Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on December 5, 2017
4:00 – Hitler’s Religion
What was the faith of Adolf Hitler? Atheists allege that he was a devout Christian, while Christians counter that he was an atheist. Still others suggest he was a practicing member of the occult. However, none of these theories are true. According to Richard Weikart, Hitler was a pantheist who believed nature was God, and could be served by eliminating inferior human beings. Richard joins us.
4:20 – The State of Evangelization in India
India has quietly emerged as a hostile place for many Christians and Muslims, largely due to the strong Hindu Nationalism that has led to many regions in the country trying to push anti-conversion laws. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom ranks it as a “Tier Two” country, one level below the countries of particular concern. And yet, the faith is still alive there. Ralph Martin joins us with a look at the state of Catholic evangelization in India and around the world.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – Trump, Reagan and the Blue-Collar Conservatives
The rise of Donald Trump has led many to wonder about the state – and future – of the Republican Party. His robust defense of American manufacturing is actually closer to anything Republicans have offered since the days of Ronald Reagan – he’s the first Republican since 1984 to carry all five Midwestern “Reagan Democrat” states. We’ll look at the rise of Reagan and what it tells us about our current political climate with Henry Olsen.