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Archive for May, 2015

-Large Support for a Ban on ‘Hate Speech’ and for the Primacy of International Law?

Friday, May 29th, 2015

‘Hate Speech’  ‘Islamophobia’ ‘Homophobic’ Bible Passages Yesterday we posted on Sen. Rubio’s claim that traditional Christian and Catholic teaching might be labeled as ‘hate speech’ in the future. For those who think that might be a long shot or an over-blown fear, here are some recent figures on how large the support is in America […]

-Rubio: ‘Clear and Present Danger’ That Christianity Could be Labeled as ‘Hate Speech’

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

In an interview with CBN News, Senator Rubio talked about his fear that ‘mainstream’ Christianity and Catholic teaching could soon be labeled as ‘hate speech’ in this country: “If you think about it, we are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech. Because today we’ve reached the point […]

-The Tale of Two Soldiers: How the American Military Has Changed When it Comes to Religion

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

(WWII  US Army Air Force Bible) Nothing demonstrates how the American military culture has changed over the years when it comes to religion like the tale of two different soldiers that I found on the Internet yesterday. The first story is about an American airmen in WWII who lost his prayer book while on a […]

-Shocking: 81% Middle East Muslims Support ISIS?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A recent poll taken by the Al Jazeera Arabic TV channel shows that 81% of their viewers support ISIS. The popular TV news network which is hosted in Qatar and viewed all over the Muslim world in the Middle East and North Africa asked their  Arabic viewers to respond to the following question: “Do you […]

-Headstones Reflect the Diversity of Faith (And None) of Our Fallen Soldiers

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Memorial Day is a good time to reflect upon the ultimate sacrifices made by many in our armed forces in order to keep America free. Nothing really reflects that freedom so much as the variety of religious designations (60 different) including ‘none’ on the headstones in our national cemeteries. The following article in HuffPost shows […]

-Was Jesus a Real Person? Historical Evidence Beyond the Bible

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

          (Tacitus via Wikipedia) I recently read one of the best summaries ever of all of the historical evidence for the real existence of the man called Jesus of Nazareth in a recent edition of the Biblical Archaeology Review (Jan/Feb 2015): “Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible” by Dr. Lawrence Mykytiuk of […]