Corporation Free-Speech Hypocrisy

The first amendment to the Constitution of the United States is under attack.  That could be said for other amendments/sections of the Constitution as well.

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The guy on the left has rights, he is an American. However, he is using his corporate pulpit to squelch the rights of much smaller guys.   Tim Cook along with other corporate bullies are undermining the meaning of the First Amendment.   His interpretations are biased.   He believes the 1st Amendment means: “free speech for me, but not for thee.” Continue reading “Corporation Free-Speech Hypocrisy”

Americanized Christianity

I am taking my queues from the Reflector, a Mississippi State University campus paper. Image result for bible and american flag The article’s author seems to think that Christians in American have Americanized Christianity.

My insight is that most every culture adapts the writings of the the Holy Bible to their culture.   In some ways God through His Word encourages that.   In fact, His Word was written over a period of hundreds of years and comes through people from  several cultures and from several nations. Continue reading “Americanized Christianity”

Will Christianity be Driven Back into the Catacombs?

Devin, the author of the article I am going to quote from below, believes that Christians in America are headed underground and to the catacombs.  I am not so sure that will happen here but I don’t rule it out.    Jesus’ followers are discriminated against broadly.  Education is belligerent, government is belligerent sometimes, the courts can’t always be trusted and the culture is resistant or indifferent.   So, Devin makes good points.

I have hope that Christianity will continue to make advances in America and around the world.   Here are some quotes from Devin which outline the trends.

… it must be acknowledged that America and the West were once culturally Christian. That doesn’t mean that the government was absolutely Christian, but rather that cultural values were most often shaped by Christian ethics and metaphysics, and that they even shaped the laws of the land.

Those who still count themselves as devout Christians have shrunk dramatically. They also find that as the dominant secular culture makes its mark on government and civil law, that Christians are often losing the fight. It’s probably safe to say that many devout Christians feel themselves pushed to the fringes of society by a cultural elite who often want nothing to do with Christians or their religion.

Many decades ago, Christopher Dawson, a noted historian, wrote about the changes he foresaw in Christianity and European Culture and his expectation that Christians will find themselves retreating further and further away from today’s secular culture.

“…the general study of Christian culture is ignored both in university curricula and by educated opinion at large. Until this has been changed, the secularization of modern civilization will go on unchecked.”

…it’s important to remember that such a secular state as many Americans are building today is not values-neutral. It has values, beliefs, and an ethos. Those values can be seen in the arts, entertainment, education, leisure, celebrations, customs, and, especially, government and laws. Those who share the values of the secular society will likely consider themselves quite free while now it is Christians who will find themselves very much oppressed.

Put simply, government action represents a set of values. If you agree with those values, you will likely not be troubled by government action because it follows your line of thinking. On the other hand, if you do not share the values that drive government action, then you will likely find a lot of government action to be quite oppressive.

At this time in our history, it is probably safe to say that the secular culture is still gaining momentum. It is only just starting to change significant laws and to act in ways that are threatening to many devout Christians. Soon we will probably see battles over the non-profit status of churches that refuse to allow gay marriages. We will also see battles over the non-profit status and licensure of private schools that refuse to comply with various transgender or curriculum requirements developed by the state. Churches will be taxed and Christians likely will find their economic opportunities shrinking if the trends continue. And it probably will be hard for secularized Americans to understand why Christians feel oppressed and why they aren’t happy with the changes in culture and government.

What do you think is happening in America? If the above happens, are these good moves?

Read the full article here.

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MATH IS RACIST!

Rochelle Gutierrez, a professor at the University of Illinois, made the claim in a new anthology for math teachers, arguing that, “On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness. Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White…”

This woman has not met the Chinese, the Japanese, the Iranian, Arab nor the Indian people I know.  Many are great at math! Math is colorless (and raceless)!

Full article here.

Break Opioid Crisis, Repair Families!

 

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Too many Americans are dying deaths of despair, and their lack of a support system is a big part of the problem.

Princeton University’s Anne Case and Angus Deaton have coined the term “deaths of despair” to describe the epidemic of American opioid overdoses, suicides, and alcohol-related fatalities. Put simply, Americans are killing themselves at a stunning rate. In 2016 drug overdoses claimed 64,000 lives, and, as the Social Capital Project report notes, “opioid overdose deaths alone accounted for nearly two-thirds of drug overdose deaths, and have surpassed the all-time peaks of annual deaths caused (individually) by car crashes, H.I.V., and guns.

Continue reading “Break Opioid Crisis, Repair Families!”

Faulty Muslim Justification for Terror Attack

The following represents the “muslim on the street” in America, Paterson, NJ no less.  They are neutral to very positive towards global jihad.  Though they live in America, patriotism is foreign to them.  They align with muslims worldwide and not anything American.  This man says President Trump is responsible for killing 40,000 Mosul citizens.  Fact check: The UK Independent reports that the 40,000 casualties were from the Iraqi federal forces, ISIS fighters and air strikes.  His logic is that because 40,000 muslims died in Mosul, Sayfullo Saipov has a right to drive a truck over bikers in NYC.  That is very sick logic and it is shared by others in the USA and around the world. Continue reading “Faulty Muslim Justification for Terror Attack”