Jordan Peterson and Christianity: Doctrine and Truth (Part I)

(Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star)

“Like Pelagius, Peterson thinks we can achieve salvation through our own efforts of will, without the grace of God. Like the aforementioned Gnostics, Peterson repeatedly argues that we each have a spark of the divine in us, so can manifest the divine here and now in our damned world of suffering.”

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Does Anti-Semitism Run Concurrent with the BDS Movement?

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“I can tell you that many protesters who advocate for ‘Palestine’ would find themselves not so welcome in its territories. The outspoken feminists at the National Women’s Studies Association who endorse BDS and attack the Jewish state would not be so loud on the streets of Hebron.”

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The Need for Nations

(B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia)

“It may sound trite to say so, but the national state is the worst way of arranging and governing human societies, apart from all the others.”

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What Howard Zinn Forgets

No one people, nation or culture has a monopoly on the shadows of human nature. Historians influenced by Zinn and the story he tells should try to remember this.”

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Is Steven Pinker Wrong About Violence Declining?

(Rose Lincoln / Harvard University)

“In many parts of the world, the anarchy came, and those like Pinker who insist otherwise should reflect on whether their claims really reflect reality, or whether they are simply bromides used by those thought-leaders who see the horror and turn away, looking to statistics as consolation against the tragedy.

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