"It is very fine to talk about Christian socialism, and what you are going to do for the poor; but what have you done? Much of it is just chatter, chatter, and nothing else. But the godly, who feel that God is all, are, after all, those who care most for men; and, those who most firmly believe that the unbelieving sinner will be lost, are the men most anxious to have him saved."
- The Rev Charles Spurgeon, 1893.
Historical facts clearly prove the murderous evils of atheism and big government.
At a minimum, atheist dictators in the Soviet Union, Red China, Cambodia, North Korea, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia murdered 105 million people in the 20th Century, more than 60% of the mass murders, genocide and political murders in that time.
In comparison, only about 2% of the 169 million examples of democide in the 20th Century were due to religious conflict.
Also in comparison, the Crusades murdered only 1 million people over several centuries, the Spanish Inquisition only murdered 350,000 people over several centuries, and the witch hunts added up together only killed about 100,000 people from 1400 A.D. to 1800 A.D. In fact, before the 20th c...
Today's mass media and worldwide web of information provides the Earth's population with a cacophony of voices and ideas, especially now with all the media conglomerates vying desperately to reach countless niche audiences.
God's Truth, however, transcends all niches, as well as all times, cultures and places. That's the nature of Truth. Otherwise, it wouldn't be Truth.
In addition to the biggest database of the most comprehensive movie reviews from a Christian, conservative perspective, MOVIEGUIDE® has at its fingertips a vast array of information on the mass media and its effects on society, as well as on theology, history, philosophy, science, art, literature, biblical hermeneutics, politics, and economics. You can find some o...
Date: April 1, 2009
Several stations in Middle America refused to carry the first episode last night of the new OSBOURNES: RELOADED variety show from Fox starring Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne and his family.
Fox affiliates in Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri refused to carry the show, which contained bleeped obscenities and other crude material.
Many of the stations aired a rerun of THE SIMPSONS instead.
The general managers of WPGX in Florida and Cincinnati, Ohio's Fox 19 said they felt the show was unsuitable for the time period following AMERICAN IDOL, which attracts a large family audience with children.
"We estimate that over 100,000 children between the ages of 6 and 11 just finished watchi...
Cast and Crew Say Everyone Should Be
Able To Relate to the Movie's Female
By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
The cast and crew behind the big 3-D animated movie MONSTERS VS. ALIENS believe the movie's feminist-tinged message about empowerment is not just for girls.
In the story, an innocent young woman about to get married accidentally finds herself growing to 49 feet, 11 inches tall, and having to save Earth and its people from a self-involved alien dreaming of cloning himself and establishing a tyranny with himself as the Ultimate Head.
"The movie's got an incredible message about finding yourself, your identity," said beautiful and talented Reese Witherspoon, who plays the heroine's voice.
Animal Planet, one of the most popular networks on Cable TV, has decided to pick up episodes of the Movieguide® Award winning TV series "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye," with the possibility of making new episodes.
Inspired by a true story, the show stars Deanne Bray as Sue Thomas, a young deaf woman who, along with her hearing dog, Levi, works with the FBI, which uses Sue's unique lip-reading ability on one of its surveillance teams.
The show used to air on PAX-TV, where it won a $50,000 Faith & Freedom Prize for Promoting Positive American Values in 2006 at the 14th Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, sponsored by the Ware Foundation.
Deanne Bray also won a Grace Award that year at t...
Almost three-quarters of Americans, 71.4%, failed a basic civic literacy test, a new survey study of 2,508 Americans by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) shows.
In fact, 89.2% of the Americans surveyed got either a D or an F on the test!
Only 0.8% of the Americans scored 90 to 100, or an A, 2.6% scored 80 to 89.9, or a B, and 7.4% scored 70 to 79.9, or a C.
ISI considered a grade of 59.9 and below to be an F grade.
Liberals scored 49% compared to 48% for conservatives, while Republicans scored significantly higher than Democrats, 52% to 45%.
Sadly, fewer than half of all Americans could name all three branches of the federal government, a minimal requirement for understanding America's political system.
Among the questions a...
A new study of Americans by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute shows that watching TV, including TV news, diminishes a person's score on a basic civic literacy exam.
In fact, the study of 2,508 Americans found that, for each hour of TV news and documentaries watched, a person loses 0.08% per hour per week in his test score. Watching a movie you own or rent is even worse, decreasing your test score 0.14% per hour per week!
The study also reports, "An American who lacks a college degree but has initiative and desire - and who does not spend too much time watching TV and talking on the phone - can acquire more knowledge than a couch potato with a college degree."
The study shows that reading about current events and history in books, n...
Elected officials are not as smart as the general public when it comes to civic literacy.
So says a survey of 2,508 Americans, including 164 people who said they have held an elected office at least once in their life, by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).
The politicians were less likely to correctly answer 29 of 33 questions on ISI's basic civic literacy exam.
Among the elected officeholders, 40% were Democrat, 31% were Republican, 21% were Independent, and 8% said they belonged to no political party or indicated no such affiliation.
The biggest gaps occurred on three major questions about American history and American government - a question involving the source of the 1962 tension between the U.S and the Communistic Sovie...