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Thank you, P. David Hornik for a thoughtful, interesting article. Your article touches on issues that confront all religious people — hope vs. certainty, faith vs. empirical knowledge, free will vs. determinism.
Unlike many articles I have read in The American Spectator about best-selling authors who espouse atheism, yours was the not defensive about your faith and religion in general.
Why are so many religious people in American today defensive, angry and quick to claim that they are victims of the atheists and humanists? Is their faith is little uncertain? Are they being manipulated by religious and political leaders? Is their theology too immature to accommodate the modern world?p>Given attendance at churches, synagogues and mosques in this country, the collective wealth of our religious communities and the fact that Mitt Romney was compelled to defend his faith in spite of the fact that the U.S. Constitution prohibits a religious test to hold office, I find this defensiveness and anger puzzling. br> — Mike Roush br> North Carolina /p> p> Thank you for the fine essay by P. David Hornik. Beginning it by juxtaposing the image of his dying mother with the idea of hope, he points out the essential hopelessness of atheism — confronted with one’s own mortality, hope ends up being the validation of a life’s worth of choices. Hope not only springs eternal, it points to the eternal as well. br> — Leroy Hurt /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?