Archive for September, 2007

Christian Popularity

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Listen to the MP3 Sept 28, 2007, Wausau, Wi — As I detailed in my book Christianity and Secularism, throughout the much of the twentieth century, the rising dominance of secularism, combined with a church that was form the most part sleeping and unengaged with the culture, has had a devastating impact on the culture.  As a [...]

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Victory Is Not An Option

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The response to the improving situation in Iraq among the Democrats is very revealing.  Last time I pointed out how their political rhetoric has become their reality.  They have said that Iraq is a mistake and a failure for so long that, for them, not only is victory is inconceivable, there is not even room [...]

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Mother Teresa's Letters

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Listen to the MP3 Sept 21, 2007, Wausau, Wi — Recently published letters of Mother Teresa revealed that, though her public life was one marked by service to God,  privately she had struggled with doubt. For many, this might seem like a contradiction, or even a sinful lack of faith, but I do not see any conflict [...]

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Moments of Clarity

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There are several a dangers for all those strongly involved in politics.   In the heat of a campaign it is common to resort to exaggerations, distortions,  or even untruths in order to win. This “political rhetoric,” while hard to defend, is usually written off as simply the result of “getting caught up in  the campaign.” [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion Part VI

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Listen to the MP3 Sept 14, 2007, Wausau, Wi — Last time in my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” I showed the superficiality of Dawkins’ view of God.   From there, Dawkins begins a discussion of the Founding Father, trying to claim that, “contrary to [The American right’s’] view, the fact that the United States was [...]

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The Bill of Rights – The Liberal Version

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Amendment I There shall be a separation of Church and State; Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; abridging the freedom of speech, except for political speech near an election, or of the press, except talk radio; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion Part V

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Listen to the MP3 Sept 7, 2007, Wausau, Wi — So far, in my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” I have showed how Dawkins’ arguments in the first chapter of his book concerning religion in general and Christianity in particular are seriously flawed. In chapter two Dawkins turns to the more specific question of God.  [...]

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Stages of a Political Movement Part II

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In Part 1  I looked  at the five stages that movements in general and political movements in particular go through :   Origin,  Development, Struggle, Dominance, and Decline.   Currently, the conservative movement is in stage 3 struggle, hoping to move to stage 4, Dominance.  The political dominance of Liberalism was weakened by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, [...]

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