Even though sinful, God-hating man knows that everything is not right in the world, all men, as Van Til declares, unavoidably know God. They may not acknowledge this fact, but it is a fact nonetheless.
In his seminal work Christian Antisemitism, a History of Hate, former Anglican minister and Professor of Religious Studies William Nicholls, does not pull any punches. His thesis is that Christianity is inherently anti-Jewish, and has been from the beginning.
The father of eugenics, Thomas Robert Malthas (1766-1834), believed that the imbalance between food supply and human births was a permanent manifestation of natural law. Somehow, it never occurred to him that food production could be increased dramatically if scientific and mechanical methods were applied to it.
Since "Christian Identity" claims to be "Christian," its doctrine of salvation is of special importance. As will become evident, Christian Identity holds to a less-than-orthodox view of the doctrine of salvation.
It appears homosexuality is now the defining force in American culture. Almost every institution is committed to supporting and furthering this "lifestyle choice," from the government schools to America's corporate elite.
If there was one truth Dr. Cornelius Van Til pounded home, it was this: there are no "brute" facts, i.e., there are no uninterpreted facts. None. Fallen man is not a pure receptor of neutral data. How man interprets the "facts" is determined by his presuppositions, the biases and inclinations he brings to the knowledge enterprise.
While maintaining some quasi-Biblical ideas (if that is not an oxymoron) The Patriot may leave some moviegoers cold-blooded. Although The Patriot was one of Summer 2000's most anticipated movies, critics now rip it up one side and down the other. Critics dislike the almost-Christian values portrayed by Mel Gibson's character, Benjamin Martin (modeled after Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox").