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 […]
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 […]
‘The Straussians refer with apparent admiration to a few iconic American figures, whom they like to call the Founders. To give them that name is to imply that America was a new creation, that it did not really exist until the Declaration and the Constitution were written. The Founders, as presented by leading Straussians, have […]
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 […]
“The desire to rule is the mother of heresies.” — St. John Chrysostom, Commentary on the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians
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.
Conservative Firing Line In a curious change of leads, now it appears the Eastern Church is rescuing their Western counterparts. As reported, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s (ROC) public affairs department, The Very Rev. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin didn’t exactly mince words when it came to where the ROC stands on troops from Mother […]
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 […]
[VIDEO] The Syriac Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq and Kurdistan Region vents.
Fines et Initia When I was a young man, I despised authority and wanted to be left alone, and I thought that society would be much better off with a “live and let live” legal and social system. If someone wanted to screw up his life or the lives of his family, then it was […]
Al-Shabab going door to door in Kenya administering islam test 750 Nigerian churches burned by Boko Haram
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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
US News A United Methodist minister punished for officiating at his gay son’s wedding says he wants to stay with the church and push for change. “I cannot voluntarily surrender my credentials because I am a force now for many, for tens of thousands of LGBT members in our church,” said the Rev. Frank Schaefer […]
VIA Sharia Unveiled
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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… […]
“the mortal sin that was and now is not” I just watched it and though it was interesting.
I found thi s article via Cracked of all places! Its a long article, chock full of examples of antiChristian actions in the news, government and the real world. Belief Net Gilbert wrote recently that her Jewish friends and neighbors in Israel “are shocked but not entirely surprised” by the attacks on Christians in the […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
VIA SNN Washington Post A group of atheists unveiled a monument to their nonbelief in God on Saturday to sit alongside a granite slab that lists the Ten Commandments in front of the Bradford County courthouse. As a small group of protesters blasted Christian country music and waved “Honk for Jesus” signs, the atheists celebrated […]
VIA OCL Read pdf here.
I keep trying to comment on Captain’s Blog, but it keeps telling me its flagged as spam. I even created an account, which annoys me to no end. Since I have my own soap box, I’ll just reply here, maybe my comments will show up there later. This one’s better, anyway! On his post, Guns […]
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 […]
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 […]
So I go to Google this morning and their logo is celebrabrating the 86th birthday of Cesar Chavez. I’m sure it doesn’t mean anything.
With a hat tip to Reclaiming Beauty Crisis magazine: Architecture is the setting for how we live and the expression of how we think. It reflects our shaping of the world in order to inhabit it, and the geometry of what we build is far from neutral. The built environment, like the biological and other […]
I’m not Catholic, but I read some Catholic blogs. I heard about Malachi Martin through one of these, and then , reading ghost/alien/whatever sites today (as I mentioned in my last post) I came across him again. Checking him out, I came across this series of audios on youtube and found this one interesting enough […]
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 […]
Via Arctic Pilgrim: So, the stodgy old Word of God has been updated for modern use. Announcing the Queen James Bible! Seriously.
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 […]