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  • Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 4:35:14 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/2/15 | Justin P. McBrayer
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshmen in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 12:09:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 2, 2015 | JUSTIN P. MCBRAYER
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshman in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • Gallup: Americans’ views on most moral issues now more liberal to a record extent

    05/11/2017 8:41:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2017 | AllahPundit
    It’s easy to get depressed that we’ve all but lost the battle for fiscal conservatism, but look on the bright side. The battle for social conservatism is … no, looks like that one’s pretty much a rout too.One of the Internet’s recent misfortunes is the explosion of overheated liberal takes about the resemblance of modern American culture to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the series on Hulu about a Christian theocratic takeover of the country in which women are enslaved by the patriarchy. Behold the state of the looming theocracy, via Gallup:Of the 19 issues tested, not a single one has...
  • Why Republicans Cant Fix the Big Problems

    04/13/2017 8:05:37 AM PDT · by Alex Baker · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 13, 2017 | Bryce Buchanan
    The moral sentiments of the population determine what political leaders are willing to do. The moral sentiments of a country may be consistent with reality or may be based on Utopian *fantasies, but, either way, they control public policy. To illustrate, lets examine the concepts “earn” and “deserve”. In reality, material products and human services are the product of human labor. Food and shelter, for example, do not exist in nature ready for your use. Medical care does not exist in nature. Humans must work to create these things. This is not a situation that was devised by mean people....
  • Fundamental Christian Attitudes: Love [vs. abortion, etc.]

    03/27/2017 1:13:05 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 9 replies
    Grace To You ^ | 3-20-2017 | John MacArthur
    ..let me talk about abortion for a moment. The abortion battle is not over babies. The abortion battle is not a battle about whether we ought to kill babies just for the sake of killing babies...Nobody would legalize the murder of those babies if storks brought babies.... Willing to do that – follow this one – willing to do that in the face of the strongest instinct to protect, which is motherhood.... We were worried all the time about Russia, we were worried all the time about the Iron Curtain world, And we were having a revolution here that has...
  • Humanism as a Religion, and Why it Matters

    03/11/2017 9:49:13 AM PST · by Unmasking_Humanism · 33 replies
    Unmasking Humanism ^ | 11 March 2017 | Kevin
    Have you ever heard somebody say “I’m not religious, I’m an atheist/agnostic”? On the contrary, atheism and agnosticism are subsets of Humanism, which can certainly be classified as a religion.
  • The Politics of Plot: What Liberal or Conservative Architecture is Your Narrative Constructed Upon?

    03/03/2017 10:34:26 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    MovieMaker Magazine ^ | Fall 2013; August 1, 2016 | David Corbett
    One hears a great deal these days about the universal nature of story. It's a gratifying conceit that deep down we all share the same fundamental narrative. But what about the more factional, political nature of story? I don't mean the depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty or corporate cunning in Promised Land. I mean the intrinsically political nature of how character is portrayed and plot structured. Stories stage conflict. And the strongest conflict always dictates inseparable, irreconcilable opposites. If Henry Adams was right, that politics in practice is always "the systematic organization of hatreds," then what better place...
  • Liberalism’s Fake Sense of Morality

    02/27/2017 9:47:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Liberals constantly stake a claim to some religion-free moral high ground, which is laughable considering liberalism’s ideology is immoral at its core. Since November of last year, leftists have been too blinded by inane hatred for Trump to see the irony. Sure, there are liberals out there who lead decent lives and you can find some on the other side who don’t. Difference is, though, the longer a liberal remains liberal, the harder it is for them to see the light...the truth…that all their ideology does is cover them with a cloak of morality. The false sense of morality gives...
  • Does America Have an ‘Official’ Morality?

    09/18/2016 5:00:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2016 | Does America Have an ‘Official’ Morality?
    Former Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is a socialist. So were Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and a host of other charming fellows. But Sanders makes a distinction, he stresses that he’s a “democratic socialist.” You see, Bernie needs some criterion to separate the good socialists, like him, from the moral monsters. Bernie likes to make grand pronouncements about morality; what’s moral and what’s immoral. Bernie thinks “acting on climate change a moral obligation.” Bernie thinks that it is immoral as well as unjust that our government doesn’t provide healthcare for all; after all, all those socialist European nations provide...
  • Biden Officiates His First Gay Wedding for White House Aides

    08/02/2016 9:25:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    NY POST ^ | 8/2/16
    Vice President Joe Biden has officiated a gay wedding, a first for the early proponent of same-sex marriage. Biden presided over the union of Joe Mahshie and Brian Mosteller, both longtime White House aides. The White House says the couple asked Biden to officiate.
  • Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice

    07/29/2016 8:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Wayne Grudern
    Some of my Christian friends tell me they can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump because, when faced with a choice between “the lesser of two evils,” the morally right thing is to choose neither one. They recommend voting for a third-party or write-in candidate. As a professor who has taught Christian ethics for 39 years, I think their analysis is incorrect. Now that Trump has won the GOP nomination, I think voting for Trump is a morally good choice. American citizens need patience with each other in this difficult political season. Close friends are inevitably going to make...
  • The Law Is Dying because Morality Is Dying

    07/10/2016 1:56:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 10, 2016 | Trevor Thomas
    Tuesday, after FBI director James Comey spent about 15 minutes laying out the legal case against Hillary Clinton and then spent about three minutes declaring that he was going to ignore the evidence and recommend no legal action against Mrs. Clinton, TheBlaze's Matt Walsh declared that "The law is Dead." Walsh wrote: July 5, 2016. 11:15 a.m. One day after America's 240th birthday. When historians conduct their autopsy on Lady Justice, that will be the time of death. That is the precise moment when Justice drew her last labored breath, cursed our ridiculous country and our hopelessly corrupt government, and...
  • The Law is Dying because Morality is Dying

    07/10/2016 6:37:45 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 45 replies
    The Blaze and Ravi Zacharias International Ministeries via Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | The Blaze and Ravi Zacharias International Ministeries via Trevor Grant Thomas
    I don't think Comey's presser heralds the end of law in the U.S., but he surely did put another nail in the coffin. Like the Supreme Court rulings on abortion and marriage, few should be surprised at this outcome. America has been on a long ugly road when it comes to law and justice, reason and logic, morality and truth.
  • MIDWEEK PROPHECY UPDATE JULY 6, 2016 - HUNG PARLIAMENT IN AUSTRALIA? (video)

    07/07/2016 10:49:04 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | July 6, 2016 | Andrew Russell
    IDF attacks two Syrian army targets, Iran warns: 100,000 missiles ready to strike Israel, now Turkey can help Mideast Peace Process, Iraq suicide bomb attack: deaths in Baghdad rise to 165, after Fallujah, ISIS moves to Lebanon and targets Christians, ISIS uses Ramadan as calling for new terrorist attacks, suicide bomb attack outside US Consulate in Jeddah, three suicide bombers strike Saudi Arabia, one near Muslim Pilgrimage site in Medina, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull accepts election blame, Syrian refugee marches beside Justin Trudeau in Canadian pride parade, Christian Mingle Dating site must provide service to Gay people, Russia seeks to...
  • Four Times the Declaration of Independence Mentions God, and Why It Matters

    07/04/2016 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Many historians call the Founding Fathers "Deists," and many of them were not true Christians -- after all, Thomas Jefferson tore all the miracles out of the Gospels! But judging by the Declaration of Independence, our Founders were more religious than many think: our founding document mentions God no less than four times.This is not to say America was founded as an explicitly Christian nation -- the federal government has never had an established religion. But the Jewish and Christian understandings of God deeply influenced the founding generation, and that influence radiates from the Declaration of Independence.Here are the four...
  • Good Without God? Not in the Long Run

    06/30/2016 10:49:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: “Good Without God.” And I think….well, maybe for a while, one can be good (before men). But only because they piggyback on the Judeo-Christian values they may have imbibed. After a while, it all fades away. The reality of that fading away now hits us daily in the news. There’s not a week that goes by without some new report of violence and mayhem. Some attacks are worse than others. Just recently, the UK’s Daily Mail referred to “lawless Paris,” in an attack on innocent people, including tourists. Their sensational...
  • Girl Scouts in Upstate NY Will Now Allow Transgenders to Join Their Troops

    05/21/2016 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | May 21, 2016 | Michael Ware
    We should have seen this coming. There is no doubt that this was the next logical step. Once the Gender Dysphoria camel had his/her/it’s nose inside the tent, we could expect nothing less than the whole camel. Now, as there is a battle over where people can use the restroom heating up, a mainstay in the development of girls has now decided that it would denounce the specialness that is womanhood. WNYT reported last month
  • What the Bathroom Wars are Really All About [Gear UP!]

    05/10/2016 4:47:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 36 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 9, 2016 | John Horvat II
    The so-called bathroom wars have nothing to do with bathrooms but are all about war. The push to allow a person to use the bathroom of his or her choice is merely the latest phase of the sexual revolution. It is part of a relentless war to bring about an irrational equality that now seeks to break down the final public barriers that make the sexes different. Let’s face it. Once it is held that anyone can use the bathroom that he or she feels comfortable with, the words “men” and “women” on the door are meaningless since anyone can...
  • Should Women Take Blame if Daughters Stray?

    04/29/2016 7:35:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Apr 30, 2016
    IN the past, traditions and customs were such that mothers used to be blamed if their daughters went astray and engaged in unethical practices. Viewed as the protectors of their daughters, mothers were expected to take care of and raise them to be good citizens. However, such views have changed today and mothers are no longer blamed for the mistakes of their daughters. Al-Riyadh daily reports on the way modern society views the mother-daughter relationship. Dr. Salih Al-Aqeel, a criminology and sociology expert, said it was unfair for society to blame mothers for the mistakes of their daughters. “In the...
  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...