The Thinking 

When Men Were Men – And Could Be Together

February 1, 2012


RENÉE writes:

I am struck by the image of Victorian men mentioned by one of the commenters in the entry about “men’s studies” — probably because I read quite a bit of literature from that time period. When I think of men from that era I often picture them smoking a pipe in the company of men, not just discussing business but engaging in friendly banter, and developing male camaraderie. Men in our country and throughout the world have always had a place to gather as men, not just as workers, but as friends. And it only makes sense. Men are the ones who go to war and that requires a great deal of trust and respect to fight with and for one another.

Feminists have fought to enter into every sphere of the male world, not just in the public sphere, but in private spheres as well. They protested any club that excluded women. Many men today have not experienced healthy male bonding. I wonder how many men who are in sports and garner some semblance of what it’s like to live in a world where men have room to be men and brothers would make the statements these men’s studies professors make.

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The Atheist’s Faith

February 1, 2012



Atheism now has a confession of faith.

It’s in my essay “No Evidence for God?” posted at Intellectual Conservative. The essay makes the elementary and crucial point that most atheists, when they try to rebut arguments for God, simply presuppose atheism. Viewing reality through atheism-colored glasses, they naturally see what they want to see. Their reasoning is circular. I lay out two common lines of evidence for God and show how the common atheistic rebuttals are invalid. There is evidence for God.

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Would the World Have Been Better Off If Hitler Had Been Aborted?

February 1, 2012


AT Townhall, Mike Adams explains why it would not. He also writes regarding the legalization of abortion: Read More »


The Renaissance According to NPR

February 1, 2012


N.W. writes:

Despite my conservative views, I still listen to NPR on a regular basis. I really shouldn’t. It often gets me mad. However, I enjoy that NPR gears its programming towards a more intelligent audience.

I really got riled yesterday morning, however, with a piece on an art exhibit in Italy exploring the rise of banking in Florence at the start of the Renaissance. The segment started by describing how the Church’s rules against usury had up until then prevented banks from prospering in Medieval Europe. The exhibit illustrates the way in which “Florentine merchants got around the Catholic Church’s ban on money-lending and bankrolled the Renaissance.” Read More »