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  • Why Pope Francis Is Keeping His Hammer-and-Sickle Crucifix

    07/14/2015 5:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 280 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/14/2015 | Dennis Prager
    Last week the Marxist quasi-dictator of Bolivia, Evo Morales, presented Pope Francis with a gift — a carved wooden hammer-and-sickle cross on which the figure of Christ is crucified. The Vatican announced that the pope had not been informed in advance about the gift. And some commentators said that photos of the pope and Morales show that the pope was actually offended. That was a false — probably wishful — interpretation. The pope himself later announced that he was keeping the hammer-and-sickle crucifix and taking it home, saying, “I understand this work. For me it wasn’t an offense.” And “Vatican...
  • “Still the Best Hope” by Dennis Prager, a book review

    06/18/2015 7:11:24 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 5 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 02/27/2015 | Tamara Wilhite
    “Still the Best Hope” by Dennis Prager was written in 2012, but its message of American exceptionalism and analysis of the war of the world views (Islamo-fascist, liberal secular, and Judeo-Christian American) are all the more relevant today.
  • Does It Feel Good -- or Do Good?

    10/22/2013 6:10:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    There is a question that all of us need to ask. How we respond makes all the difference in what type of life we lead and what type of world we make. That question is: Does an action feel good or do good? Let me give three areas of examples -- personal life, the left and most recently, unfortunately, the right. In the personal sphere, many parents, especially in this last generation, have done what feels good rather than what does good. It feels good to give one's children what they want, but it rarely does good. It feels good...
  • 'Does It Do Good?' vs. 'Does It Feel Good?' Left-Right Differences: Part III

    06/09/2015 7:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    A fundamental difference between the left and right concerns how each assesses public policies. The right asks, "Does it do good?" The left asks a different question. One example is the minimum wage. In 1987, The New York Times editorialized against any minimum wage. The title of the editorial said it all -- "The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00." "There's a virtual consensus among economists," wrote the Times editorial, "that the minimum wage is an idea whose time has passed. Raising the minimum wage by a substantial amount would price working poor people out of the job market . ... More...
  • The Left Rejects Painful Truths

    06/16/2015 6:45:05 AM PDT · by ThanhPhero · 28 replies
    TownHall ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    At the core of left-wing thought is a rejection of painful realities, the rejection of what the French call les faits de la vie: the facts of life. Conservatives, on the other hand, are all too aware of these painful realities of life and base many of their positions on them. One such example was the subject of my first column on Left-Right differences: whether people are basically good. When liberals blame violent crime in America on poverty, one reason they do is that liberal beliefs since the Enlightenment have posited that human nature is good. Therefore, when people do...
  • The Left Rejects Painful Truths: Left-Right Differences, Part IV

    06/16/2015 7:09:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a difference between Left and Right that is rarely noted despite the fact that it is at least as important as any other and even explains many of the other differences. At the core of left-wing thought is a rejection of painful realities, the rejection of what the French call les faits de la vie: the facts of life. Conservatives, on the other hand, are all too aware of these painful realities of life and base many of their positions on them. One such example was the subject of my first column on Left-Right differences: whether people are basically...
  • The Differences Between Left and Right: Part I

    05/27/2015 8:01:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Dennis Prager
    Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose. But if you can’t explain both sides, how do you know you’re right? At the very least, you need to understand both the liberal and conservative positions in order to effectively understand your own. I grew up in a liberal world — New York, Jewish and Ivy League graduate school. I was an 8-year-old when President Dwight Eisenhower ran for re-election against the Democratic nominee, Adlai Stevenson. I knew nothing about...
  • The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College (video)

    05/18/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    PragerUniversity.com ^ | 5-18-2015 | Tara Ross
    Right now, there's a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It's called the National Popular Vote, and it would turn our presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. Would this be good or bad? Author, lawyer, and Electoral College expert Tara Ross explains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXnjGD7j2B0TranscriptIn every presidential election, only one question matters: which candidate will get the 270 votes needed to win the Electoral College? Our Founders so deeply feared a tyranny of the majority that they rejected the idea of a direct vote for President. That's why they created the Electoral College. For more than two centuries...
  • Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Is Depressing

    04/16/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Dennis Prager
    Hillary Clinton has announced that she is running for president of the United States. What her likely nomination says about the Democratic Party and tens of millions of Americans is depressing. Other than Barack Obama -- whose resume consisted of being a charismatic black -- it is hard to come up with a less accomplished individual who has run for president in our lifetime. And, unfortunately, that is saying something. Moreover, at least Barack Obama had the excuse of having been in public life for only a few years, as a state senator and then a two-year U.S. senator. Hillary...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy Is Depressing: She Has Accomplished Nothing, But Then, She'a a Woman...

    04/14/2015 6:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/14/2015 | Dennis Prager
    Hillary Clinton has announced that she is running to be the next President of the United States. What her likely nomination says about the Democratic party and tens of millions of Americans is depressing. Other than Barack Obama — whose résumé consisted of being a charismatic black — it is hard to come up with a less accomplished individual who has run for president in our lifetime. And, unfortunately, that is saying something. Moreover, at least Barack Obama had the excuse of having been in public life for only a few years, as a state senator and then a two-year...
  • America's Decay Is Speeding Up

    04/07/2015 2:36:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    As one who loves America -- not only because I am American, but even more so because I know (not believe, know) that the American experiment in forming a decent society has been the most successful in history -- I write the following words in sadness: With few exceptions, every aspect of American life is in decline. "Decay" is the word. The Decline of the Family: Nearly half (48 percent) of American children are born to a mother who is not married. Forty-three percent of American children live without a father in the home. About 50 percent of Americans over...
  • Dennis Prager’s dire observation: ‘We are bequeathing to our children moral chaos’

    04/01/2015 6:08:34 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-04-01 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "…We are bequeathing to our children moral chaos. And if our children and grandchildren hate the “Baby Boomer” generation, after we’re gone, they have every right to. We are without question the stupidest generation in American history. And there were two big reasons for that. There are many big reasons, two of the biggest are television and college. College makes you morally stupid. Some people survive that, some people will grow up by 50 or 60. But that is, the purpose of college is to make you a moral idiot."
  • Life Lessons from the German Air Disaster

    03/31/2015 8:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    It is far easier for an individual to do great evil than to do great good. That the world isn't fair is known to every human being who thinks. It may be our first insight into life. What child who ever complained, "That's not fair," wasn't told by some adult, "Life isn't fair"?One sad example of how unfair life is concerns how much harder it is to do massive good than massive evil. One psychopath, in one hour, killed 149 innocent people aboard a Germanwings airliner. How many people will ever be able to do nearly as much good for...
  • Do We Have Free Will? (video)

    03/30/2015 7:24:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    PragerUniversity.com ^ | 3-30-2015 | Frank Pastore
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDkLUBdvOkwIn the external, or physical, world, we're all aware of standard cause and effect. You know, "Object A acts upon Object B with Force X." We all get that, because it applies to just about everything -- from electrons to athletes. But now consider events in your internal, or mental, world. What causes your thoughts? Some of our thoughts have external causes, like when we touch something and suddenly realize it's hot. We don't deliberate whether or not to pull our hand away. Our brain has already fired the instruction to do so -- involuntarily. In some strange sense, "we"...
  • Why UC Students Voted to Remove American Flag

    03/17/2015 4:05:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3-17-2015 | Dennis Prager
    Two weeks ago, a group of students at the University of California at Irvine removed a U.S. flag from a common area of the student-government suite. Shortly afterwards, six undergraduate members of the Legislative Council of the Associated Students of UCI (ASUCI) passed a resolution banning the display of the flags of any nation in the office lobby. The resolution was authored by student Matthew Guevara of the School of Social Ecology. Among the reasons the legislative council objected to the American flag were: “The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” “A common ideological understanding...
  • Christianity’s "High Horse" ?

    02/10/2015 4:25:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    In his National Prayer Breakfast speech last week, President Barack Obama said: “And lest we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. … So this is not unique to one group or one religion.”
  • You Don't Have to Love Your Parents: The Case for the Ten Commandments

    12/09/2014 2:10:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-9-2014 | Dennis Prager
    We don't have to love our parents. We have to honor them. Last week PragerUniversity.com released 11 five-minute video courses: each of the Ten Commandments and an introduction. We received over one million views this first week. The reason we made these videos is that we believe that everything needed to make a good world is contained in the Ten Commandments. This month, my columns consist of transcripts of some the courses, each of which I present. Whatever your faith, or if you have no faith, I invite you to watch the videos at www.prageru.com. They are cleverly animated with...
  • The Ten Commandments: Introduction <Prager University)(Videos)

    12/01/2014 7:57:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    PragerUniversity.com ^ | 12-1-2014 | Dennis Prager
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK57RiMqTdkNo document in world history so changed the world for the better as did the Ten Commandments. Western civilization -- the civilization that developed universal human rights, created women's equality, ended slavery, created parliamentary democracy among other unique achievements -- would not have developed without them. As you will see when each of the Ten Commandments is explained, these commandments are as relevant today as when they were given over 3,000 years ago. In fact, they're` so relevant that the Ten Commandments are all that is necessary to make a good world, a world free of tyranny and cruelty. Imagine...
  • If it harms America, it's good for Democrats

    10/27/2014 8:53:51 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/27/2014 | DENNIS PRAGER
    In almost every area of life, the better things are, the worse it is for the Democratic Party. Democrats have placed themselves in the role of benefiting from social and moral dysfunction. And they have embraced this role. The Democratic Party cultivates singlehood, black anger at America, Latino separatism, victimhood, group grievance and dependency on government. Nor is this the only way in which Democrats do terrible damage to America. They are also tearing America apart, setting women against men (with such falsehoods as “the war on women,” “the rape culture” at American colleges and the nonsense that “women are...
  • A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid (video)

    10/15/2014 4:05:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    prageruniversity.com ^ | 10-13-2014 | Kenneth Meshoe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcEL-NlxBk0There is widespread allegation -- really a slander -- that Israel is an apartheid state. That notion is simply wrong. It is inaccurate and it is malicious. And it will not help to promote peace and harmony in the Middle East. Its only purpose is to demonize Israel, and to isolate her in an attempt to de-legitimize Israel's existence. And because it is so inaccurate, it betrays the memory of those who suffered through a real apartheid. As a black South African, who was born under apartheid, in the administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria, I know what apartheid is....
  • Don't 'Vote for the Candidate'

    10/14/2014 2:21:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 141 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-14-2014 | Dennis Prager
    There is a noble-sounding attitude that many Americans hold regarding whom they vote for. "I vote for the candidate," they say. It sure sounds good. Voting for the best candidate, rather than the party, sounds as American as apple pie. But as the Democratic Party has become a doctrinaire left-wing party, this sentiment is no longer noble. It is actually foolish and dangerous. There was a time when there were terrific Democrats whom an independent and even a Republican could vote for. Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman was such an example. He was a liberal -- he believed in the good...
  • Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam

    10/07/2014 2:17:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-7-2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically incorrect." And it took place on the program "Real Time with Bill Maher," a show not generally known for taking politically incorrect positions. But on this night the host, Bill Maher, along with atheism-advocate Sam Harris, had a vigorous debate with Actor Ben Affleck, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Bill Maher, a man of the left on virtually every issue, began...
  • What the Arab World Produces

    09/30/2014 2:02:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-30-2014 | Dennis Prager
    At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products. It has produced essentially no technology, medicine or anything else in the world of science. It has almost no contributions to world literature, art or to intellectual development. According to the most recent United Nations Arab Human Development Reports (2003-2005), written by Arab intellectuals, Greece, with a population of 11 million, annually translates five times more books from English than the entire Arab world, population 370 million. Nor is this a new development. The total number of books...
  • Is the UN Fair to Israel? (video)

    09/15/2014 9:04:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-15-2014 | PragerUniversity
    Israel is a vibrant democracy with full rights for women and gays, a free press and independent judiciary. You would think that the United Nations would celebrate such a country. Instead, the UN condemns Israel at every turn to the point of obsession. How did this happen? Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights, explains in five eye-opening minutes.
  • Why is Modern Art so Bad? (video)

    09/02/2014 6:32:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 76 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-1-2014 | PragerUniversity
    For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern Art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened? How did the beautiful come to be reviled and bad taste come to be celebrated? Renowned artist Robert Florczak explains the history and the mystery behind this change and how it can be stopped and even reversed.
  • The Middle East Problem (Dennis Prager video)

    08/29/2014 6:32:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Prager University ^ | unk. | Dennis Prager
    The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world. But, in reality, it's very simple. Israelis want to live in peace and are willing to accept a neighboring Palestinian state. And most Palestinians do not want Israel to exist. As Dennis Prager explains, this is really all you need to know. In 5 minutes, understand how Israel was founded, and how, since that auspicious day in 1948, its neighbors have tried to destroy it, again and again.
  • Dennis Prager The Israel-Arab conflict - on one foot

    07/21/2014 9:08:34 AM PDT · by Baynative · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr/28/24 | Dennis Prager
    A very simple and concise discourse in the dilmema of Israel v. Arab terror.
  • War on Boys (video)

    05/19/2014 1:46:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Prager University - YouTube ^ | 5-19-2014 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    What ever happened to letting "boys be boys?" Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed by a picture drawn by a student (of a sword fight), that the boy's parents were summoned in for a conference. In short, boys in America's schools are routinely punished for being active, competitive, and restless. In other words, boys can no longer be boys. Christina Hoff Sommers, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, explains how we can change this.
  • Did the Exodus happen?

    04/18/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | 04/18/2014 | Dennis Prager
    With Passover here, it is a propitious time to address the central issue of the holiday: the Exodus. Specifically, did the Exodus happen? My friend Rabbi David Wolpe announced some years ago that it didn’t matter whether the Exodus occurred. In his words, writing three years later: “Three years ago on Passover, I explained to my congregation that according to archeologists, there was no reliable evidence that the Exodus took place — and that it almost certainly did not take place the way the Bible recounts it. Finally, I emphasized: It didn’t matter.” “The Torah,” he continued, “is not a...
  • Dennis Prager--Why the Jews are so hated..

    04/15/2014 3:33:13 PM PDT · by MNDude · 68 replies
    Today I was listening to Dennis Prager's show during lunch and he kept saying how hated the Jews are that so many countries in the world wish to exterminate Israel, and have wished to throughout all of history. He would keep saying, I'll tell you after this commercial break why I think the Jews are so hated. Then he would go on talking some more about why there were so hated. At 1:50, I had to be back at my office, and he still hadn't stated why he believes the Jews are so hated. Did anyone listen to the end...
  • Uninstall Firefox

    04/08/2014 2:30:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-8-2014 | Dennis Prager
    In 31 years of broadcasting, and 40 years of writing, I have never advocated a boycott of a product. Quite the opposite, in fact. During the 2012 presidential campaign, when the left attempted to destroy Chick-Fil-A for its owner's views on same-sex marriage, I suggested on my radio show that the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, stand in front of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant while enjoying some Ben and Jerry's ice cream. In that way, I argued, he could show one of the great moral differences between the right and the left. Though Ben and Jerry are leftists, we conservatives do not...
  • Judaism, Christianity, Environmentalism

    04/01/2014 3:39:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    As I have often noted, the most dynamic and influential religion of the past hundred years has not been Christianity, let alone Judaism, the two religions that created the Western world. Nor has it been Islam. It has been Leftism. Leftism has influenced the literary, academic, media, and, therefore, the political elite far more than any other religion. It has taken over Western schools from elementary through graduate. For most of that time, various incarnations of Marxism have been the dominant expressions -- and motivators -- of Leftism: specifically, income redistribution, material equality and socialism. They are still powerful...
  • Noah: One of the Most Moral Stories Ever Told (Why the Movie won't do it Justice)

    03/18/2014 6:44:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Next week, the film Noah opens. Having taught the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) from the Hebrew for more than 40 years (hundreds of hours are available by download through my website), I consider the Biblical flood story one of the world’s most profound moral teachings. As I will show, it means that God cares about goodness more than anything else. Let me explain by answering the most frequent challenges to the story. Q: Why did God destroy the world? A: Because “the Lord saw how great was man’s wickedness on earth. . . . And the Lord regretted...
  • Letter from Africa: How the history of real racism and human nature, is distorted by the Left.

    03/11/2014 7:44:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2014 | Dennis Prager
    I am writing this column from Cameroon, on the coast of West Africa, during my sixth trip to Africa. Having traveled to some 20 African countries, I find myself, like so many other visitors to Africa before me, sort of intoxicated with the continent. And I am not referring to the wildlife, as much as I have been enthralled by it in safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Rather I am referring to the African peoples. Here, then, are some observations: First and foremost, just as when I visited Auschwitz and the killing fields of Cambodia, when I visited places...
  • I Support Phil Robertson—with One Reservation

    12/23/2013 5:42:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 166 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2013 | David Stokes
    At the risk of having at least some of what I am about to share misunderstood, I venture a few thoughts on the current Phil Robertson-Duck Dynasty -A&E story. First, it strikes me that framing it primarily as a freedom of speech issue falls short of what is really happening. The censoring of Phil Robertson is more than an attack on any man’s right to speak his mind—it is a matter of religious discrimination. It is part of a broad-brush attempt by some to delegitimize opinions and values rooted in a traditional view of scripture—the historical-grammatical method of interpreting and...
  • We Live in a World of Lies

    12/03/2013 5:09:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Remember the terrible murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. in 1998 -- tortured, beaten and left hanging on a fence to die -- because he was gay? The American people were led from the outset to believe that Shepard was the victim of a hate crime, murdered because he was gay. And that is how virtually every American still views the story. In the words of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), "Matthew Shepard is to gay rights what Emmett Till was to the civil rights movement." A play based on Shepard's killing, "The Laramie Project" became, according to the...
  • The Left's Midas Touch

    11/19/2013 8:36:54 AM PST · by bk1000 · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 19, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    The Midas Touch is named for the mythical Greek king Midas, who is said to have been able to turn everything he touched into gold. The Left has the opposite ability: to turn virtually everything it touches into rubble. Sometimes it happens quickly; sometimes it takes generations. But it is inevitable.
  • Tolerance, Health and Fascism

    08/27/2013 4:58:12 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8-27-13 | Dennis Prager
    I cannot count the number of times I heard liberal professors and liberal writers quote the phrase: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." The phrase is brilliant. There is actually no threat to America of fascism coming from the right. The essence of the American right, after all, is less government; and fascism, by definition, demands ever larger government. Therefore, if there is a real fascist threat to America, it comes from the left, whose appetite for state power is essentially unlimited. But because the left has so long dominated...
  • How Liberalism Makes It Easier to Sin

    07/29/2013 10:47:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-30-13 | Dennis Prager
    There are many liberals who lead thoroughly decent lives. And there are conservatives who do not. But that is not the whole issue. There is something about liberalism that is not nearly as true about conservatism. The further left one goes, the more one finds that the ideology provides moral cover for a life that is not moral. While many people left of center lead fine personal lives, many do not. And left-wing ideals enable a person to do that much more than conservative ideals do. There is an easy way to demonstrate this. If a married — or even...
  • The Election of a Black President Has Meant Nothing

    07/16/2013 5:46:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    The greatest hope most Americans -- including Republicans -- had when Barack Obama was elected president was that the election of a black person as the country's president would reduce, if not come close to eliminating, the racial tensions that have plagued America for generations. This has not happened. The election, and even the re-election, of a black man as president, in a country that is 87 percent non-black -- a first in human history -- has had no impact on what are called "racial tensions." In case there was any doubt about this, the reactions to the George Zimmerman...
  • The Left, Bert and Ernie and Children's Innocence

    07/02/2013 8:50:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/02/2013 | Dennis Prager
    <p>If a Martian were to observe the human condition, he would have to conclude that the left has an agenda to deprive children of their innocence.</p> <p>The Martian would have no other explanation for the premature sexualizing of children that the left has engaged in for decades, and which seems to increases almost weekly.</p>
  • It's the heart versus the Bible

    06/25/2013 5:41:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-16-04 | Dennis Prager
    I recently interviewed a 26-year-old Swedish student about her views on life. I asked her if she believed in G-d or in any religion. "No, that's silly," she replied. "Then how do you know what is right and wrong?" I asked. "My heart tells me," she responded. In a nutshell, that's the major reason for the great divide within America and between America and much of Europe. The majority of people use their heart — stirred by their eyes — to determine what is right and wrong. A minority uses their mind and/or the Bible to make that determination. Pick...
  • Why Europe Has a Problem with Israel - Prager University [Video]

    06/25/2013 11:34:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-24-2013 | Prager University
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1kVw6qZLK0Why do so many in Europe feel so much hostility to the most open and liberal democracy in the Middle East? Daniel Gordis, President of the Shalem Center, zeroes in on the source of the problem in this fascinating look at the complex relationship between Europe, Israel and the Arab World.
  • Opposing ‘God Bless America’: A Christian minister preaches the religion of leftism.

    06/11/2013 7:03:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/11/2013 | Dennis Prager
    If you were a Christian minister who was given the opportunity to write an op-ed piece for the Washington Post, what subject would you choose? War and peace? The decline in faith among America’s young people? The increasingly empty pews in mainstream Protestant churches? The ethical decline in society? Or any of myriad other morally and religiously troubling issues? Well, not if you were a Methodist minister named James P. Marsh Jr. For this man of the cloth, the issue troubling him so much that he had to write about in the Washington Post was . . . people standing...
  • Even If Your Child Is Gay...

    03/19/2013 6:18:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 141 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio announced that he had reversed his position on same-sex marriage. The reason was that his son had come out to him and his wife as gay. This is not the first such instance. Periodically, we hear about Republican politicians whose child announces that he or she is gay, prompting the parent to change his mind about the man-woman definition of marriage. As a parent, I understand these parents. We love our children, and we want them to love us. Nevertheless I differ with their decisions to support the redefinition of marriage. In...
  • Marijuana: A Gift of the Left to America’s Youth: CO and WA already having bad consequences

    03/12/2013 6:54:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 326 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/12/2013 | Dennis Prager
    Denver television station CBS4 reports that Colorado has seen a sharp spike in marijuana use among teenagers since voters passed Amendment 64 last November, legalizing recreational use of the drug. As described in The Economist, along with a Washington State measure also legalizing marijuana, Amendment 64 is “an electoral first not only for America but for the world.” That means two American states are to the left of the Scandinavian countries, Holland, and every other liberal country regarding marijuana. CBS4 quotes a number of local high-school students: “I’ve seen a lot more people just walking down the street smoking (joints),”...
  • 'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

    01/21/2013 9:48:38 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 176 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1-22-13 | Dennis Prager
    For some years now, we have been told about a major division within American conservatism: fiscal conservatives vs. social conservatives. This division is hurting conservatism and hurting America -- because the survival of American values depends on both fiscal and social conservatism. Furthermore, the division is logically and morally untenable. A conservative conserves all American values, not just economic ones. By "social conservatism," I am referring to the second and third components of what I call the American Trinity -- liberty, "In God We Trust" and "E Pluribus Unum." It is worth noting that a similar bifurcation does not exist...
  • Episcopal priests offer spiritual support for gay unions

    12/12/2012 10:27:36 PM PST · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 3 Dec 2012 | Lois K Solomon
    Gay couples who seek spiritual affirmation of their relationships can now sanctify their unions with special blessings at South Florida's Episcopal churches. Priests in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida have been given permission to perform a distinct rite, different from the marriage between a man and a woman. Called "The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant," the ceremony, to be introduced this month, was approved by national convention delegates over the summer. Lorraine Michels and Joan Van Ness were married in 2009 in Massachusetts, but decided to participate in a nine-couple blessing ceremony in April at All Saints...
  • Episcopalian Exodus Over Gay Issues continues

    12/12/2012 10:18:02 PM PST · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | 19.Nov.2012 | inq
    Divisions in the Episcopal Church on the subject of gay marriage have led yet another diocese to break from the national US Episcopal Church. Reuters reports Bishop Mark Lawrence of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina received a letter Oct. 15 from Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori saying he had “abandoned the church” and barring him from exercising his office. The local diocese however had previous stated that it would disassociate with the national church if it took exercised any hierarchical authority. It did, and the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina became the fifth US diocese to break from its mother...
  • Presbyterian leaders in Pittsburgh reeling from latest exodus from denomination

    12/12/2012 10:31:59 PM PST · by Cronos · 44 replies
    Post Gazette ^ | 7 Dec 2012 | Ann Rodgers
    Members of Pittsburgh Presbytery expressed grief and frustration with three churches that recently voted to leave the Presbyterian Church (USA) without going through the constitutional process for doing so, while the church's national moderator, who coincidentally was at their regular meeting Thursday, said he had offered to meet with leaders of those churches and two others that are pursuing the formal process for leaving. Representatives from only one of the five, later identified as Bellefield Presbyterian Church in Oakland, agreed to meet with the Rev. Neal Presa. About 140 churches are in the countywide presbytery. Recently, Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian...