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The First Church of Transhumanism

Aug 2, 2007

It is always interesting – and scary – to check out the transhumanist websites. Go ahead: Google the term transhumanism. First up you will find the World Transhumanist Association. There will also be well over 2 million other hits that

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Secular Religion

May 22, 2007

In numerous posts here I have argued for the religious nature of secular humanism. Of course to do so unleashes the ire and venom of aggrieved secularists. As they go out of their way to attack religion, it of course

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Jihad, France and Christian Civilisation

Jul 28, 2016

Every new day is marked by the rising of the sun, and regrettably, we are getting another daily certainty and reality: every new day sees yet another Islamic terror attack. While they of course occur each and every day all

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Time to Exit the UN

Jul 1, 2016

Brexit was a stunning victory for liberty, independence and self-control, at least for the UK, and it may well be the first shot fired in a new revolution of freedom. Already a number of other European nations are talking about

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Angry Atheists in Action

Jun 7, 2016

Thousands of zealous God-deniers turned up in Washington DC on Saturday for the second ‘Reason Rally’ (the first one was held four years ago). The funny thing about this get-together is how so many folks get all worked up about

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Our Regressive Progressives

Feb 27, 2016

Leftists like to call themselves “progressives”. They think all their radical social agenda items are a sign of moving forward, of progress. But the truth is just the opposite. They really want to take us backwards. Their vision of the

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Recommended Recent Reading

Jan 30, 2016

As new books pile up around the home, and time does not permit a proper review of each one, the next best thing is to give a number of them at least a brief mention and write-up. So here I

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Christianity is Not about Feeling Comfortable

Jun 11, 2015

How many times have you met professing believers who tell you they are “comfortable” – or “not comfortable” – with something related to scriptural truth or biblical morality? They seem to have decided that truth and error, right and wrong,

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Warnings Met With Deafness

May 28, 2015

I am not sure which is worse: all the evils, calamities, destruction and attacks on the West and on Christianity, or the seemingly complete inability of most folks to see it happening, or to heed the warnings about all this.

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Christian Persecution and the War of Worldviews

May 10, 2015

Exactly 75 years ago today Dutch citizens woke to the sounds of airplanes overhead, gunfire, and Nazi paratroopers landing in Amsterdam. This was the beginning of five hellish years of Nazi occupation. And plenty of other European cities experienced the

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On Capital Punishment, Part 3

May 1, 2015

Some years ago I wrote a two-part article examining the biblical and theological rationale for the death penalty (DP). Since then I have also penned a two-part article looking at the secular case for it, covering philosophical, social, political and

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