The Key to Responsible Citizenship

J. Edgar Hoover:

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth. Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.

~”What I Would Tell a Son,” Family Weekly (14 July 1963).

Source: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/J._Edgar_Hoover

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Christianity Plummets in Australia

Religion in Australia is steadily changing, with the number of people turning to Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam rising…

While Christianity’s popularity has plummeted, down from 96.9 per cent of the population in 1921 to just scraping half of today’s citizens at 52 per cent, Sikhism and Hinduism have steadily risen.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6244645/Christianity-plummets-Australia-Sikhism-Hinduism-Islam-grow.html

Weekly Religious Attendance Benefits Health

Compared with no attendance, at least weekly attendance of religious services was associated with greater life satisfaction and positive affect, a number of character strengths, lower probabilities of marijuana use and early sexual initiation, and fewer lifetime sexual partners.

Read more: https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/187/11/2355/5094534

Free Leah Sharibu

Leah, kidnapped along with more than 100 schoolgirls from Dapchi, Yobe state in February but not released with the others because she refused to convert to Islam, will never be freed because Boko Haram’s Islamic law allows “infidels” to be kept as slaves…

Read more: https://morningstarnews.org/2018/10/leah-sharibu-kept-as-slave-aid-worker-killed-as-apostate-in-nigeria-report-says/

The Result is Always Totalitarian Government

The result of true socialism is always a totalitarian government, where, no matter how well-intentioned the originators may be, to stay in power means having to promise more and more benefits…

Socialist nations, by nature, become anti-religious, as the state’s ultimate goal is to become the only answer to all problems, the central clearinghouse for all information, all policy. In essence, it’s an attempt at replacing God as the judge of what is right or wrong.

Read more: https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/charlie-daniels/charlie-daniels-socialisms-pattern-never-changes

Can Any Free Government Be Permanent?

Thomas Jefferson on the United States’ First Amendment’s Religious Establishment Clause:

“It yet remains a problem to be solved in human affairs, whether any free government can be permanent, where the public worship of God, and the support of religion, constitute no part of the policy or duty of the state in any assignable shape.”

“The right of a society or government to interfere in matters of religion will hardly be contested by any persons, who believe that piety, religion, and morality are intimately connected with the well being of the state, and indispensable to the administration of civil justice.”

“And at all events, it is impossible for those, who believe in the truth of Christianity, as a divine revelation, to doubt, that it is the especial duty of government to foster, and encourage it among all the citizens and subjects.”

Source: https://puritanboard.com/threads/what-if-anything-should-the-state-do-about-heresy.95189/page-3, Comment 87

Liberals Do Not Understand Religious Canadians

The Liberals don’t get why religious Canadians refuse to submit to their political dictates

Perhaps they would be less baffled if they had a better understanding of religion and the impact of what J. R. R. Tolkien termed ‘true myths’

Read more: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/the-liberals-dont-get-why-religious-canadians-refuse-to-submit-to-their-political-dictates