For decades, abortion has been one of the most divisive issues in American politics. It has become a kind of litmus test for who is a true Republican or Democrat. The topic has been so controversial as it involves politics, privacy, religion, and science. Whenever these weighty subjects intersect, there is bound to be conflict. … More Abortion: What is Life?
The United States: Christian nation or land for all religions? There seems to be some debate over which is the correct answer to that question. Some Christians believe that since they are the majority in the country, it is their nation to rule based on biblical teachings and values. This debate has popped into the mainstream … More One Nation under Religious Freedom
In modern political and religious discourse, it seems that many people talk as if they know everything. They shout at the opposition. They scream “You’re wrong!” without ever truly listening to the other side. They believe that they have all the answers and that they could never be convinced otherwise. Often these people proclaim “Nothing you … More The Impossibility of Certainty
Politics & Religion: The two content areas of Ack’s View. Choosing to write on these two topics in particular was intentional. These are the very topics we are all told not to discuss at the Thanksgiving dinner table. We are warned that discussing such will strain familial relations and set a negative tone for the … More On Reasonable Discourse
“I’m offended.” “You’ve hurt my feelings.” vs. “America is a nation of cry babies.” “Everyone is too politically correct.” These phrases are familiar to all of us in America in modern times. We seem to be fighting a war over what should be the limit of respecting other people’s feelings. There are many facets to this … More “I’m offended!”: America’s Struggle with Political Correctness
Often times, religion and law collide in the messiest of ways. Values begin to be weighted against each other in order to prioritize them. Is personal religious freedom more important than having a religiously impartial government? Can the two exist together? At what point can the government be considered as limiting the religious freedom of … More “Contempt”: KY Clerk Ordered To Jail for Denying Homosexuals Marriage Licenses