Religion

Tolkien’s Odd Alternate Ending to 'The Lord of the Rings'

Tolkien’s Odd Alternate Ending to 'The Lord of the Rings'

In November 1944, J.R.R. Tolkien described an ending to The Lord of the Rings that fans of his epic tale will find unfamiliar. 

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Has the diminishment of one part of the First Amendment led to the squelching of another?

The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: 'Individualism'

The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: 'Individualism'

If Pope Francis wishes to identify institutions that breed conflict and poverty, he'd do better by turning his attention to states and big banks.

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades. 

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy

The seeking of the good of all does not require the violation of individual rights and interests.

Why Joel Osteen is the Perfect Pastor for Our Times

Why Joel Osteen is the Perfect Pastor for Our Times

Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen is famous for promoting a "prosperity gospel." 

The Perils of Relativism

The Perils of Relativism

The cause of the indifference, rage, and violence we're witnessing is the lack of any objective truth.

When Did Rome Really Fall?

When Did Rome Really Fall?

Some say that "Rome" still hasn't fallen. 

No, The Catholic Church Didn’t Punish Galileo for Heliocentrism

No, The Catholic Church Didn’t Punish Galileo for Heliocentrism

This is a popular historical canard that has everything going for it except objectivity, rationality, and impartiality.

Scientist: There is No Battle Between Religion and Science

Scientist: There is No Battle Between Religion and Science

Francis Collins, a world-leading geneticist, says there need be no conflict between religion and science. 

How I Caught Pope Francis Sharing Fake News

How I Caught Pope Francis Sharing Fake News

A memorable vignette Pope Francis is fond of reciting is nowhere in the novel he claims it to be.

'Jesus Was a Progressive Because He Advocated Income Redistribution to Help the Poor'

'Jesus Was a Progressive Because He Advocated Income Redistribution to Help the Poor'

You don’t have to be a Christian to appreciate the deceit in this canard. You just have to appreciate facts.

Does All Rational Thought Involve ‘Faith’?

Does All Rational Thought Involve ‘Faith’?

Is every human being in some sense a "believer"?

Gallup asked Americans why they go to church. It’s not for the music.

Gallup asked Americans why they go to church. It’s not for the music.

Gallup asked fifteen hundred Americans why they attend religious services. The responses might surprise you.
 

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

An abundance of research shows both technology addiction and loneliness are on the rise. Is there a connection?

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

It is important to point out that while the name “Easter” is used in the English-speaking world.

Atheists Are More Likely to Believe in Aliens. Why?

Atheists Are More Likely to Believe in Aliens. Why?

One in four Americans believe in aliens. Many of those who do are non-religious or atheists.

Target CEO: Maybe that Transgender Bathroom Announcement Wasn’t Such a Good Idea After All

Target CEO: Maybe that Transgender Bathroom Announcement Wasn’t Such a Good Idea After All

According to a recent WSJ report, Target Chief Executive Brian Cornell admitted to internal sources that the company handled the issue poorly.

Neil Gorsuch Deserves Confirmation

Neil Gorsuch Deserves Confirmation

Neil Gorsuch's credentials are impeccable, his character and judicial temperament unassailable, and his reputation among peers is sterling.

Turkey on the Brink of Democide as Pivotal Referendum Looms

Turkey on the Brink of Democide as Pivotal Referendum Looms

Turkey's referendum presents a choice between parliamentary democracy and legally institutionalizing single-man rule.

‘Discover Islam’ Video an Attempt to Proselytize Public Schoolchildren, New Jersey Moms Say (See Video)
The Cultural Illiteracy of Today’s Christians

The Cultural Illiteracy of Today’s Christians

The problem with Christian culture is the same problem that our entire society faces: cultural illiteracy.

How Did Celibacy Become Mandatory for Priests?

How Did Celibacy Become Mandatory for Priests?

Over many centuries, Christian writers took scriptural ideals from Judaism and coupled them with Greco-Roman philosophical ideals of self-control.

3 Ways to Spot an Ideologue

3 Ways to Spot an Ideologue

In "The End of Ideology," Daniel Bell defined ‘ideology’ as “a set of beliefs... [that] seek to transform the whole of a way of a life."

Surgeons in Canada are Harvesting Organs from Euthanised Patients

Surgeons in Canada are Harvesting Organs from Euthanised Patients

University of Ottawa professor Jennifer A. Chandler pointed out that combining organ donation with euthanasia could be ethically problematic.

FBI Agent Posing as Islamic Radical Was at the Scene of ISIS Terror Attack, 60 Minutes Reveals

FBI Agent Posing as Islamic Radical Was at the Scene of ISIS Terror Attack, 60 Minutes Reveals

The FBI declined to be interviewed by 60 Minutes, providing just a terse, one-sentence reply.

The Foundation of Neil Gorsuch’s Judicial Philosophy

The Foundation of Neil Gorsuch’s Judicial Philosophy

Neil Gorsuch’s judicial philosophy, based heavily on natural law theory, was inspired by his intellectual mentor at Oxford University.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islamists Won’t Thank Liberals for Being Nice or PC

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islamists Won’t Thank Liberals for Being Nice or PC

“Islamists want a Sharia compliant society,” Ayaan Hirsi Ali said. “Whoever is in their way is their enemy."

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