In the modern world, we've come to believe that human events are exactly like celestial events: there is an equally exact science of prediction for both. This confusion is the result of accepting the notion that everything is made of matter—human beings and planets alike—so that we can equally well predict the actions of both.
Hence the rise of the social sciences that try to imitate physics and chemistry in presenting numerical data that (allegedly) predicts the actions of human beings in the future from the actions of human beings in the present. With the floor-to-ceiling determinism of materialism, there is no room for "if," no room for a warning, because what is going to happen is going to happen.
All of this is to help us understand what the Pew "data" is actually telling us—and here, I speak as a Christian to Christians.
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The World Beyond Your Head. A Review of the new Matthew Crawford book.
I had the privilege of sitting through the great Alasdair MacIntyre's philosophy classes while I was in graduate school. One day he remarked, "If a book is worth reading once, it is worth reading twice. If it is not worth reading twice, then it wasn't worth reading once."
Crawford's The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction is a book worth reading three times (at least).
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Here's my challenge to those who believe we should be using federal power to compel Christians not to merely "tolerate", which leaves room for conversation about acknowledged differences, but to endorse and celebrate sexual behavior that violates the God given boundaries for sexual behavior and human flourishing. What reason can you give that a Christian baker should be forced to bake a cake for two men getting married, but shouldn't be forced to bake a wedding cake for a polyamorous threesome or foursome or five-some? Or a man-boy wedding cake? Or a woman-dog wedding cake?
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Wiker's Recent Books
"Christianity is being deliberately pushed out of our culture—so that secular liberalism can be established in its place.
One religion is being actively disestablished, while another is being (in fact, largely has been) established in its place."
Politicizing the Bible took us three years to write, and it is meant to be a revolutionary book. In it, Scott Hahn and I trace out the real, deepest roots of modern historical biblical criticism, and show why it has ended in the secularization of the biblical text.
MORE GREAT BOOKS BY BENJAMIN WIKER
This is one of my most popular books--perhaps a strange thing, since it focuses on the most destructive books, the books that have done so much damage to the modern world. But not really so very strange. Sometimes the best way to understand the truth, is to study the greatest errors. And here you have them.
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