Imagine, for a moment, that your boss has been treating you poorly (for many of you, this may not be very difficult). After weeks of abuse, you finally become so frustrated, that you start to wonder whether you should finally quit your job and join the ranks of the unemployed. Perhaps this might lead to something better, perhaps not. But there is one thing that you know, and it is that remaining where you are is simply unacceptable.
This freedom to abandon your employer is oftentimes taken for granted, oftentimes forgotten in our modern world of anti-corporate rhetoric. But while many leftists decry the abuses of the business-owner, they oftentimes forget that the governmental remedy can be more dangerous than the poison. (more…)
As a Christian who enjoys explaining the historicity and scientific legitimacy of Christianity, sometimes Christians ask me: at which point do we not need factual evidence to believe the story of Jesus Christ? How much science and history can ever convince us that Jesus the Jewish Messiah created the world, is God, and saves us from our sin, and that we’re going to heaven? My answer is none. There’s simply no way that you can solidly prove any of those statements with purely physical fact. (more…)
The other day, I came across a feminist blog about the movie “Tangled,” a movie I know almost nothing about, other than that it’s racist, sexist, and evil. Girl With Pen writes: “The bad news is that it re-hashes the same old story – that as a woman you can either be a princess awaiting her prince or an evil stepmother/witch, that if you are male, you get all the action (in many senses of the word) and that beauty equals white, blonde, thin, and young.” Let us all grab our pitchforks.
The first reason we should be at arms is because of the racism. You see, when we apply positive affirmations of beauty to white people, it logically implies that all the other races cannot possess these traits, and are in fact less beautiful than white people. Consider also that the princess, in Tangled’s case, is white, blonde, and young. Solely because of movies such as Tangled, it is entirely likely that an entire generation of American boys will find young blondes to be sexually attractive. I, as one tragic example, have fallen prey to this most odious of ploys. (more…)