There are very few things conservatives, liberals and leftists agree on. But if they are irreligious, they all agree that religious Americans are more irrational than irreligious Americans.
It is a secular axiom that secularism and secular people are rooted in reason, whereas religion and the religious are rooted in irrationality.
This is what...Read more
"A person's moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one's behavior" -- the dictionary definition of "conscience."
Whenever I make the common-sense argument that people need to hold themselves accountable to a morality-giving, morality-judging God -- specifically, the God of the Bible, and more specifically, the God of the...Read more
At the present time, China is the greatest threat to world stability, Russia is the world's premier aggressor-nation and Islamist groups are the primary exporters of terror and (religious) totalitarianism.
And, for the first time in history, America is the world's major exporter of destructive ideas.
This is hard for me to write. One of my ...Read more
My last column dealt with the issue of parents whose left-wing adult children have cut off all contact with their parents because the parents are on the Right -- children who will not even allow their parents to have contact with their grandchildren.
One would think that any person with a functioning conscience and a normal human heart would ...Read more
There are probably hundreds of thousands of men and women who, because of political differences, maintain minimal or no contact with their parents and, even more cruelly, do not allow their parents to have any contact with their children -- their parents' grandchildren.
Probably an unprecedented number of Americans with grown children will be ...Read more
Secular conservatives have done, and continue to do, great work on behalf of America, liberty and conservatism in general.
But they will not likely have conservative grandchildren -- and many will not have conservative children.
I know this because I speak with hundreds of conservatives a year in person and on the radio.
I routinely ask these...Read more
It is a central tenet of moral theology that there are gradations of sin. To argue that God views stealing a towel from a hotel and raping a child as moral equivalents renders God a moral fool. And doing that to God is a sin. If we mortals perceive the universe of difference between such actions, it goes without question that God does, too. The ...Read more
What would you think of a person who never asked the price of anything he or she bought?
You would assume the person was inordinately wealthy. But if the person wasn't, you would dismiss him as a fool, and you would certainly never ask this person for advice about how to spend your money.
Yet, for two years, that question -- "What is the price...Read more
This week, The New York Times published a column by a left-wing academic (forgive the redundancy), John Della Volpe, director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics.
In his first sentence, Mr. Della Volpe reveals his politics.
He described young Americans as "stressed and sickened by thoughts of their rights and ...Read more
In a recent Fireside Chat -- my weekly podcast for PragerU, half of which is dedicated to my taking questions from (mostly) young people around the world -- a young man in his 20s asked how he was supposed to figure out who is telling the truth and who isn't. He was undoubtedly speaking for millions of his peers. Given the opposing positions one...Read more
Let's begin with an indisputable fact. What Kanye West, aka Ye, is saying about Jews is antisemitic. Why? Because "the Jews run everything" is pure libel. That's why Jews are not paranoid in being deeply troubled by such sentiments. If widely believed, they will almost inevitably lead to persecution of Jews.
Now, let's turn to the matter of ...Read more