I was born as a Catholic in Poland, a country where 94% of the population is also Catholic. Some of my earliest and most profound memories are of nightly prayers and weekly masses. I was told that God created the world, that he was always
Pope Francis has called for a crusade. No, not of the bloody sort that has so painted the tome of Roman Catholic history. This is a crusade for life—or so it seems. The Pontiff has called for a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty.
Flemming Rose is the Foreign Editor for Jyllands-Posten, Denmark’s largest daily newspaper. In September 2005, he commissioned and published twelve cartoons about Islam, prompted by his perception of the European media’s self-censorship. One of those cartoons, an image of the prophet Muhammad with a bomb
Dr. Onkar Ghate is a senior fellow and the Chief Content Officer at the Ayn Rand Institute. He has written and lectured extensively on philosophy and serves as Dean for the Institute’s Objectivist Academic Center in Irvine, CA. The Undercurrent’s Jon Glatfelter had the privilege
Bosch Fawstin is an accomplished artist, cartoonist, and free speech activist. His entry, printed above, took home First Prize in the “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas. The Undercurrent’s Jon Glatfelter had the privilege of interviewing Bosch.
The Undercurrent: What was your experience during the Jihadist
By carving out a special exception to the ACA’s contraceptive mandates for religious freedom, the Supreme Court treats religious liberty like a stand-alone permission slip for favored groups with favored beliefs.
Hill recounts a story familiar to many of us at The Undercurrent: how, as a young man, he first discovered the writings of Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. But Hill’s story is one of the more dramatic versions of this story
Try as we may, we cannot abandon the necessity of judgment . . . The most we can do is pretend that we do not need to judge, and abdicate the responsibility of forming judgments rationally, abandoning our judgment to chance and whim.
The primary purpose of sex is not procreation—sex is an end in itself. . . . We are not mere animals, and it’s absurd to treat our sex lives as if we were.
There is no evidence for the existence of souls in embryos. Stem cell research ought to be commended not condemned, and more importantly, should never forbidden by law.