Christianity

The Culture War: Report From the Trenches by W. Wade Stooksberry II

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

“For the world is broken, sundered, busted down the middle, self ripped from self and man pasted back together as mythical monster, half angel, half beast, but no man...Some day a man will walk into my office as a ghost or beast or ghost-beast and walk out as a man, which is to say sovereign wanderer, lordly exile, worker and waiter and watcher.” ― Walker Percy, Love in the Ruins

Aristotle, polymath and philosopher for all seasons by Miguel A. Faria, MD

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Aristotle by John Herman RandallThis is a review of the book Aristotle by John Herman Randall, Jr., Easton Press leather bound edition (1990).

The War on God and His Son: The Deceivers by Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

I have been reading a great deal through the years about this liberation theology movement, which is in truth is a leftist/fascist view of religion, especially Christianity. An excellent book that discusses this in some detail is Modern Fascism: The Threat to the Judeo-Christian Worldview by Gene Edward Veith, Jr.

America: a Christian country, a Judeo-Christian country, a secular country, or whatever? by David C. Stolinsky, MD

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Some time ago, the ACLU threatened to sue to force Los Angeles County to remove the tiny cross from its seal. You can see it if you look very closely. The cross represented the Franciscan missions, an integral part of California history. The mere threat of a suit frightened the county into removing the cross. A group of us filed suit to restore it. We lost, but at least we tried.

Symposium — An anti-Christian barrage in the midst of the Middle Georgia Bible Belt? (With apology to Alexander Pope)

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Monday, January 18, 2016

SoupI had a friend with an odd sense of humor. As he greeted guests at the door, he would yell over his shoulder to his wife, "Put more water in the soup!" Of course, there was always more than enough food. It was his way of bringing a smile to his guests' faces. But for some people, putting more water in the soup isn't a joke — it's a fact.

Dr. Miguel Faria responds to Mr. N.M. Cullinan's letter in the Macon Telegraph

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

On Dismantling Christianity and the musings of Dr. Bill Cummings — False assumptions or deliberate misinterpretations?

Dismantling Christianity and Western civilization — and replacing them with what?

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Macon Telegraph
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Editorial
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

For new readers it might be difficult to tell if Dr. Bill Cummings’ column “Is Christianity dying in America?”[1] was written with glee or with slight regret, like the puzzling smile of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” For those of us who have read some of his previous columns deprecating the Catholic Church, of course, it is not difficult to discern the gloating and streak of satisfaction, especially when he affirms that while it is not dying, “it’s declining for sure.”[2,3]

Suleiman the Magnificent and His Time

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Suleiman the Magnificent — Scourge of Heaven by Antony Bridge is an engaging, but not exhaustive, narrative of the major events in the life and times of the great Ottoman Sultan Suleiman (r. 1520-1566). I was not disappointed in this book, which reads like a charming storybook. The tome is at times suspenseful, always informative, and frequently suitably illustrated, including excellent illustrative maps.

The Story of the Mamlukes by British Commander Glubb Pasha (1897-1986)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Soldiers of Fortune — The Story of the Mamlukes (1973) is another undiscovered gem of a book by a scholar, historian, author, and soldier, a British Lieutenant General, Sir John B. Glubb (1897-1986), better known as Glubb Pasha by the Arabs he commanded in the Middle East in his many years of service while in the British army. The tome is a masterpiece of research on a topic little known to students of history — arcane, indeed, to most Western scholars and historians!

From the Heroism of the Knights of Malta (1565) to the Victory at the Battle of Lepanto (1571)

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Galleys at Lepanto by Jack Beeching (1982) is a marvelous book, so well researched and mellifluously narrated as to read almost as a fairy tale or an epic romance of yore, elegantly scribed in poetic prose. Foremost among the knights-errant in this tale of chivalry is Don John of Austria, illegitimate son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and half-brother of the stern King Philip II of Spain. The characters come to life as they are vividly described in the enthralling narrative, thus once begun, the tome is very difficult to put down.

Philosophic Ramblings (Part I): Morality and Society

The study of the nature of reality leads to the Medieval argument (conflict) between Realists and Nominalists. I will defer further discussion on that controversy for now, and instead, deal with more contemporary philosophies.

Pragmatism or Idealism

On the Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades

I apologize in advance to those here who have already assiduously learned these Medieval history lessons and find them redundant in their intellectual ordnance. If you know the facts on the much-maligned Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades — and their historic relationship to Western civilization from your own investigation, you may skip this article. But if you only think you know and have depended for your knowldege on the usual pabulum of standard contemporary education, you should read on.

Religion as the Opiate of the People?

Recently, as if on cue, I have noticed liberal jabs at religion of a peculiar nature. It is as if, from the coldness of his tomb, Karl Marx (photo, below) was inciting these little jabs by his latter day disciples to prop up yet another aspect of his failing communist (socialist) philosophy, a philosophy that refuses to die.

Morality, Religion, and Natural Law

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Nathaniel S. Lehrman, MD
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Correspondence
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Summer 1997
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2
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Dear Editor,

Dr. Jane M. Orient’s emphasis on morality’s importance in medicine (Medical Sentinel, Spring 1997) is characteristically on target. Her reminding us that religion created that morality is also vitally important. But she may err in seeing that morality as based on objective “natural law” rather than on something quite different: objective, religiously- and historically-defined Moral Law.

Privacy (Part I): Market Incentives vs. Envy and Socialism

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Thomas Dorman, MD
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Feature Article
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July/August 1999
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4
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4

In this essay, I propose to 'tour' the subject of privacy in our civilization, its importance and its pending destruction: Why does privacy matter? What should we expect from its destruction? Finally, does privacy in medical matters have a special significance? I will draw the conclusions that privacy is an extension of property rights; that respect for privacy, a bourgeois concept, is inherent in the success of our civilization and necessary for a thriving middle class. A thriving middle class represents the essence of Western civilization.

Christmas —A Time of Joy and Reflection!

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Sunday, December 29, 2002

Like the months of the year and the days of the week, whose names come down to us from ancient and antediluvian times, many of the symbols of Christmas pre-date Christian times.