‘Judeo-Christian’

Jewish Press ‘Let’s be clear: Far from “sharing” one tradition, Orthodox Jews are prohibited from marrying Christians, setting foot inside a Christian church—and we can’t even drink from an open bottle of kosher wine that has been used by a Christian. We reject the Christian idea of salvation, we abhor Christian divine teachings on every […]

Two Interesting Facts I didn’t Know

Apparently the perjorative ‘kike’ comes from the Yiddish word for circle. There is evidence that it originates from the late 19th/early 20th century migrations where illiterate jews entering through Ellis Island couldn’t sign their names, but instead of using the traditional ‘X’ they drew a circle.   The second one is a jewish tradition dating […]

Khristos Anesti! Happy Easter!

If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival. If anyone is a wise servant, let him, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord. If anyone has wearied himself in fasting, let him now receive his recompense. If anyone has labored from the first hour, let […]

‘Truly’

Fæder ure þu þe eart on heofonum, Si þin nama gehalgod. to becume þin rice, gewurþe ðin willa, on eorðan swa swa on heofonum. urne gedæghwamlican hlaf syle us todæg, and forgyf us ure gyltas, swa swa we forgyfað urum gyltendum. and ne gelæd þu us on costnunge, ac alys us of yfele. soþlice.

Worthless Elephants

Amren ‘Politics is more than economics. There is a war being waged for the soul of the Republican Party. It consists of a loose alliance of Tea Party groups and traditional conservatives, who are trying to wrest control from the politically moderate businessmen who have misguided the GOP for decades.  Just as Clemenceau warned that “war […]

Christ IS Risen!

And that pisses some people off. V Dare Flemming had purchased 666 copies of his own movie [The God Who Wasn’t] for what might well be described as an ideological/promotional giveaway. Thus began the “War  on Easter”—with its own website, waroneaster.org.The new site became a hub for a campaign  in which Flemming recruited believers in […]

Stiff Necked

Related to this post. St John Chrysostom cAD 386 II But do not be surprised that I called the Jews pitiable. They really are pitiable and miserable. When so many blessings from heaven came into their hands, they thrust them aside and were at great pains to reject them. The morning Sun of Justice arose […]

Bullet, Meet Foot

Via Vox Day The Jews are shocked that years of attacking Christianity  overtly and through politics has led to this generation of evangelical Christians being less pro Israel than the last. Haaretz Support for Israel is weakening among evangelical Christians, prompting a new struggle for the hearts and minds of younger members of America’s largest […]

Saint Patrick

Born a Roman Britain probably sometime around 390 at Kilpatrick near Dumbarton, Scotland St patrick was the son of a deacon and the grandson of a priest. According to his semi-biographical Confessio, he wasn’t a devout Christian. At the age of 16, Patrick was captured by an Irish raiding party and taken to Ireland a […]

Interesting Factoid

The Roman conquest of Britain began around AD 43 under Claudius, and Christianity reached the isle by the second century. Yet, the Irish, who were never Roman, were responsible for spreading it through what is today Scotland, Wales, England and the Western continent. Like a wave rebounding off a wall.

Of Course It Would Be Easier

“Of course, it would be easier to get to paradise with a full stomach, all snuggled up in a soft feather-bed, but what is required is to carry one’s cross along the way, for the kingdom of God is not attained by enduring one or two troubles, but many!” – St. Anthony of Optina

Thanksgiving History

Via Free NC Sunday in the South Thanksgiving is not just an American holiday. It is a Christian holiday. Despite popular American nostalgia that the first Thanksgiving was held by the Pilgrims after the arrival of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock, it actually had its English beginnings along the James River at present-day Berkley Plantation […]

Angola: Islam Outlawed, Mosques To Be Destroyed

UPDATE: May be a hoax, thanks to Janus for pointing this out. http://www.ibtimes.com/angola-denies-it-banned-islam-destroyed-mosques-1484898 Via Sharia Unveiled Apparently, Angola has outlawed Islam and will destroy all mosques. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a trend. I can’t wait to see the Obama administration’s response. “The legalisation of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice […]

The Greco-Catholic Synthesis

One more from Distributist Review on the biblical and philosophical underpinnings of Christendom and how they differ from enlightenment ideals. I’m neither Catholic nor a distributist, but there’s some interesting stuff on this site. Today, the principles of the “moderate” Enlightenment are what pass for a conservative inheritance to be opposed to the excesses of […]

The Empty Shrine

Found here. “The public shrine has been emptied of any one particular God or creed, so that the government can never claim divine sanction and each person may be free to worship as she sees fit… There is no single visible idol, no golden calf, to make the idolatry obvious… officially the shrine remains empty… […]

Sola Scriptura

Some unorganised thoughts, jogged loose by Justin at AP, on Sola Scriptura. Sola Scriptura-by scripture alone. In practice, the plain meaning of scripture is, apparently not that plain. I say this because there are over 30,000 different Protestant denominations. It seems, for some people, sola scriptura can supplant the Holy Spirit as final authority. Consider […]

Denominations

A man was walkin g across a bridge one day, and he saw another man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So he ran over and said “Stop! Don’t do it!” “Why shouldn’t I?” he said. “Well, there’s so much to live for!” “Like what?” “Well…are you religious or atheist?” “Religious.” “Me too! […]

Should Christians Support Assad?

From Faith And Heritage Contrary to these horrors being inflicted upon Christians by the FSA, President Assad’s rule over the Christian community of Syria has greatly resembled Cyrus the Great. In the book of Ezra, King Cyrus the Great of Persia was used by God to protect persecuted Hebrews, allowing them to return to the […]

Are You A Relativist ?

Its been said  that the Constitution didn’t fail us, we failed it. All governments are an experiment, none have been proven. Our current experiment, based on the enlightenment, the same zeitgeist that beget communism and libertarianism, seems to be winding down into endless debate on economic theory.The debates on morals and culture, the proper size […]

Pentagon May Outlaw Soldiers Promoting faith

Founs this at NC Renegade Breitbart: The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense…Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis…”. The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration […]

Doxacon

I heard about this on Orthosphere “DOXACON is an opportunity for Christian fans of the science-fiction & fantasy genre, to engage in positive exploration of themes held in common between Christianity, Fantasy and Science Fiction… especially in a time in which this genre is seeing a renaissance among popular culture. If you enjoy engaging in […]

Pastor Burnout

Even Jesus retired to the wilderness periodically to “recharge”. Ths article from equities.com via Carolina Plott Hound. The Rev. Steve Shoemaker, a high-profile Charlotte preacher who has led the 2,200-member church for 13 years, recently entered a 30-day treatment center in Maryland. In a Dec. 28 letter to his flock, Shoemaker mentioned years of struggling […]