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The Fountainhead of Satanism

Over the past few years, Anton LaVey and his book The Satanic Bible has grown increasingly popular, selling thousands of new copies. His impact has been especially pronounced in our nation’s capital. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.16.14

It’s All About Religion Metropolitan Jonah, Juicy Ecumenism In the West, we are blinded by our secularist world view. In particular, we are unable to understand other societies that reject our own way of understanding. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Tax Day Edition

[Note: ‘7 Figures’ is a new, occasional series highlighting data and information from a variety of surveys and reports.] 1. The average federal tax rate for all households (tax liabilities divided by income, including government transfer payments) before taxes is 18.1 percent. Continue Reading...

Instructions for Exile from the Book of Jeremiah

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” –Jeremiah 29:11 Jeremiah 29:11 is a popular verse among many of today’s Christians, as Evan Koons humorously points out in a new article at Q Ideas. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.15.14

Lesson For April 15: Why Government Can’t Replace Charity Howard Husock, Forbes Maybe it’s because of the impending tax filing deadline, but we are seeing a sudden spate of muscular defenses of a government safety net against the alleged conservative view that private charity could assist those in need—and replace government Christian Magnanimity Bryan Wandel, Humane Pursuits Christian magnanimity is an overflow of grace to bear with the immaturities and shortcomings of people around us – for their benefit. Continue Reading...