Saturday, December 16, 2006

Items of Interest - 27th Week After Pentecost 2006

Thoughts on Orthodox-Roman Relations Part I · Part II
By Metropolitan Anthony Bashir (+1966), Syrian Antiochian Archdiocese of North America.

Everybody knows that Christmas is really just a warmed-over Celebration of the Feast of the Sol Invictus
Or do they? Mark Shea says “The fact is, our records of a tradition associating Jesus’ birth with December 25 are decades older than any records concerning a pagan feast on that day.”

The Logos and the Tao
The philosophy of Lao-Tzu as Preparatio Evangelica.

Allende: The Untold Story
By Humberto Fontova. Pinochet’s “democratic” predecessor was a Stalinist tyrant in waiting.

The Dictator and Double-Standards
by Jacob Laskin. “In a just world, Pinochet would be remembered as an unjust man who spared his country from an infinitely worse fate. That he will instead go down as a dictator of unrivalled malignity is more of a testament to the petty prejudices of the political Left than an accurate reflection of the historical record.”

The Dawkins Delusion
Now that Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould have been committed—in their estimation at least—to the nothingness, the world has been “given” (by whom?) another Prophet of Scientism…

The Fall Into Liberal Protestantism
Raymond J. Keating on defining Liberal Protestantism.

Islam Gets Concessions; Infidels Get Conquered
by Raymond Ibrahim. What they capture, they keep. When they lose, they complain to the U.N.

Jeane Kirkpatrick, RIP
Ben Johnson eulogises America’s Iron Lady.

Why Things Were the Way They Were
by Gary DeMar. “Because Christians took their faith seriously and applied it beyond the church doors and the Sunday school hour.”

The Final Victim of the Blacklist
Richard Schickel reviews Gerald Horne’s The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten.

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