Towards a Global Religion: Chrislam
The synthesis of Christianity and Islam in the “Chrislamic” movement seems to be a part of the emerging global religious syncretism. Eric Barger (www.ericbarger.com) details the history of the movement.
With the debt ceiling comic theater on stage in Washington, sooner or later the U.S. government will nevertheless have to default on its financial obligations. But note that the government has already defaulted quite a number of times in history. Jim Puplava from Financial Sense (www.financialsense.com) opens our eyes with an historic narrative.
Turns out a recent study admits that the earth’s overall temperature has generally been flat for the last decade. Global warming skeptics seem to be winning the climate change debate and advocates have been careful not to attribute the current heat wave to it. Meteorologist and climate change skeptic Joe Bastardi joins the show.
John’s boralogue applies the “template test” to the media’s contradictory coverage of the tragic shootings in Norway and how this is indicative of the shaky foundations upon which their value system rests.Read More
Ad Hominem _ directing an attack against the person making a statement rather than the statement itself.
“to the man”: ad hominem (subclass): “poisoning the well”
“Dr. Smith’s data on the cell is biased! Nobody could possibly believe anything this guy says! I mean, he’s a Creationist!”
Proponents of this fallacy attack the validity of a claim solely based on the beliefs or actions of the person or group making it. They can’t find fault with the argument so they sling mud at the source.Read More
Curbing the Postmodern Drift
The International Energy Agency (IEA) just issued a report warning that next year there will be a 1.5 million barrel/day shortfall in global oil production. A Barron’s report corroborates this finding. John’s boralogue targets a listener request to detail all the think tank reports on peak oil that have appeared in the last 24 months, reports which the media have largely ignored.
For some reason, youth pastors are increasingly accepting the flaky tenets of post-modernism in their ministries, not realizing they are cutting the legs out from under the foundation of their own Christianity. Russ Miller from Creation Ministries (www.creationministries.org) provides a narrative of the opposition he receives on college campuses, not from secularists, but from youth pastors.
In the last part of Hour One, we’ll do a Middle East intelligence update on the slide of the Arab spring into an Arab winter, along with the rising probability of warfare in that region.
We’ll end the show with a spirited conversation between John and Los Angeles talk show host, Paul McGuire (www.paulmcguire.org), author of “The Day the Dollar Died”.Read More
U.N. Children’s Rights Treaty Lite
Do you understand all the budget hoopla? You shouldn’t feel badly; most Americans have difficulty separating smoke and mirrors from the real issues. Our politicians really like it that way.
So in accordance with one listener’s suggestion for a summertime show topic, we’ll start an “Economics 101″ thread.
First John’s boralogue detangles some of the budget debate nonsense from the last two weeks. Then we’ll see if economist Dr. Joseph Salerno, Ph.D., from the Ludwig von Mises Institute (www.mises.org) can unravel more of it for us.
Meanwhile, the U.N. just hasn’t been able to persuade several countries to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, the U.S. among them. But never daunted by rejection, in June the U.N. passed a “lite” version of the treaty, which the U.S. will be expected to ratify. Once again, here’s a progressive idea whose time should never come. Former federal Judge William Wagner (www.parentalrights.org) makes his first appearance on the program. We’ll see what happens in countries that did ratify the original treaty.Read More
Turning Illiteracy Green in Schools
John’s boralogue tightens the relationship between the triple onrushing crises of economics, oils and food, and adds the probability of war in the Middle East as a fourth leg. This is driven not only by the ideology of the Arab Winter (formerly spring) but also food and energy conflicts as well.
Then, we’ll move to the Middle East update for the week, focusing on the emerging conflict between Syria and Turkey and how this will affect the rest of the conflicts in the region. Ryan Mauro from Threats Watch (www.worldthreats.com) premiers on the program.
It’s time for our 6-month listener interest segment. Why is it so many men don’t pay attention to their health until the keel over from something serious, which could have been prevented? Dr. Sal Giorgianni, M.D., of the Men’s Health Network (www.menshealthnetwork.org) fills us in.
Finally, our kids can’t read or write and are woefully behind the world, but a new trend is catching on to make sure kids are environmentally literate before they graduate. This means making sure they think in politically correct terms when they think green. The State of Maryland is climbing on this bandwagon. Dr. Ileana Johnson (www.canadafreepress.com) returns to SOS.Read More
90 second news commentary heard on the American Christian Network
Listen to all the goings-on in Washington: raising the debt ceiling, taxing the rich, eliminating deductions for corporate jets. Wow! You’d think something really important was going on in congress!
I’m John Loeffler at steelonsteel.com and here’s how it seems to me.
Well I guess we should be impressed. The Democrats have agreed to 4 trillion dollars in spending cuts over a ten year period; and they’re promising that nobody’s going to touch Social Security or Medicare. Well that’s a start.
You see, if we divide 4 trillion dollars in cuts over 10 years and annualize it and compare it to the 1.5 trillion dollars we’re spending every year into debt; that’s less than a third of the shortfall every year. We need to get rid of all the deficit spending; but that is no longer possible. Congress is too committed to too many programs to do that.
The U.S. already owes 15 trillion dollars and do you realize if you spent a million dollars a day since the day Jesus was born you still wouldn’t have spent the amount of money that the U.S. government is in hock?
The reality of the situation is that the United States is rushing towards the mother of all economic storms and the politicos won’t tell us the truth, nor will they take the hard steps to minimize the impact of this inevitability. Everything, including Social Security and Medicare and the new healthcare will all be affected.
This economic storm is just months away; it will be far greater than the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007 and pastors need to pray about and begin preparing their congregations for that time right now.
I’m John Loeffler at steelonsteel.com and that’s how it seems to me.Read More
Were the White Racist Slave Owners Right?
Happy Fourth of July weekend everyone! Today’s show begins with John’s boralogue examining the role slavery played in almost scuttling the nation’s founding, and how the founders attempted to deal with it.
This is followed by a conversation with columnist Dr. Walter Williams (www.walterewilliams.com). Why, we must wonder, when someone mentions the constitution, does someone else start yelling “racist?” How did we go from a nation honoring its founding fathers to despising them in just 50 years? The answer lies with the philosophy of progressive education.
Then we’ll continue our healthcare thread with Dr. Jane Orient, M.D., from the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (www.aapsonline.org). Doctors no longer take the Hippocratic Oath and seem to make ethics up as they go along. What does this “floating deck” of values mean for the new healthcare system?
Finally, with wars and rumors of wars building in the Middle East, what are the global elites up to in all this? Dr. Dennis Cuddy, Ph.D., (www.newswithviews.com) author of “The Globalists” and “The Secret Nazi Plan,” returns to the program.Read More