Douglas Murray Challenges Us to Oppose Identity Politics and ‘Live in Truth’

Oct 20, 2019 by

by Jeremy Carl, National Review: The ‘Great Awokening’ is a reign of lies masquerading as a religion, Murray says in The Madness of Crowds. In Pascal’s Pensées, the great polymath refers to a void that man “tries in vain to fill with everything around him . . . though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words, by God himself.” Douglas Murray’s new book, The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race, and Identity, is, at its essence,...

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Ten Points to Explain What’s Going on in the Catholic Church

Oct 20, 2019 by

by Fr Dwight Longenecker: The Amazonian Synod and the papacy of Pope Francis are causing many American Catholics to scratch their head and wonder what on earth is going on. Everything they thought the Catholic Church was seems to be shifting. They thought they had built on the solid rock. Now they feel the house is on shifting sands. There are many complex reasons for the present turmoil. They are rooted in the history of the church, and not just the last fifty years since the Second Vatican...

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Policing pronouns

Oct 20, 2019 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern: Last week it emerged that police are formally investigating some stickers in Oxford. One such sticker reads: woman wʊmǝn noun adult human female Another reads: Women don’t have penises. Police investigating “offensive” stickers Thames Valley Police have put out an “Appeal for witnesses following incidents of public order.” It says the following: Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a number of public offences in Oxford. Officers are...

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When the word of God counts as hate speech

Oct 20, 2019 by

by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman: EARLIER this month another pastor and I were preaching the gospel in Uxbridge, the Prime Minister’s constituency. We were near the Underground station, so there were plenty of passers-by. Because of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in the centre of the capital we displayed a poster which read as follows: Climate change anxiety is what happens when people no longer fear the God who controls the climate. Such anxiety is unnecessary, because the...

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LGBT lessons in schools: the Rev Lynda Rose on why more Christian parents need to take a stand

Oct 19, 2019 by

from Christian Today: The teaching of LGBT relationships in schools has triggered heated protests outside schools in Birmingham, largely by members of the Muslim community. While they may not have made the national headlines, many Christian parents are just as concerned about what is being taught to their children in schools under the guise of equality and ‘British values’. These concerns have only been heightened by the new compulsory Relationships and Sex Education curriculum...

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What does ‘Honest to God’ tell us about Britain’s “secular revolution”?

Oct 19, 2019 by

by Sam Brewitt-Taylor, OUP: On 17 March 1963, John Robinson, the Anglican bishop of Woolwich, wrote an article for the Observer entitled “Our Image of God Must Go.” He was writing to advertise his new book, Honest to God, which made a deeply controversial argument: that modern Christians would eventually find it necessary to reject classical theism. God Himself, Robinson argued, was causing a radical revolution in human life, in which human nature was being altered, so that “modern men” [sic]...

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