Dead End of Secularism

On June 11, 2009, in Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D, by Betsy

by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D

Published at ToTheSource.org June 11, 2009.

Secularism was to be the wave of the future. Leading secular theorists such as Peter Berger taught that secularism would be the inevitable result of the inexorable march of progress and that its many advantages would simply drive out religion in all of its forms. No serious discussion was possible or necessary. Religion would be deposited unceremoniously on the dustbin of history.

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Are Children Worth it?

On January 28, 2009, in Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D, by Betsy

by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D

Published at ToTheSource.org January 28, 2009.

Let us state it at once: Revolutionary Road is a bad movie, despite the awards it garnered from its Hollywood peers. The story is Hollywood’s fantasy of the stultifying life in the 1950’s suburbs. Unbelievable storyline, unsympathetic characters, and a socially irresponsible message: evidently these are the requirements for Hollywood awards.

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by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D

Published at ToTheSource.org November 26, 2008 and October 14, 2004.

Apparently, Western secularism pulled from its traditional roots cannot.

We cannot sustain ourselves economically because the Western democracies are committing financial suicide with federal spending and entitlement programs that they then push off onto future generations instead of paying today.

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Putting the Bible on Trial

On September 23, 2008, in Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D, by Betsy

by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D

Published at ToTheSource.org September 23, 2008.

Bradley Lashawn Fowler, a gay man, claims that Christian publishing powerhouses, Zondervan Publishing and Thomas Nelson Publishing infringed his constitutional rights. Fowler alleges the companies’ bibles’ references to homosexuality as a sin made him an outcast from his family and contributed to physical discomfort and periods of “demoralization, chaos and bewilderment.” According to a local TV station, “his family’s pastor used that Zondervan Bible, and because of it his family considered him a sinner and he suffered. Now he is asking for an apology and $60 million, ‘to compensate for the past 20 years of emotional duress and mental instability.'”

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Whose Kids Are They?

On April 2, 2008, in Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D, by Betsy

by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D

First published by ToTheSource.org.

In his written opinion, Justice H. Walter Croskey cited a long series of rulings indicating that the parental right to educate their own children is not absolute under American constitutional law. But the court’s ruling raises the serious question of whether it is good public policy for the State of California to insist that all children be educated by people who have a teaching credential. The most lucid arguments favor the position that homeschooling should be at least a permissible option, possibly even encouraged by the state.

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