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A postmodern scandal

"A postmodern scandal" Continued...

Issue: "Missionary hostages," Feb. 20, 1998

The law, however, works from a different foundation. Quaint concepts such as lying under oath presume the reality of both truth and a transcendent God to whom we are accountable. Perjury, evidence tampering, and suborning of false testimony are still serious crimes, which come to light through old-fashioned investigation of facts, sifting of evidence, and other procedures of uncovering objective truth. What is shaking Washington is not merely a scandal of sex and politics, but a monumental collision of competing worldviews, our first postmodernist scandal.

Gene Edward Veith
Gene Edward Veith

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