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...]

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