Author Archives: djking51

God, Evil, and the Bible

Criticizing God for all the evil in the world — and especially the evil in the Bible — seems like an easy target, until we take a closer look at how God deals with it. It’s a reasonable story, if … Continue reading

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The Jesus Myth

Enemies of Jesus and Christianity have used a variety of strategies to attack the faith, but none is more bizarre than the assertion that the entire Jesus story is nothing more than a myth concocted out of details borrowed from other … Continue reading

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Fleecing the Suckers

David Blankenhorn exposes the moral corruption that lies at the foundation of our culture’s gambling craze. This class divide, when it comes to who is being fleeced by slot machines and who is benefiting in some ways from the fleecing, is … Continue reading

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Fact or Opinion?

A sharp-eyed professor of philosophy — and parent — explains why so many college students today do not believe in moral truths. It starts early . . . When I went to visit my son’s second grade open house, I … Continue reading

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Feminism Has Jumped the Shark

Whatever feminism may have accomplished for women in earlier years, the movement in its modern iteration has clearly jumped the shark. Consider the evidence: Its hysteria over rape has damaged its credibility, from promoting bogus statistics, to undermining due process for the … Continue reading

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Why America Is Tearing Itself Apart

There is a growing unease among Americans that our nation is coming apart at the seams. Some tension can be expected in even the best of societies, but the level of conflict we’re witnessing today is unusually toxic. What are the underlying … Continue reading

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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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