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A Multitude, Maybe Missing

Via CNN: It’s likely not the response Rick Perry was expecting. Earlier this year, the Texas Governor called on Christians across the U.S. to come to Houston for a prayer event aimed at bringing God’s help to a “nation in … Continue reading

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More God please!

Obama Doesn’t Mention God Enough, Says Prayer Caucus: President Obama doesn’t mention God frequently enough in his speeches, a group of religious House Republicans said in an open letter to the president, chastising him for skipping over mention of the … 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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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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God as Mid-wife

I just caught a glimpse of the grotesque reality show (a redundancy, I know) “17 Kids and Counting,” which chronicles the “family values” of Arkansas evangelicals Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 17 children.  The segment I saw was … Continue reading

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Who prays more, Democrats or Republicans?

Heather’s post about Democratic prayers for the bailout made me wonder about differences between the parties. The photos in the article show a black church, so I was skeptical that Democrats prayed as much as Republicans overall. I looked at … Continue reading

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How Much Religious Falsehood Is Acceptable?

 I am returning to the Ed Feser exchange because it relates to a question I have been pondering about sophisticated Catholics and other Christians.    I had asked Mr. Feser if he could suggest an experimental design to test the efficacy … Continue reading

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