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...
It is July 4th in a few days and, in the United States, July 4th is our Independence Day.  And in churches all across the United States today, there were celebrations of American patriotism and celebrations of our right...
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...
Lent is here again which means that it is time for millions of people around the world to give up something until Easter. Unfortunately, many people in Europe have given up Christianity, and along with it, given up the...
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...
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...
Why are we not taking the terrorism crisis seriously? At the end of 2015 and throughout 2016 there has been over 12 terrorist attacks in Europe alone. There have been hundreds of injuries and fatalities from these senseless attacks,...
'' If a believer demands that I, as a nonbeliever, observe his taboos in the public domain, he is not asking for my respect, but for my submission. '' Religion is part of the fabric of Canadian society; Canadians...
Sweden decided to enhance the "boring and oppressive" native Swedish tradition of St. Lucy's day that dates back to the 4th century by making it  more "multicultural" at the annual celebration in 2012. The government owned channel decided to...
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...

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