About Shannon Holzer

Dr. Shannon Holzer served in the United States Marine Corps and holds a Ph.D. in Religion, Politics, and Society from Baylor University. He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas and Houston Baptist University.

How Liberals Abuse Language

By |2019-10-16T15:48:58-05:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Language, Liberal, Philosophy, Politics, Rhetoric, Timeless Essays|

As long as words are left undefined, their meanings are vague and are left up to the listener’s or reader’s imagination. Many on the left have manipulated language in this way… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Shannon Holzer as he explores the nature of a definition [...]

He Who Controls the Microphone, Controls…

By |2017-09-29T12:08:03-05:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Conservatism, Donald Trump, Featured, Ideology, Politics|

The left owns the microphone and is not going to give it up. Conservatives need to buy their own microphones… If you want to reach the mainstream population with the message of conservative values, then you have a very difficult task before you. How is the conservative voice heard when the microphones of the mainstream [...]

How Liberals Abuse Language

By |2016-12-29T10:42:59-06:00November 25th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Language, Liberalism|

As long as words are left undefined, their meanings are vague and are left up to the listener’s or reader’s imagination. Many on the left have manipulated language in this way… What’s in a Definition? Defining one’s terms is important.[1] Yet, terms are often left undefined when speaking about the most important of subjects. In [...]

Is Science the Enemy of Religion?

By |2015-11-17T18:53:50-06:00October 11th, 2015|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Featured, History, Religion, Science|

Many atheists believe that by simply invoking the name of science, religious belief is defeated. At the same time, many theists distrust the scientific community because they perceive it as antagonistic to their religious beliefs. Thus the question emerges: Is science truly the enemy of religion? In order to answer this question, one must first [...]

Can Atheists Claim the Intellectual High Ground?

By |2015-10-30T09:53:52-05:00October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Atheism, Christianity, Featured, Intelligence, Religion, Theology|

Many atheists are assured of the truth of their position, arguing that religious beliefs are merely blind faith at best and stupidity at worst. As Richard Dawkins writes, “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, [...]

America Divided: Positive vs. Natural Law

By |2019-11-27T14:11:33-06:00January 9th, 2015|Categories: American Founding, Featured, Natural Law, Rights|Tags: |

America is divided, with a line that is drawn between two ideological camps. Each of these two camps perceives America radically different from the other. On the one side, there are those who see America built upon certain unchanging principles that are connected to God. That is, these people believe man to be created and [...]

Is Religious Extremism Always Bad?

By |2016-08-03T10:36:42-05:00October 25th, 2014|Categories: Christendom, Christianity, Islam, Religion|Tags: |

In the current geo-political climate, many express a fear of religious extremism. Especially in the light of ongoing Islamic terror attacks, many lump together all those who take their religious beliefs “to the extreme.” The assumption is that the more dedicated one becomes to his religion in general, the more likely he is to commit [...]

The Repeating of Christian History

By |2017-06-20T21:25:28-05:00August 3rd, 2014|Categories: Christianity, Religion|Tags: |

The early enemies of Christianity spread several rumors about the followers of Jesus Christ. They accused them of cannibalism because they partook in the “body of Christ.” Their accusers also believed them to practice necrophilia because they met in the catacombs. Christians were accused of being sexually promiscuous because of their “love feasts.” Supposedly guilty [...]

Sexual Orientation Laws and Religious Freedom

By |2014-08-01T09:19:37-05:00July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Education, Homosexual Unions, Religion, Sexuality|Tags: |

Legislation pertaining to sexual orientation is often justified by the claim that it protects citizens’ liberty. Advocates of this type of legislation do so with the intent of using the state to enforce the belief that homosexuality and other sexual choices are natural moral acts. Groups that support laws such as the “Fair Education Act” [...]

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