Commentary

The Big Balancing Act

  1. 10th February 2005
  2. John H. Ogwyn (1949–2005)

The Financial Times of London, in an article datelined October 1, 2004, ran a special report on the world economy, focusing on threats to global economic growth. One of the main portions of this article was something that focused on the U.S. trade deficit—"the big balancing act" as it was called. It was pointed out that a record $55.8 billion U.S. trade deficit...

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A recent Mayo Clinic health letter suggested that one of the best ways to improve your chances to live longer is to recognize the value of spirituality in your life. The Mayo Clinic health center advised that you should nurture your spirit, no matter what you call your source of inspiration.

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An NBC news Wall Street Journal poll asked the question, "Thinking back to when you were growing up, would you say that the social and moral values of the United States were the same as today, higher than today or lower than today" The vast majority felt that today's standards were lower and that standards of unacceptable behavior have dropped. More specifically...

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The Looming U.S. Deficit

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. John H. Ogwyn (1949–2005)

Federal deficits in the United States are skyrocketing—and there are serious consequences that are ahead for our nation as a result of what's going on in terms of our nation's economy. The Federal deficit from the year 2004 is over one half trillion dollars—over $500 billion! The entire Federal debt is over $7 trillion.

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What's Ahead for the Economy

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. John H. Ogwyn (1949–2005)

What's ahead for the economy in the United States and, for that matter, the rest of the world? A front page article in the Wall Street Journal recently proclaimed that an economic slowdown was spreading worldwide. Surging oil prices, falling stocks and weak technology spending is all feeding into this economic slowdown. In fact, the Asian economies are...

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Earthquakes and God

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

When will the next massive earthquake strike? And where? The massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake just experienced off the island of Sumatra—triggering huge tidal waves—has killed tens of thousands and left millions homeless. It is the most powerful earthquake in 40 years. Millions of people will be affected because of the widespread destruction of homes and...

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What Lies Ahead for Iraq?

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. John H. Ogwyn (1949–2005)

What lies ahead for Iraq? The United States, as we went into Iraq at the beginning of the war, stated that the objective was that Iraq would become a bastion of peace and democracy in the Middle East. Well, my friends, it hasn't worked out that way at all, has it? We've got all sorts of problems that are going on, and here we are on the verge of turning Iraq...

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Evolution: A Religion

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. Jeffrey Fall

Today, with up-to date-science, it becomes increasingly clear that the theory of evolution has become the modern-day religion of the educated—and, quite commonly, the religion of the uneducated.

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The Way to Peace

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. Douglas S. Winnail

The search for peace is a major concern in the world today. People pray for peace. They light candles for peace. They march in the streets and stage demonstrations to promote peace and prevent war. Yet, strife, violence, and war continue. Is there a reason? Why have the concerted efforts of intelligent human beings for more than a century failed to find a...

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Vatican Plans for Europe

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. Douglas S. Winnail

In July of 2003, the Vatican approved the release of Pope John Paul's proposed Decalogue for constructing a new Europe—10 points the Catholic Church has formulated to guide the current efforts to unify Europe. The document carries the theme of "Ecclesia in Europe" [the Church in Europe] and expresses the papal hope that Europeans will build a "Europe of values"...

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