parenting is becoming more difficult and demanding, but a large part of the

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Playing Against a Stacked Deck

Jan 19, 2004

In the culture wars, fair fights are hard to come by. Sometimes the odds are so stacked against you, that you hardly feel like wading into a fight. Often those promoting all the wrong causes are entrenched in public service

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