While it may seem contradictory on the surface, I do not believe that Islam and the Quran are the cause of Radical Islamic Terrorism. I have not read or studied the Quran, so I cannot use the book’s text to...
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual teenagers are a very high risk group. They are more likely to abuse drugs, have mental illnesses, and consider suicide. They are bullied at schools, and rejected by their parents; 40% of homeless youth...
The West needs Christianity. And you don't have to be a snake-handling Methodist from Appalachia to agree with me—even Richard Dawkin's fedora-wearing acolytes should get on board. Why?  Because it's true. The West was better off before it shed its Christian character. History's...
It seems as though this Trump/Russia saga will never come to an end. Evidence of collusion between President Trump and “Russia” during his successful 2016 presidential run has yet to surface, but that has not stopped the president’s detractors from...
Some years ago while I ordered lunch at a restaurant in the food court at the University Centre, at the university where I work, I asked the young man serving me if he and his family celebrated the Day...
How often have I heard it said that it is the precepts of Christianity that are the foundation of Western civilization? My typical response when confronted with this claim is to roll my eyes and think "that old chestnut." This...
In previous essays I discussed the topic of religion and state in the Western world, notably the role of Christianity, Catholic and Protestant, in the development of Western civilization. For centuries the Catholic Church had authority in temporal affairs...
"Do you think religion inherently good?" This was a rhetorical question posed to the class when I was a student at Queen's University in 1986. The class was in a course in the history of Christianity. The question was...
If there was ever a time for spiritual guidance it would appear there is no time like the present. I know its {current year} status here but it’s true nonetheless. The polarization of almost everything is putting strains on...
Freedom of conscience is a cornerstone in Western Civilization. However, history demonstrates that freedom of conscience often carries a high price. The quotation listed as the title of this post is attributed to Martin Luther (1483-1546) who was said...

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