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September 12, 2018
The Cristero War – A Catholic Rebellion Against an Atheist President
By James A. Haught In the vast annals of faith-based killing, some episodes are widely...
September 10, 2018
Paul Kalanithi’s Argument for Christianity
Meaning, love and purpose exist by virtue of the fact that they exist in human...
September 07, 2018
The Fountainhead: There Can Be Only One
Building in styles that Howard Roark doesn't like is bad, but trying to build like...
September 05, 2018
James Baldwin: Brilliant Skeptic
By James A. Haught Here's an interesting literary footnote: James Baldwin, arguably America's greatest black...
September 03, 2018
Pope Francis’ Part in the Catholic Coverup
Ignoring accusations against your ideological allies is a Catholic tradition on both sides of the...
August 31, 2018
The Fountainhead: Retail Apocalypse
Why Roark and Dominique's eventual relationship is doomed; the death of the American department store.
August 29, 2018
America’s Strange Satanist Scare
By James A. Haught Silly episodes of religion flare occasionally — and America's Satanist hysteria...
August 27, 2018
Dystopia Journal #20: A Criminal President
I'm not expecting much to come of this, but I have to admit it brought...
August 24, 2018
The Fountainhead: Flyover States
For a conservative, Ayn Rand was a surprising embodiment of the "coastal elitist" stereotype.
August 22, 2018
Sunlight Disinfects the Catholic Church’s Crimes
Pennsylvania's grand jury report on pedophile clergy paints a picture of stunning scope and depravity.
August 20, 2018
The Dreams of Which Stuff Is Made
By James A. Haught The European Southern Observatory — a fifteen-nation consortium that operates telescopes...
August 17, 2018
The Fountainhead: Don’t Ever Change
Rand's protagonists can step twice in the same river.
August 15, 2018
Where Do Beliefs Come From?
By James A. Haught Suppose a miracle is reported — say, another Virgin Mary sighting...
August 13, 2018
An Atheist’s Moral Lessons for Children
Atheism has a positive and uplifting message to offer the next generation, but religious apologists...
August 11, 2018
Friday Night Music: High As Hope
I almost missed this new album by Florence + the Machine. It's quieter and more...
August 10, 2018
The Fountainhead: Megaprojects
Will you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean?
August 08, 2018
The Taiping Rebellion
The bloodiest civil war in history was ignited by Christian pamphlets.
August 06, 2018
The Original Snake Oil
Desperation and greed are a dangerous combination.
August 03, 2018
The Fountainhead: All You Need Is Love
Loving humanity means hating humans, and vice versa.
August 01, 2018
Theology and Honesty
By James A. Haught My far-flung family is quite diverse. Dr. John F. Haught is...
July 30, 2018
#MeToo Hits the Catholic Church
Brave women are speaking out, but there's no solution to this problem in a patriarchal...
July 27, 2018
The Fountainhead: My Dinner with Wynand
Why devotion to your wife is a character flaw.
July 25, 2018
The Goofier the Tale, The More It’s Swallowed
Back in the 60s, the Mothman tale was unstoppable precisely because it was silly.
July 23, 2018
The Rise of American Ex-Muslims
They're secularizing just like everyone else.
July 20, 2018
The Fountainhead: Indecent Proposal
For a book written by a woman, The Fountainhead has a surprisingly grim moral for...
July 18, 2018
By James A. Haught I'm quite aware that my turn is approaching. The realization hovers...
July 16, 2018
New Zealand Leads the Way
New Zealand's new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, is emblematic of the rising generation of progressives...
July 15, 2018
SF/F Saturday: Flash Fiction
I posted this original super-short story on Twitter a few weeks ago, but I don't...
July 13, 2018
The Fountainhead: Bridge and Tunnel
Suburban sprawl and the real costs of commuting.
July 11, 2018
The Search for Meaning
By James A. Haught Young seekers of truth go through a phase of wondering whether...
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