Have we become comfortably numb? 3


Twenty years ago I was in Germany for work and decided to visit the remains of the Dachau concentration camp. Dachau was the first concentration camp that the Nazi’s opened, less than two months after Hitler came into power. I can remember standing in the crematoria building looking at a picture on the wall that showed a pile of dead people awaiting the ovens. I then realized I was standing in the exact spot where the bodies were piled 50 years earlier. I wanted to throw up …
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Today’s Herods 1


“The only differences between the Herod of old and the Herods of today are in the weapons used and the number of victims. “Herod used swords and spears to kill the Holy Innocents. Today’s Herods use abortion, “The Pill” and other chemical weapons. And whereas Herod killed a relatively small number of babies, today’s Herods have butchered literally hundreds of millions … with no end in sight!” People I know would be enraged by this quote … More…

What is the truth? 4


Moral Relativists view truth as an oozing, fluid idea. What was true yesterday may not be true tomorrow. Feelings determine morality. Truth is an evolving entity, much like the Constitution of the United States in their eyes. The self-esteem movement is a reflection of the impact moral relativism has had on our culture. Moral absolutism produces guilt when we do something wrong. Guilt is bad. On the other hand, moral relativism allows us to rationalize away such unpleasantness, which makes us happy. Happiness is good. Therefore, feelings ultimately define morality for the Relativist. Self-esteem is the name of the game. For moral absolutists, it is just the opposite … More…

The persuasive history of early Christianity 1


A Quiner’s Diner reader, Larry, took issue with a previous post where I suggest that a person wouldn’t die for a lie. My point is that ten of the twelve disciples of Jesus were martyred for spreading Christianity. They wouldn’t have gone to their death for a lie, I suggest. Larry disagrees by questioning the veracity of the eye witness, Paul. Let’s look at his concerns … More…