I recommend most of the nonfiction that my library purchases and coincidentally I was looking at books on UFOs this afternoon. The ancient aliens theory is a subset of Controversial Knowledge in Dewey.
This is a very interesting look at a spiritual practice in the Islamic faith.
This was originally posted on January 15th, 2016 http://theantiquarianlibrarian.blogspot.com/2016/01/before-you-vote-think.html
Ben Witherington of the Bible and Culture blog has put together an evangelical voter’s guide with which I can agree.
1) if the candidate regularly lies or deliberately exaggerates just to get attention and for rhetorical effect, then he or she should not be supported by anyone who pledges allegiance to Christ who is the Truth, and does not put up with prevaricators.
2) if the candidate is totally inconsistent in his or her life ethic, that person should not be supported. By this I mean they should be totally pro life…opposing not only abortion except in cases where the life of the mother is truly threatened, but also opposing capital punishment except in extreme cases ( e.g serial killers, mass murdering terrorists etc.), and absolutely opposing war as a go to solution to solve our problems. It should be a very last resort, as violence only begets violence. The same life ethic should lead to strong opposition to the proliferation of guns, especially military hard wear capable of being used for rapid killing of many persons.
3) no candidate who whips up xenophobia or plays on people’s fears of foreigners and others who are not like them should be supported. What part of love your neighbor and love your enemy don’t you understand? Christians, in any case, should make decisions not on the basis of anger or fear but on the basis of faith.
4) no candidate should be supported who is the opposite in character of what Christ calls for….namely humble, courteous, kind, gentle, forgiving, even loving, self-sacrificial, not an ego-maniac or blowhard promoting him or herself.