We cut the crust off the Internet sandwich so you don't have to.
BuzzFeed recently published a video promoting a Christianity palatable to the politically correct world: "not homophobic," "not conservative," "accepting" and "not judgmental."
The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway had a response that got to the heart of things: Anyone watching this video will miss the entire point of Christianity.
We have a reason for the hope that is in us, and we should aim to make a defense of that reason even above our political inclinations. Now, perhaps—I certainly hope it’s the case—these six Christians from the BuzzFeed interview did make such a defense, and it was left on the cutting room floor. But when Christians get asked by a member of the media, “What do you want people to know about Christianity?,” let’s agree to take advantage of this rare opportunity by pointing to the object of our faith—Jesus Christ and him crucified.
NEWSFLASH: AMERICANS STILL AREN'T OK WITH ABORTION
Here's an interesting nugget from a recent Pew Research Center survey: Nearly half of the general American public still believes abortion is "sinful." The survey looked at Catholic beliefs and compared them to the U.S. population as a whole.
Nearly six-in-ten Catholics say having an abortion is a sin. Among the U.S. public as a whole, by comparison, about half (48%) say abortion is sinful.
Pew Research Center: U.S. Catholics Open to Non-Traditional Families
WILL GOOGLE BET ITS MONEY-MAKER?
The Google kingdom is built on AdWords, a keyword-based advertising service that in turn relies on the prevalence of Google's ubiquitous search engine. But what happens when something like Facebook Messenger's new digital assistant hits the scene? Is the next step in search for people not to search through links at all because an Artificial Intelligence will find the best result for them?
The biggest question of all (for Google) is whether or not it's worth restructuring the Alphabet empire to make way for AI and a new kind of search.
The future of search is an intelligent digital assistant that can complete tasks.
Like Google today, the search engine of the future will be able to mine the vast expanses of the internet for relevant information and deliver it to you in milliseconds.
But much unlike today’s Google, the future’s search engine will behave like a digital personal assistant that can understand and predict your needs, then deliver on them without requiring you to navigate to any web pages or tap around a bunch of apps.
When you do ask for something, this search engine will not respond with a list of blueish links. Instead, it will respond with a definitive result or a completed task. When it doesn’t have the definitive result or can’t complete the task on the first pass, it will ask you further questions to get closer and closer, until the machine gets it right.
A few more bites:
"Insulting, patronizing and patently absurd." - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on the idea that female voters are only motivated by "women's issues," via the Washington Examiner
"That was a mistake. I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility.” - Hillary Clinton addressing her private email server in an ABC News interview a day after telling the Associated Press she wouldn't apologize
"No free country needs such a thing. Give it whatever anodyne name you like, it is nothing more or less than the polite and well-scrubbed version of the crowd of book-burners — book-burners with official sanction." - National Review correspondent Kevin D. Williamson describing New Zealand's “Film and Literature Board of Review”