The World’s Leaders: A List – F

Previous parts: A, B, C, D and E. [Edit 20 Sep 2022: Elizabeth II, former queen of Fiji, has passed away.] FIJI The Republic of Fiji's current state leaders are President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere (born 1964), who assumed office on 12 November 2021; and Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama (born 1954), who assumed office on 5 … Continue reading The World’s Leaders: A List – F

The Most (And Least) Free and Democratic Countries

According to the Human Freedom Index, when the list was last updated in 2020, the 10 freest countries in the world are: New ZealandSwitzerland Hong Kong Denmark Australia Canada Ireland Estonia Germany Sweden The 10 least free, on the other hand: SyriaSudanVenezuelaYemenIranEgyptLibyaIraqAlgeriaCentral African Republic Source: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/freest-countries According to the Democracy Index 2021, the 10 most … Continue reading The Most (And Least) Free and Democratic Countries

Racism & Patriarchy: Two Strands of the Same Authoritarian Theology

Faith, Philosophy and Politics

There’s a lot of overlap among evangelicals who dismiss social justice (or “wokeness”) as Marxist, those who embrace patriarchy, and those whose theology borrows heavily from the thinking of men who claim biblical support for chattel slavery and segregation.

The overlap isn’t coincidental: all of these commitments flow from an authoritarian outlook that organizes people into a divinely ordained hierarchy, based largely on innate physical characteristics, and conceives of morality as a matter of obedience to one’s natural superiors. They all hold that God has designed some people to exercise authority, and God has designed others to practice submission to authority. Moral order is achieved when we inhabit our God-ordained place in the hierarchy; and apart from that hierarchy, there is no morality.

According to this paradigm, there’s no inconsistency in holding a church gathering that violates public health mandates, and then invoking Romans 13 to admonish those who protest…

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The World’s Leaders: A List – E

A continuation of A, B, C and D. [Most recent edit 1 Jul 2022: East Timor has had a change of president, with José Ramos-Horta succeeding Francisco Guterres.] EAST GERMANY The defunct former German Democratic Republic's living former state leaders are Egon Krenz (born 1937), who served as General Secretary from 18 October 1989 until … Continue reading The World’s Leaders: A List – E

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(I no longer believe in young earth creationism, but if you want to read some of their arguments…)

J-M's History Corner

When I reblogged Leave Me A Link and I’ll Share Your Page!!, I promised that I would share any links I was given.  Sure enough, two people linked their sites: rue202 from http://rachealnovel.wordpress.com and https://idoalotofreading.wordpress.com/ and Laleh Chini from https://avoicefromiran.wordpress.com/.  Both run excellent blogs.  I will link one post from each blog.

https://rachealnovel.wordpress.com/2018/04/17/zion-chapter-one/

The above is the first chapter of an excellent science fiction action-adventure trilogy set in a dystopian future.

https://idoalotofreading.wordpress.com/2018/09/18/evolution-or-creation-part-1/

The above is the first part of an excellent (in-progress) series on the Evolution-Creation debate, examining the human body (in particular, the eye), and looks for evidence for either theory.

https://avoicefromiran.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/fancy-restaurant%d8%b1%d8%b3%d8%aa%d9%88%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%86-%d9%85%d8%ac%d9%84%d9%84/

The above is a funny short story with a good moral.

I highly recommend each of these blogs – well worth the read!

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