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November 30 2017 By dvirtue How the West Really Lost God: An Interview with Mary Eberstadt

Her answer cuts against the conventional wisdom, but Jonathan V. Last argues "you cannot understand the real philosophical problems of the West without reading this book.

Mrs. Eberstadt was kind enough to answer a few questions about her argument and its implications.

What led you to write How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization? Did it begin more as a hypothesis to be tested or a thesis to be proved?

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November 28 2017 By dvirtue Priests to be banned from calling God "he" or "the Lord" in bid to be gender neutral

The church is headed by a woman, Archbishop Antje Jackelen, who told Sweden's TT news agency the church had been discussing using more inclusive language since its 1986 conference.

Archbishop Antje Jackelen said the Church of Sweden has been discussing inclusive language since 1986(Image: AFP)

She said: "Theologically, for instance, we know that God is beyond our gender determinations, God is not human."

But not everyone is happy with the decision.

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November 27 2017 By dvirtue Is gay adoption wrong? The children say Yes

Jephthah is the antithesis of a parent: he sacrifices an innocent child to placate his perverse beliefs. Parents sacrifice their ambitions and desires for their sake of their children. Jephthah sacrifices his child to satisfy his vainglorious ambitions and selfish desires. You could say the Jephthah syndrome defines the modern approach to child-rearing.

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November 25 2017 By dvirtue 'Nones' overtake Protestants, Catholics as largest social group in US, survey finds

Other groups included in the research include Muslims, Jews (two percent), Mormons (one percent), Orthodox Christians (one percent), and Hindus (one percent), as well as those who said they were "something else" (four percent).

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November 21 2017 By dvirtue The Museum of the Bible is More Than a Museum

One doesn't have to be Jewish or Christian (the history of these faiths being the focus of the museum), nor does one have to be religious to understand there are consequences to the behaviors now on public display.

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November 18 2017 By dvirtue Roy Moore, the Washington Post and Evangelicalism

By Professor Asoka Ekanayaka
Special to VIRTUEONLINE
www.virtueonline.org
Nov. 18, 2017

Here in distant Sri Lanka my attention was drawn to Mr. Millbank's article above by a good friend in America who in the credulity one expects from an incorrigible devotee of the Democratic party seemed highly impressed by his piece.

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November 16 2017 By dvirtue BBC Gulag Film Shows Terrible Consequences of Trying to Kill God

In case anyone doubts how purposefully anti-Christian the Soviet regime was, they should watch its 1928 propaganda film about the 1917 Bolshevik 'revolution' in Petrograd (actually it was a seedy coup) - October: Ten Days that shook the world - also now on iplayer.

This silent film proudly depicts the hatred the Bolsheviks had for the Lord Jesus Christ personally.

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November 14 2017 By dvirtue Abortion is not an 'um' issue

"Um," he started. "That's the kind of conversation we would have, finding out your story, where you're from, what you believe. Yeah, I mean, God's the judge."

On Tuesday, after backlash over his non-answer had percolated for more than a week, Lentz retreated via Twitter, writing, "I do believe abortion is sinful." But this reaction came a little late. Abortion is not an "um" issue.

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November 11 2017 By dvirtue GracePointe and the Elusive LGBT-affirming Megachurch

After his announcement of LGBT support in 2015, Pastor Stan Mitchell of GracePointe Church in Franklin, Tennessee was profiled in Time magazine. But what was a much sought-after sign of Evangelical movement towards LGBT affirmation may have been wishful thinking on the part of cultural progressives pouring money into programs that aim to shift Evangelical pastors' views on sexuality.

A Consequential Change

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November 10 2017 By dvirtue LGBT Activists Who Want to Punish Christian Bakers Are 'Expert Practitioners' of Discrimination: Rabbi

Colorado Christian University's Centennial Institute hosted a rally at its Lakewood campus in defense of Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, who was punished by the state's civil rights commission in 2014 for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding and whose appeal will finally be heard by the United States Supreme Court next month after five years of litigation.

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