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And the Indians Shopped at Whole Foods Too

September 29, 2011

 

WRITING in response to this post about a journalist who claims it is immoral to have children because they will harm the “environment,” Regina Hess writes:

Last week, my husband and I took our five children on a field trip to Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. I had forgotten how politically correct Plymouth had become, but was rudely jarred awake as we chatted with a Native American woman in the Crafts’ Building. Read More »

 

Disgusted with the Shallowness of Facebook

September 29, 2011

 

KAREN I. writes:

I quit Facebook after going to an old friend’s Facebook page and finding a death announcement. The family had posted a childhood picture of the deceased individual, with graphics of glittery stars around it. Along the top of the photo was “R.I.P.” I was stunned at the news and absolutely disgusted at the way it was announced. I deleted my account after that because I never want to learn awful news that way again. I still get upset thinking about it.  Read More »

 

September 29, 2011

 

Rhoda, Harold C. Harvey (1934)

Rhoda, Harold C. Harvey (1934)

 

“I Decided Not to Have Children for Environmental Reasons”

September 29, 2011

 

THE WESTERN educated woman is so afraid of having children – so afraid of what it might require of her, so afraid of no longer breathing, thinking, and acting like a man, so afraid of losing friendships based on her status as careerist – that she reaches in her desperation for all kinds of popular superstitions to justify her psychological malformation.

Here is one of the most extreme examples. Lisa Hymas, writing in The Guardian, says she is not having children because of the effect they may have on the environment. To Hymas, human beings – not Third World human beings, but white Americans – are engaged in nothing more than environmental plunder. She writes: Read More »

 

The Personalistic, Relativistic World of Facebook

September 29, 2011

 

FRED OWENS writes:

The dominant media is not CNN, The New York Times, or The Washington Post. It’s not FoxNews either. It’s Facebook. That’s where the nation and the world meets, connects, and relates. Read More »

 

When a Pope Truly Loves the Muslim, He Does Not Affirm the Muslim’s Faith

September 29, 2011

 

AT VFR, Howard Sutherland writes:

Isn’t every Pope’s primary mission to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations and call people–all people–to the Christian faith? Rather than make statements that imply an equivalence between Christianity and Islam, Pope Benedict should exhort those Moslems who have moved into Christian (or once-Christian) lands to enter into the life of those lands fully by embracing the Christian faith. (Of course, I would prefer that the Pope exhort Moslems in Europe–and everywhere else, for that matter–to embrace Christianity and then return to their ancestral homelands, there to proselytise among their kin still benighted by Islam. But if expecting the Pope to call Moslems to convert is unrealistic, how unrealistic is it to expect him to tell them to go home?) Read More »