Tag Archives: Christianity

BLATANT ANTI-RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AT THE AFA

What’s going on at Air Force Academy? God’s word vs. Pentagon’s word

By , FoxNews.com, March 13, 20113

  • Galatians 2-20.jpgWhiteboard belonging to an Air Force Academy cadet. The cadet posted the Bible message after a student leader’s whiteboard with a Bible verse was cleaned. (MRFF)
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The Restore Military Religious Freedom coalition, a group of two dozen like-minded religious liberty organizations, announced Thursday that they are ready to offer assistance to any Air Force Academy cadet who faces repercussions for writing Bible verses on their hallway whiteboards.

The Air Force Academy admitted Wednesday that a cadet leader had to remove a Bible verse he had displayed outside his dorm room because it offended non-Christians and could “cause subordinates to doubt the leader’s religious impartiality.”

The controversy started when a cadet leader posted a passage of scripture on his whiteboard with a quote from the New Testament book of Galatians. “I have been crucified with Christ therefore I no longer live, but Christ lives in me,” the verse from Galatians 2:20 read.

The brave cadets who spoke to me said it’s disturbing to watch the academy trample on the Constitution.

Friends of the cadet tell me the young man had posted the verse several months ago and considered the New Testament passage as a source of inspiration.

Mikey Weinstein, director of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, told me that 29 cadets and four faculty and staff members contacted his organization to complain about the Christian passage.

“Had it been in his room — not a problem,” Weinstein told me. “It’s not about the belief. It’s about the time, the place and the manner.” Continue reading

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Christian West & Science

“For the last two millennia, there has been no aspect of Western existence that hasn’t borne upon it the indelible impress of the Christian religion.”global_67838642.jpeg Jack Kerwick, PhD

“It is the Western world within the sciences first emerged and where they continue to flourish is no coincidence.” Ibid.

“The very (scientific) enterprise at which the scientist makes his living would have been unthinkable in the absence of the religious faith that he now ignores, and—far too frequently—disdains.” Ibid.

“It is the consensus among the contemporary historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science that real science arose only once: in Europe.” Rodney Stark, Forthe Glory of God, p. 126, 127

“Christians developed science because they believed it could be done, and should be done.  As Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) put it during one of his Lowell Lectures at Harvard in 1925, science arose in Europe because of the widespread ‘faith in the possibility of science…derivative from medieval theology.’” Ibid., p. 147

Our Christian Civilization

Jack Kerwick, The New American.com, December 12, 2012

A group that refers to itself as the “Arkansas Society of Freethinkers” is not in the Christmas spirit. When it caught wind of the fact that Little Rock, Arkansas’ Terry Elementary School had arranged for its students to attend a stage performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church, it began to eye the school up for a lawsuit.

Inasmuch as one of its key characters quotes the Gospel of Luke, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” you see, has an explicitly religious theme.

That there is no such “separation” clause in the U.S. Constitution has long been established. Yet this episode is telling not because it reveals the atheist’s ignorance of the Constitution. Rather, it is telling insofar as it reveals his ignorance of his cultural inheritance.

The great Catholic writer Hilaire Belloc famously declared that “the faith is Europe and Europe is the faith.” We can paraphrase him by saying just as assuredly that Christianity is the West and the West is Christianity.

It is true that the Western mind is indebted to classical, pre-Christian Greek and Roman sources, but even here, it is primarily to Christian men of learning that we owe thanks for resurrecting and restoring to European civilization the lost riches of antiquity.

For the last two millennia, there has been no aspect of Western existence that hasn’t borne upon it the indelible impress of the Christian religion. Continue reading

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