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Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it. -- Woodrow Wilson, speech at New York Press Club (9 September 1912), in The papers of Woodrow Wilson, 25:124 (from here)
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Here of late I have posted a couple of essays arguing that Christianity made rapid scientific progress possible in the West. “Scientists of faith” from THE NAKED TRUTH 2 WHY DID SCIENCE PROGRESS SO RAPIDLY IN THE WEST? Nevertheless, except to someone … Continue reading
Last week, when I posted “Scientists of faith” from THE NAKED TRUTH 2, I received several excellent comments in response. One particular I thought quite good. In his comment, James Atticus Bowden sought to explain the developments that lead to an … Continue reading
When I reference newspapers I usually do so to cite the facts they contain, not the opinions they put forth, but here is an exception. SPERO: Compassion for the ‘stranger’ can’t outweigh the nation’s best interests Some in religious circles … Continue reading
My parents raised me as a Catholic. They did not teach me to celebrate the Protestant Reformation. In the public schools I learned to idolize and worship the works of men, not God. So after I read the The Age of … Continue reading
Here we continue a series of post that argues for Christian-based political activism. In Part 1, we examined what kind of political system we must create to promote the spread of Christianity. We also considered what has gone wrong with … Continue reading