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Do We Need To Prove All Other Religions False?

Do We Need To Prove All Other Religions False?

Comment conversations here lately have brought up the question, “Sure, you think Christianity is true. Muslims think Islam is true. Hindus think Hinduism is true. What makes you think you’re any more right than they are? Not only that, but if you applied the same standard to Christianity that you do to those other religions, you would reject Christianity just like you do all of them.” That’s not so, actually. I’ve looked at the world’s major religions. Here briefly are…

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“‘Arab Spring,’ Christian Winter – Investors.com”

“‘Arab Spring,’ Christian Winter – Investors.com”

In a Pew Research poll taken after the allegedly pro-democracy riots in Tahrir Square, only a third of Egyptian adults said they think it’s important for Coptic Christians to practice their faith freely. Meanwhile, a whopping 89% of them say laws under a post-Mubarak government “should follow the values and principles of Islam.” And nearly two-thirds want laws to enforce Shariah — the barbaric legal code practiced in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan under the Taliban. In a separate survey last…

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Christian Giving: Religious Obligation, or Freedom, Joy, and Love?

Christian Giving: Religious Obligation, or Freedom, Joy, and Love?

A commenter on atheist biologist Jerry Coyne’s Why Evolution Is True blog raised a point and asked me a question, The question is about balance and as JC [Jerry Coyne] is observing here, the negatives of faith are severe and dangerous and some simple cross-cultural studies show that atheists and their secular governments also donate time and money so if we attack the harm of religion we aren’t in immediate danger of cutting off the source of volunteerism and charity!…

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“Homophobia” Bites Back

“Homophobia” Bites Back

Gay-rights activists scored a coup by injecting the language of “homophobia” into our national conversation. They may regret it, though. It’s poised to come back and bite them. From one perspective, “homophobia” is a truly marvelous term, as strategic as it could possibly be. We who disagree with homosexual practice aren’t just wrong, we’re sick. No need to talk about whether there’s merit in what we believe: our very position on the issue proves we’re mentally and emotionally deficient. Game…

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Is Democracy Viable In Egypt?

Is Democracy Viable In Egypt?

Thomas Sowell reflects on events in Egypt: If there was ever a time when people in Western democracies might be excused for thinking that Western institutions could simply be exported to other nations to create new free democracies, that time has long passed. [From Is Democracy Viable? – Thomas Sowell – Townhall Conservative] He’s saying there are conditions required of a nation before it can become truly free and democratic. I believe he is right. It requires a certain set…

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“Wife ‘Discipline’ Cannot Leave Marks,” and Other Headlines

“Wife ‘Discipline’ Cannot Leave Marks,” and Other Headlines

Here are several headlines from this morning’s news. Take special note of the last one, which provides considerable insight into the rest. The second-to-last is also worthy of note. Official: New al Qaeda threat targets Europe, ‘notably France’ Al Qaeda ‘most wanted’ sentenced to death NATO official: Bin Laden, deputy hiding in northwest Pakistan 15 killed as Somali troops begin new offensive Suspected political violence kills 25 in Pakistan Terror plot cooperator in trouble again in NYC Testimony to resume…

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Not In the Name of Christ

Not In the Name of Christ

It is September 11, a day for remembering, marred by one man’s foolishness. Let no one think that Terry Jones, who continues to threaten a Qur’an-burning, is acting in the name of Christ or Christianity. He is defying the unified voice of the world Christian community. He is inciting anger, fear, and hatred. The action he threatens is nothing but empty symbolism with respect to godly truth, while to Muslims—who regard the Qur’an as co-eternal with Allah—it is more than…

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