But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:00

A Doctor’s Journey from Evolutionist to Creationist

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When I think back to my 20s (those days before I had to start dying my hair to show people I was getting old – well, that’s what I tell people anyway)—I remember how few creation apologetics resources there were. It was hard to find books that affirmed the truth and authority of...

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Written by Ken Ham
Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:00

Friday 5 to Live By: 5 Top Christian Blog Posts of the Week (6/21/19)

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5 top Christian blog posts of the week—posts on motivation, masturbation, preaching and more by, Kevin Carson, Kevin DeYoung, Brad Hambrick, and more.

What Does the Bible Teach About Masturbation?

Pastor Kevin Carson is writing a mini-series on what the Bible teaches about sex. Part 15 is a...

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Written by Bob
Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:00

Question Authority

It has been an axiom since the 1960's. "Question authority!" In the '60's it was considered avant-garde, cutting edge. Today it's considered normal operating procedure. "Of course you have to question authority." I think, however, that it is unevenly applied.There is a series on the National...

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Written by Winging It
Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:00

8 New and Notable Books for June

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It’s that time again! I couldn’t possibly read or review every good book (not to mention every bad book) that finds its way into my mailbox. However, I do like to look them all over and let my readers know about some of the new ones that are most noteworthy. So here are the new and...

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Written by Tim Challies
Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:00

Puny preachers and subpar sermons are a gift from the Lord

My family had recently moved to a new city and we were visiting a new church. The service started well, but moments after the preacher entered the pulpit, my heart stopped. This was going to be the worst sermon I had ever heard.

Quickly, the preacher checked off my pet peeves for poor preaching....

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Written by Andrew J.W. Smith
Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:55

A La Carte (June 21)

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Westminster Books discounted has three titles they recommend you read this summer.

If you know Greek or want to, you may enjoy Bill Mounce’s “Greek Word of the Day” videos on YouTube. They are worth the 30-40 second investment.

Recollection

Let yourself just get lost in this...

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Written by Tim Challies
Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:00

Five Star Links

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Kim:
I found this article interesting: "Five Ways to Dwell on the Word When You Can't Read" very helpful. Sometimes, we take the ability and the time to read for granted. Last semester, one of my...

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Written by Kim Shay
Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:00

Stewardship Is More Than Managing Money

Why is it important to focus on faith, work, AND economics?

Because understanding economics—beyond the financial sense of the word—helps you apply your creativity, purpose, and freedom to the best of your abilities. It will help you better steward the gifts and resources God has given...

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Written by Dr. Anne Bradley
Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:00

How Do We Become Spiritually Mature?

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We don’t want to remain spiritual children, perpetually stuck in infancy. We don’t want to be weak, vulnerable, and immature. Nor do we want to be ignorant about God’s truth, because we want to fully glorify Him for everything He has done. We want to appreciate Him in all His...

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Written by Dr. John MacArthur
Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:01

A simple method to strengthen your prayer life Featured

Today I want to share with you a simple way to deepen your prayer life. It requires discipline, time to pray (of course), and a desire to grow in godliness.

I learned this method of prayer during my first semester at seminary, when I found myself enrolled in prayer class. In retrospect it makes...

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Written by Jesse Johnson
Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Selling the Lie

June 21, 2019
Demonstrations of apparent “psychic power” such as Will encountered give credibility and respectability to the occult in our day. The testimonials coming from excited individuals on the television commercial for the...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:00

What Are We Even Doing Here teaching the Bible Doesn’t Say That with James Watkins?

Karen was away this week and we thought we wouldn't have an episode for you.  But my friend James Watkins of the 5 Solas Podcast and 5 Solas Ministries asked me to be a guest on his show.  He was nice enough to allow us to put this on our show as well.  I hope […]

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Written by Daryl Updike
Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:00

Eight Steps to Investigating the Case for Christianity

imageThere’s a reason why God calls us to worship Him with our minds, understand the value of evidence, examine our beliefs until we are convinced, and live as Christian “case makers”. While our faith and trust in Christ saves us, our ability to make the case for Christ protects us and...

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Written by J. Warner
Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:00

How Christ Learned Obedience

“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” (Hebrews 5:8) This verse is a very difficult verse. The Lord Jesus Christ was the very Creator and Sustainer of ... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:03

Understanding Narrative Passages

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We are all probably very familiar with the narratives of Scripture. If you are a new Christian, the narratives might still be new to you. Over time, they will all become familiar. We love to tell and retell these stories.

Familiarity breeds, not contempt in this case, but probably some loss of...

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Written by Don Johnson
Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:00

Salt and Light: Lessons from the Puritans

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Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle,...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:00

How Being an Insulin-Dependent Diabetic Has Affected My Walk with the Lord

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In my twenties, I was very independent. My health had always been good. I did not grow up in a Christian home, and my father, who owned a number of taverns and was the most independent human being most would ever know, was extremely healthy and strong. Even though I came to Christ when I was in...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:36

Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies, With Hillary Ferrer—The Alisa Childers Podcast #51

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In today's episode, I talk with Hillary Ferrer of Mama Bear Apologetics about her new book, "Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies." As a contributor to the book, we discuss what the writing process was like, and talk about how...

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Written by Alisa Childers - Blog
Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:00

Camping Through Colossians Day 3

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Day 3 with Campers

Pray: “Father in heaven, after today this camp will be halfway over. God, we know it was your sovereign will to bring each leader here and each camper here. We pray that today we would be sensitive to your leading, filled with your Spirit, bold in the power of the gospel,...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:00

Feeling Pride

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June is LGBTQ+ Pride month. That’s why you might have noticed rainbow flags flying, pride events starting (they’ll actually spread across the next few months), and even the logos of some famous companies adopting the rainbow colours. This year’s celebrations are particularly...

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Written by Andrew Bunt
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:51

Going to church

I started attending church around the age of 5. In the past 55 years I've attended a wide variety of churches. I'll just comment on the most significant or interesting examples. 
I've done hundreds of posts critiquing Roman Catholicism. However, I don't critique Catholicism entirely as an...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:15

Philosophy and the Christian Life

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Philosophy is the effort to think critically about life’s ultimate questions and the basic concepts of reason. Philosophers investigate what exists, what we can know, and what is of value—not in particular, of course, but in a general or theoretical sense. They also examine ideas like...

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Written by Thor Madsen
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:10

Putting the “Service” Back in Worship Service

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Week after week, many of us attend a worship served not a worship service.

Don’t understand what I mean? Perhaps this will help.

How many of your Sundays look like this?

You show up, and parking lot attendants greet you. Faithful teachers instruct you. Ushers find a seat for you....

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Written by Chad Ashby
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:09

The Book Of Wisdom And Roman Catholic Eucharist

  • Discussion:
          -Following is a text from the Roman Catholic apocrypha which is seemingly problematic for Catholic Eucharist theology:          "For truly, the ancient inhabitants of your holy land, whom you hated for deeds most odious-Works of...

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Written by Jesse
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:08

Judgment-Free Christianity: An Express Train To Hell Featured

When the diabolical values and beliefs of the world so penetrate and take over the values and beliefs of the church, you know that it is the church that loses, not the world. And we see this happening throughout the West right now. Instead of Christians thinking and acting like Christians, most...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:05

June 21: How Allan Spent His Honeymoon: The Canyon Rescue [1944]

Rescue on Their Honeymoonby Rev. David T. Myers

The seminary president had finally tied the knot in marriage with his secretary Grace Sanderson.  The happy couple went west from the campus in Delaware to the Grand Canyon for their honeymoon.  It was a trip which included the joys of...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:04

This ‘n’ That (Kind of)

I sat down to write This ‘n’ That last night and realized I hadn’t saved any articles throughout the week to share with you! I could say, “It’s just been one of those weeks,” but that wouldn’t be entirely true. Every week is “one of those...

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Written by E Benz
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:03

John Gill on the Duties of Church Members

John Gill, the 18thCentury Baptist theologian, in his work A Body of Practical Divinity sets out 12 duties church members owe to one-another:

“First, and which is a principal one, to love one another; “Owe no man anything, but to love one another,” is an apostolical advice, and...

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Written by memoirandremains
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:00

The Ministry Of The Interior

But ye are…a royal priesthood. — 1 Peter 2:9

By what right do we become “a royal priesthood”? By the right of the Atonement. Are we prepared to leave ourselves resolutely alone and to launch out into the priestly work of prayer? The continual grubbing on the inside...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:00

Hymn: "I Have a Shepherd" by Leonard Weaver

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I have a Shepherd, One I love so well;How He has blessed me tongue can never tell;On the cross He suffered, shed His blood and died,That I might ever in His love confide.

Refrain:Following Jesus, ever day by day,Nothing can harm me when He leads the way;Darkness or sunshine, whate'er befall,Jesus,...

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Written by TFL
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:00

Illustrations in Preaching, Part 4

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Third Series of Lectures to My Students

The Art of Illustration: Being Addresses Delivered ot the students of The Pastor’s College, Metropolitan Tabernacle

By C. H. Spurgeon, 1905

Lecture 1: Illustrations in Preaching [Continued. Read the series.]

Illustrate, by all means, but do not let the...

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Written by SharperIron
Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:38

On The Lack of Bible Study In The Roman Catholic Church

"There was a far more extensive and continuous use of Scripture in the public services of the early Church than there is among us. Usually speaking, our people only hear the Gospel and Epistle read in the Mass, with the psalms and the little chapter (scarcely more than a verse or two), usually from...

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Written by Jesse
Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:30

What Are the Requirements to Be an Elder?

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In 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:6–9, the apostle Paul sets forth a number of characteristics that men must possess in order to be pastors, elders, overseers, shepherds. (In the New Testament, these terms are all equivalent—elder connotes the man’s dignity and standing; ov...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:10

The FAQs: Supreme Court Issues Ruling in ‘Peace Cross’ Case

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What just happened?

The Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday in American Legion v. American Humanist Association—also known as the Bladensburg Cross case. The Court ruled that the 40-foot-tall stone and concrete “Peace Cross” memorial displayed on government-owned property in...

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Written by Joe Carter
Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:10

Trevin’s Seven

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Kindle Deal: Fleeing ISIS, Finding Jesus by Charles Morris and Craig Borlase. $0.99.

1. Kevin DeYoung – Distinguishing Marks of a Quarrelsome PersonWhat does a quarrelsome person look like? What are his (or her) distinguishing marks? Here are twelve possibilities.

2. Carl Trueman –...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:02

God, Thank You I’m Not Like Those Prosperity Preachers

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Let’s admit it: It’s trendy to knock the prosperity gospel. Over the years it’s practically become a sport to make fun of outlandish preachers who drive Bentleys and raise $65 million for “much needed” private airliners. On one hand, it’s a kind of comic...

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Written by Costi W. Hinn
Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:00

6 Works of Classical Music Every Christian Should Know

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Why bother with classical music? On the face of it, it seems like a serious indulgence to give time and attention to something so trivial as music—classical or otherwise. Yet the fact remains that no human society, however impoverished, has yet managed to do without music in some form. The...

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Written by Jeremy Begbie
Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:00

$5 Friday: Worldview, Martin Luther, Sanctification

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as sanctification, the Trinity, worldview, George Whitefield, Martin Luther, parenting, the atonement, and more.

Sale runs through 12:01 a.m. — 11:59 p.m. Friday ET.

View today’s $5 Friday sale...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 20 June 2019 13:51

The Psalms According to Calvin

(John Calvin, “The Author’s Preface,” Commentary on the Book of Psalms)

The varied and resplendid riches which are contained it this treasury it is no easy matter to express in words; so much so, that I well know that whatever I shall be able to say will be far from...

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Written by John Samson
Thursday, 20 June 2019 12:39

“As Long As It Makes You Happy” Featured

One of the dumbest bits of advice anyone can give you is to run with whatever makes you happy. This has become an unofficial default ethical principle for most people in the West. They may not always be able to articulate it, but they live it: if it makes you happy, then go for it.

There is in fact...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Thursday, 20 June 2019 12:28

Mercy-killing and wedge issues

Let's begin with two examples, one fictional and the other real:
A. At a mine cave-in, Joe's friend Seth Pruitt stands over the body of a man he admits to having euthanized. The man was mortally injured, in agony, and begging to be put out of his misery. Seth swears Joe to secrecy, leaving Joe to...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 20 June 2019 11:00

The One Thing They Can’t Do

“It follows from this that no primary axiom can destroy itself. If it destroys itself, it is not a primary axiom” (Mere Fundamentalism, p. 83).

The post The One Thing They Can’t Do appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:52

Cure My Unbelief!

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: Cure My Unbelief!
Speaker: Phil Johnson
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 6/16/2019
Bible: Mark 9:24
Length: 54 min.

Authors: The GraceLife Pulpit

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Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Thursday, 20 June 2019 09:27

God’s Holy Name, Misused and Abused, Even by Believers

(Marsha West – Christian Research Network)  You can run, you can hide, but you can’t get away from it, “God

The post God’s Holy Name, Misused and Abused, Even by Believers appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Marsha West...

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Written by Marsha West
Thursday, 20 June 2019 09:05

On Christian Political Involvement Featured

I have written dozens of pieces explaining why it is fully biblical and fully Christian for believers to be involved in politics. Yet I still keep getting folks trying to tell me that this is just not on, or that it is a waste of time, or that it is “unspiritual,” or that it is not what...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Thursday, 20 June 2019 09:02

Evangelical Evolution?

Article by Dr. Richard D. Phillips, senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Greenville, SC and the chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology (source: http://www.reformation21.org/blog/2019/06/evangelical-evolution.php )

Given what World Magazine once called a...

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Written by John Samson
Thursday, 20 June 2019 08:04

Judge Rules Accused has Right to Due Process at Private College Featured

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She Accused Them Of Rape. Every Witness Present Said No Sexual Contact Occurred. They Were Both Expelled. In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a judge in Tennessee has ruled that even a private college must provide...

The post Judge Rules Accused has Right to Due Process at Private College appeared first...

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Written by Curated News
Thursday, 20 June 2019 06:39

06/20/2019

•Clarification day
•Will we sweat in Heaven? Did Adam sweat before the Fall?
•Todd’s gut-feeling “prophecy” could cause a lot of damage
•One Pastor prays a sermon in front of pro-abortion legislators
•Washington Post skews pro-life legislation
•God’s patience in the Old Testament
•A sick tribute to lost loved ones
•You can’t reason with people who can’t form a coherent sentence
•How do I respond when my company silences my free speech?

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Written by joey
Thursday, 20 June 2019 06:29

7 Reasons Grace Will Never Be Overthrown in the Believer

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Where [grace] does truly exist in the heart, all its enemies cannot destroy it, and all the opposition made against it cannot crush it. It endures all things, and stands all shocks, and remains notwithstanding all opposers. And the reason of this may be seen in these two things:

A...

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Written by john_hendryx
Thursday, 20 June 2019 06:18

“Torturing Language to Kill Humans” Featured

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Euphemistic language is an essential tool of all efforts to promote evil as good. Watch anti-life, anti-woman, anti-human-rights “feminist” Sophie Lewis defend human slaughter through such absurd language-torturing that it would be comical if it weren’t...

The post “...

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Written by Curated News