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Christianity And Freedom

A PJTV member recently submitted a question to the network asking, “Is Christianity uniquely qualified among all religions as the best basis for freedom and prosperity? Hosts Bill Whittle and Andrew Klavan tackle this sensitive question with some enlightening conclusions.

When the Lights Go Out

From washing machines to power saws to our fancy TVs, there’s no doubt today’s America takes its electrical grid for granted. “But what if it was just suddenly lights out,” asks Bill Whittle. “I’m talking about losing the electrical gird, and there’s any number of ways that could happen.” Whittle discusses the scenarios and the dire consequences in this edition of “Afterburner” on PJTV.

Rules For a Moral World

Humanity has everything it needs to create a good world. And we’ve had it for 3,000 years in the form of 10 basic instructions called The Ten Commandments. Dennis Prager explains how the Commandments created Western civilization and remain relevant in today’s world in this edition of Prager University.

ISIS Ideology Extreme

Describing the ideology of the terrorist group ISIS can be a bit confusing and frightening, too. Buck Sexton, who hosts a radio show on The Blaze Network, says the term that best describes ISIS’ interpretation of Islam is Salafi. “In a modern context, the term Salafi refers to a puritanical version of Islam, one that tries to make its adherents live life as closely as possible to the early Islamic leaders.” Tune in as Sexton devles into more of the ideals practiced by ISIS.

Understanding Ebola the Key

Jennifer McQuiston, an infectious disease specialist with the CDC in Atlanta, says educating and reassuring people on the Ebola Virus will play a major role in conquering the outbreak. “Ebola is a disease that is quite frightening to people. The more you know about it, the more frightening it becomes,” McQuiston says. “But what I would say to people is that understanding the disease, understanding how the virus is transmitted, how it works, should actually be reassuring to the American public.” Watch as McQuiston tells NewsMax TV’s anchor J.D. Hayworth about the origins of Ebola.

Christians the Most Persecuted

It might surprise you to learn who’s the most persecuted minority in the world today. It’s not any of the Muslim sects in Iraq, it’s not the Jews, but in fact the Christian people of the Middle East, especially those living in Muslim-majority countries. In the edition of Prager University, Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim, author of The Al Qaeda Reader, lays out the grim details.

The Struggle For Stupidity

Bill Whittle recently stumbled upon a 100-year-old sixth grade textbook titled, Literature Reader: Sixth Year, by Leroy E. Armstrong, a compilation of written tales and their analyses, basic literature and story structure. But amazingly, Whittle says, a passage from the California textbook would probably elude most college students today. “That’s what sixth graders were reading 100 years ago in 1914, but if a college student graduated today with a full and complete of that one single paragraph, they’d probably be better educated than they are today after a quarter-million dollars or so of student debt.” Whittle elaborates on what he calls the progressive struggle for stupidity in this edition of “Firewall” on Truth Revolt.

Smartphones A Threat to FBI

FBI Director James Comey told 60 Minutes that he’s worried that the new wave of smartphones are allowing users to encrypt their data. In other words, they’re locking out the FBI. Comey says it’s putting people beyond the law. But is it really an assault on our freedom as protected by the Fourth Amendment? PJTV’s “Trifecta” crew of Stephen Green, Bill Whittle and Scott Ott discuss the delicate issue of personal freedom versus government intrusion.

Loch Ness Socialism

Bill Whittle takes aim at the Socialist Utopia of progressives. Like the Loch Ness monster, Whittle says, Socialist Utopia is a cryptid, something rumored to exist but without actual proof. Magical thinking, in other words. “Magical thinking not only dulls reason, it kills reason,” he says. “Because magical thinking is actually a form of anti-thinking. It’s belief in something not because of evidence but in spite of evidence.” Listen to the rest of Whittle’s analysis on this edition of “Firewall” on Truth Revolt.

Regulations, Food Don’t Jive

Dan D’Amico, professor of economics at Loyola University in New Orleans, is terse: Government food regulations make us less healthy. And this includes the “organic myth,” says D’Amico. A good example, he says, are regulations that certify food as organic. “Don’t these regulations help small farmers. Unfortunately, no,” D’Amico says. “Buying organic has become a billion-dollar industry. Big businesses have lots of resources to invest time and money to make sure they benefit from and comply with organic certification. Small farmers, on the other hand, have a harder time affording the monetary costs of paperwork and the cost of complying.” Join the conversation on this edition of Learn Liberty as D’Amico elaborates.

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