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-The Modern Samaritans Struggling to Survive

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

                              (Samaritans on Mt. Gerizim: from Wikipedia) Most Christians only know about the Samaritans from few passages in the New Testament gospels. Today the Samaritan people and religion struggle to survive in the face of the larger communities of Muslims, and Jews along with Christians in Palestine and Israel. There are only 780 left in […]

-LDS Church (Mormon) Response to Supreme Court Marriage Decision

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

          (LDS Temple -Salt Lake: Wikipedia) The leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) has issued an official response to the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. A letter supporting traditional marriage and prohibiting same-sex marriages and celebrations in their churches and on their properties has been sent out to […]

-Actually It’s ‘Cultural Christians’ Who Are Really In Decline

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

      (Photo: courtesy of TripAdvisor) For years nearly every American (90%+) identified themselves as ‘Christian’ mostly because everyone they knew claimed it and besides as kids their parents took them to church at least at Christmas and Easter. In the mid 20th century after WWII everyone was considered to be a Christian unless they were […]

-Is Islam Compatible with Western Democracy?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

A few years ago we all witnessed on TV news the sight of thousands of protesters in Tunisia and later in Egypt calling for a change of government. The Western media and the Obama administration called it the ‘Arab Spring’ and celebrated it as a movement in favor of establishing Western style  democracies to replace […]

-The Biblical Origins of : “Live Long and Prosper”?

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Leonard Nimoy passed away this week and on Facebook I literally read dozens of references to his famous saying in the Star Trek series and movies: “Live Long and Prosper” This familiar declaration could also represent the philosophy and hopes of many if not most people in America. Nearly everyone of us would like to […]