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Post-Marxist Critics’ Ongoing Crusade Against It’s a Wonderful Life

Depending on who you ask, It’s a Wonderful Life is either “a fanfare for the common man” or “one of the most profoundly pessimistic tales of human existence ever to achieve a lasting popularity” depending on who you ask.[1] The movie emerged from relative obscurity after its initial box office failure in 1946 to become an American icon by the 1980s and remains popular to the present, ranking 20th on the American Film Institute’s most recent 100 greatest American films of all time industry poll.[2] It’s even “Britain’s favourite Christmas film” according to the BBC.[3] Though it might be…

For Mayor de Blasio, CRT Really is Just a Tool

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City announced the first wide-scale vaccine passport system in the U.S., the so-called “Excelsior Pass.” The few objections from the left to this scheme are not concerned with the inherent impracticality and immorality of regulating personal behavior, but with the disproportionate impact the requirement will have on certain minorities. In the Critical Race Theory framework, that makes it inherently White Supremacist. A few grifters have come out of the woodwork to call vaccine passports racist, most notably the mayor of Boston. But this time Twitter and the media have generally…

Facebook Censorship Empowers Falsehoods

Conversation is necessary for understanding, scrutiny is the source of scientific knowledge, and opposition is the forge of experience. Social media censorship is designed to prevent these, and drives people to hoaxes, propaganda, and conspiracy theories in the process.

‘Witnesses’ is a Rare Surprise

I’m a notorious Grinch on the subject of religious film. I have a theory that the standards for religious films are so low because they only tell the audience what they want to hear. But Witnesses is a movie that understands that its role is not to be a sermon or a polemic, but an emotional journey.

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Reviewing Moon’s Rare Books

The Greatest Collection of Church History in the World is Tucked Away in Provo. Nowhere else do you have the chance to see the personal copies of the Book of Mormon owned by Joseph, Hyrum, and Samuel Smith during their lifetimes.

Faith or Famine?

Modern and ancient revelations warn us to be prepared spiritually and temporally for a wide range of potential disasters. But Helena Kleinlien’s presentation uses preparedness as a jumping-off point for spreading all kinds of falsehoods.

Hume and True Skepticism: How Do We Know?

Hume’s basic epistemological framework evaluates things on the basis of their origins. Is this really how people think? More importantly, is this really how people should think? Is this the way of thinking most likely to identify truth or pragmatic value?

Intelligences, Subjective Phenomenology, and Transcendence

Those who have observed mysticism and revelation from a physiological perspective acknowledge that religious experience is a real mental and neurological phenomenon. But the ability of revelation to give us knowledge by which we live our lives remains in doubt.

Hume’s Slight-of-Hand Skepticism

Hume argues that miracles are logically impossible, because they are defined as breaking the laws of nature, and everyone knows through the sum of their empirical observation that breaking the laws of nature is impossible. This method of reconciling contradictory proofs is epistemologically bankrupt.

The Necessity of Suffering in Frankl’s Existentialism

In Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor K. Frankl stops short of saying that suffering is an essential. But in examining each of the sources of meaning Frankl identified, we can see that the suffering endemic to these sources is necessary for them to possess meaning.