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Every week day a book excerpt, video, news story or some combination thereof to provoke spirited debate on controversial subjects. Have an idea you'd like to offer up for discussion? Email PJ Lifestyle's editor Dave Swindle: DaveSwindlePJM [@] Gmail.com
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VIDEO: Here’s Why You’re Wrong About the Dark Ages

Monday, January 26th, 2015 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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What Are The 5 Most Destructive Myths About Capitalism?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2015?

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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What Is the Best Thing About Being Human?

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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When Is Bad Luck a Good Thing?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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Are You Too Selfish to Raise Children?

Monday, December 15th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

From the Daily Mail, and don’t you just love those headlines?:

‘I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women, that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated,’ she said.

Denial: The actress was forced to deny she was pregnant after being pictured on the red carpet in August, appearing to show a bump

‘I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t mothering – dogs, friends, friends, children.’

Since her split with husband Brad Pitt in 2005 Anniston has been the focus of intense media scrutiny in the U.S.

Almost every month a celebrity magazine in the US speculates that she is pregnant, getting married or engaged in a row with Angelina Jolie who recently married her ex-husband and has six children.

In August she was forced to issue a denial that she was pregnant after photos of her on the red carpet appeared to show a slight bulge in her dress.

What do you think? Does a career as a celebrated actress equal the life of a parent? Can’t one do both?

Bonus question: what is your favorite Jennifer Aniston movie?

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Can It Ever Be Rational To Be Evil?

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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What Is The One Thought You Should Never Have?

Friday, December 12th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

See the complete collection of 10 Commandment videos here.

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Why Is Lying On Behalf of Good Causes So Destructive?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

See the tenth commandment explained here.

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Does the Bible Support Slavery?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

See the ninth commandment here.

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Why Is Prohibiting Adultery Essential To Building Civilization?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

See the eighth commandment here.

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What Is the Difference Between Murder and Killing?

Monday, December 8th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

See the seventh commandment here.

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What Is the Difference Between Honoring and Loving Your Parents?

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Click here for Prager’s explanation of the sixth commandment.

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Why Should You Take a Sabbath Every Week?

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Click here to see the explanation of the fifth commandment

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Why Is Misusing God’s Name The Worst Sin You Can Commit?

Friday, December 5th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Click here for the next in the series, the fourth commandment.

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What Does #GamerGate Mean?

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Also see: Why the #GamerGate Story Is So Boring

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Which Commandment Do You Believe Is the Most Important?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Click here for the next video in the series.

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Which Value System Do You Regard As Superior to the 10 Commandments?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

The introduction to an extraordinary new series:

Next, see the first commandment explained here.

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What Is The Truth About Thanksgiving?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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Should Geeky Men Pursue ‘Little Miss Real Life’ Or Click Over to ‘Jane Pornstar’?

Friday, November 21st, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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Yesterday Dr. Helen asked “Geeks on Strike?” in response to a reader emailing about the recent “Gamergate” and “Shirtgate” media controversies. She agreed with the writer who said, “Possibly it is that a substantial percentage of geeks (of which I’m a proud member), have gone on strike, resent these intrusions, and don’t have the social conditioning to make nice.”

Helen then excerpted from her excellent book Men On Strike, quoting from blogger Vox Day who put the question in striking terms:

I probably have a unique perspective on it due to my connections to the young guys in the gaming industry. It’s bizarre how some of them are in their twenties, have graduated from good schools, and have simply zero interest in women. They just have literally nothing in common with them and no interest in them.

The “strike” theory is generally correct, I think. The problem is that games and porn are entertaining, inexpensive, easily accessible, and reliable. Women can be entertaining, but they’re expensive, inaccessible for most men, and from the male perspective, shockingly unreliable. I would say that porn has raised the bar somewhat—it’s bound to be seriously annoying when Little Miss Real Life won’t give head when Jane Pornstar is twice as hot and is cheerfully performing all sorts of acrobatic stunts. And if you think about it, is a real woman who is average and only wants to have missionary-style sex once a week, minus a week for her period, actually any better than a wide variety of gorgeous porn stars catering to every bizarre fetish the Japanese can imagine and available on demand? It’s not quite so clear once you put it in those terms. The biggest communication problem is that most women see “relationship” as a positive thing. Most men see it as an ambiguous thing.

Read the rest of Helen’s post at her blog here to get her take. What do you think? Should all men be encouraged to pursue marriage? Do women need to change to adapt to “Jane Pornstar”? Do men need to adjust their bedroom expectations?

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How Much Longer Until We Get Bacon-Flavored Broccoli?

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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Is The Customer Always Right?

Monday, November 17th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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Under What Circumstances Should We Go to War?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

An excerpt from page 251 of an extraordinary new book illuminating one of the most important Jewish philosophers and why he positioned an explanation of the Noahide laws in the section of Mishneh Torah titled “Laws Concerning Kings”:

Page 251 of #Maimonides Life and Thought by Moshe Halbertal on when it's necessary to go to #war

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Who Is the World’s Most Persecuted Religious Minority?

Monday, November 10th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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