Disease Gave Christianity The Upper Hand In The Americas

It is often said the Crusades, which killed millions of Muslims, were a noble undertaking by the Vatican because without them we would now be Muslims. We don’t know this and I have my doubts. When Europeans came to the Americas there were civilizations here that were, to say the least, noteworthy. The Incas and…
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Trump Continues The Christian Pattern Of Denial

Last week President Trump proposed the pardoning of Muhammad Ali, the boxer who refused to be drafted into the Vietnam war because of his Muslim beliefs. Never mind that Ali’s conviction was overturned. Trump also lauded the work of Martin Luther King, who is famous for his civil rights protests. The current version of Ali…
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The Declining Influence Of The World Catholic Church

The recent overwhelming approval of abortion rights in Ireland has brought into focus the influence the Catholic Church once had in politics and how much less it has today. Catholics long ago decided to ignore Church teaching about birth control. The decline is much broader now. Could one ever have imagined that a country which…
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We Can Predict The Outcome Of Making Abortions Not Legal

There have been, maybe always will be, misguided efforts to use government to shape morality. From 1920 to 1933 was the alcohol prohibition. Since then we have had an enthusiastic “War on Drugs”. Both of those moral crusades were failures. They were not enforceable. During Prohibition, in New York there were 7,000 arrests and only…
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When Women Are Herded Like Cattle Into A Bad Corral

The pro abortion vote in Ireland was so fascinating I subscribed to an Irish newspaper to follow all the aftermath. Reading the events and commentary since then has opened my eyes to new hope. A few years ago I attended a small late night political gathering at the abortion clinic in Fargo. At the meeting…
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