Empty Cradles Mean a Bleaker Future

Opinion piece for Newsweek – By LYMAN STONE AND W. BRADFORD WILCOX , ADJUNCT FELLOW AND VISITING SCHOLAR, AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTEON 6/24/20 AT 4:17 PM EDT News item: In December 1999, Ashley Judd became engaged to Scottish racing driver Dario Franchitti, who was driving in CART. They married in December 2001 at Skibo Castle in Scotland.[20][21] They had no children because Judd is an antinatalist: “It’s unconscionable to breed with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries.”[21] They divorced in 2013.[22] – from Wikipedia –  My cmnt: What a perfectly ignorant and stupid belief to hold. All of the first-world democracies of the West and … Continue reading Empty Cradles Mean a Bleaker Future

Research: Childlessness On The Rise in Scandinavia, Overall Fertility Rates Falling

By VIRGINIA HALE | 26 Jul 2020 for Breitbart News Childlessness is becoming increasingly common in Scandinavia, according to new research. A study by the Denmark-based Rockwool Foundation revealed that fertility rates in northern Europe are largely declining. Not only are couples having fewer children on average, but there is a distinct increase in the number of people who go through life without ever having children at all. Peter Fallesen, a senior researcher at the foundation, said there were a number of causes for the slump including that “society has, to a greater extent, lost its taste for having children”, but acknowledged … Continue reading Research: Childlessness On The Rise in Scandinavia, Overall Fertility Rates Falling

Will Someone Love Aimee Byrd

By Joseph Spurgeon – June 25, 2020 – for The Joyful Patriarchy Wife Titus 1:10-11- For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain. Let me begin by getting straight to the point of this article.  Aimee Byrd should be silenced.  Her pastors, elders, and husband should love her enough to stop her from writing and teaching errors.  Christian men need to rise up and tell feminists like her within the church … Continue reading Will Someone Love Aimee Byrd

Defending Ravi Zacharias

Phones & Photos Nathan Zacharias Uncategorized  April 22, 2021 – family’s personal website In this post I’m sharing some more information in response to my brief appearance on Julie Roys’ blog last week. In the comment section of Julie’s blog, Vicki Blue tried to give an explanation for the text message I released. Among other things, in her response she says these two things: “I believe that must have been my last contact” “if there is any other text, it was before then…” Those are false statements. We have texts after that. The text messages I posted were in January, 2016. … Continue reading Defending Ravi Zacharias

Why Is Church Membership in America on the Decline?

MARCH 31, 2021  |  JOE CARTER | for The Gospel Coalition The Story: A new survey finds that U.S. church membership has fallen below a majority for first time in nearly a century. The Background: For the first time in 80 years of surveys, Americans’ membership in houses of worship dropped below 50 percent. A survey by Gallup finds that in 2020, 47 percent of Americans said they belonged to a church, synagogue, or mosque, down from 50 percent in 2018 and 70 percent in 1999. When Gallup first measured church membership in 1937, it was 73 percent. It remained near 70 percent for the next … Continue reading Why Is Church Membership in America on the Decline?

Health Care Is Not a Right

The single-payer con. by Sally C. Pipes – Fall 2020 – for The Claremont Review of Books Conventional wisdom holds that the progressive dream of Medicare for All died—or at least was deferred—when Joe Biden secured the Democratic presidential nomination. Many supposed the former vice president would be more moderate on health care than the president under whom he served. But recently Biden has started sounding a lot more like Barack Obama or even Senator Bernie Sanders. In early July, six unity task forces convened jointly by Biden and Sanders released their policy recommendations for a putative Biden Administration. If … Continue reading Health Care Is Not a Right

Ashley Judd Says She’s ‘Drowning in Trauma’ as She Works to Physically Recover from Accident

Ashley Judd had to be airlifted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to South Africa in a 55-hour rescue to save her leg that was shattered in an accident By Naledi Ushe – for People.com – Feb 2021 My cmnt: No doubt this was a harrowing experience and would be for anyone. But stupid liberals wanting to commune with nature often put themselves in dangerous positions and then rely on modern everything (high tech, polluting factories that produce their communication devices, internal combustion engines that power vehicles, trucks, planes and ships) to rescue them once nature turns on them. And … Continue reading Ashley Judd Says She’s ‘Drowning in Trauma’ as She Works to Physically Recover from Accident

Science and Christianity: Conflict or Coherence?

SCIENTISTS AND THEIR GODS: A chemistry lecture Henry F. Schaefer III  Professor Henry F. (Fritz) Schaefer is one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world.  The U.S. News and World Report cover story of December 23, 1991 speculated that Professor Schaefer is a “five time nominee for the Nobel Prize.” He has received four of the most prestigious awards of the American Chemical Society, as well as the most highly esteemed award (the Centenary Medal) given to a non-British subject by London’s Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. … Continue reading Science and Christianity: Conflict or Coherence?

12 articles from The Federalist on John MacArthur & Religious Freedom during Covid Lockdowns

Los Angeles County Continues Its War On California Megachurch Over The Wuhan Virus OCTOBER 31, 2020 By Jordan Davidson LA County is threatening to keep sending health investigators to Grace Community Church during Sunday services following just two positive COVID-19 cases. LA Times Targets John MacArthur’s Church By Labeling Three COVID-19 Cases An ‘Outbreak’ OCTOBER 24, 2020 By Jordan Davidson The Los Angeles Times targeted California pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church on Thursday by publishing an article that Judge Grants California Church Trial To Defend Constitutional Right To Worship SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 By Jordan Davidson Despite the obstacles the church faced over the last … Continue reading 12 articles from The Federalist on John MacArthur & Religious Freedom during Covid Lockdowns

The Washington Football Team Is Foolishly Sacrificing Cheerleaders To Save Its Public Image

Hiring more men to help with public sexual harassment issues seems like a very funny Band-Aid to the organization’s problems. By Jillian Anderson MARCH 10, 2021 – for The Federalist My cmnt: Cheerleaders and actresses, like all attractive, pretty girls and women, have to contend with the duel-edged sword that comes with physical beauty. Dr Dobson, of Focus on the Family fame, has written that there are three coins the world values in other people. The gold coin of beauty, the silver coin of talent and the bronze coin of intelligence. Unattractive men, like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, can use the … Continue reading The Washington Football Team Is Foolishly Sacrificing Cheerleaders To Save Its Public Image

Chinese Police Detain Churchgoers When Raiding Their Home Church

Rebecca Downs | Posted: Mar 20, 2021 5:50 PM – for Townhall.com My cmnt: It is hard to understand living in a country that demands the State be worshipped as god. I worked with a Chinese immigrant who told me that she had had no religious education whatsoever. I asked her what the Chinese teach for a creation story and she said evolution. I also worked with an immigrant to Canada from the Republic of Georgia who was also given no religious education whatsoever beyond the demands that the Soviet Union under the communist party (i.e., the State) was god. … Continue reading Chinese Police Detain Churchgoers When Raiding Their Home Church

Open Letter from the International Board of Directors of RZIM on the Investigation of Ravi Zacharias

It is with shattered hearts that we issue this statement about the allegations against RZIM’s Founder, Ravi Zacharias. Following allegations made in late August of 2020 that Ravi had engaged in sexual misconduct and abuse in connection with two day spas, we commissioned Miller & Martin PLLC, a law firm with experience in corporate and sex crimes investigations, to conduct an independent investigation. We gave Miller & Martin a broad scope to pursue any avenues that they judged to be relevant to the accusations, and we emphasized that our only purpose for the investigation was to ascertain the full truth. … Continue reading Open Letter from the International Board of Directors of RZIM on the Investigation of Ravi Zacharias

5 most telling campus outbreaks of the 2016-17 academic year

Higher education is not about to send its clowns to the unemployment lines or retire its lions to wildlife sanctuaries, but its own circus is showing some fragility. By Peter W. Wood JUNE 1, 2017 – for The Federalist My cmnt: While this article is a little long it is worth the read. Higher education has been teaching and preaching fabulous just-so fairy tales founded upon the story of Darwinism for so long it is just a matter of time before they become completely delusional and detached from reality. On May 21, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus closed its tents for … Continue reading 5 most telling campus outbreaks of the 2016-17 academic year

Update from RZIM Board: Allegations against Ravi Zacharias

Intermediate Response: Allegations Against Ravi Zacharias Dec 23, 2020 – RZIM website In August 2020, allegations of sexual misconduct were made against our Founder, Ravi Zacharias. Unfortunately, Ravi had died several months before we first learned of these allegations, so we were unable to explore them with him directly. We engaged Miller & Martin PLLC to investigate these allegations, while also giving them wide latitude to go wherever their investigation might lead them. We have also repeatedly stated our intention not to comment on the investigation until receiving a final report on it. However, while the investigation remains ongoing and … Continue reading Update from RZIM Board: Allegations against Ravi Zacharias

May God have mercy upon us and our troubled country

Amidst profound and blatant democrat-run vote fraud that stole a landslide reelection from President Trump and the American people We need to pray that truth will prevail this Christmas season By Robert Knight – – Saturday, December 5, 2020 – for The Washington Times With our nation on a razor’s edge, the days are getting shorter — and darker.  In fact, the winter solstice is coming in a couple of weeks on Dec. 21, marking the shortest day on the calendar and thus the darkest time of the year.   More than ever, it’s better to look to the heavenly … Continue reading May God have mercy upon us and our troubled country

A Global Calamity: 340 Million Christians Persecuted

Mostly by Muslims. Wed Jan 20, 2021 Raymond Ibrahim – for Frontpagemag.com Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.  This article first appeared on Gatestone Institute. Hebrews 11:24-26 – By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. Hebrews 11:35b-38 – … Continue reading A Global Calamity: 340 Million Christians Persecuted

Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Credential Inflation

Many evangelists and apologists have a history of overstating their qualifications. CT EDITORS |DECEMBER 7, 2017 – for Christianity Today Earlier this week, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) released a statement addressing its namesake’s credentials, which have recently been under fire. “In earlier years, ‘Dr.’ did appear before Ravi’s name in some of our materials, including on our website, which is an appropriate and acceptable practice with honorary doctorates,” stated RZIM. “However, because this practice can be contentious in certain circles, we no longer use it.” From CT’s report: According to the biography currently posted on RZIM’s website, Zacharias received a … Continue reading Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Credential Inflation

TRR Exclusive: An Open Letter to RZIM from Brad & Lori Anne Thompson

By Brad and Lori Anne Thompson – as reported by The Roys Report Editorial Note: The following is an open letter to Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) from Brad & Lori Anne Thompson—the couple at the center of the 2017 sexting scandal involving Zacharias. The Thompsons gave the letter to The Roys Report with the condition that it be published in full. The letter is the first public statement the Thompson’s have made since signing an NDA with Zacharias in 2017, and is a response to several statements published by RZIM. To the Executive Committee of RZIM, & RZIM Board of Directors: As a follower … Continue reading TRR Exclusive: An Open Letter to RZIM from Brad & Lori Anne Thompson

Ravi Zacharias’s Ministry Investigates Claims of Sexual Misconduct at Spas

Three women have come forward with additional allegations against the late Christian apologist. By Daniel Silliman|September 29, 2020 09:15 AM – for CT (Christianity Today) Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) has opened an investigation into allegations that its late founder and namesake sexually harassed multiple massage therapists who worked at two day spas he co-owned. Three women who worked at the businesses, located in a strip mall in the Atlanta suburbs, told Christianity Today that Ravi Zacharias touched them inappropriately, exposed himself, and masturbated during regular treatments over a period of about five years. His business partner said he regrets … Continue reading Ravi Zacharias’s Ministry Investigates Claims of Sexual Misconduct at Spas

A Third Infinity — The Infinite Complexity of Cells

by Michael Denton – October 2, 2020, 6:47 AM – for Evolution News and Science Today Editor’s note: We are pleased to offer this excerpt from Dr. Denton’s new book, The Miracle of the Cell. In terms of compressed complexity, cells are without peer in the material world, actualized or imagined. And there is likely far more complexity still to uncover. Even as recently as 1913, when Lawrence Henderson composed his classic The Fitness of the Environment, the cell was a black box, its actual molecular complexity a mysterious unknown. Only as the veil began to lift with the mid-century … Continue reading A Third Infinity — The Infinite Complexity of Cells

Raw Terror – Islam, a death cult

By Willis Eschenbach / December 27, 2019 – his website Skating under the Ice My cmnt: This is another excellent resource on Islam as it was, is and remains. Click the website above and read the original article in its entirety. I’ve excerpted a few lines below to entice you to click over and read his entire piece. It is well worth your time. It is a great resource on why Islam is evil and violent at its core – the answer is in the Koran and Muhammad himself. 1400 yrs of terror and violence and suppression. Folks sometimes accuse … Continue reading Raw Terror – Islam, a death cult

The Problem With Islam

By Willis Eschenbach / March 10, 2017 – his website Skating under the Ice My cmnt: This is an excellent resource on Islam as it was, is and remains. Click the website above and read the original article in its entirety. I’ve excerpted a few lines below to entice you to click over and read his entire piece. It is well worth your time. Be sure to view his original cartoons at the end with depictions of Mohammed. Clever and gutsy. I’ll say something that is not politically correct in the slightest, something that a number of people may disagree with, and then … Continue reading The Problem With Islam

Cryptic msg for étude Brute – 2

Another riddle: Why do certain species of thrush, especially robins and bluebirds, tend to be Protestant rather than Roman Catholic? Down. Down. Down. Down. Down. Most futuristic novels seem out-of-date after a decade or two, but That Hideous Strength is more timely today than when the book was published in 1945. On the day I began to reread the book for this essay, the press reported that a British government agency called the Human Fertilization and Embryological Authority (HFEA) is sounding out public opinion about the use of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, which will allow parents to screen their embryos for genetic defects. … Continue reading Cryptic msg for étude Brute – 2

Letter to an Anti-Trump Christian Friend

Wayne Grudem | Posted: Aug 08, 2020 12:01 AM – for Townhall.com [Note: This article is based on an actual letter. The recipient’s name and some minor details have been changed.] Aug. 5, 2020 Dear Zachary,             Thank you for your thoughtful, honest email explaining why you felt frustration and anger about my public support of Donald Trump. I’m glad that you wrote as you did rather than leaving the matter unspoken.              Thank you also for writing, as a long-time friend, to express your concerns that my support of … Continue reading Letter to an Anti-Trump Christian Friend

My statement of Faith

This statement of my beliefs about God and the Path of Life is based upon the Holy Scriptures (i.e., the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, the Bible) and is simply an elaboration of the Nicene Creed and is very similar to statements of faith and doctrine found in any number of Evangelical websites (e.g., Reasons to Believe, Christianity Today, Probe Ministries, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Covenant Evangelical Theological Seminary, CRU – Jesus Film Project, etc.) We truly have an embarrassment of riches in the Reformation confessions and catechisms that have come down to us over the centuries. … Continue reading My statement of Faith

You’re never too young to die

Photos and names From EonLine – July 18, 2020 My cmnt: It always seems more tragic when the rich, the famous or the beautiful die young. We say, ‘She had so much to live for’ or ‘Such a pity to lose one so beautiful’ or ‘If I had his money I would have taken better care of myself.’ But would you? So many of the rich and famous young die by their own hands. This certainly seems counter intuitive at least. Why do these, of all people, commit suicide, either intentionally or carelessly? My cmnt: Do these unfortunate offspring of … Continue reading You’re never too young to die

Giving Up Darwin

A fond farewell to a brilliant and beautiful theory. A review of Stephen Meyer’s thoughtful and meticulous Darwin’s Doubt (2013) By David Gelernter – in the Claremont Review of Books – Spring 2019 My cmnt: Article edited for brevity and clarity. Darwinian evolution is a brilliant and beautiful scientific theory. Once it was a daring guess. Today it is basic to the credo that defines the modern worldview. Accepting the theory as settled truth—no more subject to debate than the earth being round or the sky blue or force being mass times acceleration—certifies that you are devoutly orthodox in your scientific views; … Continue reading Giving Up Darwin

American Worldview Inventory 2020 – At a Glance

Survey: Majority of Americans No Longer See Human Life as ‘Sacred,’ Yet See Humanity as ‘Basically Good’ June 23, 2020 | By Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University As our nation’s biblical foundations continue to erode, Americans’ understanding of the fundamental nature of humanity and the value of human life is shifting significantly—with a large majority of Americans today believing that human beings are “basically good,” and less than 40% seeing human life as having intrinsic value or as being “sacred.” Although they conflict with traditional biblical teaching, these views increasingly have permeated well beyond the secular culture to … Continue reading American Worldview Inventory 2020 – At a Glance

The Orwellian University

by Frank Furedi / October 13, 2016 for Prospect Magazine UK “Speech codes are now littered with words that are ambiguous and opaque” The first time I was told off for using “inappropriate language,” I thought my colleague was joking. We were university professors and speaking freely should come with the territory. But during the past decade, campus speech has increasingly been taken over by a vocabulary of doublespeak. In his essay “Politics and the English Language,” George Orwell identified the problem: “In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible… Thus political language has … Continue reading The Orwellian University

The Six Pillars of Character

My cmnt: Checking the LPS website at least up until 2017 these guidelines were still in use. They may still be incorporated in the LPS pedagogy or not. If not, and knowing the ethical direction of our country’s cultural shift it would not surprise me if they have been quietly set aside, they should be. Trustworthiness Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country  Respect … Continue reading The Six Pillars of Character

Who Are the Yazidis, the Ancient, Persecuted Religious Minority Struggling to Survive in Iraq?

The U.S. contemplates sending military aircraft and possible ground troops to rescue the Yazidis, as more American military advisers arrive in Iraq to help plan an evacuation of the displaced people. BY AVI ASHER-SCHAPIRO, FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NEWS PUBLISHED AUGUST 11, 2014 My cmnt: Part of my interest in these people is: I have had an extended Yazidi family living next door to me since 2017. Their story is tragic, interesting and amazing. For their beliefs, they have been the target of hatred for centuries. Considered heretical devil worshippers by many Muslims—including the advancing militants overrunning Iraq—the Yazidis have faced the possibility of … Continue reading Who Are the Yazidis, the Ancient, Persecuted Religious Minority Struggling to Survive in Iraq?

Scriptures on Work

Scriptures pertaining to Work (without commentary) – compiled by Lord Buckbeak Gen 2:15 – The Lord God put the man in the garden of Eden to care for it and work it. Gen 3:17-19 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, `You must not eat of it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.  It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.  By the sweat … Continue reading Scriptures on Work

COVID-19 puts spotlight on science — but scientists often lie

My cmnt: Scientists, like all people, do not live in an ideological vacuum. They want certain things to be true and other things to be false based on personal values – just like everyone else. Historians fudge history to make it look the way they think it ought to be. Communists and democrats lie about virtually everything. The pseudo-Christian cults (i.e., Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses, Scientology, etc.) and especially the Roman Catholic Church have a well documented history of lying, covering up, and deception. Untold murders have been committed to maintain a lie or to hold on to power.  We can … Continue reading COVID-19 puts spotlight on science — but scientists often lie

A Guide to Basic Differences Between Left and Right

By Dennis Prager Source of Human Rights Left: government Right: the Creator Human Nature Left: basically good (Therefore, society is primarily responsible for evil.) Right: not basically good (Therefore, the individual is primarily responsible for evil.) Economic Goal Left: equality Right: prosperity Primary Role of the State Left: increase and protect equality Right: increase and protect liberty Government Left: as large as possible Right: as small as possible Family Ideal Left: any loving unit of people Right: a married father and mother, and children Guiding Trinity Left: race, gender and class Right: liberty, In God We Trust and e pluribus … Continue reading A Guide to Basic Differences Between Left and Right

The Gospel Explained

Everyone likes to hear good news.  The safe arrival of a loved one, the birth of a child, the end of a war – are all the type of news we love to hear. On the other hand no one wants to receive bad news.  The death or illness of a friend or family member, the loss of a job, or the declaration of war – ‘ill news is an ill guest’, for no one wants to hear bad news. As the Wicked Witch of the West sang in the musical ‘The Wiz’, ‘Don’t you bring me no bad news.’  But the … Continue reading The Gospel Explained

What about those who are baptized for the dead?

Taken from Benson Commentary on 1 Cor 15:29 as displayed on Biblehub.com I reproduce this explanation for those who are confused (which is just about everybody) with these words from the Apostle Paul to the Corinthian church. As the Apostle Peter noted some of the words of Paul in his writings to the churches are difficult to understand (2 Pe 3:16 – He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to … Continue reading What about those who are baptized for the dead?

The Image of God

As we know a lot depends (as with all things) on definitions.   Just what the phrase ‘image of God’ means is subject to some debate.  I have generally given the answer from the Wizard of Oz movie:  to be like God is to have a heart, a brain and courage, or from the Shema: Deut 6:4-5 ‘4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[b] 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. This greatest commandment is stated in scripture variously as: Luke – Heart, soul, strength and mind Mark – Heart, soul, mind and … Continue reading The Image of God

Lead us not into temptation

Lead us not into temptation   By Lord Buckbeak The Lord’s Prayer (Luk 11 and Mat 6) is the Biblical standard for Christian prayer. It has also been called the Disciple’s prayer as it is the prayer Jesus taught us to pray.  Yet for millennia believers have wondered and debated and questioned one phrase. They have asked why it is in the prayer and what does it mean. That phrase is: Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from (the) evil (one). How, it has been asked, does God lead one into temptation? We know that God cannot sin … Continue reading Lead us not into temptation

Lead us not into temptation – 2

Lord Buckbeak  03/02/05 (prepared for Bible study at a local Church) Matt 6:13 ‘And Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ Hebrews 2:18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.  Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.  The question is why would Jesus tell us to pray, ‘Lead us not into temptation’?  The answers have … Continue reading Lead us not into temptation – 2

The Tree of Life and the Fall

The Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  Scripture tells us that there were two named trees in the Garden – the Tree of Life that sat in the midst of the Garden and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil which was either next to it or more likely at the edge of the Garden.  The Lord God commanded Adam, Eve had not yet been created, to freely eat of every tree in the Garden except the Tree of Death.  In the day that he should eat of it he would … Continue reading The Tree of Life and the Fall

Essay on Purpose

Chance  or No Chance     The same Arguments which explode the Notion of Luck, may, on the other side, be useful in some Cases to establish a due comparison between Chance and Design: We may imagine Chance and Design to be, as it were, in Competition with each other, for the production of some sorts of Events, and may calculate what Probability there is, that those Events should be rather owing to one than to the other.     – Abraham de Moivre, Doctrine of Chances, 1718                          … Continue reading Essay on Purpose

Madonna: two women, two worldviews

Madonna, the pop singer, not Madonna her namesake, famously sang that she is a material girl living in a material world.  Which neatly sums up the difference between the two women and what lies at the root of our seemingly intractable political divide. Whatever institution tells us what is real, is the institution that gets to tell us our creation story and set the agenda for what is and what is not important for the society.  Formerly our creation story came from the Bible and the Judeo-Christian moral and ethical understanding of the world and our place in it.  That … Continue reading Madonna: two women, two worldviews