March 9th, 2009 | by Gary DeMar
R.C. Sproul writes that "God's existence is the chief element in constructing any worldview. To deny this chief premise is to set one's sails for the island of nihilism. This is the darkest continent of the darkened mind - the ultimate paradise of the fool." Arguing with people who have set sail "for the island of nihilism" is a frightening ordeal. By pushing them to be consistent with their underlying presuppositions, the philosophical nihilists have become moral nihilists
March 5th, 2009 | by admin
The Statute's resolution to the malady of selfish men and their propensity to unfair debate is to merely affirm, "That no man shall . . . suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities."
March 4th, 2009 | by Gary DeMar
American Vision received a phone call from an NPR station yesterday (3.3.2009) asking me to appear on one of their shows to answer the charge by the Southern Poverty Law Center that our organization is a "hate group." (For the record, I don't do interviews with media outlets that are subsidized by tax dollars.) The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has listed American Vision as a "hate group" under the "other" category on their website because we are "anti-gay.' I guess the majority of people in California who voted to outlaw homosexual marriage are also "haters." Of course they are. Read what homosexuals say about them!
March 3rd, 2009 | by Gary DeMar
We've been taught that fascism is a foreign-born ideology that spawned the political aspirations of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. In reality, fascism has had a long history in America and has been resurrected by people who believe that power guided by good intentions can do no harm. They are ignorant of history and human nature. We don't have to go abroad to find examples of fascism. The political philosophies of presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson are textbook examples of fascism in action. Do you find this hard to take? Here's what Jonah Goldberg says on the subject in his bookLiberal Fascism (2007)
March 2nd, 2009 | by Gary DeMar
The rich often get a bum rap. Liberals are incensed when it is suggested that "the rich" get any type of tax reduction even though the top 50% of wage earners pay 96% of all income taxes. Since they spend more money, the rich also pay a disproportionate amount in sales, property, entertainment, and excise taxes. Without the rich, most people would not have jobs
February 27th, 2009 | by Dr. Joel McDurmon
Tuesday night Obama warned Congress that we need to "sacrifice some worthy priorities … and that includes me," but his peers in Congress, and his own budget plans speak loudly otherwise. He calls his multi-Trillion dollar deficit a "vision for America." This is an article about hypocrisy, and about the real American Vision's alternative methods
February 26th, 2009 | by American Vision
They abound in our American culture. Our roads and highways are covered with signs of all shapes and sizes clamoring for our attention and proclaiming various points of view. We are told when to go, when to stop, where to shop, what to buy, whom to vote for, even which soap works best. Not to be outdone by their competition, many churches have started pushing some sign gospel of their own, but the news is far from good
February 25th, 2009 | by Gary DeMar
"I am a Christian, I am a Protestant, I am a Baptist . . . [and] my own personal religious faith . . . has developed out of my own personal experience in life as well. . . . [T]he tradition of which I'm a part recognizes the importance of personal communication with the deity, along with the lessons that come from Scripture."
- Al Gore
February 24th, 2009 | by Gary DeMar
What is so troubling about Christian involvement in politics? Christians like John MacArthur, Cal Thomas, and Ed Dobson have written on the subject. MacArthur's Why Government Can't Save You includes the following subtitle: An Alternative to Political Activism. While MacArthur does not "believe we should remove ourselves from the political process," he does object to "the prevailing mindset that makes political and social activism the primary business of Christianity and reduces faith in Christ to just another political force."
February 20th, 2009 | by Dr. Joel McDurmon
Perhaps the most telling signal that Obama has no fundamental change in economics came during his December 9 interview on MSNBC's "Meet the Press." After discussing his plans for billions of dollars in new bailouts and billions more for government infrastructure programs, he faces, of course, the question of how to pay for all of this. His advice: "we can't worry short term about the deficit." In other words, in the short term, print, borrow, spend!