Tag: diversity

Diversity Properly Understood

Diversity is all the rage. It’s a word no one can escape nowadays, especially if you are on a university campus. We are told continually that there is strength in diversity, as if differences are inherently better than similarities. Perhaps it’s best illustrated by this graphic: I believe in diversity, but in God’s way. Notice that the wheel above makes no distinction between natural differences and those that are the result of choices we make. My ethnicity is a matter… Read more »

Snyderian Truism #11

Another semester comes to a close tonight with the fall commencement at Southeastern University. I’m in my twenty-fifth year of teaching at the college level and have now witnessed a multitude of these. As I watch the graduates cross the stage and receive their diplomas, I hope that the four years they have invested were worth all the effort and the money that was spent. At least I have a higher comfort level at a university like SEU, knowing that… Read more »

The Depopulation Bomb

Regular readers of this blog know that I consider Mark Steyn’s book America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It to be a serious warning about our future as a society. I’ve offered two glimpses into the book already. It’s time for a third. The first full chapter is called “The Coming of Age,” and it portrays a demographic challenge that the Western world is now facing. In short, Steyn tells us that we are aging rapidly… Read more »

Islam and Political Correctness

Is rational discussion at an all-time low? Has political correctness gotten so out of control that no one is allowed to criticize Islam? One might be excused for thinking so after the temper tantrum on The View Thursday. Why anyone would watch The View is beyond me, but sometimes it does have a guest who challenges the liberal worldview. It was Bill O’Reilly’s turn Thursday to cause the ladies to nearly faint from shock. In a discussion that led to… Read more »

Graham, Diversity, & Intolerance

Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, has become the center of a controversy this week. For what? For telling the truth. He was disinvited from a National Prayer Day event at the Pentagon because of complaints that he has made unflattering comments about the religion of Islam. Graham, in fact, has simply stated the basic Christian position that there is only one way to find relationship with God—through His Son Jesus Christ. He also noted that some Islamic beliefs encourage Muslims… Read more »