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WHAT DO THE WORD “GAY” AND THE REBEL FLAG HAVE IN COMMON WITH HERESY?

A Book Review I just finished reading A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman. The book ended up being far more fascinating than I anticipated. I read it, and then I immediately read … Continue reading

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ANSWERING JESUS’ SKEPTICS — PART 2

  ADDING A BIT OF PERSPECTIVE:  ARE ROMAN CATHOLICS JESUS’ SKEPTICS? As I alluded to in Should Catholic tradition have equal or greater authority than the Bible?, here of late several Christian blogs I frequent have taken up the issues they … Continue reading

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LIBERTINE, PURITAN, OR WHAT?

One of the things I like to do is study political terms. For some reason today it occurred to me to wonder about the relationship between the word libertine and liberal. It turns out there is a relationship. libertine (n.) … Continue reading

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WHEN THE COVETOUS RULE

ENVY AND JEALOUSY We live perilous times.  Yet I doubt Americans fully appreciate the danger. Instead, even most Conservative bloggers treat the matter as something of a joke. We Americans don’t laugh; however, we just don’t like being laughed at. Here … Continue reading

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WHAT EXPLAINS AMERICA’S DECLINE? — PART 3

When people read this post, I don’t doubt many will find it a bit strange and somewhat incoherent. That’s because I don’t truly propose to answer the question: How have labor unions been corrupted by government? Instead, I want my … Continue reading

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