Monthly Archives: April 2011

Soon, we’ll have little choice but to face reality

When I was young and idealistic, I knew a couple of things that I later forgot or repressed. One of them was that a Christian couldn’t be unequivocally happy about an economic system built on the human vice of acquisitiveness … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Miscellany, Political Matters

Church and State

Georgia State history professor David Sehat adds to the Washington Post “Five Myths” series a worthy “Five Myths about Church and State in America.” I’d like to add a few observations, though.

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Education, Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Religious freedom, Roman Catholicism, Secularism | Tagged

Holy Friday

Some excerpts from the Orthodox services of Great and Holy Friday (from Fordham University), with apologies for formatting.

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Faith & Ideology, Orthodoxy

Empty Promises

I finally got my fill of President Obama last week and stopped biting my tongue about him. I’d given him the benefit of the doubt for 27 months, but there comes a point when doubt ends. There were at least … Continue reading

Posted in Jeremiad, Roman Catholicism

Holy Week

This is Holy Week in Christendom both East and West (as we agree on the date of Easter/Pascha this year).

Posted in Sweetness'n'Light | Tagged | 1 Comment