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  • Loughner Acted, from His Perspective, in a Moral Fashion

    01/24/2011 9:49:07 AM PST · by Cardhu · 43 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 21st 2010 | Manfred Schneider talks to Der Spiegel,
    Most saw the Jan. 8 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in Arizona as a product of insanity. But assassination researcher Manfred Schneider told SPIEGEL that the presumed gunman, Jared Lee Loughner, did not act irrationally. Rather, his crime resulted from "hyper-rationality." SPIEGEL: Mr. Schneider, on Jan. 8 in Arizona, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head at close range and killed six people. While the world searches for explanations, you write, in your recent book "Das Attentat" ("The Assassination"), that an assassin like Loughner is not crazy but the product of hyper-rationality. What...
  • I Have a Dream that the Abortion Holocaust Will End

    01/23/2011 12:10:38 AM PST · by Rashputin · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2011 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    I Have a Dream that the Abortion Holocaust Will End By Kyle-Anne Shiver In 1960, when I was in the fourth grade, I learned the word, "Holocaust." It was a big word. And as soon as the librarian had explained its meaning to me, I wished that I could go back to not knowing about it. I first saw the word in the Encyclopedia Britannica. I was reading The Diary of Anne Frank for my book report and my teacher had supplied a list of places to look for more information on Anne and why she was forced to spend...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: IMMODEST LOOKS, 01-18-11

    01/18/2011 7:34:32 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 01-18-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):IMMODEST LOOKS The conscious looking at a person, picture, or scene that arouses sexual feelings to which a person has no moral right or need to experience. Since sexual feelings are sacred, to which only married persons between themselves have a claim, deliberately to look at something in order to be sexually stimulated is a grave sin (Matthew 5:28). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Atheist Chris Redford Hits Wrong Targets.

    01/09/2011 10:52:40 PM PST · by · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/09/2011 | David Shedlock
    Can an atheist further the kingdom of God?  Can God take sin and use it for his glory? Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye...
  • On Removing Boundaries

    12/19/2010 6:57:05 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set.(Proverbs 22:28)The USA has crossed a very ominous threshold yesterday, when our legislators passed a bill repealing the “Don’t ask,don’t tell” policy for our military forces. That policy was a compromise dating back to the Clinton years, replacing our sane, earlier policy of no tolerance for homosexuality in the military . Without national debate, referendum, vote or any other say on the subject by “we the people”, our representatives voted for the repeal of DADT , as the last order of business before the congressional Christmas break. Here are a...

    12/15/2010 7:12:21 AM PST · by epow · 6 replies ^ | Thomas Peters
    I have never witnessed such a blatant, systematic attempt to undermine the Catholic Church as the one I am writing about today. The latest Catholyc astroturf group “Catholics for Equality” (which I exposed a couple months ago) already had me deeply concerned when they introduced a “Report Anti-Equality Activity!” section on their webpage. But now they have taken things to a whole different level. Aniello Alioto, one of their founding members, explains their group’s strategic plan to undermine the Church – yes, even in the pews of your parish (emphasis mine):
  • Unspeakable Ethics, Unnatural Law

    12/13/2010 10:10:21 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 23 replies
    Duke Law Journal via ^ | December 1979 | Arthur Leff
    I want to believe -- and so do you -- in a complete, immanent, and transcendent set of propositions about right and wrong, findable rules that authoritatively and unambiguously direct us how to live righteously. I also want to believe -- and so do you -- in no such thing, but rather that we are wholly free, not only to choose for ourselves what we ought to do, but to decide for ourselves, individually and as a species, what we ought to be. What we want, Heaven help us, is simultaneously to be perfectly ruled and perfectly free, that is,...
  • Ending the TSA Madness: Listen Up, Folks, Here's How You Win the Profiling Debate

    12/11/2010 3:37:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 53 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 11, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    One thing that saddens me about the TSA security controversy is that we're missing a great opportunity. Sure, the insanity of patting down three-year-old, blonde-haired lasses and octogenarian grandmothers with prosthetics has caused a great backlash, as more and more people are realizing that our government's common-sense-blind approach is born of a deadly allegiance to political correctness. In fact, I've even heard a few usually very careful pundits float the idea that we should think about profiling Muslims. Unfortunately, though, they invariably drop the ball in the debate. The problem is that they don't believe they occupy the moral high...
  • Moral or Immoral Government

    12/08/2010 4:26:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 8, 2010 | Walter E. Williams
    Immorality in government lies at the heart of our nation's problems. Deficits, debt and runaway government are merely symptoms. What's moral and immoral conduct can be complicated, but needlessly so. I keep things simple and you tell me where I go wrong. My initial assumption is that we each own ourselves. I am my private property and you are yours. If we accept the notion that people own themselves, then it's easy to discover what forms of conduct are moral and immoral. Immoral acts are those that violate self-ownership. Murder, rape, assault and slavery are immoral because those acts violate...
  • Thou Shall Not Steal: Not Even from Rich Oil Tycoons

    12/02/2010 7:20:27 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    Translated from the NRG websiteEditor's note: A number of months ago, the Noble Gas Company discovered vast stores of natural gas in Israel's territorial waters. According to a prior agreement with the Israeli government, the royalties from the discovery were supposed to have been substantial. But after politicians mixed in, the government appointed the Sheshinski Committee, which advised Israel to re-adjust its tax/royalties structure on hydrocarbons. This proposal means that Israel will renege on its initial agreement with the drilling company and significantly lower the sum of the royalties.First, proper disclosure. I have never met oil tycoon Yitzchak Teshuvah and...
  • The Fear of G-d Barometer

    12/02/2010 7:03:44 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 50 replies
    And Joseph said to them on the third day, 'Do this and live, I fear G-d.' (From this week's Torah portion, Mikeitz, Genesis 42:18) "For I said, there is no fear of G-d in this place, and they will kill me." (Abraham in Genesis 20:11) Joseph understood the same thing understood by his great-grandfather, Abraham. Joseph's brothers have nothing to worry about. They can leave Simon with the stern Egyptian ruler and be sure that no harm will befall him, for he has a G-d: "I fear G-d." True fear of G-d is the foundation upon which everything rests. There...
  • Reflections On An Ailing Society

    11/24/2010 2:31:37 PM PST · by Rashputin · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 24, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Reflections On An Ailing Society November 24, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson Buffetism Warren Buffet is once more calling for higher tax rates, in advising the Congress to revoke the Bush-era tax rates and apparently to return to those of the Clinton administration — reminiscent of the elder Gates touring the country stumping for a reinstatement of a substantial inheritance tax. Aside from the fact that the deficit is not due to falling revenues, but almost entirely a result of astronomical federal spending increases since 2000, this bromide is quite pathological, this peddling of elixirs that the sellers do...
  • Can’t Be Tamed ["Producing entire generations of Lolitas"]

    11/16/2010 2:59:20 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | Nov. 16, 2010 | by Kristia Cavere
    With her eighteenth birthday one week away, it seems that, more than ever, Miley Cyrus can’t be tamed even when her sexualized new image is causing her popularity and her profits from sales to drop. Her new video, “Who Owns My Heart,” features Miley writhing in bed with no pants, with brief flashes of her black underwear, and her provocatively dancing with both genders. This video recently caused the traditional group Parents Television Council, who coincidentally has her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, on their advisory board, to release a statement expressing their disappointment. This is not the first time that...
  • Orthodox Christian Responsibility in the Public Arena

    11/02/2010 10:24:13 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 18 replies
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 11/2/2010 | Fr. John Peck
    First of all, let me begin by saying that it is my duty, as a priest and pastor, to impose moral standards on you. Part of my job and function is to teach Christian morality and to get us, as a body, to adhere to Christian moral standards, so before you come to me with complaints about the separation of Church and state, be aware that I am doing my duty in telling you what the Church, as the Body of Christ, teaches about life and responsibility. [...] As Christians, we can certainly have opinions about a multitude of public...
  • Moral Issues in the Election

    10/29/2010 10:05:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    CE-BreakPoint ^ | 10-29-10 | Charles Colson
    Moral Issues in the Election October 29th, 2010 by Charles ColsonNext Tuesday, I hope you will do your Christian duty and head to the polls to vote for the candidate of your choice. I trust that your faith will guide you in your decision. Which candidate will best promote justice and preserve order? After all, those are the biblically-sanctioned roles of government. And which candidate best exemplifies the cardinal virtue of prudence in his or her public and private life?And which candidate will best promote the sanctity of human life, advocate for traditional marriage, and protect religious freedom?           Well,...
  • What motivates morality?, part 1 of 5

    10/29/2010 5:35:53 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 15 replies ^ | Oct 29, 2010 AD | Mariano
    ...If morals are ingrained in us from birth, as Christianity asserts, why do different religions promote different morals?... The bottom line is whether in a god-free universe ruled by blind forces and inspired by survival of the fittest evolution all “morality” is merely an organism’s accidentally (in a manner of speaking) benefiting others (the in-group) in “expectation” that the others will benefit the individual organism—this is why, on this view, morality is considered to be, in reality, selfishness (this was the point argued in a debate between an atheist and a Christian).
  • The Democrats' Final Recourse: Massive Vote Fraud

    10/28/2010 7:55:01 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 47 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    The reports are rolling in from all over the country. A Craven County, NC resident attempts to vote a straight Republican ticket but his choices come up straight Democrat four times, despite receiving assistance from poll workers. In NC's Lenoir County, registered Democrat Ervin Norville also tries to vote straight Republican but finds that his ballot has the names of several Democrat candidates selected. Boulder City, NV resident Joyce Ferrara says that when she and several others went to vote for Sharon Angle, they found that Senator Harry Reid's name was already checked off. In Dallas County, TX' congressional district...
  • Islam Prevents AIDS

    10/24/2010 10:06:20 PM PDT · by 0beron · 25 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/24/2010 | Tancred
    The western condom-ideologues and old Liberal Sex-theologians can froth and snarl, as long as they want. They are never the less the main reason, why HIV has spread so frantically. [] The deadly HI-Virus has not spread as much in Islamic lands as elsewhere. This was explained by Michael Grandt yesterday ont he website ''. Worldwide there are around one percent of all people from 15 to 49 who are infected. The leading area for AIDS infestation is Southern Africa. There the condom propaganda is especially strong. Since then, 22.4 Million people have become HIV carriers.
  • 6 Brazen Advocates of Slut Culture on the Pseudo-Feminist Left

    10/24/2010 1:40:30 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 65 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 24, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    Sluthood wasn't always considered a virtue. Most normal, rational people look at sleeping around as something sad and wrong. It's not healthy, physically or mentally, it can be damaging to a young girl's reputation, and it can also be incredibly dangerous. Women that sleep around oftentimes end up feeling used and regret their choices when they get older and decide to settle down. Other women end up contracting STDs, which may or may not be treatable. For these reasons and more, being a slut is understandably looked down upon -- it can be genuinely harmful. Today's pseudo-feminists, however, have...
  • “Atheists Debate How Pushy to Be”

    10/22/2010 7:21:14 PM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 12 replies ^ | Oct 18t, 2010 AD | Mariano
    Full story posted in parts: Part 1Part 2Part 3
  • Yes, Folks, We All Would Legislate Morality (Psst, Even You Libertarians)

    10/17/2010 2:58:42 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 257 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    Really, I must be a glutton for punishment. Over the past couple of weeks, I wrote two articles on libertarianism and made the point that for a law to be just, it must have a basis in morality. These commentaries evoked quite a response, ranging from lauding me as brilliant to lambasting me for not having two brain cells to rub together. And the negative responses were most notable. For daring to mention morality and law in the same breath, some implied I was like the Taliban, one respondent called me a "neoconservative," and a blogger said I was a...
  • Is Sam Harris’ “Moral Landscape” moral?

    10/15/2010 11:57:24 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 2 replies ^ | Oct 15, 2010 AD | Mariano
    Sam Harris seeks to instruct humanity with regards to morality. Is it moral, one may ask, to puff up your book sales? Well, according to Sam Harris the answer is “Yes,” or is it “No,” or perhaps a definite “Maybe.”... This is all in keeping with his media manipulation savviness—whereby he and his fellow New Atheists have become instant celebrities...
  • The Atheist As Moralist

    10/15/2010 11:28:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 124 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 15, 2010 | Michael Gerson
    WASHINGTON -- Christopher Hitchens -- bald from cancer treatments, speaking between doctor's appointments -- has a special disdain for deathbed religious conversions. Appearing before a group of journalists organized by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public life, he criticized the pressures put on Tom Paine to embrace Christianity and the malicious rumors of faith that followed Charles Darwin's demise. "I've already thought about this a great deal, thanks all the same," he explained. The idea "that you may be terrified" is no reason to "abandon the principles of a lifetime." At this event -- a joint appearance with his...
  • Libertarianism's folly, Part Two

    10/14/2010 7:26:49 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | October 13, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    In a piece I recently wrote about the dangers inherent in libertarianism, I pointed out that libertarians, by applying their live-and-let-live philosophy to the moral sphere as well as the governmental, do nothing to maintain the societal moral framework that enables people to govern themselves from within and that ensures Big Brother won't have to do so from without (I recommend you read the piece). Not surprisingly, this provoked some angry responses and fallacious counter-arguments. This article is my response to them. I will start with the one thing that characterizes libertarians as much as anything else: a misunderstanding about...
  • Sam Harris “The Moral Landscape” — will science prescribe morals?, part 2

    10/11/2010 6:35:00 PM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus ^ | Oct 11, 2010 | Mariano
    ...typical Sam Harris; get you feeling something real so that any logic that attempts to overturn his argument seems oh so very abstract and ethereal. What is an idea compared to an emotion? One is tangible the other is not. How do you argue against emotion? Keep this in mind as it is a favorite New Atheist tactic. Indeed, within paragraphs he will mention “raping children,” “a 9-year-old girl raped by her stepfather”... This is part of why atheistic ethics or morals are an infinite regress of assertions: when they assert that the premise is human flourishing you can ask...
  • The Illusion of Rightward Movement

    10/09/2010 9:29:16 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 22 replies ^ | 10/08/10 | Selwyn Duke
    In this time of Tea Parties and tanking Democrat poll numbers, people are, depending on their point of view, hailing or howling about an apparent conservative groundswell. More traditional folks anxiously anticipate a GOP landslide in November, while many liberals warn of the perils of our current rightward shift. What are they concerned about? I’m not sure. I wasn’t aware that the federal Department of Education had been eliminated, the income tax repealed and IRS abolished, Roe v. Wade overturned, hate-crime laws rescinded, and the NEA and public broadcasting defunded. I also haven’t heard about a huge influx of traditionalists...
  • Gay Activists Denied Communion at Catholic College Mass by Archbishop Nienstedt

    10/07/2010 6:58:15 AM PDT · by tcg · 24 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/7/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    On Sunday, September 26, 2010, during Holy Mass at St. John's Abbey on the campus of St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, 24 people were refused Holy Communion by Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. They were displaying rainbow buttons and rainbow sashes in direct defiance of the direction of the Diocese and thereby clearly expressing their rejection of the teaching of the Catholic Church. Anyone who comes forward to receive the Holy Eucharist is professing to be in Communion with the Church. That means they accept her moral teaching. This open show of defiance...
  • Sam Harris' new book “The Moral Landscape” — will science prescribe morals?

    10/04/2010 11:24:17 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | Oct 4, 2010 AD | Mariano
    ...keep in mind that as you consider Dr. Sam Harris’ prescriptions for morality that this is the very same Sam Harris, supposed champion of reason (and now science) who prescribed capital punishment for thought crime, Some propositions are so dangerous that it may even be ethical to kill people for believing them. He also blames deaths of the 6,000,000 Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust on…on the Jews themselves: The gravity of Jewish suffering over the ages, culminating in the Holocaust, makes it almost impossible to entertain any suggestion that Jews might have brought their troubles upon themselves. This...
  • Vanity: Honor and Morality Without Religion

    09/01/2010 7:33:31 AM PDT · by Washi · 109 replies
    Self | 9/1/2010 | Washi
    I posted this question in the General/Chat forum as opposed to the Religion forum because I wanted visibility and input from both sides of the fence: I attended the Restoring Honor rally in D.C. this past weekend. It was a great experience that I am glad I was able to attend. It did leave me thinking, though. I consider myself to be an honorable, moral person. Like anyone, I sometimes fall short and do not live up to what I know to be honorable and moral. I do, however, know what honor and morality entail and strive to live my...
  • The New Moral Equivalence (Why do Prominent media hosts equate Christian and Muslim violence?)

    08/31/2010 6:45:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/31/2010 | Dennis Prager
    There was one thing more than any other that turned this New York, liberal, Jewish, Columbia University graduate student away from modern liberalism: its use of moral equivalence to avoid confronting evil during the Cold War. There was a time when liberalism was identified with anti-Communism. But the Vietnam War led liberals into the arms of the Left, which had been morally confused about Communism since its inception and had become essentially pacifist following the carnage of World War I. After the Vietnam War, even liberals who continued to describe Communism as evil were labeled “right-wingers” and “Cold Warriors.” And...
  • The treachery of The Perverse...Proverbs 1

    The Treachery of the Perverse- by billrandles Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.(Proverbs 1:20-23)As the Proverbs tells us ,Wisdom is crying out in the public concourse. However it is only accessible to those who have...
  • Godless Righteousness

    08/25/2010 8:54:19 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 5 replies ^ | May 23 2010 | Bill Randles
    godless righteousness… Posted on May 23, 2010 by billrandles Do you remember the social and moral revolution of the 1960′s? The youth movement of the left were destined to break all of the rules, and liberate society from the dreary bondage of the past. They were going to show us how to do it the right way! As an anthem from that day proclaimed,”All the world over so easy to see, that people everywhere just want to be free“. Isn’t it ironic that those same revolutionaries, now come of age, have created a society that is vastly more restricted than...
  • Russian Society Is Steering Back to Old Paths

    08/13/2010 8:30:11 AM PDT · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/12/2010 | Tancred
    Reply with quoteQuote Modify messageModify No Murderers as Co-Workers Russia. [] The Milk Bottler, 'Russia Moloko' wants its employees to be subject to a Moral Catechism of the Russian Orthodox Church. In the future no mothers will be hired, who have murdered a chid. "We don't want to work with murderers" -- exclaimed the Chief of Russkoe Moloko, Wassili Boiko-Weliki, yesterday to radio 'Moscow Echo'. Consequently, employees will be dismissed, who are in a wild marriage or only recognized by the state and are found to be living together. By the middle of October such employees must be married in...
  • Cardinal of Mexico: Homosexual Perversion is Evil

    08/10/2010 4:04:55 PM PDT · by 0beron · 14 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/09/2010 | Tancred
    The Homosexual-perversion has as much to do with marriage as the human bowel movment has to do with making Wurst. [] Since March the city of Mexico has treated the unnatural homosexual paring as a normal, healthy marriage. Against this unjust state privileging of a beloved perverse act has caused the civil government of President Felipe Calderon to complain. Indeed the highest court in the land of Mexico denied the complaint.
  • Ridiculed Bishop Strikes Back: More Fallout From "Loveparade"

    08/08/2010 4:23:07 PM PDT · by 0beron · 7 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/08/2010 | Tancred
    A well known Austrian Auxiliary bishop is not prepared to take the unjustifiable pummeling of the media bosses: Loveparade is not a "harmless celebration" -- If God "punishes", He does this with the intention to bring men around, God punishes out of love.[, Salzburg] This Friday the Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Laun of Salzburg wrote a careful article about the Massacre-Loveparade in Duisburg. The text appeared in the neo-Conservative Linz commercial website ''. The in the meantime suspended, so-called Loveparade was the biggest alcohol, drug and sex even of Western Europe. Msgr Laun stated from the start, that no one is...
  • The Self Deception of the Moralist...Romans 2

    07/28/2010 2:44:54 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 26 replies · 4+ views
    The Self deception of Moralism…Romans 2 Posted on July 28, 2010 by billrandles Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that...
  • Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

    07/25/2010 4:30:34 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | 25 July 2010 | Conchita Sarnoff
    Hedge fund mogul and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who went free this week, lived in a depraved world of thrice-daily massages, pornographic artwork, and hush money—that’s only now being revealed. Conchita Sarnoff follows up on her investigation of the legal wrangling that saved him from a long prison term and reports on the sordid details in part two of her exclusive exposé. Also: • Palm Beach’s police chief objected to Epstein’s “special treatment” and gave The Daily Beast an exclusive look at his nine-hour deposition about the investigation. • Earlier versions of the U.S attorney’s charges, including a sealed 53-page...
  • Code of silence corrodes morality, puts blacks at risk

    07/24/2010 9:02:33 PM PDT · by Wizski · 43 replies · 1+ views
    St. Pete Times ^ | July 25, 2010 | Bill Maxwell
    For committing an act of pure decency, three black women are being ostracized by many other black people. • On the night of June 29, Delores Keen, Renee Roundtree and Rose Dodson rushed outside Keen's apartment after they heard gunshots. They discovered two Tampa police officers, David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab, lying together on the ground. The officers had been shot. Dontae Morris, a 24-year-old black ex-convict, would be charged in the shootings.
  • An American Tragedy: When Commies Give You Lemons…

    07/07/2010 8:53:34 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/07/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Chicago Sun-Times financial reporter Terry Savage wrote a little opinion piece this week about a kid's lemonade stand she came across in a ritzy, liberal northern suburb of Chicago. The kiddie enterprise violated one of our most sacred American principles and Savage was incensed by the whole incident. Savage stopped to buy some lemonade from the two little girls and when she asked how much, she was told that it was free! As the girls happily gave their parent's food away, their nanny stood beside them smiling approvingly. Savage was unhappy with the girl's faux generosity. "That's not the spirit...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Benedict XVI: Belgian Raids: Laments "Deplorable Manner" of Police Searches

    06/28/2010 8:00:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | 07-28-10 | Pope Benedict XVI
    Benedict XVI "Surprised" by Belgian Raids Laments "Deplorable Manner" of Police Searches VATICAN CITY, JUNE 27, 2010 ( Benedict XVI expressed his "surprise" upon hearing of the "deplorable manner" in which a series of raids were carried out by Belgian police on several church offices of the archdiocese of Malines-Brussels in search of secret documents regarding child sexual abuse.The Pope expressed his concern in a letter of support sent today to Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard of Malines-Brussels, and president of Belgium's episcopal conference. The police arrived at 10:30 Thursday morning to the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Malines-Brussels, where the bishops...
  • End of the culture wars

    06/27/2010 3:20:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2010 | Kyle Smith
    You know something is changing in American mores when the supposed leader of the culture wars from the right, Sarah Palin, declares that smoking pot is “a minimal problem” and that “if somebody’s gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in.” Like many other pointless wars, the culture conflict has mainly resulted in exhaustion. Now the troops are laying down their arms and going home. More and more Americans, particularly in the youngest generation of adults, are shrugging at drug...
  • Atheist vs. Christian debate - Morality: Natural or Supernatural?

    06/25/2010 7:26:38 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 212 replies · 3+ views
    True Freethinker ^ | June 25, 2010 AD | Mariano Grinbank
    The video of my debate with Michael Sizer on morality is now available. This debate took place in March 2010 AD at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada... As for my approach well, I am not a Christian apologist so that I can defend some generic “g,” “o,” “d.”
  • The 'law pollution' tipping point approaches

    06/16/2010 4:42:03 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 10 replies · 287+ views ^ | June 3, 2010 | Kent McManigal
    The 'law pollution' tipping point approaches I'm sure you are aware that new "laws" are passed all the time.  I'm seeing "public service" announcements of changes to Texas' "law" regarding seat belts even now.  As these new "laws" are added, the old "laws" remain.  The "law" becomes more restrictive with each passing day.  This results in the condition I refer to as "law pollution".Already every one of us- yes, even you- break a multitude of "laws" every single day.  Many years ago a sheriff's deputy told me that by the time we eat breakfast we have already broken lots of "laws",...
  • The Difference Between Morality and Justice

    05/28/2010 12:55:41 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 3 replies · 157+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | May 28, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    Elements of the blogosphere remain atwitter over Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul's position on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Paul made the case, on The Rachel Maddow Show and elsewhere, that Title II of the act intrudes upon private property rights. Plenty of facepalms commenced. Even among Paul supporters, some felt their candidate mishandled the situation by allowing himself to be caught up in a "theoretical abstract" or "irrelevant philosophy." More antagonistic critics characterized Paul's stance as advocacy for racial discrimination, despite Paul's explicit statements to the contrary. The synthesis of left-wing criticism seems to be; one cannot take...
  • godless righteousness...updated

    05/23/2010 7:47:15 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies · 220+ views
    "There is a generation who curses his father and does not bless his mother There is a generation who is pure in his own eyes, yet is not washed from his filthiness..."Proverbs 30:11-12 Do you remember the social and moral revolution of the 1960's?The youth movement of the left were destined to break all of the rules, and liberate society from the dreary bondage of the past. They were going to show us how to do it the right way! As an anthem from that day proclaimed,"All the world over so easy to see, that people everywhere just want to...
  • Wisdom cries out loud

    05/22/2010 7:26:13 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies · 241+ views | 05/23/1- | Bill Randles
    A Bible question, What do the book of Proverbs and the book of Revelation have in common? Both have a running theme concerning two women. In Revelation the Bride of Christ is set over against the Harlot, and the culmination of History is the Marriage supper of the Lamb. Proverbs is similar, for we are introduced to two women, and called upon to choose between them. Lady Wisdom, cries out in the streets, beckoning those who know they lack wisdom to come unto her well set table. But Dame Folly has an outreach to the simple also,her message is ,...
  • 28 Fundamental Principles of the Founding Fathers

    05/20/2010 11:39:50 AM PDT · by JimBobWay · 33 replies · 577+ views
    Volusia 9/12 Project ^ | 1776 | The Founding Fathers
    Discover the 28 fundamental beliefs of the Founding Fathers which they said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desired peace, prosperity, and freedom... These beliefs have made possible more progress in 200 years than was made previously in over 5,000 years. Thus the title "The 5,000 Year Leap". The following is a brief overview of the principles found in The 5,000 Year Leap, and one chapter is devoted to each of these 28 principles... Read more at:
  • Charles Colson: What Makes a Good Society (Why good government is necessary but not sufficient)

    05/17/2010 7:55:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 151+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 05/17/2010 | Charles Colson
    In the 19th and early 20th centuries, approximately 1.3 million Swedes emigrated to the United States. By 1910, one in every five Swedes lived in America. After more than a century away from the old country, you’d expect Swedish-Americans to be very different from their old-world cousins. But in terms of life expectancy and economic achievement, they are remarkably similar. This is despite the fact that social policies in the U.S. and Sweden are vastly different. In a recent column in the New York Times, the astute observer David Brooks cites these similarities in support of the proposition that “huge...
  • Cardinal Schonborn Said WHAAAT??? [Catholic Caucus]

    05/11/2010 3:14:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 647+ views
    NC Register ^ | May 11, 2010 | Jimmy Akin
    The Internet has been abuzz with reports that Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna, Austria has made some rather unusual statements. The one that has been getting the biggest headlines is that he criticized (explicitly or implicitly, accounts seem to differ) Cardinal Angelo Sodano, accusing him of blocking an investigation of Viennese Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer in the 1990s, when then-Cardinal Ratzinger wanted to initiate an investigation regarding allegations that Groer had committed sexual abuse. The investigation wasn’t held, but Groer was soon replaced as the cardinal archbishop of Vienna by Schonborn himself. (Read about Groer here.) He’s also allegedly said...
  • “God is dead. Long live morality” (even though “Morality is flimflam”)

    05/04/2010 8:37:17 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 3 replies · 193+ views
    True Freethinker ^ | 4-29-2010 | Mariano Grinbank
    Michael Ruse has gone quite a ways towards establishing a one world atheist religion—the Allunimati. Too much, too paranoid, too conspiratorial, too hyperbolic you say? Consider his words (emphasis added): …only by recognising the death of God can we possibly…behave properly to our fellow humans and perhaps save the planet… Behold—Ruse the Soter!... Considering that Dan Barker, of the Freedom From Religion Foundation declared that “Darwin has bequeathed what is good” it is rather refreshing, in a sort of way, that The Guardian is asking “What can Darwin teach us about morality?”