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The Practice of Suttee

In India the British were shocked to witness the practice of suttee—burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands. When General Sir Charles Napier decided to put a stop to this, certain Indians objected, saying that this was their custom. He said, "Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them."

Not all values are equally valid. There is a time to stand up for our Christian convictions, for the good of everyone.

Reference: Mark Steyn, American Alone (Regnery, 2006), p. 193

Sinkhole Swallows Corvettes

There was a car-lover’s tragedy in Bowling Green, Kentucky last week (February 12, 2014). A sinkhole opened up under the National Corvette Museum and swallowed 8 vintage Corvettes.

The museum is home to more th... [Read More]
Reference: Thom Patterson, "Sinkhole swallows pricey Corvettes at hallowed museum," cnn.com (2/12/14); "Sinkhole opens up at National Corvette Museum, swallows cars," foxnews.com (2/12/14)

Fort Knox

There’s more to life than money.

In 1936, Fort Knox in Kentucky became the gold depository for the United States government. At that time 500 railroad cars carried the greater part of U. S. gold reserves to the s... [Read More]

Reference: The World Book Encyclopedia, 2003, “Fort Knox,” p. 413; Wikipedia, “United States Bullion Depository”