November 21, 2017

Unraveling Culture?

Don Johnson Current headlines are very troubling. Riots. Extremism. Mobs. Demands. Social justice. Race. Racism. Diversity. Tolerance. Intolerance. All of these words come to mind. Several younger fundamentalists offer some insight. I’d like to commend their blogs to you.

The Koran and Abrogation: The Two Faces of Islam

  Matt Recker Quran 9:5: But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for […]

Peace or Violence: The Two Faces of Islam

Matt Recker Qur’an 5:32: Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. In an article I was reading about the recent terrorist rampage by Syed Farook and […]

Violence in America and the Human Condition

Kevin Schaal The attention of the world was focused on Charleston, SC, last week as the tragic shooting at the Emanuel AME Church and subsequent events unfolded. Today the nation witnessed one of the most extraordinary scenes ever in an American courtroom.

The Eclectic Web–2012/12/30

More on school shootings: Game Theory: A Year When Real-World Violence Crept Into Play The author denies a connection between real world violence and video games (certainly a debatable proposition), but the article reveals some interesting insight into human nature as the author, a young dad, considers what to do about his video games and […]