Reason on Trial Again: The New Galileos and the New Bellarmines

In 1615, Galileo was summoned to the Vatican where Cardinal Bellarmine prosecuted him. The Roman Inquisition accused Galileo of heresy for promoting Copernican heliocentrism (the view that earth and the stars revolve around the Sun). Galileo invited Bellarmine to look through his telescope to see the scientific evidence for himself, but the Cardinal refused. He [...]

Climate Change: A Humble Plea to Deniers and Skeptics, From a Fierce Critic of the Left

Dear Climate Change Skeptics, I understand your frustration. I understand your skepticism. You've made many valid criticisms against leftists and climate activists. Your charges, which state that many of them engage in hyperbole and empower fearmongers are correct. Your assessments of their unrealistic and economically disastrous proposals to combat climate change are correct. I'm not [...]

“The Church is a Whore… and she’s my Mother.”

Disclaimer: This piece includes an overtly Christian perspective that is normally absent from my posts. "The Church is a whore... and she's my mother." - St. Augustine.  This is a provocative quote from St. Augustine, but it's a powerful one. The Church has provided us with our spirituality and our core values. It has blessed [...]

The Radical Islamic Threat | The Threat of Islam & the Destruction of Our Moral Compass – Pt. 3

Moral relativism has caused the West to ignore barbarism and human rights abuses in the name of cultural sensitivity and the spirit of inclusion. This is madness.  According to the Pew Research Center, over 139 million Muslims (39 countries surveyed) support suicide bombing. 40% of Palestinian Muslims support suicide bombing. Almost 39 million Bangladeshi Muslims [...]

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) | The Threat of Islam & the Destruction of Our Moral Compass – Pt. 2

Certain cultural and/or religious practices highlight the stark divide between Western conceptions of morality and non-Western conceptions of morality (Islamic conceptions, in particular). These practices pose a problem for moral relativists, since they believe that all cultures are morally equal. However, certain practices are self-evidently morally wrong. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is one such practice.  [...]