The Purpose of Food For the Thinkers

This page exists because I just need to move into the twenty-first century. My old blog page, The Fountain of Truth, is still very much a going concern. However, its graphics and structure are, to understate, Amish.

Like The Fountain of Truth, Food for the Thinkers exists because people are down on what they are not up on. When people do not accept certain things, it is not necessarily out of stupidity or hostility. Rather, it is because they lack information, or they have been alienated by an improper presentation of this information. As a Christian and a Libertarian, I am all too aware of this. This is unfortunate, because both Christianity and libertarianism have such positive messages.

Many libertarians reject Christianity because they have been led to believe that Christian faith cannot be grounded in reason or secular evidence, or that Christianity is a means of coercion and social control.

Many Christians reject libertarianism because they have been led to believe that God mandates a socialist economic regime, or that those behaviors which the Bible condemns must therefore be prohibited by the secular state.

Food for the Thinkers exists to dispel the many myths which surround Christianity and libertarianism. This page will be updated regularly with new material by yours truly, Doug Newman, as well as relevant resources from around the internet. This page may not always tell you want you want to hear, but it will tell you what you need to know.

I close with two quotations. The first comes from a very active Libertarian, who once remarked that, “There may be two libertarians in the world who agree on everything, but I am certainly not one of them.” The second is the denominational motto of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church: “In the essentials unity, in the nonessentials liberty, and in all things charity.”

I am not arrogant enough to think that I speak for either the entire libertarian movement, or for all Christians.

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“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”
— Numbers 6:24-26

About Food for the Thinkers

My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at www.thefot.us And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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