Ten Quick Points on the New Racism

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1)As well as being incomprehensibly wicked, morally repugnant and socially harmful, racial hatred is intellectually indefensible. After all, there is no clear link between race and intelligence, or athletic ability or any other socially desirable trait. There are certainly far greater differences within racial groups than there are between them; the differences between the races are superficial and inconsequential.  We had hoped those facts would end serious debate about the merits of racist social policies.

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The Bible, the Church & Slavery: Answering Sam Harris (Part Two)

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In part one we examined a fairly popular Daily Wire YouTube video in which Sam Harris lamented that the Bible does not condemn slavery. 

Ben Shapiro responds that Harris’s has a simplistic view of how religious texts effect social change; Shapiro is quite correct.

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Does the Bible Endorse Slavery? Answering Sam Harris (Part One)

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See also: The Bible and the Abolition of Slavery In a relatively popular Daily Wire YouTube video, Sam Harris has lamented that the Bible does not condemn slavery.

Unfortunately, Harris seem to present a hopelessly naïve view of what slavery meant in different regions and cultures over time.

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Love Wins? 10 Quick Thoughts

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A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.

Those who hold majority world views on same-sex marriage are often carelessly and casually labelled as uncompassionate, backward, bigoted and dogmatic. A good way of examining these charges is to look at the hashtag #LoveWins, which was popularised by the Obama administration.

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Abortion, Michelle Wolf and Life in a Post-Truth World

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Is comedy meant to make an audience sigh and wince and lose all faith in humanity? We had always assumed that it’s primary purpose was to make us laugh. Sure, if you like, a comedian can satirise and challenge; she can transgress boundaries or reinterpret society.

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