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Dec 24, 2013 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

THE WORD MADE FLESH, or, DO I HATE CHRISTMAS MUSIC? A Christmas Meditation by COL(AL)John Eidsmoe, Senior Counsel, Foundation for Moral Law Hate Christmas music? I'm the guy who livestreams KFUO's 24/7 classical Christmas carols throughout the Christmas season, who sings in the community Messiah, who goes to every Christmas concert possible, who keeps Christmas CDs in ...

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Grand Canyon’s Trail of Time: Must Creationists Take a Hike?

Jun 5, 2012 3 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

It's good to be back in the office again!  I've just returned from a speaking engagement in Phoenix, Arizona, and a side trip to the Grand Canyon.  This is the fourth time I've hiked the Canyon, not counting one mule trip.  True, I'm ten years older than I was the last time I hiked it, ...

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Response to “The Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers” — Who Were They Hiding It From?

Jan 6, 2012 12 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Christian Pinto and Adullum Films have produced a DVD titled The Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers in which they argue that America was not founded as a Christian nation. Rather, Pinto says, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were the products of Enlightenment thinking and the influence of Freemasonry, the Illuminati, and other ...

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Gopherwood, Anyone?

Dec 18, 2009 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

Abraham Kuyper once said, "Culture is religion externalized." The Bible is God's Word, but Western Civilization has been permeated with Christian influence for nearly 2,000 years, and Biblical allusions and metaphors have become part of our language and our frame of reference. That is, until recently. The "Boomer" generation did not think it necessary ...

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Myth of the Muslim “Golden Age”

Jun 24, 2009 3 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

In his June 4, 2009 speech at Cairo University in Egypt, President Obama stated, "As a student of history, I also know civilization's debt to Islam. It was Islam -- at places like Al-Azhar University - that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe's Renaissance and Enlightenment. ...

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Judging by Law or Feelings?

Jun 11, 2009 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

Should judges base their decisions on an impartial evaluation of the law as applied to the facts? Or should they judge based upon the criterion set forth by President Obama -- "empathy"? Do men and women, young and old, white and black, rich and poor, have different versions of law, truth, and justice? Even ...

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Defining religion down

Aug 1, 2008 No Comments ›› Greg Jones

In 1993, the late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote an essay in which he argued that America had grown accustomed to alarming levels of crime because society was "defining deviancy down."  By this Moynihan meant that sharp increases in violent crime had the effect of redefining what constitutes "deviant" behavior such that what was ...

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Investigating inalienable rights

May 14, 2008 No Comments ›› Greg Jones

Forthcoming from the University of Missouri Kansas City Law Review is an article co-authored by Professor Craig Stern of Regent University School of Law and yours truly entitled The Coherence of Natural Inalienable Rights.  The article is available for download from the Social Science Research Network website (SSRN).  The article explores the prerequisites for a ...

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Pledging to the God of the Declaration of Independence

Dec 18, 2007 3 Comments ›› Greg Jones

My last post reported in general on the arguments recently made before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concerning Michael Newdow's constitutional challenges to "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and to the national motto "In God We Trust."  At the end of that post I hinted that the most fascinating argument advanced in that ...

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The Foundation hears a different tune

Oct 19, 2007 No Comments ›› Greg Jones

Here at the Foundation we are often asked about how we are different from other non-profit Christian legal outfits like the ACLJ, the Alliance Defense Fund, Liberty Counsel, the Rutherford Institute, and so on.  It is an important question, one which we answer by explaining that the Foundation makes legal arguments based on the original ...

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