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Tektonics Apologetics Ministry
The Adarwinist reader
Bede's Library: the Alliance of Faith and Reason
A Christian Thinktank
Doxa:Christian theology and apologetics
Mike Gene Teleologic
Errant Skeptics Research Institute
Stephen Jones' CreationEvolutionDesign
Touchstone: a journal of mere Christianity: mere comments
The Secularist Critique: Deconstructing secularism
Ex-atheist.com: I Wasn't Born Again Yesterday
imago veritatis by Alan Myatt
Solid Rock Ministries
The Internet Monk: a webjournal by Michael Spencer
The Sydney Line: the website of Keith Windschuttle
Miranda Devine's writings in the Sydney Morning Herald
David Horowitz frontpage magazine
Thoughts of a 21st century Christian Philosopher
Steven Lovell's philosophical themes from C.S.Lewis
Peter S. Williams Christian philosophy and apologetics
Shandon L. Guthrie
Clayton Cramer's Blog
Andrew Bolt columns
Ann Coulter columns
"These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." G.K.Chesterton
"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion." G.K.Chesterton
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Tuesday, March 22, 2005
What an eerie — and depressing — age we live in
The sick analogy of Bush = Hitler: the rise and rise of liberal slander and hypocrisy.
More penetrating analysis from Victor Davis Hanson in "Little Eichmanns" and "Digital Brownshirts"
There is something profoundly immoral for a latte-sipping, upscale Westerner of the postmodern age flippantly evoking Hitler when we think of the countless souls lost to the historical record who were systematically starved and gassed in the factories of death of the Third Reich.
"John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr. — where are you now that we need you?" Charles Brooker in the Guardian advocating assasination of the president on the eve of last year's US election.
Unfortunately this irresponsible, hate-filled attitude is both representative and symptomatic of the moral bankruptcy of the Left in our era. Something has indeed "gone terribly wrong with a mainstream Left that tolerates a climate where the next logical slur easily devolves into Hitlerian invective."
Hanson notes the chilling statistic that a typical Internet Google search of Bush + Hitler yields about 1,350,000 matches...
Like Prince Harry parading around in his ridiculous Nazi costume, quarter-educated celebrities who have some talent for song or verse know only that name-dropping "Hitler" or his associates gets them some shock value that their pedestrian rants otherwise would not warrant.
Ignorance and arrogance are a lethal combination. Nowhere do we see that more clearly among writers and performers who pontificate as historians when they know nothing about history.
And if there is one lesson that history repeatedly teaches, it is that civilisations crumble and fall, not ultimately from attacks from without, but from moral collapse and dissension within.