Monthly Archives: June 2010

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736–June 6, 1799), was an American Revolutionary leader and orator, who spoke the phrase, “Give me Liberty or give me death!” He was a member of the Continental Congress and was instrumental in writing the Constitution of … Continue reading

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Founding Father: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay

John Jay (December 12, 1745–May 17, 1829), was the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, having been appointed by President George Washington. He was a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses and served as the President … Continue reading

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Founding Father: Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1745–April 19, 1813), was a physician, educator and philanthropist. He was a member of the Continental Congress, 1776–77, and signed the Declaration of Independence. In 1774, he helped found and was president of the Pennsylvania Society … Continue reading

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United States Senate Resolution & George Washington

On April 27, 1789, the Senate, and two days later the House, passed a resolution in Congress giving instructions with regard to the Inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States: Resolved, That after the oath … Continue reading

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God & Government: Delaware Constitution

George Read (September 18, 1733–September 21, 1798), was a signer of the Declaration of Independence; a signer of the U.S. Constitution; a delegate from Delaware to the Constitutional Convention; a U.S. Senator, 1789–93; and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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New England Confederation

(May 19, 1643), was the first document in America where colonies united themselves. The colonists of New Plymouth, New Haven, Massachusetts & Connecticut, covenanted together, stated: The Articles of Confederation between the plantations under the government of Massachusetts, the plantations … Continue reading

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God & Government: The Mayflower Compact

This week we will feature a series of quotes taken from Quotations : An Exhaustive  Collection of Profound Quotes from Founding Fathers, Presidents, Statesmen, Scientists, Constitutions, Court Decisions . . . (CD version) by William J. Federer, 2001, AmeriSearch: St. Louis, … Continue reading

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Science: Materialism and the Supernatural

A long argument exists over whether supernatural or metaphysical things should be mentioned in the same breath as science. Those in the physical sciences hold that anything supernatural or metaphysical is not science because it is not material, and therefore … Continue reading

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Philosophers Kant, Hume, and Nolan Ryan

Philosopher Immanuel Kant tells us that we can never really know the real, only the phenomena. Skeptic David Hume says that while cause and effect are sure, we can never know the cause of anything All we can know is  … Continue reading

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Islam: Sharia Law in Dearborn Michigan

Dearborn, Michigan has an Arab Festival every year. In 2009, a small group of Christians went to the festival, approached a booth that was set up to answer questions, and asked a question about Islam. The Muslims apparently didn’t intend … Continue reading

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Homosexuality and The Bible

Recently a couple of Christian musicians announced they were homosexual. The most recent was Jennifer Knapp, who was a rising star on the Christian music scene a decade ago, then disappeared for about seven years, only to reappear with the … Continue reading

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How Can We Be Sure Of What We Know?

Epistemology is the study of how we know things. The field apparently started going out to left field after Descartes, when people started wanting proof for sense perception….I had a lady once who said to me, “prove to me that wall … Continue reading

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All Truth is Absolute Truth

Many today believe that all truth is relative, that there is no absolute truth. But this is self-refuting, for the statement “all truth is relative” is proposed as an objectively true statement that applies to everyone. If someone were to say … Continue reading

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God Forgive Us

God forgive us, for we have elected a pro-death President. We have elected a man who would not vote to protect the life of already-born babies, to protect them from the butcher’s knife. Lord have mercy on us.  We are … Continue reading

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Comparison Between Christianity & Mormonism

Christianity Mormonism 1.God has always had a remnant; believes in historic confessions & creeds. (Rom. 11:1-6) 1. Christianity was totally lost in all the earth and did not exist anywhere until Joseph Smith restored it in 1830; all historic confessions … Continue reading

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Book Review: What’s So Great About Christianity?

  What’s So Great About Christianity? by Dinesh D’Souza, Regent Publishing, 2007. Dinesh D’Souza has created a very readable yet refreshingly comprehensive account of the influence of Christianity, and the issues surrounding the current battles regarding religion and the rest of … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis Quotes

Despite his several flaws, C. S. Lewis was one of the most important thinkers in the last 100 years. He is oft criticized for his theology, but if you note his work Mere Christianity, he says he is not a … Continue reading

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Can God Make A Rock So Big That He Can’t Lift It?

The following was written by Alex McFarland.  My comments at the end. “A common encounter I’ve had when speaking at a university or when answering questions in an open forum is for someone to smugly ask, “Can God make a … Continue reading

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Vertical Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

Much has been discussed about the horizontal cosmological argument, also known as the Kalaam Argument. Perhaps its most widely known modern proponent is William Lane Craig. In summary, it says that way back in the beginning, the universe had to … Continue reading

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God’s Causing & Man’s Free Will

Humans have potential. We have the potential to get smarter, so we study and learn, and actualize our potential. We have the potential to get stronger, so we lift weights and actualize more strength. We have the potential to gain … Continue reading

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Archaeology and Christianity

Every so often, a new item is unearthed in the Mideast that claims to have some influence on Christianity.  A few years back there there was the James Ossuary, which purported to be the burial box of James, the brother … Continue reading

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David Hume and Self-Refuting Skepticism

Scotland produced perhaps the greatest skeptic that ever lived, David Hume. He applied a thoroughness and rigor to his doubt and skepticism that few take. His effort to provide a solid reason to doubt religion was taken to an extreme. … Continue reading

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Who Got Caught In The Mousetrap?

Michael Behe published the book Darwin’s Black Box, where he explained the concept of irreducible complexity. The idea is that some complex systems have a complexity that is irreducible….if you remove any of the parts, the whole system collapses, and none of … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis, Christianity, and Myth

Here is a short but telling quote from C. S. Lewis: “All I am in private life is a literary critic and historian, that’s my job. And I am prepared to say on that basis if anyone thinks the Gospels … Continue reading

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If Evolution, Why Religion?

If evolution is true, then why religion?  And why would the radical atheists be so much against it?  If evolution, then would not all that exists be the result of blind, random processes, and there be nothing that exists that … Continue reading

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Christianity and Government, Thomas Jefferson

On December 3, 1803, it was recommended by President Thomas Jefferson that the Congress of the United States pass a treaty with the Kaskaskia Indians. Included in this treaty was the annual support to a Catholic missionary priest of $100, … Continue reading

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