Archive for the 'Current events' Category

Stem cell breakthrough

Speaking of stem cell research, a friend has alerted me to the following story. Prolifers have been arguing for years that research on embryonic stem cells is both immoral and unnecessary (See my essay on the topic written in May 2002). Of course, advocates of embryonic stem cell research remain unconvinced. As I stated in […]

The folly of pacifism

Micah Tillman has an interesting discussion going on over at his blog. He notes that pacifism taken to its logical end must result in anarchism. Personally, I prefer black and white. If pacifism could stand up to scrutiny, I’d be all for it. I don’t like having to wade through shades of gray. Unfortunately, life […]

Another scandal in the works

Considering the lengths to which prosperity teachers go to twist the words of the Bible, it would not surprise me one bit if they were improperly reporting income. How long before these people’s followers realize that they are being had? Acting on tips about preachers who ride in Rolls Royces and have purportedly paid $30,000 […]

World-renowned philosopher pleads, “Do as I say, not as I do”

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Sean Penn, loving husband and committed pacifist, wants the United States to embrace the principles of pacifism he personally holds so dear, engaging in friendly talks with totalitarian leaders like Hugo Chavez and ignoring when other dictators such as Saddam Hussein violate terms of surrender. I suppose the exercise of force should only be put […]

Rwanda prohibits death penalty for perpetrators of genocide

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Joseph Farah writes of his frustration in an article entitled, Help me Rwanda! He is such an eloquent writer that I really have nothing to add. I highly recommend the article. Some excerpts follow: Some 13 years after the government of Rwanda sparked the genocide of some 800,000 mostly Christian ethnic Tutsis, a new government […]

Praying for bin Laden

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Brother Andrew, founder of the persecuted-church ministry Open Doors, is asking Christians whether they have prayed for Osama bin Laden today. The man is obviously a good evangelist, but he is clueless when it comes to national security. He says, They have a very strong belief, and they act upon it, that in the end […]

Tiny tablet provides proof for Old Testament

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A professor from Vienna makes an important archaelogical discovery, and a British museum expert provides another example of the double standard applied to the Bible: Michael Jursa, a visiting professor from Vienna…made what has been called the most important find in Biblical archaeology for 100 years, a discovery that supports the view that the historical […]

Americans give record $295 billion to charities in 2006

Okay, let’s get rid of this stereotype that Americans are stingy. It’s about time that self-righteous hollywood stars and irrelevant has-beens like Jimmy Carter quit saying things like rich states “don’t give a damn” about people in poor countries. The ABC report notes that the governments of “many other countries, such as Norway, Portugal and […]

The Politically Incorrect Americanism of Alba, Pacino, and Arnold

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Mary Katharine Ham, the managing editor for Townhall.com, has an excellent piece on assimilation. She quotes pro-American comments by Jessica Alba, Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger and then the reactions from the anti-American, anti-melting pot, hate-filled, leftist, illegal immigration supporters.

Father of scientific climatology calls man-made global warming theory ‘hooey’

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The “father of scientific climatology” says that talk about man-made global warming is a bunch of hooey. When are people going to wake up and realize that we’re all being had by people trying to make money? Reid Bryson, known as the father of scientific climatology, considers global warming a bunch of hooey. The UW-Madison […]