Always good to start an OPED with a Strawman. It immediately tells you that the entire piece is garbage and not worthy of reading. I thought The Blaze™ was supposed to differ from other media in that it was going to publish the truth. Publishing somebody’s lies and sophistry and calling it an ‘alternate/opposing view’ – is still publishing lies and sophistry
 October 2, 2015 at 7:09pm
I understand The Blaze wanting some young hipster talent to spice up OPEDs, but maybe it would be better to skip pig ignorant hipster commentary on important subjects. There’s not one premise listed here that hasn’t been debunked and slam debunked – decades ago.
The US has higher rates because we live next to a failed narco state, and we’ve got a serious appetite for drugs and human trafficking. Europe has neither of those and more liberal laws on drugs and prostitution. We also encourage blacks to engage in a gangster lifestyle. If you take away four major US cities, our guncrime rates are on par with the best of Europe. But all that has been known. Sorry I clicked, I hate reading garbage.
and if you say anything publicly against the gangsta lifestyle they just riot and kill more people
September 24, 2015 at 1:53am
It’s just awful and insensitive of somebody to civilize a bunch of bloody savages. Just think of where the Aztecs would be if somebody hadn’t stopped them from dismembering and beheading people by the thousands!
). In England and Ireland, Reformers engaged in their own ruthless inquisitions and executions. Conservative estimates indicate that thousands of English and Irish Catholics were put to death—many by being hanged, drawn, and quartered—for practicing the Catholic faith and refusing to become Protestant. An even greater number were forced to flee to the Continent for their safety. We point this out to show that the situation was a two-way street; and both sides easily understood the Bible to require the use of penal sanctions to root out false religion from Christian society.
The fact that the Protestant Reformers also created inquisitions to root out Catholics and others who did not fall into line with the doctrines of the local Protestant sect shows that the existence of an inquisition does not prove that a movement is not of God. Protestants cannot make this claim against Catholics without having it backfire on themselves. Neither can Catholics make such a charge against Protestants. The truth of a particular system of belief must be decided on other grounds.The Inquisition was intended not to convert people, but to find people who were outwardly claiming to be Christian but secretly practiced another religion, such as people who had become Christian outwardly, but who were still secretly practicing anti-Messianic Judaism, Islam, or Albigensianism, this last being a religion claim.
 September 24, 2015 at 1:11am
There’s plenty of historical evidence that the bible has been proven right about, but I’m thinking that a bunch of people climbing out of the ark probably needed materials for shelter, animal pens and firewood for a while and whatever being left surviving several thousand years… I’m not worried about it.
 September 19, 2015 at 6:00am
A little bit of pie-in-the-sky. You cannot simultaneously have mass migration and assimilation at the same time. And it wouldn’t matter if there was not a single terrorist in the bunch trying to “flee” to Europe, if you put enough of them in one place they’re not going to feel the need to assimilate – and it seems even with “assimilated” Muslims, there’s plenty of their kids and daughters ripe for the picking for the Jihadi recruiters. Further, in a Democratic society (as in bad Democracy, mob rule, which the founders didn’t want) a huge enough voting block will vote themselves Sharia compliant zones and it would all be legal. Look at Israel and the “right of return” dilemma.
As has been said by the folks over at “Immigration by the numbers” (in 2000) “you can’t fix them here, you have to fix them where they live.”
 August 16, 2015 at 10:50am
Maybe a better question for Glenn is what is the GOP going to do about all those Republican voters who aren’t interested in voting for the GOP?
June 22, 2015 at 1:21pm
Bah, the four things this writer comes up with are mostly sophistry, and anybody with the patience can dissect them. I don’t have the patience, I call BS. But there’s plenty of ammo for the gun rights side, without having some idiot try to tackle the subject using the Left’s arguements (Left’s Arguments: 1) if there were no guns, there’d be no gun crime. 2) Inanimate Objects can kill. 3) If somebody else was armed there’d be more victims [holy cow Blaze, you borrowing writers from the View?], 4) The Second Amendment is clear in the context it was written and with the Federalist Papers. Only lawyers try weasel semantic games as stated in #4).
We’ve got a problem here because we’ve got wide open borders and the country in general has a voracious appetite for drugs and prostitutes. You really only have to point to Israel and Switzerland, if guns were the problem, they’d be disasters, but they’re not. They’re not because they’re not sitting adjacent to failed narco-states, they’re mostly ethnically homogenous and the standards of living are generally good across the board. We’ve got severe issues with the culture, particularly among blacks and Latinos, and we’ve got a huge problem with giving people psychotropic drugs. The problem isn’t guns… gangsters will get guns regardless of the law and psychotics (whether natural or drug induced) will find out ways to kill people. Run the numbers on 70′s serial killers, they did a great deal of damage – without guns.
I must have missed something. Fox news was bad for calling people lazy, and then he says one paragraph later that people are lazy…
[-1] May 29, 2015 at 6:07am
That’s unfortunate, that Marine didn’t know how to counter Cooper assinine line of questioning. Service members don’t get a vote on what foreign policy they support, and their service isn’t a reflection of what they believe in.
May 22, 2015 at 10:50am
Allah wasn’t coopted by Mohammed, Allah was the pagan high god for the Arabs, had been for thousands of years; the Arabs have a pantheon just like the Norse, Greeks, Egyptians, etc. In fact, Mohommed’s relatives (Koresh tribe) ran all the temples to the pagan gods… read up on it, it’ll explain what Mo’s beef was with the Koresh tribe (and why they wanted to kill him so bad).
May 22, 2015 at 10:45am
Oh look, another Google atheist. Did you type that on your own or just copy/paste it? Atheists don’t believe on Moses, so why are you here running your ignorant mouth trying to make points on something you don’t understand? The secular answer is because that was the rules of engagement for the time. Sorry that warfare back in the day doesn’t rise to your lofty level of video game ragdolls disappearing bloodlessly after a few seconds. You wouldn’t understand the real reason.
 May 22, 2015 at 10:34am
Allah isn’t the Jewish/Christian god. The Arab pantheon is easy enough to research on your own.
@FNA, sorry for your loss. Sorrier that everybody is so disappointed that a God isn’t the character in I Dream of Genie
 May 22, 2015 at 10:17am
That shouldn’t be controversial at all. Allah is not YWH. Allah is the name of the pagan Arab moon god (the one who’s color is green and who’s symbol is a crecent moon, also known as Sin (not the verb or noun, it’s the name)). There’s no serious Jewish or Christian theologian, archeologist, anthropologists that will say that they’re the same gods. Totally different origins, regions, histories. For some interesting reading, read up on the Four Daughters of Allah – it’s all in the Arab pantheon. But it’s just another thing we have to pretend is true, and thanks Blaze for breathlessly reporting this with no context or background.
May 15, 2015 at 12:01pm
You could tell a good story with all those values and as long as you didn’t dress it up as a bible study it would/coud be fine if it was well done. Try Devil’s Advocate, for example (without some parts).
 May 14, 2015 at 6:31am
Need to have a bill that allows concealed carry on base.
May 13, 2015 at 12:42pm
Churchinity is the way I hear it described. Jesus didn’t go to church. Jesus didn’t have a band. And he didn’t mince words.
The church has to be the pillar and ground of Truth. Jesus went to "church", being that he was Jewish, to the synagogue, every sabbath, as was his custom. Jesus had apostles and disciples following him and these taught everything He said. Jesus made the law more perfect and demanded absolute loyalty to the word of God.
FIRST : Jesus went to CHURCH often to teach ! You should try STUDYING the NEW TESTAMENT and learn the TRUTH about JESUS !
May 13, 2015 at 9:56am
So the takeaway from this is people identifying as Christians is going down because:
1) Anti Christian messaging
2) Christians are ********
3) Church is a drag
I have an alternative theory. Anti-Christian messaging isn’t going to stop unless Christians go Jihadi, but that’s unlikely, so I guess parents are going to have to do their jobs and teach their children that all the garbage being pushed by society is precisely that: Garbage. If you bother reading the Book, things seem to be happening apace and according to plan and no amount of hand holding and kumbaya singing is going to change any of it. If being nice and mouthing platitudes was going to fix everything, somebody in particular wouldn’t have to be coming back with a sword.
Christians are a-holes – I haven’t met that many of them that were like that, maybe it just seems that way when people find out you’re against killing babies, generational theft, sexual depravity, lying, or for any of the other things that are REQUIRED to be a Christian like being able to render prudent judgment and opposing evil.
Church is a drag. You don’t have to go to church to be a Christian, mostly you just have to be able to read.
Reaching out to people is one thing, but doing so blindly is foolish. So what if I can find that I have 90% in common with a baby-butchering Marxist, he’s still going in the Pit and its probably better for me that I don’t hang out with him – in fact, that’s biblical. I think Beck’s quest to be a peace maker a
You are correct. It IS happening apace, and it HAS to happen because if it DIDN'T happen, the prophecy would be complete BS. Therefore, we KNOW what is coming and WE must prepare OURSELVES and OUR OWN for it. We cannot save everyone and must leave them to their own devices. The wicked shall be like the sands of the seashore. Oh well, it is written, so shall it come to pass.
 February 13, 2015 at 11:31am
I don’t think most Americans have any idea about what Islam is – why would they? Nobody is taught anything truthful about the life of Mohammed, particularly in the Medina period. There are places that seem peaceful in the Middle East, like Jordan, Saudi, Kuwait, but they’re ruled with an iron fist and those government have heavily infiltrated their populations with intelligence and secret police personnel to keep the lid on Islamists. We’ll see what happens in Europe well before we get major issues here – the tipping point is when the Muslim population hits 20% and higher.