Early in the twentieth century, American radicals, sharply aware of the irrelevance of the churches, caricatured its role and message savagely and sometimes blasphemously.
People who knew my father, Rousas John Rushdoony, were aware that he enjoyed talking about his Armenian heritage. He often related as well that his parents narrowly escaped the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) in 1915.
In recent weeks a lot has been said about the religion of Islam. Undoubtedly, some of what has been said is for the purpose of creating political alliances and a climate of tolerance. Islam has been described by some as "a religion of peace."
On September 11, 2001, tragedy struck America as Muslim terrorists killed over 6000 people; and Muslim terrorists are most likely behind a continuing biological assault. President Bush immediately informed us that America was declaring war on the terrorists and the nations that harbor them.
Two questions are relevant: 1) Can America win this war by military and political means? and 2) What is the role of the church in this time of crisis?
Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. — William Pitt
t's November. The national presidential campaign is virtually over. In a few days we'll go to the polls and cast our ballots and await the dismal results (since a viable third party, especially a Christian constitutional party, is not strong enough to make a move ... yet).
Your teenage daughter probably learned much of her fashion sense from them. She probably picked up a good bit of her taste for hip hugging Capri pants, skimpy tank tops, slouchy cargo khakis, high riding plaid boxers, form fitting and midriff baring t-shirts, and frayed nylon surf wear from them as well.
When the U. S. Supreme Court recently mocked the Constitution by prohibiting prayer at public school football games, columnist Cal Thomas seemed not only upset, but somewhat elated (June 23, 2000 Daily Oklahoman).