Five Reasons Why the Transfiguration Really Happened

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You know the old schtick from the New Testament scholars: all those miracles stories and supernatural events? They’re all pious fiction. Somebody made it up. It’s “mythical”. They added that stuff to make Jesus more special. They added that stuff to make it seem like he was fulfilling Old Testament prophecy. They cooked up those [Read More...]

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Sin? There’s Nothing Original About It

The Seven Deadlies

Sin is never original What I mean is that there is nothing new or fresh about sin. The devil never created anything. He can’t create anything new. All he can do is twist and distort something that already exists. C.S.Lewis points this out regarding human creativity as well. While we are very creative, he says, [Read More...]

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Ross Douthat Lays Out the Evidence on Planned Parenthood

NYT Columnist Ross Douthat

The videos from Center for Medical Progress have raised lots of emotions and passionate articles. Ross Douthat, with his usual razor sharp intelligence, lays out the evidence against the wishy washy argument that abortion restriction legislation causes more people to need abortions. The essential argument of people like Dana Milbank here is that de-funding Planned Parenthood will [Read More...]

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Tattoos, Americans and the Jungle Drums

Body Painting Event in NYC

Last week while wasting time on the internet I came across the weird event of public body painting. You can read about it here, but be warned there are some images of partial nudity. What happened was a group of New Yorkers volunteered to strip naked and have their bodies painted. Quite apart from the [Read More...]

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National Underwear Day and Family Planning

Chastity Encouraging Underwear

Believe it or not, today is National Underwear Day. Wearing underwear is not only civilized, but it has many practical purposes people haven’t thought of. Can’t be doing with another baby just yet? Do away with all those calendars and charts and thermometers, and simply keep your underwear on. When I was working as a [Read More...]

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Cecil, Cecile and the Cowardly Lyin’

Cecile Richards

I have resisted the too easy observation that the world goes sadly angry about the killing of Cecil the Lion while turning away from pie dishes full of livers, lungs and limbs of dead babies. Instead I am curious about the responses of Cecile Richards–the President of Planned Parenthood–and all the other abortion supporters. Cecile [Read More...]

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