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Amok Time

Amok Time

What possible connection could there be between today’s society and a Star Trek episode Amok was a period during the Vulcan mating process where all their logic was cast aside. Raw emotion ruled their actions to such an extent they were willing to do anything to achieve their goal—because the end had to be achieved whatever the cost. Is our society any different today We see actions performed simply to achieve a stated end, whether the means are moral or not. Russian collusion, the green energy proposal, and recent infanticide bill vote are current examples. The previous article stated we would look at education. This article sets up that discussion by looking at three political rising stars; Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ilhan Omar Ms. Omar’s anti-Semitic comments have been news, along with new comments slamming former president Obama as another “pretty face” who “got away with murder.” However, she is just voicing her values, and if she adheres to Islam’s ideas she can have no other voice. Islam’s ideas are contrary to and incompatible with America’s. Islam sees our founding ideas as man-made and transitory, to be replaced by its sunna and sharia. (Islam series can be found here.) What is arguably more disgusting is her party’s failure to even pass a resolution denouncing her anti-Semitic statements. Justice is the virtue whereby we each receive what we are due, accountability for our actions. We select our actions from the ideas we hold. Ideas shape our character and determine who we choose to become. But congress could not even bring itself to denounce her for her statements, and by failing to do so has brought more shame upon itself. Rashida Tlaib Ms. Tlaib is little different. One of her first acts was claiming she represents Palestinians. Through her profanity laced diatribes she has shown where her true loyalties lie. They lie with her Palestinian people, and her state of Michigan as a “Palestinian community.” So much for the oath of office she took when sworn in. But in following Islam, she can hold no other view. Palestinians follow Islam, and Islam requires allegiance first and foremost to Islam.[1] All other promises and vows are secondary, and made only to advance Islam—for “war is deceit.”[2] Neither Jews nor Christians are believers according to Islam’s tenets. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ms. Cortez is currently her party’s darling. Charismatic, she has done a brilliant job of Read More

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Event Reminder

Event Reminder

Reminder that the presentation "Ideas, Power, and Consequences" will be held at the Virginia Christian Alliance office at 2:00 p.m. on March 2. Register for the event here. Read More

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Loving Your Neighbor

Loving Your Neighbor

The previous article outlined differences in ideas and why they matter, using Virginia’s proposed Equal Rights Amendment. I’ve written more generally in other articles about why ideas matter. They shape our decisions and influence our actions. Our actions form our character, and our character determines who we choose to become. But it all begins with ideas. You produce what you take in. Read More


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Why the ERA is Unequal

Why the ERA is Unequal

The op-ed below concerns the Equal Rights Amendment the Virginia legislature attempted to pass. It was provided to a local paper, but not printed. The bill's supporters are attempting to resurrect it again, even though the House of Delegates killed the bill in committee. I was at the capital last week and one of the delegates stated he couldn’t understand how any woman could be against this bill. He hit the nail on the head. He didn’t understand. Read More

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Pagans on the Wall

Pagans on the Wall

The positions over border security today, and what it should look like, provide a telling example of how much society has changed. Immigration is one of the few powers granted to the federal government. So why isn’t this power being exercised The arguments against a wall (barrier) provide an opportunity to examine the underlying ideas, and why they matter. Read More

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America’s Political Jihad

America’s Political Jihad

As we approach another year’s end, it’s time to pause and reflect for a moment on where we are, how we got here, and where we appear to be headed. Striking me most this year is the deepening division within our society. A division intensified by our political classes—groups that shouldn’t even exist in America. In fact, I’m no longer sure we are a single society. This situation cannot last. Read More

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Liberalism’s Shifting Sands

Liberalism’s Shifting Sands

Reprinted from livingrightly.net This series about liberalism’s differences from Christian principles ends examining man’s dominion in the areas of creation, family, society, and governance. It closes with one final implication from man creating his own values. Read More

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The Corruption of Man’s Actions and Purpose

The Corruption of Man’s Actions and Purpose

Reprinted from LivingRightly.net This article builds on the previous justice and life articles. Today’s examines what we do with our life—the actions we take and how those relate to our purpose. As mentioned before actions have their root in the ideas we hold. Read More

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The Gift of Life

The Gift of Life

Reprinted from LivingRightly.net The prior article focused on justice. Today’s focuses on life, but not the political hype surrounding the issue. Instead it emphasizes why we have the gift of life and its implications by considering who God is and the relationship man is to have with Him, before closing with some points about how modern liberalism corrupts this view. Read More