Hobby Lobby Decision Chagrins Liberals

hbylbyfmnstsThe recent Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision has brought about a hue and cry representing a chorus of scorched cats. It becomes almost impossible to exaggerate the hysterical theatrics used to denounce the supposed negative repercussions of this decision.

While the conservative wing of the Supreme Court [...]

Religion has a Rightful Place in Public Affairs

frdmfrmrlgnRecently I read a post that stated something I have heard numerous times; “religious convictions have no place in influencing legislation in a secular society.” By the word “secular,” I can’t help wondering if they mean non-ecclesiastical or demonstrably irreligious. While our Founders certainly created a functional [...]

Voter ID Opposition is Irrational

vtrfrd4Only a few years ago, I never imagined anyone would be opposed to verifying the identity of voters, or that the issue could be so heavily politicized. I would think that any reasonable person should be interested in upholding and improving the integrity of the voting process. [...]

There’s no Neutrality in Public Education

schlchcRecently, I have seen both pro and con editorial pieces regarding the proposed expansion of educational vouchers in Wisconsin. Those critical of educational vouchers keep emphasizing “accountability.” But allowing anti-choice advocates to determine standards of accountability is like putting the foxes on guard duty in the chicken [...]

Freedom From Religion Foundation: Smash-mouth Atheism

evolutionIn a recent local letter to the editor, Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Madison, Wisconsin based Freedom From Religion Foundation, promotes the tenor of The New Atheist movement, which contends that “religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational [...]

Met The Beatles Again

btls-drgsOn Sunday February 9th, 1964, I sat in my small rocking chair in the living room of my family home. An older sister was there, as were my parents, who stopped what they were doing in the kitchen to watch the next performers from the Ed Sullivan [...]

The Logical Tension of Atheistic Materialism

apsthmnsMr. N is well known in my locality, as an atheist who writes letters to the editor, often making rhetorical arguments impugning Christianity. In a recent response to Mr. N’s letter, a friend of Mr. N‘s, we will refer to hereafter as Mr. R, made a statement [...]

In Defense of “Fundamentalism”

crsIn the world of cultural semantics, there is probably not a phrase that rings with more pejorative innuendo than the term “fundamentalism.” It should be noted that the term comes with a lot of improper implications, misunderstand and underserved baggage. Fundamentalism is a movement within Christianity that [...]

War on Christmas v. Religious Liberty

wrnchrstmsWhile listening to the radio in my car several days ago, I heard about a new poll where a small majority of people said that there actually is no war on Christmas. Every year the term “War on Christmas“ gets bandied about as we approach the holiday [...]

Pope’s Time Magazine Recognition is Ominous

ppfrncs2A big pre-Christmas news story was that Roman Catholic leader Pope Francis was named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” That happening requires an interpretation. In my estimation, it is one that is an ominous sign for cultural trends. While I’m happy that the Pope was selected [...]






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