Thanks to countless Christmas movies and stories, children from Protestant, Catholic, and non-Christian families alike encourage their children to “believe in Santa” in a way that doesn’t just acknowledge his existence, but that the belief itself is efficacious for receiving his blessings. To believe in Santa Claus is to know objectively how to answer Ezekiel’s question, “How should we then live?” Those who do not believe in Santa do not experience the joy and wonder of his ubiquitous Goodness. Except this man be born again as a child, he cannot see the kingdom of Santa.
I am convinced more than ever that the polarization in America is not between those who adopt one party moniker vs. another, but rather there are two segments of this culture at polar opposites based on the priority of essence vs. existence: the ontologists vs. the existentialists.
The story of Bacon’s Rebellion is well known to Virginians, but its causes are still subject to much debate. Whiggish history tends to identify Bacon’s Insurrection as a foreshadowing of the American Revolution — a convenient 100 years later — an American precursor to those liberty-minded forefathers who gave us our independence. Revisionists are wont […]
There is a very disturbing discrepancy in some of the photos that are out there
McAuliffe’s disdain for big donations wasn’t always part of his stump. At one point in time, he called these donors and their money, “sexy” and “exciting.”
Yes, historians have known for centuries that cannibalism existed at Jamestown. But now we have archaeological proof. “Jane,” a skeleton* of a fourteen-year-old female dug up in August of last year, has shown us that the Jamestown settlers at their darkest moments resorted to what was at the time the unforgivable crime of eating kith […]