The Revolutionary Mentality is the Confusion of our Time

By Fabio L. Leite The ideas of the Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho provide important tools not only to analyze, but to criticize and resist the destructive current cultural currents of our time. Many of these currents spring from the ideologies that oppressed our brothers and sisters in Europe. THE THREE INVERSIONS Three "inversions" characterize the revolutionary mentality … [Read more...]

Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Responds to Refugee Crisis

Statement from the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America on the Reception of Refugees in the United States in Light of Recent Terrorist Actions around the World Since the tragic terrorist actions in Paris, Beirut, Mali and elsewhere in the past two weeks, there have been polarized reactions to the reception of refugees, mainly of Syrian nationality, worldwide: an … [Read more...]

Trifkovic – Immigrant Invasion: Der Untergang Des Abendlandes

Source: Chronicles of Culture By:Srdja Trifkovic | November 13, 2015 Over 8,000 migrants entered Serbia on November 11 on their way from the Middle East to Western Europe. The item went unreported by the major media because it was not newsworthy. Daily totals may vary, not much, as the Great Invasion of 2015 continues unabated. Millions are on the move, with unknown further multitudes … [Read more...]

The Unexamined Assumptions of the Skeptic: Alison Gopnik’s Trade of Hard Atheism for Soft Atheism

The following responds to the recent Atlantic Monthly article How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis: David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment by Alison Gopnik who suffered a deep crisis of purpose and meaning and reached out to the writings of philospher David Hume for help. After considerable searching she writes, "I had … [Read more...]

Met. Joseph: Archpastoral Directive On So-Called Same-Sex Marriage

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of America Excerpt: Based...upon natural creation, even as our Lord Jesus Christ did as reported in the holy Gospels...the Church recognizes the word, “marriage,” as designating only one datum: the fleshly union of one man and one woman, “just as Adam and Eve in the beginning of the world” (ancient betrothal, Service of Matrimony) in an exclusive way, … [Read more...]

We Are Witnessing the Wholesale Uprooting of Christianity in the Land of its Birth

On 19-20 October 2015, the largest conference on the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East took place in Athens. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk delivered his presentation on the first day of the forum. Its text is given below. Source: Pravmir Speech given by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) Your Holiness, Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences and … [Read more...]

Information Enigma — How Information, not Physical and Chemical Processes, Explain the Development of Life [VIDEO]

Information drives the development of life. But what is the source of that information? Could it have been produced by an unguided Darwinian process? Or did it require intelligent design? The Information Enigma is a fascinating 21-minute documentary that probes the mystery of biological information, the challenge it poses to orthodox Darwinian theory, and the reason it points to intelligent … [Read more...]

Russia Fights for Christianity in Syria, the US Fights Against It

Source: Russia Insider This article originally appeared at Frontpage Magazine By Raymond Ibrahim The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has just described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a “holy war.” According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s … [Read more...]

Why Our Medical Elite Support Planned Parenthood

Source: Ancient Faith Radio By Wesley J. Smith It’s not only fetuses and babies that are viewed broadly in bioethics as “killable” and perhaps even “harvestable.” There is increasing advocacy, although it is important to emphasize that this is not yet happening, for killing those with profound cognitive impairments for their organs. I could adduce many samples of this advocacy, but space … [Read more...]

George Weigel’s Leaps of Faith, Propaganda de Fide and the Overly Broad Brush (2012)

Editor's note: This previously unpublished essay was written in 2012 and criticizes George Weigel for his tendency to interpret any American conflict with Russia through a neo-conservative, cold war lens and characterize it as a religious war between the Catholic West and Orthodox East. It is published for the first time here. By Rev. Patrick Irish I have read Mr. Weigel question his … [Read more...]

The Cross of Christ is Foolishness to the World: A Swedish Lutheran Bishop Wars Against the Christian Faith

by John G. Panagiotou This week Bishop Eva Brunne of the Lutheran Church of Sweden proposed that the Cross be removed from the Seamen’s Church in the Swedish city of Freeport to make it more “inviting” to non-Christian sailors. “Making a room available for people of other faiths does not mean that we are not defenders of our own faith," she said. "Priests are called to … [Read more...]

Jonathan Swift Revisited

By Mary Lowell J.S. at his best never divined a more progressive audience for his decivilizing design put forth in jest three centuries before the lucrative trade in tender morsels scored in a petri dish. To alleviate poverty and hunger he suggests we eat our own roasted or boiled with sundry condiments for the savory sustenance of reunion picnics, crème d’infant or rare pink … [Read more...]