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Richard Dawkins Should Be Anti-Abortion

If you’re atheist or agnostic, you should be anti-abortion. That’s because from your perspective, the chance of any single person ever existing – including a pre-born person – was infinitely remote. Being conceived is a monumental achievement in beating the odds. Abortion is akin to someone having a one in trillion trillion trillion chance of winning the ultimate lottery, then winning it, and then being put to death before he or she can claim the prize money. “Before you were conceived, the chance of your existing was all but zero,” said renown atheist Richard Dawkins in a live-streamed … [Read More...]

Recent Features

Entitlements Now 72% of Federal Spending

In the early 2000s America had become a bona-fide welfare state. More than 60 percent of U.S. federal government spending consisted of transfer … [Read More...]

Inequality

It is worthwhile to take a closer look at the oft-expressed desire to reduce inequality. If by inequality one means the existence of poverty among … [Read More...]

The Economist Breaks Silence on Obamacare

Big news at The Economist magazine: it finally broke its silience on the tribulations of Obamacare. Back when the big insurers started pulling out … [Read More...]

Obama Gave Rise to Trump

You know the times are abnormal when a flamboyant businessman who has never held political office beats out over a dozen seasoned politicians in the … [Read More...]

When Will Dems Reclaim “Red State”?

Democrats are embracing socialism. Multitudes of them spurn capitalism. They gave us our most leftist president in history. Their current front-runner … [Read More...]

Faith Dynamics

Zuckerberg, Go With What’s True

Today's Wall Street Journal features an opinion article by Sander Tideman ("Can Mark Zuckerberg Find Enlightenment?") urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take up Buddhism, evidently because it would help him in business. Zuckerberg is said to be waivering in his faith in atheism. If Mr. Zuckerberg adopts Buddhism then … [Read More...]

Jesus Was No Class Warrior

There’s a set of Christians who rail against income inequality and who are leery of the rich. Such attitudes end up harming the poor and inflaming the envious. Pope Francis is one such Christian. He desires “the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state.” That’s code for higher taxes on the rich. The … [Read More...]

Scientists Are Almost Sounding Religious

There’s an anti-religion website called Disbeliefnet, evidently created by comedian Bill Maher, which trumpets the motto, “You won’t believe what people believe.” He’s right. People buy into a lot of outlandish and fantastical stuff that defy common sense and the laws of nature – in a word, miracles. Such propositions … [Read More...]

Past Articles

Moral Decay Begets Mass Killings

Many believe the epidemic of mass public killings largely stems from easy access to guns. But that can’t be right, because mass killings – whether carried out with guns, bombs, planes or other weapons - used to be a rarity in America even though guns were easy to come by. What changed in America? … [Read More...]

And No Religion Too

It’s symbolic - and ironic - that in Europe following terrorist attacks, the unofficial anthem of choice is that ode to atheism, John Lennon’s “Imagine.” After the November 13 attacks in Paris, a pianist attracted the attention of millions via the mainstream press and social media when he played … [Read More...]

Routine Events Don’t Make the News

Within days of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, a string of terrorist attacks took place in Lebanon, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East, killing more than 80 people. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius laments the fact that the Middle East terrorist attacks … [Read More...]

Immigration Breeds Inequality

President Obama and the left rail against income inequality. Yet they invariably champion one of the biggest causes of that phenomenon: mass immigration. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to grasp that when rich countries accept massive inflows of poor and uneducated migrants who can’t speak the … [Read More...]

Obama’s Weak Rationale for the Iran Deal

Apart from being shocking, the Iran deal is baffling. Why would a U.S. president enter into an agreement that so empowers a nation that behaves so badly? Iran’s leaders – including its supreme leader – routinely call for the annihilation of Israel. It’s designated by the U.S. as a state sponsor … [Read More...]

Roots of the Planned Parenthood Debacle

In addition to the outrage, Americans are downright dumbfounded as to as to how our civilization could sink so low that Planned Parenthood professionals engage in the selling of organs of aborted human fetuses. Even worse, a large portion of the general public actually supports Planned Parenthood’s … [Read More...]

The Economist Eviscerates Roe vs. Wade

The Economist magazine says it favors legal abortion. Yet it excoriates the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in all states. It writes that the Supreme Court overstepped its authority that year, citing a right to privacy that is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. … [Read More...]

A Divine Plan in Pope Francis?

Regarding the hard-core leftism of the current pope, it's disturbing, but grin and bear it. There may be a divine plan in all of this: use this pope to cozy up to the billions of people on the left in the hope that at least some of them will consider embracing Christianity. And then once they're in, … [Read More...]

Believing in the Nongod of Nothingness

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker recently quoted (or paraphrased) former Bush administration official Karl Rove as saying, “Faith is a gift that, unfortunately, I have not received.” Based on that quote the assumption is that Rove is not a believer; on the other hand he's quoted … [Read More...]

AP and Fox News Make Big Grammatical Mistake

A stark manifestation of our increasingly atheistic and anti-religious culture is the frequent writing of God in lowercase. It's quite common among people who aren't writing professionals, e.g. users of social media or those who post their comments to articles. Now, even writing professionals are … [Read More...]

Steve Jobs a Hero for Integrity? Pick Another Virtue

At South Arbor Charter Academy, an elementary and middle school in Michigan, there's a corridor called Heroes Hall. It featured murals depicting such personages Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein, Betsy Ross, Gandhi, and Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts. It made news last fall when those murals … [Read More...]

Free Speech is Money

You know the saying that time is money. Free speech is money, too. The surest way to restrict someone's freedom of speech is to prohibit their ability to spend money on getting their word out. Mass communications is expensive. For example if I wanted thousands of people to read this article, I'd … [Read More...]

Had Abortion Been Legal in 1950s, Maybe No iPhone for You

In his biography Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson tells the story of Jobs' biological single mother being pregnant with him in 1954, apparently an unwanted pregnancy. He writes, "Nor was abortion an easy option in a small Catholic community. So in early 1955, Joanne traveled to San Francisco, where … [Read More...]