The Tide of Our Times
Godlessness is in trouble, according to a growing consensus among philosophers, intellectuals and scholars.
Atheism as a theoretical position is in decline worldwide.[...]
British philosopher Anthony Flew, once as hard-nosed a humanist as any, has turned his back on atheism, saying it is impossible for evolution to account for the fact that one single cell can carry more data than all the volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Mr. Flew still does not accept the God of the Bible.
But he has embraced the concept of intelligent designa stunning desertion of a former intellectual ambassador of secular humanism to the belief in some form of intelligence behind the design of the universe.[...] The Rev. Paul M. Zulehner, dean of Vienna Universitys divinity school[...] cautioned, however, that the decline of atheism in Europe does not mean that re-Christianization is taking place.
What we are observing instead is a re-paganization.
PornPart of the ProblemIn the last three decades, prostitution and pornography have become increasingly tolerated, normalized and legitimized, resulting in expansion of sex industries all over the world.[...]
The Internet has made pornography ubiquitous,[...] and has provided pornographers access to a global audience with almost no restrictions or regulations. It provided men, who are usually secretive about their exploitation of women and children, with easy, private access to unlimited amounts of pornography.
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The Nations Governors, facing a 32-percent drop-out rate among high school students across the country, spoke with urgency[...] about the need to redesign the system so students graduate and are prepared to succeed in college and in the workplace.
Many of us here today would say the situation in Americas high schools should be described as a crises. [...]
And this issue is terribly important in terms of our efforts to restore Americas competitiveness in the world economy, said [Virginia Gov. Mark Warner], the co-chairman of the National Governors Association.[...]
Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas,[...] said The failure of high schools to prepare students adequately for college and the workplace costs the U.S. economy at least $16 billion a year in lost productivity.[...]
In terms of personal income,[...] the difference between high school and college education is at least a million dollars over a lifetime.
The Founders of the United States rejected the socialists utopian vision and sought to create a nation based on different, more realistic idealsindividual liberty and opportunity. And because they also understood mans sinful nature, they sought to put chains (their term) around government to put at bay its tendency to abuse power. They knew the ultimate check on the politics of power is found in the opening phrase of the Constitution: We, the people... Their wisdom placed political power ultimately in the hands of the citizens. If we do not take our responsibility seriously, then we only have ourselves to blame when we loose our liberty.[...]
A NEW BOOK which we just received is a book written by a friend of Daves. This friend is Dave Wheaton. He was one of the top professional tennis players in the world, winning the Grand Slam Cup. This book would make a great gift for high school graduates and college students.
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