Monthly Archives: January 2009

The New York Times‘ second conservative?

Check out the speculation in The New Republic‘s The Plank. Page down to the to see who David Frum nominates.

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Piety and Foreign Aid

President Obama’s implication that the Bush Administration stinted on foreign aid was the most disingenuous part of his inaugural speech. It may also have been the most depressing. It signals that he is likely to replace one kind of faith-based … Continue reading

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Obama’s foreign faith

And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, … Continue reading

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Are you a “great American”?

What does a “great American” who disagrees with President Obama do?  Pray for him.  Peggy Noonan, who has already informed Obama about her own prayer-activities on his behalf, says that the Right to Life march prayed for the president during … Continue reading

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Possibilities without illusions

I just noticed that David Kirkpatrick at noted that he read Secular Right. Some people have wondered what this website is about in positive political terms. To some extent I’m wondering about what is about aside from acknowledging … Continue reading

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Obama’s science

Obama says he will “restore science to its rightful place.”  All very nice and anti-oogedy-boogedy.  I’ll believe Obama’s self-congratulatory rhetoric, however, when he stands up to the radical green lobby and considers the case for nuclear energy, a power source … Continue reading

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Jewish Geocentrism

Check out this post, Judaism and Geocentrism, from Joshua Zelinksy: Most of the active Jewish geocentrists are Lubavitchers. In contrast to the Christian geocentrists who have as their main impetus for geocentrism various Biblical verses, the Jewish geocentrists seem to … Continue reading

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What is the message here?

Jesus never sent anyone to a doctor or a hospital. Jesus offered healing by one means only! Healing was by faith. (Pastor Bob on the Unleavened Bread Ministries website.  The daughter of two followers of that group died last March … Continue reading

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Neither a borrower nor a lender be

It all comes from you, it all belongs to you. (Pastor Rick Warren’s inaugural prayer.) The Christian world-view holds that all human virtues are a loan from God.  The secularist responds: “Quite the opposite.”  Compassion, love, and mercy are human … Continue reading

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Atheists are liberal, but liberals are not atheists

The Audacious Epigone explores the GSS in terms of the relationship between irreligion and politics.  He confirms what I’ve noted before, the data shows that the irreligious strongly tend to be liberal, but liberals only weakly tend to be irreligious. … Continue reading

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