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Disinformation — Strategic deception to undermine the Church, the West, and the United States as revealed by Romanian defector Ion Mihai Pacepa by Miguel A. Faria, MD

This is an extended book review of Disinformation — Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism (2013) by Lieutenant General Ion Mihai Pacepa and Professor Ronald J. Rychlak. Disinformation is a revealing exposé of evil Soviet history as well as a treatise on the use of propaganda and …

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

“A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.”Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1709 For the past several months an unexpectedly ongoing and curious religious debate has been raging on the Opinion pages of my local newspaper, …

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

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, …

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Is the Catholic Church and the Vatican popes responsible for pedophilia as well as female genital mutilation?

Recently, I had a conversation with my colleague Dr. Zrinzo, who you will remember conversed with me on the subject of “America’s gun culture.” The conversation in fact continued, and the subject of “female genital mutilation” (FGM) came up. This time Dr. Z blamed the three monotheistic religions, particularly the Catholic faith. I thought this …

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A defense of Western culture and civilization without apologies by Miguel A. Faria, MD

If the errors committed in the building of the edifice of Western civilization are compared with Plato’s ideal Republic and the perfect State, protected by intelligent but disinterested Guardians and ruled by equally disinterested and totally just Philosopher-kings, then Western civilization loses hands down.(1) But as Aristotle pointed out in his Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, …

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