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Christianity And Open Borders, Cont.

Here we go again Rod Dreher has an angry, searching piece in response to the news that the Catholic Bishop of El Paso, Mark Seitz, has apparently been joyfully intimidating American Customs & Border Protection Agency guards into allowing already-rejected or returned migrants from Central America back from Mexico into the United …

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On Religious Freedom

The Danube Institute Conference on Religious Freedom, April 9th 2019, The Reform Club, London – as delivered. In 1896, at the age of 87, William Ewart Gladstone made his last public speech. At Liverpool’s Hengler’s Circus, before an audience of 6000, he described what he called the “monstrous crime” of the massacre …

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Faith, Doubt and Brexit

A warning about the disturbing fundamentalism of Continuity Remain and the anti-Brexit crusaders In the course of arguing on Twitter this evening, I received back the following piece of friendly psychological analysis from a longtime follower and antagonist. The text reads: “You are almost always wrong, as if you’re from another …

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The Issue of Religious Persecution

At a conference on religious freedom, in Washington DC, organised at Capitol Hill by Coptic Solidarity, the author called for an international world wide day to highlight the right to freedom of religion or belief.  With fellow speakers, Canadian MP Garnett Genuis and New Jersey Congressman, Chris Smith The first …

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The Toryism of the Future

One cannot help but feel reverence when entering an English cathedral, those cathedrals whose spires reach tentatively upwards towards the God to whom we all owe our existence. This feeling affects nearly all of us, and it is no coincidence that many of the young students who foray, naïve and …

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No, Jesus Would Not Demand Open Borders

Those who make a Christian case for open borders and uncontrolled mass immigration do not apply the same altruism they demand of society to their own personal lives, and neither would tearing down national borders improve the common good. Those who use their faith (or even more cynically, the faith …

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Lancashire – The Sacred County

Famous for its rich history and diversity, the County Palatine of Lancashire is home to almost one and a half million people – people from all faiths and none.  For many, it is the Sacred County – which, since its inception, in 1182, has been at the heart of religious …

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The Church of Socialism

Religion: [noun]: “Belief in or acknowledgement of some superhuman power or powers  which is typically manifested in obedience, reverence, and worship; such a belief as part of a system defining a code of living, esp. as a means of achieving spiritual or material improvement.” – Oxford English Dictionary Earlier this …

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Quote For The Day

From Conor Friedersdorf’s excellent interview of writer and professor David Hillel Gelernter: Everyone knows that we live in politically superheated times; partisanship feels more bitter and more personal than it ever has in my lifetime. There are many reasons, but here is one: we all know that faith in the Judeo-Christian …

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Two Supreme Laws

There is a lot of angst and conflict on behalf of different religions. This is unfortunate as a good amount of conflict may be done in the name of God, when it is driven by the ulterior motives of a man. If God [a.k.a. insert deity] is infallible and man …

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Give me that Old Time Modern Religion: The prevalence of the 20th Century Church of Socialism and its Faithful and Zealous Congregation.

One of the earliest and most prevalent traits of humanity has been to search for, or worship, supernatural powers. Ancient humans developed complex religious systems, often worshipping what they could see and feel in nature. Other times they would worship superhuman figures that lived in another world, such as what …

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