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The Coulter-Ingraham Show by Conrad Black
What they have in common is that they are both attractive, blonde, witty, never-married, heterosexual, practicing Christian, conservative women commentators who have hugely enlivened political discourse. Both are well-educated lawyers (Dartmouth and Virginia for Ingraham, Cornell and Michigan Law for Coulter) and clerked for senior judges. There is nothing like them in other countries
Just one hitch with all those eulogies for Hitchens – Michael Cook, Mercatornet
Who was the greater public intellectual, Christopher Hitchens or Vaclav Havel? Temperamentally, he never ceased thinking like a Trotskyite he was in his youth. The genuine public intellectual was Václav Havel, a man whose commitment to truth was sealed with years of oppression and censorship under a brutal Communist regime. Like Hitchens, Havel was not a Christian, but he defended the achievements of Christendom because it appreciated that man is a mystery and because it had preserved a commitment to transcendent values. Unlike Hitchens, he knew that without God, anything is possible.
Why Christianity is Losing America – First Things
Christianity lost America because 20th-century evangelicalism branded itself as the party of faith. Secularism (science, university, media) became the party of truth. This is one reason why 70% Christian youth give up meaningful involvement with the church when they grow up.
“OH WOW.” Steve Jobs’ Last Words Raise the Ultimate Question – Wesley J. Smith
Air Force Celebrates Pagan Circle – The Church Report
Officials say an $80,000 Stonehenge-like worship center underscores a commitment to embrace all religions. In the still of a cold November evening, a small gathering of pagans, led by two witches, begins preparations for the coming winter solstice.
Cross Displays in Military Under Attack – ACLJ.com
the U.S. Army has taken down a cross displayed outside a chapel at a military base in Afghanistan – a cross that is a powerful symbol of sacrifice for the men and women who put their lives on the line every day on that battlefield. The news of the removal at the base in Afghanistan was greeted as a victory by the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF) saying the removal marks an example of protecting “civil rights and neutrality towards religion.”
Pakistan: ‘Jesus Christ’ among words banned in text messages – Catholic Culture
Pakistan’s bishops are protesting a decision by the nation’s telecommunications authority to include “Jesus Christ” in a list of 160 words banned in text messages.
Christians Given 3 Days to Leave North Nigeria or Face Death – Christian Post
The militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, has issued a chilling warning to all Christians in northern Nigeria, giving them three days to leave or face further extensive attacks.
Associated Press defends Umbanda as an “Afro-Brazilian religion under threat” By Julio Severo
In the past, newspapers were free to report and denounce child sacrifices in the Afro-Brazilian religions. But nowadays, under the watchful state eye, only flattering reports are allowed, such as “oppressed” religion, “threatened” religion and other words that the AP “report” used abundantly.
State Removes 3 Crosses From Calif. Town’s Inspiration Point – Christian Post
A Nation That Honors Sin By Alan Roebuck
America does not just tolerate the sins loved by the Left – Abortion, homosexuality, Balkanization through multiculturalism, and so on. Our leaders want us to love sin. Widespread sin is bad enough; even worse is the approval thereof. But worst of all is for society’s leaders to promote the approval of sin.