The Long Red Shadow

Mike Shotwell Has a Message for Millennial America

Mike Shotwell visited his stepfather Orville many times in the California nursing facility where he spent his final weeks. Although Orville and Mike's mother had been divorced for more than two decades, Mike had continued his relationship with this man whose persona had so heavily influenced his formative years. Orville's old Bible still lay on his nightstand, the one he always said he used "for historical reference," and on a few occasions, Mike read aloud from it at Orville's request. It was a curious request, though, as Orville Olson had been a sworn Communist and avowed atheist all his adult life, never visibly wavering from fealty to figures such as Lenin, Stalin, and Mao right up to...

 

has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #40, Spring 2017 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo40/the-long-red-shadow

Topics

Bioethics icon Bioethics Philosophy icon Philosophy Media icon Media Transhumanism icon Transhumanism Scientism icon Scientism Euthanasia icon Euthanasia Porn icon Porn Family icon Family Race icon Race Abortion icon Abortion Education icon Education Civilization icon Civilization Feminism icon Feminism Religion icon Religion Technology icon Technology LGBTQ+ icon LGBTQ+ Sex icon Sex College Life icon College Life Culture icon Culture Intelligent Design icon Intelligent Design

Welcome, friend.
Sign-in to read every article [or subscribe.]