Monthly Archives: August 2014

HOMOSEXUALITY: CHANCE OR CHOICE by Perry Mann

HOMOSEXUALITY: CHANCE OR CHOICE Teresa J. McCormick of Cross Lanes declares that the media and gay activists perpetrate the popular myth that “homosexuality isn’t a choice due to genetic disposition”—that is, homosexuality is not genetic—and that the myth “has permeated … Continue reading

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DOUBT BUT IS NOT DOUBT by Perry Mann

DOUBT BUT IS NOT DOUBT 12-23-05 Victor Urecki is a rabbi. He was invited to a panel discussion at a Presbyterian church and he anticipated this question: “Why is there so much violence in this world caused by religious fanaticism?” … Continue reading

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CHURCHES, CIGARETTES AND CHILDREN by Perry Mann

CHURCHES, CIGARETTES AND CHILDREN A lawyer for Catholic institutions writes a piece dedicated to tuition vouchers. He finds no end of reasons and arguments for vouchers, including that they “have liberated thousands of poor families from bad public schools;” that … Continue reading

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“THE RESPECTABLE BURGHER” by Perry Mann

Julian, I love Thomas Hardy’s poetry. Here is one full of Biblical characters. Perry “THE RESPECTABLE BURGHER” 10-11-05 With time on my hands I often turn to Thomas Hardy’s poetry. On a recent Sunday, I opened a collection of his … Continue reading

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THE INFAMOUS HOMICIDE by Perry Mann

THE INFAMOUS HOMICIDE 7-24-10 On February 17, 1600, pursuant to a decree of inquisitional authorities, executioners brought a philosopher-priest from a dungeon where he had languished for seven years, stripped him of his clothing, gagged him and in the center … Continue reading

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THE MIND IS NOT BORN BLANK by Perry Mann

THE MIND IS NOT BORN BLANK 5-6-12. Man is programmed by nature. He is genetically determined. He is directed and bound by biology. Such is the conclusion of modern sociobiologists and scientific materialists. Thus, It appears that John Locke (1632-1704), … Continue reading

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AN APPRAISAL OF RURAL AND URBAN LIFE by Perry Mann

AN APPRAISAL OF RURAL AND URBAN LIFE My grandfather acquired a hundred acres in 1893, land that was hilly and rocky but forest blessed. With not much more than an axe and his wife, he hued out a space, built … Continue reading

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