Who created human rights? (and why it’s a problem for atheists)

Nov 29, 2018 by

By Andy Bannister, Premier Christianity. This year is the 70th anniversary of the document that most famously encapsulates this idea: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted by the United Nations on 10th December 1948 in Paris. The UDHR opens with these powerful words: “Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…All human beings are born...

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Why and what next? The questions Stephen Hawking couldn’t answer

Mar 20, 2018 by

by Jules Gomes, TCW. Did the universe have a beginning? How did it begin? Why did it begin? The world’s most iconic cosmologist and mathematical physicist answered two of the three most fundamental questions of existence. The first two questions are cosmological. The third question is philosophical. Stephen Hawking became a blazing symbol of how a tenacious human spirit can triumph over a frail body. He refused to let motor neurone disease disable his prodigious scientific mind. Sadly, the...

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Jordan Peterson turning young, Western men into Christians Again

Oct 11, 2017 by

by Austin Frank, Today in Politics: For the past year, lectures by the University of Toronto professor and psychiatrist have gone viral on YouTube and made Jordan Peterson a folk hero among young men on the right across the Western world. Peterson has won over so many devoted fans not because of his eloquent and persuasive arguments against postmodernism and political correctness — there are lots of pundits and personalities on YouTube that eviscerate and expose these twin insidious systems....

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Evolution’s Can Opener

Sep 16, 2016 by

By Eric Metaxas, Breakpoint: A new fossil discovery makes it even tougher for Darwinists to explain the origin of life. There’s an old story about a chemist, a physicist, and an economist stranded on a desert island with nothing to eat but a can of soup. Puzzling over how to open the can, the chemist says, “Let’s heat the can until it swells and bursts from the buildup of gases.” “No, no,” says the physicist, “let’s throw it off that cliff with just enough kinetic energy to split it open on...

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Sex, Lies, and Secularism

Sep 2, 2016 by

by Nancy Pearcy, Christian Research Institute: A collegiate website advises young women on how to have a “happy hook-up.” Get “clear consent and mutual agreement to engage in sexual acts,” the article recommends. Then “the whole hookup experience will be more positive for everyone involved.”1 Glancing at the author’s bio, I learned that she is a student at a conservative Christian college! When even Christian young people are buying into the hookup culture, it’s clear that traditional ways of...

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‘Hate’: I do not think that word means what you think it means

Jul 5, 2016 by

by Jonathon van Maren, LifeSite: In my third year of university, I had to take a mandatory class on the history of Canada’s indigenous peoples. One of the main topics that came up again and again was the impact of the missionaries who arrived, often alone, to proselytize among the various aboriginal nations. They came, they taught, and many of them died horrific deaths replete with burning, flaying, and dismemberment. My fellow students were not quite sure what to make of this. During one...

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