Historically, toleration has been understood to mean different things within two particular contexts – one personal and one political. In a personal sense, a tolerating person is said to be an individual that valiantly resists bad times and evil influences. In a political sense, toleration has meant that society as a whole permits ideological differences within itself with the implicit understanding that no harm should come to those that express differences of opinion. Both definitions have been contorted into a newfangled and pernicious notion that reeks of malicious intent. Continue reading
There’s isn’t a doubt that we’ve regressed as a culture. As an example, consider the ongoing destruction of the English language. When the majority of people prefer to communicate with others using truncated phrases, misspelled words and emojis than to form grammatically correct, coherent sentences, such a development isn’t proof of improvement or efficiency. Continue reading
According to the USDA, for the first time ever, American households are eating out more and consuming “on demand” (fast) food than cooking and eating at home. While many have accepted the revelation as a mere indicator of changing eating and grocery shopping habits, I see a much grimmer picture: the nuclear family is experiencing a precipitous decline. Continue reading
Although television programming in the modern age features copious amounts of immorality in order to normalize it, it wasn’t always this way.
I’m sure many of our readers have very fond recollections of their childhood, including having watched a particular selection of Hanna-Barbera productions during that season of their lives. These persons will confirm that those cartoons were funny, clever, innocent and many contained moral messages. Continue reading
Has the reader ever attempted to present the Gospel, only to be met with the following rhetorical question?
“But, I consider myself to be a good person. Why wouldn’t God let me into heaven?” Continue reading