James Taranto: Common sense is to be avoided just because it is common

James Taranto in Oikophobia: Why the liberal elite finds Americans revolting (from the Wall Street Journal, available for seven days only) discusses the cultural divide made evident by the Ground Zero Mosque debate and what it reveals about America’s self-appointed elites. Read Besieged liberals resort to their last refuge: the bigotry charge by Charles Krauthammer […]

Fr. Chad Hatfield: The Manhattan Declaration

Ancient Faith Radio Fr. Chad Hatfield, discusses The Manhattan Declaration, “a call of Christian conscience” that he helped produce, and defends Orthodox participation in such cultural manifestos. Listen here: Recent Comments The Amsterdam Symposium: An Abuse of Authority? [24] Misha Yes, in light of all available information, and given that the MP…Jun 19, 2:05 PM […]

Pentecost, Lincoln and the American Experiment

One of the things that interests me a great deal is the relationship between the Tradition of the Orthodox Church and the founding political philosophy of the American experiment. At the risk of appearing overly critical, or even dismissive, I think the failure of Orthodoxy in America is our not having engaged theologically and critically […]

Ecumenicism in the trenches…

Two National Rabbinic Groups Issue Religious Ban on Voting for Pro-Homosexual Agenda Politicians; Call on Pope and other Denominations to Follow Suit BROOKLYN, NY, May 27 /Christian Newswire/ — In light of recent developments in the ongoing push to legislate a Federal Hate Crimes Bill in Congress and same gender marriage legislation in New York […]

Keep the Human in Humane

Wesley Smith, occasional commentator on AOI blog published the is article on To the Source. Visit Smith’s blog Second Hand Smoke. When Aldous Huxley wrote his prophetic 1932 novel Brave New World, he envisioned a dystopian future in which mankind would become, in the words of bioethicist Leon Kass, “so dehumanized that he doesn’t even […]

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