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domestic abuse and law enforcement
Culture

The Problem with Domestic Abuse and Law Enforcement

The news of Gabby Petito is that law enforcement missed an opportunity to rescue a victim of domestic abuse. Anti-abuse advocates point out the tell-tale signs that Petito was a victim of domestic violence. Her fiancé (and now a “person of interest”) Brian Laundries is missing. During a traffic stop of the couple, police failed to properly identify who the real victim was. However, this is where I part ways with anti-abuse advocates. Domestic Abuse

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Fictional Literature
Culture

Challenging Our Paradigms of Fictional Literature

Challenging Our Paradigms of Fictional Literature Why Fictional Literature Should Be Taken More Seriously Among Christian Libertarians Guest post by J. L. Pattison “There is a time for stories, and there is a time for rational arguments, and the skill we need lies in knowing which to use, and when.” – Os Guinnesse I recently came across an article by Author Mark Tapson who wrote: “The most compelling science fiction is that in which the

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the cruelty of quarantine
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

The Cruelty of Quarantine: A Response to Tim Challies

Tim Challies is a reformed pastor and longtime blogger based in Canada. He recently published an article lamenting the cruelty of quarantine restrictions there. Challies has every reason in the world to lament. Their young son passed away a few weeks ago with no medical explanations. I speak for everyone at LCI when I say we grieve with the Challies family over the loss of their son, and we share in his lament. In his lament, Challies remarks that,

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the virulence of moral panic
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

The Virulence of Moral Panic

The COVID-19 outbreak is front and center in everyone’s mind. Emotions run high as states across the US have ordered people to stop working and stay home. Some people have been able to keep their jobs and work from home, while others have lost their jobs. (As of this writing, there are 3.3 million claims for unemployment.) Uncertainty rises as concerns for public health and the economy become more tense. How we got here is

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libertarian Christians abuse victims
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

Libertarian Christians Can Bridge a Gap for Abuse Victims

Note: This article was written in the context of the latest allegations concerning domestic violence against women in the church. It is not intended to diminish abuse of men by women, which is equally valid and horrific. The content of this article is applicable for men, but for simplicity, is directed to a female audience. The Christian church is no stranger to controversy, and concerns of abuse are especially disturbing. The Roman Catholic Church has

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praxeology
Culture

What is Praxeology?

What is Praxeology? Praxeology comes from the Greek; it means the study of deed, or action. It’s actually a broad discipline where human action is understood deductively. This leads to conclusions that are a priori, or self-evident. Today, praxeology is most often associated with Austrian economics, and for good reason. But it didn’t begin with Austrian economics. The term praxeology was first used by a German philosopher, physicist, and theologian name Clemens Timpler. Timpler identified

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