Category: Christians

“O, Holy Night” — a beautiful song and a stark reminder of the differences between Christianity and Islam

One of the things that makes me crazy when I read through my real-me Facebook feed — which is primarily populated by liberals, given my West Coast upbringing and residence — is the constant insistence that Christianity and Islam are basically the same, with each being equally likely to result

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The Bookworm Beat 12-12-15 — the “hopeful pessimist” open thread

[This is a long one, good for a cozy read on a winter day.] I’m a pessimist. I’ve learned through experience that most things go wrong, whether in the world or in my life. Still, I never completely lose hope. If I didn’t have hope, frankly, I would stop moving

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Don’t blithely believe the study that allegedly “proves” that religious kids are not nice people

Progressives are tremendously excited about a study that purports to show that kids raised religiously are less nice than atheist children: According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, children that come from non-religious households behave significantly more altruistically than those from religious households, as measured by

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The Bookworm Beat 10-14-15 — the hot quick links edition, and open thread

So much to share with you, and so many demands on my time. I’ll make it quick, tantalizing you with short links to wonderful things: We know the other media outlets are hostile to Israel, but is it possible that Fox News is also turning on Israel? CAMERA has caught

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The Bookworm Beat 5-7-15 — the “Damn it, I’m a lawyer” edition and open thread

I spent way too much time today wearing my lawyer, daughter, and mother hats, with no time for my blogger hat. Well, the blogging time is now, and I’ve got lots of stuff to share. As is often the case when I’m tired, these are not in any particular order,

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The Bookworm Beat 5-5-15 — the Cinco de Mayo edition and open thread

Once again, my post caption is misleading. This post has nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo. It just has to do with all the fascinating stories I’ve read in the last few days. These are in no particular order, so you’ll have to read all the way down to make

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God’s approach to Mary would have passed the UVa sexual assault test *UPDATED*

With feminist inspired neo-puritanism infecting American college campuses, it’s no surprise that at the University of Virginia, where a gang rape did not happen, the administration has put into effect draconian rules prohibiting all non-consensual contact of any kind — including hugging: U.Va. adopted its new “Interim Policy on Sexual

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Muslims aren’t the only ones engaged in an all-out War against Christianity

Religion is in the news a lot lately. All around the world, in what I’m sure is just a bizarre coincidence, masses of people who just happen to be Muslim (and proudly say so) are busily decapitating people, shooting people, raping people, burning people, and stoning people — all of

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The Bookworm Beat 4-27-15 — “not yet the Apocalypse” edition and open thread

My brain is filled with Apocalyptic imagery, but it’s not because Obama is president, the Middle East is in flames, our southern border has collapsed, our economy is stagnant, Greece may drag down Europe, and Islamist’s are resurgent everywhere. It’s actually because last night, when my work load finally showed

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You’ll never guess this priest’s clever idea for conservative Christians asked to serve gay weddings *UPDATED*

If you’re wondering why we’re suddenly hearing so many stories about conservative Christians (not Muslims, mind you, just Christians) being dragged before the thought-police for failing to bake cakes, make bouquets, or take photographs at gay weddings, you need wonder no more. Coincidence is not at work here.  These small

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