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The anti-human connection between the great hoaxes of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Beliefs in global warming, environmentalism, and overpopulation are all united around the core belief that human beings are bad. The theory of evolution is related because it maintains humans are not special. They are not created in the image of God. In fact evolution tries to explain how God may not have had anything to […]

Did baby mammoth die in Noah’s flood?

I wrote OpposingViews.com, May 4: At first Lyuba’s well-preserved body suggests a mystery: scientists have determined that she was in good health and well fed when she died – so how did she end up frozen in time? Lyuba’s stomach contains important clues, as

The Year of Darwin

Two historical figures provided major abortion triggers, IMO. The 1st was Malthus’s theory influenced Darwin’s theory, which I didn’t know until studying for this post. The 2 dots are connected. Not only was Abraham Lincoln born 200 years ago on February 12, 1809, so was Charles Darwin. So evolution followers have proclaimed this the Gallup […]

Expelled vs. Yoko and flat earth descendants

First, according to

Expelled opening today

The movie I’ve been writing about headline today: From the story…

Bonus: Extras from Expelled producer interview

This week I interviewed WorldNetDaily column. The interview lasted an hour, and reading

  
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Here’s the third in the repeat of my Sunday series during the month of December of the fascinating abolitionist history behind some of our most beloved Christmas hymns. Pro-lifers identify closely with those 150 years ago who fought to free another oppressed class of people. Last week I posted the story behind “O Holy Night,” and the week before, “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” This week…

“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

In December 1863 poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was still grieving the death by fire of his wife Francis 2 years before when receiving word their oldest son Charles had been seriously injured as a Union soldier in the Civil War.

A fierce abolitionist, Longfellow awakened in despair that Christmas morning, unsure of both the fate of his son and his country. It was against this backdrop Longfellow wrote the melancholy poem “Christmas Bells” when hearing church bells peel throughout Boston proclaiming the birth of Christ. Two of the middle verses were later dropped to adapt the poem into a Christmas carol, which composer John Caulkin set to music. Those 2 verses give the current verse 3 (the last verse below) much more context:

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said:
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Read more on the history of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” here and here.

I’ve also posted two memorable but very different renditions of this classic.

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