Author: Rretta

America B.C.

For generations the archeological world has been beset by the notion that only the navigational techniques introduced in Europe in the fifteenth century made it possible for Europeans to cross the Atlantic.  Yet, there is much more to America’s past than we’ve been…

Mary Magdalene, the Film

Mary Magdalene, a film by Garth Davis, skulked into American theaters in April of this year.  It is a revisionist film with a decidedly feminist subtext attacking Peter and the early Church, that spends two hours relating a story about…

Yawn! UN Predicts Another Armageddon

Just when you have a glimmer of hope that the United Nations had given up on demanding vast sums of money and repressive bureaucratic control  to combat global Armageddon that exist only in the virtual world of computer models,  they…

Religious Freedom Doesn’t Include Murder

 “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.  And because of iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”  Matthew 24:11-12 You couldn’t get much more “false” than a group that deceptively calls themselves a religious…

Evidence for the Exodus?

The Ipuwer papyrus, also known as the ‘Admonitions of Ipuwer’, is a controversial  composition, written by a royal Egyptian scribe of the same name,  that describes starvation, drought, death, and violent upheavals in ancient Egypt.   Currently housed at the National…

Altering The Concept of Divine

“Unless we learn how to prepare for, and avoid, the potential risks, AI could be the worst event in the history of our civilization. It brings dangers, like powerful autonomous weapons, or new ways for the few to oppress the…

Criminals Don’t Obey Laws

“Making something illegal doesn’t necessarily make it stop happening.  If a law is designed to prevent an act which is already illegal and carries a greater penalty than the proposed law, then that law will only be followed by the…

There is No Wall Of Separation

“. . .One needs to protect the church from the state because the latter will utilize its enormous powers to do what the state has always done – either subvert the religion or destroy it.  If we continue our slide…

Understanding The Constitution

To understand the extent of federal power, you must first understand what type of government the Constitution created. During the Philadelphia Convention, many framers favored a strong national government. In fact, James Madison even proposed a federal veto on state…

Tolerance Is A Two-Way Street

Probably no concept has more currency in our politically correct culture today than the notion of tolerance. Unfortunately, one of America’s noblest virtues has been so distorted it’s become a vice. According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, 2nd College Edition,…

The Left Goes After Religious Liberty

“The freedom to worship is one of our nation’s most fundamental rights.  That First Amendment guarantee should never be used to undermine other Americans’ civil rights or subject them to discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or…

Reconciling Faith and Science

Science is a very powerful method of gaining and applying knowledge. In this sense, science per se is amoral, and while it has a large domain, it is not the end all and be all. It can tell us truth…

Rights vs. Duties

One reason there’s a lot of confusion about rights from both liberals and conservatives is that there are different sorts of rights. Besides the distinction between legal and moral rights, we also need to distinguish the different sorts of claims…