The exclusion of one God opens the door for the inclusion of another God. There is no such thing as religious neutrality. In the end, there will be a sovereign. That sovereign could show itself in the One State or the many individuals. The philosophy of Georg F. W. Hegel (1770-1831), followed by Marxists, Fascists, […]
While you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can judge it by those who endorse it. Consider Alan Dershowitz’s Blasphemy: How the Religious Right is Hijacking our Declaration of Independence.1 The book is endorsed by at least two high-profile published atheists (Steven Pinker and Sam Harris), former president of the ACLU and John […]
As mentioned, yesterday’s post was only the tip of the iceberg of Chapter 9 in The Problem of Slavery in Christian America. Thankfully, Joe Salant has followed up with the finalized audio for the whole chapter. Here’s his take on it: Within the context of systematically dismantling the claims and moral credibility of perhaps American slavery’s […]
Just a brief note today on Black History Month hopefully to awaken a few to the extent to which the beliefs of our forefathers, and spiritual forefathers, were far more repugnant and entrenched than we have usually realized, and far more deeply embedded in the teachings of the spiritual leadership—i.e., the churches and pulpits—than we […]
We may feel proactive and involved in change, especially by figuring out whom to vote for in this upcoming election, but the truth is we are complacent and comfortable. We think progress is the State changing abortion laws from it being illegal at nine months to it being illegal at only three months. We think […]
The best way to destroy the public’s memory of an important event is to make it into an American national holiday. This brings me to the Fourth of July. There are no Fourth of July parades on TV, or anywhere else, as far as I know. I cannot remember any in my youth.
The atheist organization The Freedom From Religion Foundation is demanding that the Wayland High School band “stop playing ‘God Bless America’ at school functions because it violates separation of church and state.” The Massachusetts’ school officials are ignoring the group’s threats, and for good reason. First, the First Amendment prohibits “Congress” from establishing a religion. […]
Atheist Michael Newdow has been pestering the courts to rule that the phrase “under God,” found in the Pledge of Allegiance, and “In God We Trust,” imprinted and stamped on our currency, are unconstitutional. In 2010, even the usually liberal San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Newdow’s legal challenges that the references […]
The people of Egypt are protesting in the streets of Cairo, and liberals are ecstatic. They are hoping the Mubarak regime will collapse and the people of Egypt will find their political voice. “The whole world is watching” their anti-government protests. There is no place to hide from the watching eye of the new technology. […]
So called conservative Ted Olson has advocated that the Declaration of Independence supports gay marriage. Gary DeMar shows that Olson is in major error, and further defends a biblical view of what marriage is really based upon.