Religion

What Is the Christian Idea of 'Heaven'?

What Is the Christian Idea of 'Heaven'?

Different cultural groups, and different individuals within them, respond with numerous, often conflicting, answers to questions about life after death. One theme remains constant, however: Heaven is the presence of God, in the company of others who have responded to God’s call in their own lives.

Why Christians Should Read Detective Fiction

Why Christians Should Read Detective Fiction

Detective fiction has been consistently interpreted as an inherently religious genre by such Christian literary luminaries as W.H. Auden and Dorothy L. Sayers

Genetically Modified Babies? The Future Is Now

Genetically Modified Babies? The Future Is Now

New research allows scientists "to rewrite the DNA bound up in living cells," and now an ethics panel suggests this may be "morally permissible."

Pascal on Why Living in the Present Is So Difficult (Yet so Important)

Pascal on Why Living in the Present Is So Difficult (Yet so Important)

We spend most of our lives not truly living at all but shoring up goods for some time in the future when we can enjoy them—which never comes since we have incapacitated ourselves from enjoying the present.

The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor

The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor

The “conventional wisdom” may be conventional, but it’s often not wisdom.

The Presidency to the Rescue: How America Begins the Downward Spiral Into Tyranny

The Presidency to the Rescue: How America Begins the Downward Spiral Into Tyranny

In an age when democracy is clearly retreating, will America eventually succumb to autocracy while waving sayonara to democracy?

Chesterton on the ‘Unimportance’ of Evolution

Chesterton on the ‘Unimportance’ of Evolution

Would you be stunned to learn that G. K. Chesterton regarded the topic of evolution as unimportant? Well, he did.  In fact, he wrote an essay titled “The Unimportance of Evolution.”

Les Miserables: What Permit Patty's Outburst Can Teach Us About Mercy

Les Miserables: What Permit Patty's Outburst Can Teach Us About Mercy

For the unlucky few who win the internet lottery, misdeeds become fodder for public judgement. Did the severity of the crime match the severity of the punishment? 

How Early America Overcame Unrest and Cultural Diversity
What the Story of Cain and Abel Teaches Us About Envy and Victimhood

What the Story of Cain and Abel Teaches Us About Envy and Victimhood

Cain and Abel represent rival responses to the suffering inherent in the human condition. Abel’s suffering leads to his self-development as a warrior. Cain’s suffering leads to envy, malevolence, and murder.

Ban Burqas? Don't be Too Hasty

Ban Burqas? Don't be Too Hasty

Could the ban be the first step towards the Netherlands becoming a religiously oppressive nation? 

Why the Dutch 'Burqa Ban' is a Good Thing

Why the Dutch 'Burqa Ban' is a Good Thing

On Tuesday, the Netherlands joined a growing number of European nations to implement a "Burqa Ban." Here's why that's a good thing.

Pope Affirms Freedom of Press While Myanmar Journalists Remain Jailed

Pope Affirms Freedom of Press While Myanmar Journalists Remain Jailed

Freedom of the press is a crucial component to a virtuous, flourishing society, as Pope Francis affirmed on June 20 when he called for greater liberty for the press.

British Physician Accused of 'Shortening the Lives' of Hundreds of Patients Resigns

British Physician Accused of 'Shortening the Lives' of Hundreds of Patients Resigns

A recently released report found an “institutionalized regime” of disregard for human life at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

On Free Speech, 40% of Americans Are Closer to the Chinese Government’s Interpretation than the Founding Fathers

On Free Speech, 40% of Americans Are Closer to the Chinese Government’s Interpretation than the Founding Fathers

Growing numbers of Americans no longer believe in the Founders vision that the function of government is to protect citizen’s pre-existing and unalienable rights. 

Illegal Immigrant Families: The Questions to REALLY Ask

Illegal Immigrant Families: The Questions to REALLY Ask

Lost in the emotional social media posts and virtue-signaling are serious questions that should be asked.

Why the 5 Major World Religions All Reject Suicide

Why the 5 Major World Religions All Reject Suicide

Why have most of the world's major religions condemned suicide as an escape from suffering?  

The Op-Ed on Diversity that Got a Best-Selling American Author Sacked by Penguin

The Op-Ed on Diversity that Got a Best-Selling American Author Sacked by Penguin

Lionel Shriver was sacked by Penguin Random House for penning an op-ed critical of the company's new diversity policy.

An Atheist Explains the True Reason Religion Terrifies Him

An Atheist Explains the True Reason Religion Terrifies Him

Philosopher Thomas Nagel hopes there is no God... but one aspect of faith makes him uneasy in his atheistic beliefs.

Twitter CEO Apologizes for Eating Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

Twitter CEO Apologizes for Eating Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Sunday expressed regret over eating at Chick-fil-A because of the chicken company’s CEO’s personal views on gay marriage.

Suicide: I've Heard its Siren Call

Suicide: I've Heard its Siren Call

This is my life: Imagine a dagger thrust into your solar plexus. Now imagine that dagger with you at every step of life, whether it be the mundane or the joyous, such as the birth of your child or the celebration of a wedding anniversary. Grinding, penetrating, endless pain.

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

With the sudden passing of designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain—both of whom authorities believe took their own life—it’s easy to wonder if an epidemic of suicide is upon us.

Why America’s Self-Help Industry Is Booming

Why America’s Self-Help Industry Is Booming

In his 1989 book Oracle at the Supermarket, psychologist Steven Starker explained how the self-help industry had become a sort of spiritual guide for individuals seeking answers.

Gay Wedding Cakes & Firefox: Why We Need the Freedom to Discriminate

Gay Wedding Cakes & Firefox: Why We Need the Freedom to Discriminate

Is it time for our nation to have a serious conversation about what tolerance really means?

The Diversity Staff at the University of Michigan Is Nearly 100 Full-Time Employees

The Diversity Staff at the University of Michigan Is Nearly 100 Full-Time Employees

Mark Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, shows that one-quarter of Michigan's “diversicrats” earn annual salaries of more than $100,000.

Psychologist: Rejecting Values and Responsibility Was a Big Mistake

Psychologist: Rejecting Values and Responsibility Was a Big Mistake

In becoming amoral, ethically neutral, and ‘free,’ we have cut the very roots of our being; lost our deepest sense of self-hood and identity; and, with neurotics themselves, find ourselves asking: Who am I? What is my destiny?

As Traditional Religion Declines, Superstition—Not Atheism—Is the Big Winner

As Traditional Religion Declines, Superstition—Not Atheism—Is the Big Winner

Belief in God is declining and belief in ghosts and witches is rising.

'Gumball' Clip Brilliantly Reveals the Hollowness of Social Justice ‘Tolerance’

'Gumball' Clip Brilliantly Reveals the Hollowness of Social Justice ‘Tolerance’

A hilarious episode of 'Gumball' has fun with the palpable intolerance of social justice tolerance.

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