Description: In this episode, I continue examining Alex O’Connor’s diatribe against Dennis Prager’s presentation on the 10 Commandments – using it as an example of how skeptics use distracting tactics so as to give the impression that they are discrediting Christianity. In particular, I ask the listener to take note of the dangerous nature of the belief, shared by O’Connor and other atheists, that morality is subjective instead of objective.
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Description: I was made aware of the video published by “CosmicSkeptic” (real name, Alex O’Connor) in which he criticizes Dennis Prager’s introductory video on a series covering the 10 Commandments, featured on Prager U’s channel. As I analyzed the content, I realized that O’Connor’s comments constituted a perfect showcase of the malicious tactics employed by atheists to give the impression that they are substantively discrediting Biblical Christianity. In the episode I dissect those tactics by examining the criticisms launched by the channel’s owner against Prager’s short presentation on the 10 Commandments. I believe the listener will find a steady diet of decontextualizations, misdirections, straw man arguments and the like.
#1. The Leftist mainstream media aren’t interested in impartially covering truly substantive stories, only “news” that advances a particular narrative
What does the vilification of the Covington Catholic Boys and the non-existing Trump supporters that lynched and bleached Jussie Smollett have in common? Both incidents were given extensive coverage by the media and sold to the public as representative cases of the systematic racism Donald Trump inspires in his followers. Except when the truth began to surface, the press ran for cover, refusing to rectify the record and disseminate that the Covington boys didn’t instigate racist dissension at the National Mall and that Smollett staged the attack for reasons I’ll delineate below. Continue reading
For those who need a singular, definitive piece of evidence to prove to others that the mainstream media in the United States is essentially a propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, look no further than what was recently admitted by CBS‘ chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan:
“The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just in the U.S. But in this country, 85% of journalists are registered Democrats – that’s just a fact. No one is registering Democrat when they’re really a Republican. So, the facts are on the side that you just stated: most journalists are Left, or liberal, or Democrat, or whatever word you wanna give it…” Continue reading
It’s been some time since the terms Pharisee and Puritan were converted into pejoratives, used to describe a hypocrite and overly judgmental censor respectively. In many cases, these words have been employed against Biblical Christians by secularists to euphemistically represent our views as duplicitous and repressive to the rest of society.
Ironically enough, those very same heralds of human liberty who’ve denounced Christianity’s propensity to enslave (I write this sarcastically), have turned out to be the very same thing they’ve supposedly been fighting all along. Continue reading
I’ve almost finished reading Tucker Carlson’s new book, Ship of Fools. In said publication, the author rightly denounces Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, the punditry class and special interest groups for supporting certain policies that have had and continue to have deleterious effects on the US population. A good amount of the book is a breath of fresh air for those of us who continue to remind others that blind loyalty to party and indiscriminate acceptance of mainstream narratives, instead of faithful adherence to first principles, is what has led to America’s precipitous moral, social and political decline.
Nevertheless, a good portion of Carlson’s book reveals how flawed the talk show host’s views are with respect to free market economics, certain conservative ethics and his proposed solutions for America’s ills. Continue reading
By Micah Morrison from Judicial Watch:
New York State has opened to the door to a war on religious education. New guidelines from the state’s Department of Education are framed as applying to all “religious and independent schools” in New York, but no one is fooled. The changes are aimed right at New York City’s freewheeling Orthodox Jewish seminaries, known as yeshivas. More than 100,000 students attend yeshivas in New York City.
The new guidelines revisit the “substantial equivalency” statute that has kept the peace in New York schools since 1897. Non-public schools can educate their students as they see fit, provided the education is “substantially equivalent” to public schools. The new guidelines change the equation. Math must be taught every day. English, science, and social studies must be taught. Schools must provide samples of teaching schedules, textbooks, and lesson plans. Non-compliant schools risk withdrawal of funding for things like textbooks and transportation, and students ultimately could be forced to go to another school. Students that resist transfer risk being declared “truant” and legal steps to challenge parental competency could follow. The new mandates will be enforced by inspections from local school district officials. Continue reading