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Number 369, May 28, 2006

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In other matters, this issue has a refreshing departure from all of the political matters and instead deals with . . . religion. Hum . . . I think it's time for me to write some more music reviews, eh?

So dig in and enjoy this, the three-hundred-sixty-ninth issue of The Libertarian Enterprise.

Ken Holder

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Christianity . . . the Mother of Harlots
by Russell D. Longcore
The Christian church of the 21st century is completely sold out to the State. I grew up a Baptist kid. (I'm a Christian, but thank God, I've been delivered from being Baptist!) I remember hearing sermons on prophecy, and hearing preachers say that the Catholic Church was the woman of Revelation 17:5, called "Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth. After 52 years on this planet, and tons of study, I've come to believe that it is the whole of the organized Christian church . . . Christendom . . . that is that prophetic Woman.

On The DaVinci Code and L. Neil Smith's Comments
by Alan R. Weiss
First, I'm a relatively new Christian who was formerly an atheist (and before that agnostic, and ... but still a libertarian), so what I'm about to say is based on my current research into my faith.

On Barbaro: The Horse That You Hold Dear
by Jonathan David Morris
Most people don't care about thoroughbred horse racing. Three Saturdays each spring, countless Americans gather 'round to watch a bunch of horses they've never ridden or even seen up close in person compete in the Triple Crown races. We curl our toes and clench our lips. Our hearts beat quickly. And for an annual total of roughly six minutes, most of us do seem to care.

The Da Vinci Code: What it Means—And What it Doesn't
by Lady Liberty
I like to read, and I'm always on the look-out for good books. When I heard so much about The Da Vinci Code, I obviously just had to take a look for myself. It's testament to just how good it is that I wasn't disappointed when I finally did get the chance to read it.

Is Racism Worse Now Than in the '80s?
by Wendy McElroy
Racism and sexism may be deepening despite decades of measures aimed at cleansing them from society. This conclusion is suggested by the ugly and unrelenting public backlash that surrounds the Duke Lacrosse case in which a black female was allegedly raped by three white males.

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