Archive for March, 2017

Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

A friend of mine once asked me why all student newspapers are left wing. Although he might have been exaggerating somewhat, he nevertheless had a point. It may be, I thought, as philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once opined, that “The deepest definition of Youth is life untouched by tragedy.” I believe, by this assertion, that he was referring to an idealism that is prevalent among young people in which the belief abounds that...

When Nowhere Feels Like Home

Many people say “home is where the heart is” and growing up, home was so clear. It was that old brick house on that small town street with the green carpeting and the immense feeling of love from my parents and family. I am so grateful that I grew up with that house and I’m so lucky that for every break I get to go back and lay on the same couch and watch the...

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Beth Anderson

eandersonBeth Anderson is currently an undergraduate Theology major at Christendom College and an intern writer for Human Life International. When she’s not at school, she spends time at her home in Illinois and working as a receptionist.

Articles by Beth:

God’s Sense of Humor and the Divine Laugh

While it is common to learn that God invented marriage and God invented pleasure, it is not as frequent to hear that God invented laughter. While the attributes of God throughout the Bible acknowledge His power, wisdom, justice, mercy, love, and beauty, the notion of the Lord as the God of laughter at first sounds incongruent. Yet man, the image of man, who smiles, laughs, and plays, reflects a sense of humor as part...

The Torture of Suspected Terrorists

When approaching the extremely controversial debate over whether suspected terrorists should be tortured in prison, one should ask whether torture is effective at obtaining information that could save lives, and whether it is morally permissible according to Catholic teaching. For the purposes of this article, the definition of torture will include “enhanced interrogation techniques” such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation, psychological stress placed on prisoners, and related tactics.

The most compelling question surrounding the use of...

How To Be Politically Incorrect and Prosper

George Gilder, together with his wife and four children, have adopted the charming town of Tyringham– a virtual art colony nestled in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts—as their home. His fame and influence have not interfered with his domestic stability. Nor have the PC police, though not without making a concerted effort, succeeded in stifling his creativity. He offers hope for all those who may be intimidated by the power of political...

The Simplicity of Goodness and the Complexity of Evil

The Latin word simplex means “without fold,” meaning straightforward, guileless, and artless–without any concealment or dissimulation. Aeneas, Virgil’s Roman epic hero in the Aeneid, embodies the Roman virtue of integritas, which means blamelessness, innocence, purity, and oneness—the absence of all deceit. Goodness by its nature is not artful, subtle, complex, or duplicitous but direct, open, and transparent. The Latin word duplex that means double also means “double-tongued” or guilty of lying. The child in...

Regnative Prudence and Pro-Life Legislation Part 2: The Dismemberment Abortion Ban

Ever since the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the federal partial birth abortion ban in 2007 some elements of the pro-life movement have taken the next logical step by focusing on the brutality of second and third trimester abortions. This has been done in two ways: 1) through banning abortion at the 20 week gestational mark, and 2) dismemberment abortion bans. As a result, citizens have certainly become more aware of the...