Monthly Archives: November 2014

Science of the Gaps

Skeptics frequently charge theists with clinging to a “god of the gaps” approach to explaining natural phenomena. The argument goes something like this: A certain natural phenomenon has no known scientific explanation or cause (e.g., lightning). Given the absence of … Continue reading

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Is Christianity Pathological?

Jonathon Van Maren provides several recent examples of language being used to describe Christians and Christianity as inherently pathological. He argues that, if this charge is allowed to stick, then it is a very short step to taking action to forcibly “treat” … Continue reading

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The Utopian Mirage of Equality

Stacy McCain, reviewing an earlier essay by Roger Devlin, explains why equality is a flawed goal in political and social policy: The problem with “equality” is that it requires us forever to feed the crocodile, hoping to be eaten last. Any one of … Continue reading

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Liberal Parenting Meets Reality

Darlena Cunha labels herself “a diehard, bleeding-heart liberal.” She is also the mother of young twin daughters. Applying her liberal bias (“value equality above all else”) to her parenting techniques taught her a hard-learned lesson in how not to raise children. … Continue reading

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Culture Trumps Politics

Conservatives are cheering the results of this week’s election, in which Republicans have positioned themselves to exert enormous influence over the direction of governance for the next several years. But I’m not cheering. Not because I don’t agree with the … Continue reading

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Feminism and Rape

Mona Charen weighs in on Feminist Lies about Sexual Assault: You don’t have to believe the one-in-four figure floated by activists to agree that women are experiencing a marked degree of sexual assault and battery in the liberated hook-up world … Continue reading

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