Dennis Prager discusses the evil form of government that today’s youth seldom understand: communism.Read More »
The little Texas town of Sutherland Springs is experiencing unfathomable grief and mourning. On Sunday, a gunman dressed in black entered the First Baptist Church during worship and killed at least 26 people in cold blood – targeting men, women, and children – including the 14 year-old daughter of the church’s pastor. Another 20 victims are injured.
How can we explain such an act of evil? What possible motivation could explain it? This was an attack upon a church gathered for worship, in a little Texas town far from the normal headlines.
We rightly demand answers. But some of the most urgent of our questions may never be answered, including the question, “Why?”
We do know that the Christian faith dignifies the reality of suffering and sorrow. Christ tells us that blessed are those who mourn.
We pray for all those families and the grieving community of Christians. We mourn with them. Our call now is to grieve with those who grieve – those who grieve an unimaginable grief.
October 2017 marked a very important anniversary, the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik communist revolution in Russia that led to the creation of the Soviet Union.
The 20th century represents, as one major historian has named, “the century of megadeath”; and at the center of that “megadeath” is the great lie and deception, the great evil that was the communist revolution and the communist regime in the Soviet Union.
Soviet communism almost surely led to well over 100 million deaths. Add to that about 300 million deaths that came in the wake of the Maoist communist revolution in China.
Communism isn’t dead. Look at the fact that the Chinese Communist Party is resurgent in China.
The fact is, the worst ideas come with the worst consequences. The deadliest ideas come with the deadliest consequences. And we also need to remember the fact that evil ideas are not only evil, but they tend to stay around for a very long time—with their effects long outlasting the death of their promises.
President Trump made a very important point in his response to the recent shooting in Las Vegas when he called it an “act of pure evil.”
The judgment of evil here, real evil, should be beyond dispute.
Evil is a fact, too. The secular worldview cannot use the word with coherence or sense. The acknowledgement of evil requires the affirmation of a moral judgment and a moral reality above human judgment. If we are just accidental beings in an accidental universe, nothing can really be evil. Evil points to a necessary moral judgment made by a moral authority greater than we are — a transcendent and supernatural moral authority: God.
It is both telling and reassuring that secular people, faced with moral horror as we see now in Las Vegas, can still speak of evil as a moral fact—even if they continue to deny moral facts in the classrooms and courtrooms. No one can deny that the horror in Las Vegas came about by an act that was evil, pure evil, and evil as a fact.
The news from Las Vegas is heartbreaking. A lone killer staked out a position 32 floors above ground and then aimed powerful weapons at a massive crowd gathered for a music festival and then killed himself as police stormed his hotel room. More than 50 people are dead and hundreds are wounded.
Already, this horrific scene is described as the worst mass shooting in American history. Authorities warn that the death toll will rise.
President Donald Trump was absolutely right when he called the attack “an act of pure evil,” for evil it was, undiluted and undisguised. Even in an age of moral confusion, Americans can still know evil when they see it, now through a veil of tears.
We will know more in days and hours to come. Right now, we know that the right thing is to pray for grieving families and the healing of our land. And the right thing is to call evil what it is, and not hide our faces from the truth.Read More »
On Sabbath eve of July 21st, the Salomon family in the Israeli community of Halamish prepared a “Shalom Zachor” celebration to welcome their new-born baby grandson. As they set out sweets and refreshments for their expected guests, a 19-year-old Palestinian stranger burst into the home and stabbed four members of the family, killing three of them.
The savage assault coated the floor of the kitchen and dining room with literally gallons of spilled blood, before an off-duty soldier, hearing the commotion in a neighboring home, shot and apprehended the terrorist.
The terror organization Hamas hailed the “operation” as “heroic” and the U.N. representative for the Palestinian Authority refused to condemn it. These reactions highlight the nature of the ongoing, worldwide struggle against Islamo-Nazi terror.
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