If you're living in America or Europe, the biggest story of this century is probably not what you think it is. Your global worldview forecast is next.
We told you recently on BreakPoint that despite appearances in our corner of the world, religion is not going extinct. Quite the contrary. Predictions by the likes of Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud that faith would vanish have turned out spectacularly wrong.
Yes, in the West (particularly Europe) religion is on the decline. But on a global scale, secularism is the worldview that's losing steam. more >>
I am saddened at the continued politicizing of the abortion issue. In a decision released last Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, basic standards of healthcare were dismissed and the women of Texas — and America — are the ones who will pay the price.
As a woman who still regrets my abortion, and now counsels women in crisis in the Dallas area, I've spent decades fighting for the truth: we deserve better than abortion.
Women facing a critical decision need the full truth. Is it too much to ask that clinics meet ambulatory care standards and doctors — who often fly in for surgical abortions — have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital? Leaders like Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, relying on actual medical evidence, sought to ensure women's health and safety through these policies. more >>
WASHINGTON — The FBI will recommend to the Justice Department that no prosecution is warranted as a result of its yearlong investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said on Tuesday.
Comey said the probe found there was evidence of extremely careless handling of emails by Clinton, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and that at least 110 emails contained classified information at the time they were sent.
But he said the FBI's judgment was that "no reasonable prosecutor" would bring charges against Clinton, who had a voluntary 3-1/2-hour interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday in Washington. more >>
Outspoken Christian NFL player Benjamin Watson took to his Facebook over the Independence Day weekend to assert that America is clearly not a Christian nation and urged Christians to be less concerned about returning the country to a "Christian past" and more concerned about making disciples.
Watson, a 12-season veteran tight end who signed with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason and is a frequent social commentator on his social media accounts, issued a Facebook post on Saturday to tell his followers that he is getting "frustrated" with the morality of the nation.
"From my youth I have subconsciously and rather naively believed the narrative that America was a Christian nation without truly unpacking this claim," Watson wrote. "As I've entered my adult life, becoming more aware and emotionally invested in the trajectory of my homeland, this faulty view has led to my current internal disillusionment with the moral decline of this so called Christian country." more >>
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a Roman Catholic, become the world's first national leader to march in a gay pride parade when he took part in Toronto's event on Sunday.
The Guardian reported that Trudeau marched beside a 29-year-old Syrian refugee who had come out to share his gratitude for the PM's outreach to refugees.
"I wanted to tell him thank you, that I'm Syrian, I arrived here a month ago," said the refugee, Bassel Mcleash. more >>
I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: "Good Without God." And I think …. well, maybe for a while, one can be good (before men). But only because they piggyback on the Judeo-Christian values they may have imbibed. After a while, it all fades away.
The reality of that fading away now hits us daily in the news. There's not a week that goes by without some new report of violence and mayhem. Some attacks are worse than others.
Just recently, the UK's Daily Mail referred to "lawless Paris," in an attack on innocent people, including tourists. more >>