The Tide of Our Times
C.S. Lewis was renowned during his lifetime as a scholar, literary critic and perhaps the most influential Christian apologist of the 20th century [...].[...]
Now, more than 40 years after his death, Lewis seems destined for even greater fame, as Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media [...] release [...] The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first installment of the authors beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series of childrens books. [...]
Born on Nov. 29, 1898, Clive Staples Lewis was raised in the Church of Ireland. When his mother died at age 9, he eventually became an atheist. [...]
In 1929, after envisioning a doorway while riding a bus, Lewis said that he had a choice to resist God or walk through the door of faith. Later, he prayed to God, becoming what he called the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England. [...]
His defenses of the Christian faith were broadcast on British Broadcasting Corp. radio and eventually published as Mere Christianity. The Guardian published weekly installments of what became The Screwtape Letters. [...]s
If consumer advocate/author Jack Thompson has his way, violent video games will go extinct altogether. Conducting Talk Show interviews denouncing the violent video game industry, Thompson gives real life stories and statistics on the extreme danger of these violent video games. Thompson, a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, [...] shares [...] how violent videos have a brain-altering affect that can lead to deadly results. [...] Pointing to medical, scientific, and law enforcement evidence, Thompson shows how unhealthy and dangerous this popular entertainment has become and how violent video games have been linked to the increase in school shootings. [...]
[...] Thompson explains the moral, legal, ethical, and racial implications of this battle and why it is vital that parentsand anyone else concerned about the health, safety, and well-being of childrenunderstand it and join in the battle to stop violent video games dead in their tracks.
Although its the bedrock of some homes, the Bible is not the authority that most Americans consult when making moral decisions.
In a recent national survey, only 16 percent of U.S. adults said they make their moral choices based on the Bibles content. [...] Barna Research Group also found that only 5 percent possess what the organization defined as a biblical worldview.
That definition requires belief in seven principles, including that the source of moral truth is the Bible; that every person has a responsibility to share his or her religious beliefs with others; and that Satan is a living force, not just a symbol of evil.
About half of evangelicals have such a perspective, the survey found, but only 8 percent of all Protestants and less than 0.5 percent of Catholics.
It was former Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase [...] who declared: No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense.
For that reason, said Chase, born in 1808, The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coin.
Those words are being recalled today in the hallowed hallways of Congress now that Michael Newdow, who filed a lawsuit to remove under God from the Pledge of Allegiance, is out to remove In God We Trust from all U. S. currency.
Says Rep. Jo Ann Davis, Virginia Republican: The Founding Fathers believed devotedly that there was a God and that the unalienable rights of man were rooted in Him, a belief clearly evidenced in their writings from the Mayflower Compact to the Constitution itself [...].
Various world leaders have been saying recently that the only answer to peace in the Middle East is a two-state solution. Giving such recognition to the terrorists who have manipulated their way into Israel is indeed shocking. There is no Palestinian culture, language, or people! The problem is not between Jew and Arab. Millions of Arabs live in the countries of the Middle East and there is plenty of land for others to inhabit! The issue is between Islam and the existence of the Nation of Israel.
Islam calls for the complete destruction of Israel and the death of all Jewish people in this world. Terrorist organizations are now targeting what they call Christian Zionists. They are referring to evangelical believers who take seriously what the Bible teaches about Gods everlasting and unconditional covenant with the Nation of Israel and its land.
Establishing a Palestinian State (primarily Islamic) within the borders of Israel is insane! It will become the headquarters of all kinds of terrorists and become a beachhead from which to launch attacks against Israeli citizens. With the removal of Jewish families from Gaza (a terrible and painful project!), the terrorists have been encouraged to believe that continuing their terrorist attacks will lead finally to the destruction of the Jewish State. The prophecies of the Bible predict a different conclusion. The Lord God will destroy all nations who come against His people Israel!
Efforts to replace U.S. oversight of the Internet with an international committee were defeated [...] during U.N.-sponsored meetings.
Hundreds of government, nonprofit and industry delegates meeting at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia, agreed to establish a new international forum to discuss Internet issues, but it would not have any policy-making power.
[...] There was also no change in the U.S. governments roll in relation to the Internet, and no mechanism for such a change was created.
[...] The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit based in Marina del Rey, Calif., oversees the Internets domain-name system under a memorandum of understanding with the U.S Commerce Department.
Many nations, including China, Brazil, Cuba and Iran, have sought to end the U.S. governments oversight [...] of ICANN.
U.S. government officials rejected all efforts to change the current Internet governance structure.
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