Protestants

Symposium — An anti-Christian barrage in the midst of the Middle Georgia Bible Belt? (With apology to Alexander Pope)

“A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.”Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1709 For the past several months an unexpectedly ongoing and curious religious debate has been raging on the Opinion pages of my local newspaper, …

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Dismantling Christianity and Western civilization — and replacing them with what?

For new readers it might be difficult to tell if Dr. Bill Cummings’ column “Is Christianity dying in America?”[1] was written with glee or with slight regret, like the puzzling smile of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” For those of us who have read some of his previous columns deprecating the Catholic Church, of course, …

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Philosophic Ramblings (Part II): Religion and Politics

Since the heyday of Billy Graham in the 1950s to the 1980s, Protestantism has evolved mostly to become silent on secular issues or to speak only to promulgate politically correct (PC) proclamations depending on the trendy issues of the day. I was brought up as a Presbyterian. Presbyterianism originally believed in the Elect and predestination. …

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