Matthew Cantirino interviews artist and art historian Wayne Roosa :
Q: So how do you see your faith and your art interacting, ideally?
A: That question is important but it can lead into ways of thinking that become cul-de-sacs. First of all, every artist who is also a thoughtful person has beliefsa faithabout what we are and what it means to be here and to act and express. This is as true of a strict materialist as it is of a theist.
Also today, Ashley Crouch on the feminist shaming of fertility :
In 1920, Margaret Sanger authored a book entitled Women and the New Race the opening line of which states: The most far-reaching social development of modern times is the revolt of women against sex servitude. This sex servitude is the biological slavery of women to their reproductive systems. Fertility came to be viewed as biological slavery rather than a natural human capacity, and this new view ushered in radical cultural change, both good and bad.
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