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Morality


If there is no God, can there be morality? I’m not asking whether atheists are moral people and do moral things. They do, but by what unimpeachable and ultimate standard? An atheist might say that certain laws are good for the advancement of the species. But let’s not forget that as an evolved species (according …

Let’s get a few preliminaries out of the way. First, there is no doubt that there are few differences between the two major parties. With both Houses of Congress owned by the Republicans, one would think that the claimed differences would have come out and the GOP would have fought for the principles they claim …

The American Atheists organization has trotted out its anti-Christmas — actually anti-God — billboards again: “Go Ahead and Skip Church! Just be Good for Goodness’ Sake. Happy Holidays!” There’s so much that’s bad about this that I don’t know where to begin. First, the use of “Happy Holidays.” A holiday is a “holy day.” That’s …

On May 28th, 1849, Robert C. Winthrop (1809-1894), a descendant of Governor John Winthrop, first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, served as a Representative and Senator from Massachusetts and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He also served as the president of the Massachusetts Bible Society for several years where he advocated that …

A meme is going around showing a young man being pushed aside by an armed police officer. Here’s what’s written over the image: Arrested for fighting for civil rights for African Americans. Name this guy. The bespectacled young man is Bernie Sanders. Good for him. He stood up for the personal and property rights of …

A Ten Commandments monument has been removed from the grounds of the State Capitol in Oklahoma at the insistence of the ACLU. What makes a law a law? Why is it wrong to murder, steal, and lie, three of the Ten Words (Decalogue) found in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 and repeated in the New …

Most radical ideas have been hidden from the general public and only burst forth after of time of deep seeding in the culture through art, music, the educational establishment, entertainment, and the media. These radical ideas were sold to the American people as a more grand goal. “Everything must be done in the name of …

“Let’s be clear: At some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” President Obama said in response to the murders that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Knowing that he had misspoke, …

Harvard Historian Richard Pipes writes the following in his book Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime: “The Communists attacked religious beliefs and practices with a vehemence not seen since the days of the Roman Empire. Their aggressive atheism affected the mass of citizens far more painfully than the suppression of political dissent or the imposition of …

Dr. Ben Carson got eviscerated by the media because he claimed that people who engage in homosexuality do so by choice. Dr. Carson’s analogy about prisons was not the best example to use to make his case, but the choice factor is a given. And even if choice is not a factor, just because a …

NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Dr. Ben Carson the following question: “You’re a famed neurosurgeon, the best — some say — the best pediatric neurosurgeon living in the world today. You’re a man of deep faith. Explain how science and religion, in your mind, co-exist.” Chuck Todd should be asking how atheists can do science without …

The media continue to pounce on Gov. Scott Walker for not dealing with an out-of-context question about evolution at the end of an hour-long appearance at the prestigious Chatham House think tank in London where he was on a trade mission. What does a question about evolution have to do about trade? Moreover, there is …