Ron Paul and Double Standards

January 12th, 2012

By Seth Forman Now that Ron Paul has achieved electoral respectability in the Republican primaries, the media is in high dudgeon over his extremism.  Paul, according to the procurators of good taste at the New York Times, “long ago disqualified himself for the presidency” by, among other things, “peddling claptrap proposals” such as “cutting a third […]


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Are You Ready for the Rapture?

May 19th, 2011

By Tom Carter A small minority of Christians actually believes Jesus is coming back on May 21, 2011 — Saturday!  They base this on the rambling Revelation of a kook old man writing in isolation on a Greek island a couple of thousand years ago, plus some other stuff in the Bible.  It hasn’t been […]


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Apocalypse Now – Or Not

January 4th, 2011

By Tom Carter According to news reports and lots of blogospheric blather, the apocalypse is predicted to begin on May 21, 2011.  This comes from Harold Camping, 89, who is the leader of Family Radio Worldwide, an independent Christian ministry.  Camping last predicted that the end of the world would come in September 1994.  Despite […]


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Another Quiz on Religion

October 10th, 2010

By Tom Carter In Test Your Savvy on Religion in The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof addressed the recent Pew Forum survey that examined religious knowledge among different types of people, categorized by their religious beliefs.  Then he presented his own quiz, which is reprinted below. I discussed the Pew survey in an earlier article, […]


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The Medium and the Message

September 27th, 2010

By Tom Carter Why has our political discourse become so uncivil?  There are a number of explanations, but the most important is that we simply have too much access to bad information.  The information explosion of the past couple of decades has come about in different ways.  The most deleterious has been the internet, a […]


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