There are periods in the history of man, when corruption and depravity have so long debased the human character, that man sinks under the weight of the oppressor’s hand and becomes his servile-his abject slave; he licks the hand that smites him; he bows in passive obedience to the mandates of the despot, and in this state of servility he receives his fetters of perpetual bondage. — Patrick Henry

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Dating the Past

Bob Ellis

We know the earth is 4.5 billion years old, right? How do we know that? Radiometric dating, right? How do we know radiometric dating is an accurate method for determining the ages of rocks?

Robotic dinosaur at the Creation Museum near Cincinnati

Creation vs. Evolution Seminar in Rapid City

Bob Ellis

Parkview Church in Rapid City will be hosting a Creation vs. Evolution "Seminar Safari" Friday Feb. 28 at 7:00 pm. There will also be presentations Saturday March 1 at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

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Share and Defend

A.J. Castellitto

Spiritually, our nation is dying. In response, conservative Christians are caught between righteous judgements and somber humility. Share and Defend is what I propose. Share the Gospel and Defend Christian Values.

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Legislation Promotes Open Flow of Information in Schools

Bob Ellis

There are a couple of good recently-introduced bills in the South Dakota Legislature which deal with the open flow of information in South Dakota schools. I dialogued briefly with Senator Jeff Monroe, the prime sponsor, about these this morning. SB 101 was crafted to ensure that a teacher may provide instruction in the area of personhood before birth, and SB 112 was designed to prohibit schools from preventing the instruction of intelligent design.

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Question: Is Atheism a Religion?

Bob Ellis

Most people probably believe atheism is not a religion. After all, atheism specifically disbelieves that any religion is correct because it posits that there is no God, right? Ninian Smart has identified seven characteristics of religion: Narrative, Experiential, Social, Ethical, Doctrinal, Ritual, Material.

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What You Know Just Ain’t So

Michael Peroutka

A man known as Josh Billings, one of the leading American humorists during the second half of the nineteenth century, once said this: “It ain’t what a man don’t know that makes him a fool…It’s all the things he does know…that just ain’t so.” I think we can heartily agree that it’s a problem when a man or woman takes action based on beliefs that are flawed. It’s really a recipe for disaster.

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The Length of a Day in the Bible

Bob Ellis

How long was a day in the Bible? If you would really like to know--as opposed to relying on assumption-filled agendas, like anything else in the world, look at the context.

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In the Beginning

Michael Day

The first sentence of the Bible is, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." The scientific study of the universe is a good thing. But as we seek to increase our knowledge and understanding of the universe, we should also be prepared to learn about its Creator, because metaphorically speaking, his finger prints are all over it.

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Big Bang Theory Has Big Problems

Bob Ellis

As is usually the case, the more we learn about science--including astronomy and astrophysics--the more we learn that the ideas pushed on us for years as "science" have some really big problems. In fact, when many of these claims are examined closely, we find that they are contrary to science. The big bang theory, the supposed 13 billion year age of the universe, star formation and many ideas related to astronomy have some major problems with their scientific viability, and with observable science.

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All Creatures Great and Small

Ken Connor

Here at the Center for a Just Society we spill a lot of ink discussing issues that touch upon questions of human dignity and the sanctity of life. The guiding principle underlying our position on abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, elder abuse, and other bioethical controversies is that the willful abuse or destruction of human life is an affront to God. This convictions flows from the belief that God created this world and everything in it, and that He blessed man especially by creating him in His image and giving him dominion over the earth.

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I Am No Longer a Republican

J. Matt Barber

I am no longer a Republican. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and their Democrat-lite, RINO Republican establishment have seen to that. They have betrayed their own constituents. They have actively turned against the American people – the very voters who granted them power to do good.

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Whom do you fear? God or man?

Bradlee Dean

Crisis after crisis are taking place, and many of them are contrived to bring about an unlawful change. These crises are in many cases manufactured to produce fear for the purpose of bringing you to your knees and forcing you to submit to their creators’ ungodly plans. This is the method of dictatorships.

A nativity scene in Portland, Oregon (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Why Nativity Scenes Matter in the Public Square

Doug Carter

When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he explained that our freedoms come from God. “All men are created equal,” he says, and “they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” A nativity display on government property reminds us that all humans have unalienable rights- rights which cannot legitimately be taken away- because these rights come from God.

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Bush Paved Way for Obama Executive Abuse

Robert Romano

To save American car companies in 2008, then-President George W. Bush opted to use $17 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which had been enacted to extend loans to financial institutions caught in the mortgage backed securities meltdown. There was nothing in the law that had allowed the bailout funds to be used for auto manufacturers. The Administration just made it up.

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Congress Allows Obama to Slap Them With Cuba

Rick Manning

It only took a couple of days for the ink to dry on Congress' decision to fund the Obama administration's objectives for the rest of the year before it came back to bite them. The choice to fund all of the government for the next nine months, besides the Department of Homeland Security, means that Congress has little recourse to rein in Obama's Cuban bailout.

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