JV Team

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

I’m glad ISIS is just the “JV team” of Islamist terrorism. I don’t think our sports-fixated president could handle the varsity.

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A Call for Moral Rearmament

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Because of the president’s extremely naive remarks this week (“a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century”), as well as newly revealed terror threats against the U.S., perhaps now is a good time to revisit my January 2010 column, “A Call for Moral Rearmament.”

By Stan Guthrie

September 11 should have put to death for all time the quaint notion that the world is getting better and better as it marches toward a bright, secular future—presumably with personal jetpacks, moon colonies, and every hut wired to the Internet. If anything, the planet is getting more religious, not less. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Fomenting

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

I have a sneaking suspicion that if the police officer in Ferguson is exonerated completely in the shooting of Michael Brown that certain “community organizers” will never be happy. They have a vested interest in fomenting rage and unrest. No amount of evidence will cause them to celebrate the man’s innocence. Unfortunately, some people will only be satisfied if the man is hanged publicly, no matter what. How many of these racially charged mob actions must America have to endure?

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Martyrs in the Time of the Charity Selfie

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

By Stan Guthrie

Historians tell us that when a great plague wreaked havoc in the Roman Empire during the third century A.D., many pagans fled. The followers of Jesus (sometimes called Galileans) tended to the sick and dying, at times paying for their compassion with their lives.

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On the Radio: Is Religion Bad for Kids?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

John Blok of Moody Radio Florida interviews me about my article, “Fact or Fiction: Academics Ask, ‘Is Religion Bad for Kids?’”

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Blame

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The threat from ISIS must be pretty severe, because it even got President Obama to come off the golf course–at least for a few minutes. However, as per usual when Muslims do something evil, he was quick to assure the rest of us that Islam is not to blame, saying that “no faith teaches people to massacre innocents.” One wonders when Mr. Obama last read the sacred literature of Islam. Evidently a significant percentage of those who actually do read it (religiously) has come to a different conclusion.

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Partial

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Other than Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, I cannot imagine anyone I would trust less to responsibly and impartially address a racially charged situation than Eric Holder.

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Reading Dante

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

By KATE TRACY

I read The Divine Comedy for the first time as an eighth-grader. As I struggled through 99 cantos of medieval poetry, getting lost in the “dark wood” of characters, punishments, and planets, the poem couldn’t help but change me, even then. Each time I revisit Dante’s spiritual and literary journey, I’m spurred further on my own. Yet not everyone feels this way about Dante.

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Thuggery

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Whatever genuine grievances African Americans may or may not have in Ferguson, rioting is not an acceptable form of protest. It is anarchy. Throwing a Molotov cocktail or looting a store is not a legitimate expression of civil disobedience. Thuggery is never excusable.

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Shot

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Lots more black young people were fatally shot in Chicago this weekend than in Ferguson. Where’s Al Sharpton?

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