Religion | Politics

Erdogan’s Turkey Doesn’t Belong in the EU or NATO

It was around noon near the beginning of September when news of the tragedy began to circulate around the base in Afghanistan where I live. A Turkish military officer had committed suicide near one of the residence buildings in the early hours of the morning. You could hear soldiers and contractors talking about it in […]

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Why I No Longer Identify as a Feminist

I don’t remember ever not being a feminist. I toddled in marches of the 1970s with my mother. She became a second wave feminist in the 1960s after being denied a mortgage without a male guarantor and being told by her employer that she could not study for accountancy exams because “There’s no accounting for […]

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Religion | Politics

Scientology, The Simpsons, Cults, Christianity, and Islam

In the Simpson’s episode entitled “The Joy of Sect,” Homer Simpson is eventually persuaded to join a UFO cult called the “Movementarians.”[1] The episode is a satirical exposition of cults and mainstream religion in America. Within the episode numerous allusions are made to Scientology and UFO cults such as Heaven’s Gate and the Seekers.[2] The issues satirically […]

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Why are Democrats Succumbing to Fantasy?

A butterfly attempting to re-enter the cocoon. A baby trying to crawl back into the womb. A person trying to push toothpaste back into its tube. To view these things would be to view something less absurd than watching Democrats and fellow Leftists return to their pre-election delusions after such a rude awakening in November. […]

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Religion | Politics

Defining Which P.C. Culture We’re Bashing

When Megyn Kelly questioned Donald Trump in August 2015 about his history of degrading comments towards women, he replied with a misdirect that conflated legitimate concerns many individuals from the right and left have about a growing shroud of censorship, McCarthyite witch-hunts, and absurd ideologies with the claim that an individual has the right to be […]

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A Theory for Understanding the Regressive Left

I‘m going to start by introducing a term that sounds funny but isn’t. Ophobophobia. Ophobophobia is the irrational fear of being perceived a bigot (by self or others) by being deemed insufficiently sensitive to the experience of some identifiable group of others. Ophobophobia is the strongest motivating animus in what we might call the Religion of Identity Politics, […]

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Religion | Politics

Exposing the Apologetics for Assad and Putin

Eva Bartlett, an ‘independent’ Canadian journalist, stole the hearts of the anti-war Left in her account of what was really happening in Syria in a now-viral video clip from a UN press conference. Maintaining, among other things, that Syrian civilians overwhelmingly support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and that the mainstream media’s account of the Syrian Civil War […]

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Religion | Politics

A Kingdom of Tears: Male Guardianship in Saudi Arabia

One of the largest kingdoms in the Arabian Peninsula, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (abbreviated “KSA”) lays claim to many things; notably, Islam’s holiest sites — Mecca and Medina — and oil reserves that span across its large desert. KSA, however, is also home to an archaic system of laws that get their reinforcement from culture, […]

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Culture | Media

Peter Boghossian on Critical Thinking, the Atheos App, and the Post-Modern Influence on Universities

“[Gender studies professors] are pumping out complete bullshit and indoctrinating a generation of students to believe total nonsense.” — Peter Boghossian. Peter Boghossian (@PeterBoghossian) is an Assistant Professor of philosophy at Portland State University. His primary research interests are critical thinking and moral reasoning. He’s written for publications such as Time Magazine, Scientific American, and The Philosophers’ Magazine, and […]

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