ROC: Bin Laden Killing Reason to Step up Fight Against Terrorism, No Cause for Joy

Source: Interfax | May 3, 2011 The elimination of the 'number one terrorist' does not solve the terror problem, said Archpriest Georgy Roschin, deputy head of the Russian Orthodox Church Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations. "The Russian Orthodox Church will not welcome the jubilation that we have seen in some countries. Whoever is caught by death, be they the greatest evil or … [Read more...]

Bartholomew I: “Peace is a Matter of Choice”

This is sure to warm the heart of religious liberals who are always on prowl looking for new ways to establish their righteousness. Global warming is disintegrating like the Death Star penetrated by Luke Skywalker's missile and another cause has to be found quick. Maybe they can dust off the 'peacemaker' jargon. It has a relatively short shelf-life (except when conservatives are in power) but the … [Read more...]

C.S. Lewis on Dictators and Totalitarians

Source: The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment by C.S. Lewis Highlights: Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good … [Read more...]

New Footage of the Destruction of Smyrna in 1922 Made Public [VIDEO]

Source: The National Herald A never-before-seen video containing historic scenes from the destruction of Smyrna in 1922, which was shot by George Magarian was made public by his grandson Robert Magarian, who discovered the film at his grandmother's New York home, where it had laid forgotten for decades. Source: The Economist | May 1st 2008 WHEN Smyrna—modern Izmir—fell to … [Read more...]

Osama is Dead. Now What Should I Feel?

Source: Last night, like most of the world, I was captivated by the announcement that the President of the United States would be making a statement at 10:30 p.m. As I Tweeted this information, I added the line that this could not be good. Presidents do not often come on at 10:30 on a Sunday night to announce good news. So, like the rest of the world, I waited and watched the … [Read more...]