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The end of oaths?

The 1723 oaths to George I are the last example of the tendering of a test of loyalty en masse in early modern England. In the introduction to the finding list, I pondered why this practice ended in the early eighteenth century. 481 more words

Have we reached a crisis-point for critical thinking?

By Chris Phoenix Clarke

In an age where we are bombarded with information from every angle, is it any wonder that a generation of people are becoming unable to tell the difference between what is the truth and what isn’t? 1,590 more words



I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. 71 more words


What the Koch brothers are doing to demilitarize the police

The Koch brothers are almost never mentioned by the left unless they’re being attacked–but it appears the billionaire brothers are looking to form a mini-coalition with liberals on police demilitarization. 267 more words

Police State

On ultimate causality

“If God created the world, then who created God? And who created whoever created God? So somewhere along the line, something had to just be there. 610 more words


The Redemption of Meaning: Freedom with Respect

Ah.  This is a wall of text.  Again.  I’ve tried to cut it down.  I really have!  I’m sorry, but bumper-sticker discussions just aren’t my thing…. 1,435 more words