“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

Archive for March 22nd, 2008

Sibby Online: 3 secular reasons for “Under God”

William J. Federer’s book “Three Secular Reasons Why America Should Be Under God” says (starting on page 73): America’s founders had a “deity-based” belief system. Why? Because: Your RIGHTS cannot be taken away by the government if they come from a power “higher” than the government – i.e. God… To read more, go to Sibby […]

Who Wants Theocracy?

Yesterday I wrote about Jefferson and the separation of church and state. Today I want to address the question of theocracy more directly. As I mentioned yesterday, there are many on the left who seem to believe that the religious right really wants to institute a theocracy in America. Nothing could be further from the […]

Hate Crime Laws A Way to Silence Opposition

One of the reasons Christians and other conservatives so strongly oppose “hate crime” laws in the United States is because they are already being used in other countries to silence points of view that the government considers unwelcome. Consider this case in Canada reported by WorldNetDaily: The Canadian government has ordered a Christian ministry that […]

The Truth about Everything

BreakPoint – Chuck Colson and Mark Earley (from yesterday) Death on a Friday Afternoon Today, Good Friday, Christians around the world contemplate the great paradoxes of our faith . . . and, in turn, learn the truth about ourselves and our Creator. Click here to listen. From OnePlace.com

Why America Was Colonized

When we examine the Christian heritage of America, there are any number of points in history we could examine. Though the Christian character of the American people is waning in this age of secularization, we have been a predominately Christian culture since the very beginning. There is a wealth of information available to illustrate the […]

Myth 1: Atheists Are Smarter

Part of a Series BY Legionary Father Thomas D. Williams March 23-29, 2008 Issue | Posted 3/18/08 at 12:08 PM It is a common myth of our day, not surprisingly propagated by atheists, that religious believers are undereducated folk who have abandoned the use of reason in favor of blind faith. So in his book […]

The American Experiment

What follows below are my notes from a recent Truth Project seminar on “The American Experiment: Stepping Stones.” I had intended to transcribe these notes electronically as I do most of the time with Truth Project lessons, but since I knew the Easter BATS was coming up, I decided to wait and publish these notes […]

Lesson 11 – Labor: Created to Create

The Truth Project continues this week at South Canyon Baptist Church in Rapid City at 8:57 am. This week will be Lesson 11 on “Labor.” Contrary to a great deal of contemporary popular opinion, work is not a “curse.” God Himself is active and creative, and He calls man to share in the joy of […]

Support the Alcohol Tax

SB 61 was submitted to the South Dakota legislature during the session which just ended in order to add a tax to wholesale alcohol sales. The intent was to raise money to pay for law enforcement, legal proceedings and treatment for problems that come from alcohol abuse. As was illustrated by the spending battle over […]

DID PLATO REALLY EXIST?

How much manuscript evidence do we have that Plato really existed? How do we know Plato wrote or said what we have been told he wrote or said?What if many Greek authors in a secret conspiracy to fool the world into thinking one Greek could be so smart wrote and revised and blended the thinking […]

Republicans should focus on the right, not Wright

BY STAR PARKERFOUNDER & PRESIDENTCOALITION ON URBAN RENEWAL & EDUCATION Hillary Rodham Clinton has reason to be a happy camper. Over recent days, for the first time in months, she has moved significantly ahead of Barack Obama in Gallup’s national polling. And, defying Milton Friedman’s famous dictum that there is no such thing as a […]

Jericho Cancelled (Again)

From SciFi.com, it seems CBS has cancelled Jericho for a second time. Jericho is a television series about a small Kansas town and their struggle to survive after several nuclear bombs go off in major cities across America–including the capital. Not just some cheap post-apocalyptic Mad Max clone, Jericho had characters with depth that you […]