Posts tagged: Noah Webster

You’re Not Webster: Our Disrespect For What Words Mean

Written by Dr. Everett Piper

In a recent interview, I was asked a simple question: “What’s wrong with the world?”

If you were asked the same question, what would your answer be?

Maybe you’d say it’s the selfishness of identity politics. Perhaps you’d mention that Big Government is overbearing. Or you might stress education, energy or the economy, or things like socialism, communism, racial animus, nuclear proliferation, terrorism and war.

While all these cultural pathologies are obvious, none of them made it to the top of my list.… Continue Reading

America Was Not Founded By Atheists And Deists

Written by Dr. Everett Piper

Last week, I wrote an article about the recent research of George Barna, who has concluded that America’s religion is no longer one of orthodox belief but rather a new syncretistic faith that he called moralistic therapeutic deism – a nonjudgmental don’t-worry-be-happy “fake Christianity” where self-actualization and personal affirmation are now our highest goods. The result of my article? My critics came unglued.

“First and foremost, you need to get your facts straight,” said one.… Continue Reading