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...
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...
Islamists do a fantastic magic trick. One that takes some practice. They have become so good at it that almost no one sees the sleight of hand, and they leave European crowds clamoring for more. They perpetrate heinous crimes...
The President of the United States has just declared that we still have much work to do on an issue of importance in this country.  Work on what exactly?  The threat of anti-Semitism. Bomb threats have been called into...
Immigration does not have to have such negative consequences as we, the western world has allowed. When controlled, immigration can be beneficial to cultures in both social and economic areas. It’s when it becomes uncontrollable it becomes a problem.‘Racist’...
The White Man's Burden, a poem penned by Rudyard Kipling in 1899, honours the noble cause of the development and improvement of non-white people, notably those of the Indian subcontinent through conquest and colonization by the British Empire.General Sir...
National Review ran a story on Wednesday, February, 15 regarding a professor from Georgetown University named Jonathan Brown, who gave a speech defending slavery in Islam. In his speech is was said by multiple accounts (Andrew Harrod who wrote...

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