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  • Boy Scouts Abandon Christian Roots

    07/15/2015 11:07:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 15, 2015 | RICHARD MATHEWS
    While much attention is understandably focused on the repercussions of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, the movement to bring the Boy Scouts of America into alignment with current LGBT orthodoxy is well underway. National Boy Scouts of America president Robert Gates announced in May that he wanted to end the organization’s blanket ban on “open and avowed” homosexual adults serving as BSA leaders. Less than 30 days later, the Cradle of Liberty Council issued a press release announcing that Council’s new policy is as follows: “Discrimination in any form, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of...
  • Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality

    05/21/2015 6:18:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    orthodoxytoday.org ^ | Dennis Prager
    When Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world. The Torah's prohibition of non-marital sex quite simply made the creation of Western civilization possible. Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity. This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened male-female love and sexuality (and thereby almost alone created the possibility of...
  • ISLAM will take over this planet, say hello World Caliphate.

    02/12/2015 5:41:53 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 82 replies
    Me
    I figure it is inevitable. Could have never happened before in the history of this planet, but this is what "liberal/progressive" politics will bring us. I blame the Democrat party for destroying the moral fiber of this beautiful country, and that is the camel's nose under the tent of what I am saying here.
  • Pope declares couples who dont want kids selfish, says they are part of a greedy generation

    02/12/2015 1:07:09 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    National Post ^ | February 12, 2015 | Josh Visser
    Pope Francis, who presumably has not been woken up at 4 a.m. on a workday by the howls of a tiny human who wants to be fed and/or changed, says that couples who dont want to have kids are selfish and are part of a greedy generation. Pope Francis told an audience in St Peters Square, Rome Wednesday that its a depressed society that considers children to be a burden. A society with a greedy generation, that doesnt want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society, he said....
  • Christianity Saved Europe from Islam: Je Suis Charlie Martel

    01/15/2015 1:17:00 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 15 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Fantastic video that you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, from ramzpaul. It has been the Christian cross and Christian Church that has defeated the invading Islamic armies again and again, throughout the history of Europe, let's never forget that. Now Europe is losing Christianity, and is losing to Islam: can that be only a coincidence? Wake up, people! The attacks on Christianity have come from various sources, but none of these sources have had European interests at heart. Sometimes these attacks are repeated by nave, unaware, possibly well-meaning "useful idiots", but mostly they are...
  • Shackled Skeletons Found In Ancient Gallo-Roman Cemetery in Southwest France; circa 2nd Century A.D.

    12/05/2014 3:22:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | December 4, 2014 | George Dvorsky
    Skeletons Found In Ancient Cemetery Still Have Shackles On Their Necks Archaeologists working in southwest France have discovered hundreds of Gallo-Roman graves dating to the second half of the 2nd century AD, with some of the skeletons featuring shackles still strapped around their necks and ankles. The site, which may have been part of an important Gallo-Roman necropolis, is situated near the amphitheatre of Saintes. The Romans dominated the area during the first and second centuries AD. The amphitheatre, which featured battles between gladiators and wild animals, could hold between 12-18,000 people. The remains of the dead would be...
  • A Suicidal Collapse of Western Civilization?

    11/15/2014 11:38:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2014 | S. Fred Singer
    "................The ongoing economic suicide of Europe is based on a faulty understanding of the climate issue by most Western politicians and on their extreme policy response, based on emotion rather than logic and science. The major European economies have reacted irrationally to contrived,unjustified fear of imagined global-warming disasters...[SNIP]One may ask:Is there any way to stop this steamroller? Theres probably little hope that such an initiative can come from Europe;it may have to come from the United States. Somehow we would have to convince European leaders that their policies, based on global-warming fears, are mistaken. That job may prove to be...
  • Leader of the Free World: Militant Islam is a Global Problem

    09/29/2014 1:59:32 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 11 replies
    Radix News ^ | September 29, 2014 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Our hopes and the world's hope for peace are in danger. Because everywhere we look, militant Islam is on the march. It's not militants. It's not Islam. It's militant Islam. Typically, its first victims are other Muslims, but it spares no one. Christians, Jews, Yazidis, Kurds no creed, no faith, no ethnic group is beyond its sights. And it's rapidly spreading in every part of the world. You know the famous American saying: "All politics is local"? For the militant Islamists, "All politics is global." Because their ultimate goal is to dominate the world.
  • How Islam Set Back Western Civilization

    09/08/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 8,2014 | Mathew Hanley
    In his travel writing, V.S. Naipaul parlays personal encounters, to great effect, into expositions of the underlying cultural forces that impact whole peoples. This has often meant puncturing received multicultural wisdom. Among the Believers, for instance, plumbs the undercurrents of life in Islamic lands, taking the reader well beyond the headlines and into peoples worlds. Though much has changed since 1981 when it appeared, there is still much to absorb from his conversations in four non-Arab nations: Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. (In the 1998 sequel, Beyond Belief, he converses again with some of the same figures).
  • Archbishop of Mosul: "I have lost my Diocese to Islam - You in the West...

    08/17/2014 12:19:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 87 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/17/14 | New Catholic
    Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive. Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the...
  • The War that Never Ended

    06/30/2014 9:53:14 PM PDT · by rmlew · 9 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | June 28, 2014 | Baron Bodissey
    One hundred years ago today a Bosnian Serb named Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie. The grand duke the heir to the Austrian throne was shot while traveling in what would today be called a motorcade. He was paying an official visit to Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which was then a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.Princips action was the trigger for a four-year catastrophe that eventually became known as the Great War or the World War. Later events forced a renaming, and it became the First World War or World War One.Four and...
  • How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

    06/02/2014 7:13:05 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 85 replies
    http://www.amazon.com ^ | May 2, 2005 | Thomas E. Woods
    Thomas Woods' book titled HOW THE CATHOLIC CHURCH BUILD WESTERN CIVILIZATION is an unanswerable antidote to anti-Catholic bashers and their mindless sychophants. Prof. Woods provides a compelling case that Western Civilization could not have thrived without the valuable achievements of the Catholic Church over the past 2,000 years. Prof. Woods survey of the Catholic Church in late Ancient History and during the Dark Ages makes clear that the Catholic Church authorities and especially the monks were invaluable in preserving learning. He makes clear that the early Catholic monks and nuns were the only literate people in Europe, and they preserved...
  • BREAKING:ADDITIONAL TREACHERY FROM BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMAs DEAL;IRAN ELEVATED...

    11/29/2013 7:08:52 AM PST · by AdinaF · 35 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, A Zionist & Conservative Blog ^ | Nov. 26, 2013 | Adina Kutnicki, Israel
    Those of us being accused of hyperventilating, over the bloody hand shake between Sec Kerry and Irans FM Zarif, are not only correct in our assessments, but hardly take pleasure in being right. Too much is at stake. And since this bloggers valued contacts are hardly timid in nature, they are not exactly bowled over by ceremonial trappings, handshakes included. Histrionics are NOT their forte. Oh no. But as qualified experts, they certainly do NOT depend upon tea leaves to foretell whats on the horizon. It is not part of their assessment protocol. Years of experience and expertise are more...
  • VALERIE JARRETT: Irans Deal Maker, Her Main Mission As Obamas Consigliere

    11/28/2013 5:05:52 AM PST · by AdinaF · 43 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, A Zionist & Conservative Blog ^ | Nov. 25, 2013 | Adina Kutnicki, Israel
    It is seemingly impossible to quantify the amount of treachery committed by Iranian born Valerie Jarrett to western civilization, try as one may. In tandem with her boss, Barack HUSSEIN Obama, they are the most DANGEROUS duo in the western world. Thats not an easy hurdle to pass. But if not for a highly trusted contact in mid 2012, at the inception of this site, the reportage on Val would have been minimal, if at all. A heads up from an in the know Washington, DC associate kept dropping hints.again and again. It is important to give credit where it...
  • How Christian Charity Developed Western Ethics, Hospitals, Schools

    11/16/2013 10:40:18 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 2 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 November 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    This is my second article in reply to Tony, who wrote to me with critical observations on my speech What is Uniquely Good about Western Civilisation Derives from Christianity. The first article is Support for Christianity Should Not Alienate People. My reply is in several parts because he covers many issues, although sometimes using too simplistic arguments compared to the attention they would deserve. The problem I have in answering him is that in the space of a couple of emails he enumerates many things which he finds wrong about Christianity, each of which would require a book (and...
  • Corrosion of Ivory Tower

    10/14/2013 7:14:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 11, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The view of academia from outside the gates may be bleak, but from inside, its much worse. I asked a job candidate what he thought about Western Civilization, Bradley C. S. Watson of St. Vincent College remembered in remarks to the Philadelphia Society last weekend. Western civilization?, he asked, whats that?, with an emphasis on the that. Watson currently serves as Chairperson of the Department of Politics and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Political and Economic Thought. He holds the Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought and Professor of Politics at Saint Vincent. Academic institutions...
  • Why do we want to depose Bashar al-Assad?

    09/06/2013 6:25:30 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 47 replies
    self
    Seriously, should conservatives even WANT to depose Bashar al-Assad? It is clear that Assad's biggest crime is being Western educated and a strong leader. THAT is what got him in trouble with the Islamofascists and their allies in the White House and the American left. Assad may be brutal, but he is the closest thing we have to a representative of WESTERN civilization in Syria. Shouldn't conservatives be arguing for a political solution that would keep him in power and keep the Islamo-nuts OUT of power?
  • Christianity Made Russia Great World Power Putin

    07/26/2013 1:26:37 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 54 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 07/25/2013 | RIA Novosti
    MOSCOW, July 25 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the role of Orthodox Christianity in the countrys history and congratulated the heads of the worlds Orthodox churches on the 1025th anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus, a medieval state comprising parts of modern-day Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The adoption of Christianity became a turning point in the fate of our fatherland, made it an inseparable part of the Christian civilization and helped it turn into one of the largest world powers, Putin said in a message addressed to participants of a commemorative celebration on Red...
  • Sex and Western Civilization

    04/04/2013 9:19:19 AM PDT · by WhyNotFreedom? · 4 replies
    Paheos.com/Philosophic Fragments ^ | April 3, 2013 | Ken Hagerty
    Dr. Prager provides a brief summary of his longer article: The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity. This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened male-female love and sexuality (and thereby almost alone created the possibility of love and eroticism within marriage), and began the arduous task of elevating the status of women."
  • From Meccania to Atlantis - Part 5: From Screeching Cats to SDG

    04/02/2013 4:32:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    brusselsjournal.com ^ | 19 December, 2008 | Takuan Seiyo
    The incompetence, decadence and stupidity that one wades through on a daily basis in the West contrast ones daily experience in the East. To begin with, the common Orientals are smarter. That mean IQ of 105 versus 99 for Whites is a tremendous advantage in producing an intelligent, competent workforce. When you add to it a work ethic unseen in the West since 19th century Northwest Europe, and a Confucian morality, the comparison is not flattering to the West. -------------------cut---------------------- The sun also rises in the West Never give up. This being the birthday of the Wests redeemer compels one...
  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 6:23:44 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 73 replies
    RealClearBooks ^ | January 14, 2013 | Heather Wilhelm
    Do We Love Kids? Five years ago, on a quiet, leisurely Thursday night, my husband and I sat at the dining room table with a yellow notepad, discussing when we should start having kids. "See, here's how it works," he said, drawing a graph. "With a dog, you put in a medium amount of work, and you get a medium amount of reward. If you were to, say, purchase a lion, you'd put in a lot of work, but you'd get pretty much no reward - and you might even get eaten. Horrible deal." He paused, drawing a straight...
  • Jacques Barzun Dies at 104; Cultural Critic Saw the Sun Setting on the West

    10/26/2012 11:16:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 25, 2012 | Edward Rothstein
    Jacques Barzun, the distinguished historian, essayist, cultural gadfly and educator who helped establish the modern discipline of cultural history and came to see the West as sliding toward decadence, died Thursday night in San Antonio, where he lived. He was 104.
  • An Error Message on the Screen of Western Civ (RTS Chancellor on the importance of a work ethic)

    10/12/2012 6:08:35 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 11 replies
    Reformed Theological Seminary ^ | 12/31/2011 | Dr. Michael Milton
    An Error Message on the Screen of Western Civ? The Most Important Question Facing us in 2012 is more than an Election The most important question of the coming year is not who will be the next occupant of the White House? The single most important matter before us all is a question of value. It is a question that may be stated, Will the Western world embrace the very thing that holds it together. Or will it continue the denial of the obvious and seal its inevitable decline? Let me explain. In historiography the study of history ...
  • The Moral Case for the British Empire

    08/20/2012 9:53:51 AM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Prager University ^ | Aug 19, 2012 | HW Crocker III
    Is there a moral case to be made for the British Empire? To even ask the question at your typical university would be to invite derision. That's a shame because the British Empire's legacy is one Western Civilization should be proud of. We'd be living in a much less free and prosperous world without it. Historian HW Crocker III explains why in this eye-opening Prager University course.
  • West has betrayed Christianity, Russia will save it

    05/14/2012 3:14:43 PM PDT · by risen_feenix · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 5/14/2012 | RIA Novosti/Sergey Pyatakov
    Countries of the Russian world are capable of changing the globe within ten years, believes top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church Vsevolod Chaplin. By the Russian world he means states with a historically strong tradition of Orthodox Christianity which, apart from Russia, include Ukraine, Belarus, Greece, Romania and several others. Our Orthodox civilization may not be that large, but today it has a key role in the world as it knows how to find a way to a better life for the whole world and especially Europe, Chaplin said on Monday during a videoconference between Moscow, Kiev and Minsk....
  • Muslim Grave Desecration and Jihad

    04/09/2012 5:24:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 9, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    Video has recently surfaced of Muslims in Libya desecrating Australian war graves, just weeks after reports that Muslims there, in a rage over Qurans accidentally burned in Afghanistan, had also desecrated British graves. Such behavior may seem puzzling to those who believe the statements of Islamic supremacists in the West about how Islam tolerates and respects non-believers and non-Muslim religions; in fact, however, such behavior is fully in accord with standard Islamic theology regarding the nature of non-believing society, and the value of its cultural artifacts. The general Islamic term for the period of history before the advent of Islam,...
  • Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity

    03/22/2012 12:16:46 PM PDT · by bigbob · 14 replies · 1+ views
    TED dot com ^ | Sept. 2011 | Niall Ferguson
    Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture -- call them the 6 killer apps -- that promote wealth, stability and innovation. And in this new century, he says, these apps are all shareable. History is a curious thing, and Niall Ferguson investigates not only what happened but why. 20 minute video at the link
  • House OKs Bible course in schools

    02/23/2012 11:50:42 AM PST · by massmike · 4 replies
    http://azstarnet.com ^ | Howard Fischer
    The state House voted 42-15 Tuesday to allow high schools to teach elective courses on the influence of the Bible on Western culture and civilization. Tuesday's vote came over the objections of House Minority Leader Chad Campbell. The Phoenix Democrat said limiting schools to using the Old and New Testaments "is going to run into a constitutional challenge." But Rep. Terri Proud, R-Tucson, who wrote HB 2563, said she does not see a problem. She said the language allowing the use of the texts for non-religious purposes has been approved by others. Proud did agree to several last-minute changes, including...
  • The Catholic Church built Western civilization {Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}

    12/28/2011 1:06:53 PM PST · by Cronos · 22 replies
    Kansas City ^ | 25 Dec 2011 | Thomas E Wood
    .. it is to the Catholic Church more than to any other institution that we owe so many of the treasures of Western civilization. .., scholars operated for two centuries under an Enlightenment prejudice that assumes all progress to come from religious skeptics, and that whatever the church touches is backward, superstitious, even barbaric.</p><p> Since the mid-20th century, this unscholarly prejudice has thankfully begun to melt away, and professors of a variety of religious backgrounds, or none at all, increasingly acknowledge the church's contributions.</p><p> ... modern historians of science freely acknowledge the church's contributions - both theoretical and material -...
  • The Conquest of the West

    10/31/2011 7:58:56 PM PDT · by rmlew · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/18/2011 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    On Oct. 31, the U.N. Population Fund marks the arrival of the 7 billionth person on Earth and raises the population estimate for the planet at mid-century to 9.3 billion people. There is a possibility, says the United Nations, that, by century's end, world population may reach 15 billion. What does this mean for Western civilization? It may not matter, except to identify who inherits the estate. For while world population is exploding, Western peoples are dying. Not a single European nation, except Muslim Albania, has a birth rate that will enable it to replace its present population. By mid-century,...
  • CAMERON MOVES TO PROTECT BRITISH BORDERS, BRITISH HISTORY AND BRITISH PRIDE!

    10/13/2011 10:22:57 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 21 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | 10/12/2011 | Eric Dondero-
    The Prime Minster gave a speech to Parliament on Monday on reforming British immigration laws. He is immediately directing immigration officials in his administration to crack-down on immigrants from mostly Muslim countries who have no loyalties to Britain, British values or British culture.  •Forced Marriages to be a criminal offense •End to Anchor babies - Families will need to post a bond of thousands of pounds to bring in other family members from overseas •A call on all loyal Citizens of Great Britain to turn in illegal immigrants, particularly those who overstay their Visas •Lengthening and strengthening the Test...
  • The 'Other' Ryan Plan. Saving Western civilization ... it could all come down to Paul Ryan.

    06/11/2011 6:57:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/10/21011 | R.B.A Di Muccio
    A funny thing happened on the way to saving Western civilization ... it could all come down to Paul Ryan. Until Anthony Weiner's bizarre story came to light, there was surely no Washington politician more in the news than the Wisconsin Congressman and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. Interestingly, this has been part of a counterintuitive design by the Democratic Party and the White House. The strategy is elegant and ironic: do absolutely nothing about the fiscal train wreck that is the U.S. federal budget deficit/debt, set a trap for Republicans, shamelessly sit back while they wander in, mercilessly...
  • The Stark Bipolarity of the Sociopolitical Divide

    05/22/2011 8:00:51 AM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 10 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-22-11 | AWOL Civilization
    The current sociopolitical divide in the United States has attained an alarmingly high degree of bipolarity. This stark landscape confronts us in every human contact, every news report, and every visible aspect of the social environment. For any given individual, a simple question suffices: Is he under the spell of the dominant collectivist ideology, or is he not. Therein lies the great divide. During calmer times, people can get away with being non-commital, or mixing their positions on various issues. Someone might say, for example, I tend to be a social conservative, but then again Im usually pro-choice, and on...
  • Scholar: China Notices Link Between Christianity, U.S. Economic Success

    05/18/2011 12:07:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2011 | Michelle A. Vu
    WASHINGTON The officially atheist Chinese government is surprisingly open to Christianity, at least partially, because it sees a link between the faith and economic success, said a sought after scholar who has relations with governments in Asia. China believes that Christianity is responsible for much of the historic success of Western Europe and the United States, said Dr. William Jeynes, senior fellow of The Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, N.J., during a presentation at the Family Research Council on Tuesday. But while the Chinese government is open to Christianity, it also wants to control Christianity. Those in authority are very...
  • Pater Noster

    03/11/2011 9:31:34 AM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 4 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-10-11 | Aquinas Shrugged
    Oedipus problem is our problem. Oedipus did not know who he was. Neither do we. The essence of any culture is contained in its religion. But what happens when a country turns its back on God. What happens when they kill their Father? Generally, those who stop worshipping at the altar of God, start worshipping at the altar of State. It is no accident that the totalitarian regimes of the past century were the most atheistic. As we aggressively remove God from the public square, the State looms aggressively ever larger. And in forsaking Heaven we marry Mother Earth and...
  • A Good Beginning

    02/16/2011 7:23:22 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 5 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 02-16-11 | Aquinas Shrugged
    When asked what he thought about Western Civilization, Mohandas Ghandi replied, Its a good idea. He certainly wasnt the first to take Western Civilization(WC) to the woodshed as there is a long pedigree of anti-Western intellectuals and ideas. Ironically most of it comes from the West. Many of these self-appointed anti-Western critics are doing their best to euthanise WC with an intellectual version of Stop us before we kill again! Although Voltaire loved to denigrate Christianity, it was Nietzche who knew that being anti-Western wasnt enough, one had to be pro-Eastern. Just as leftists realized that being anti-American wouldnt bear...
  • Islamists Know a Western Civilization Secret: Progress Makes Religion Decline

    11/30/2010 8:17:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/30/2010 | Barry Rubin
    The motive to reform Islam from within is weaker than the motive of those like Martin Luther, as Islamists can point to the decline of Christian belief and assume the same would happen to Islam. It had not occurred to Protestant theologians who had been trying to liberalize and modernize Christianity that they were thus undermining the very religion they were seeking to buttress scientifically When the protective covering [of faith] is removed, no one should any longer be surprised to see [Christianity] quickly dry up. Curtis Cate, from Friedrich Nietzsche. When the 21-year-old Friedrich Nietzsche, who...
  • The Quiet Revolution Rolls Forward

    12/07/2008 2:33:14 AM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies · 3,256+ views
    The Wanderer Press.com ^ | Stories for Thursday, December 11th, 2008 | By TIMOTHY MATTHEWS
    Until now, wrote Joseph Comte de Maistre ( 1753- 1821), who for 15 years was a Freemason, nations were killed by conquest, that is by invasion: But here an important question arises; can a nation not die on its own soil, without resettlement or invasion, by allowing the flies of decomposition to corrupt to the very core those original and constituent principles which make it what it is...
  • Worlds First Global Atheistic Civilization Headed for Disaster: Former Czech President

    10/14/2010 6:47:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | ROME, October 13, 2010 | Hilary White
    Wednesday October 13, 2010 Worlds First Global Atheistic Civilization Headed for Disaster: Former Czech President By Hilary WhiteROME, October 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) The worlds first global and deliberately atheistic civilization is heading for disaster, the first president of the modern Czech Republic told an audience this week. Vaclav Havel, one of the most respected political and literary figures in recent European history, said that the West has lost its connection with the infinite and with eternity, with the result that endless consumer collectivism is giving birth to a new type of loneliness.The Wests disconnection from eternity, he said,...
  • German banker bows out after stirring race, religion debate

    09/11/2010 3:14:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 10, 2010
    But Sarrazin, 65, made it clear that he will not go away and plans to use his new-found fame to press forward with the issues tackled in his best-selling book: that Muslims are undermining German society and threatening to change its character and culture with their higher birth rate. Whether Germans like his views or not, there is no denying that Sarrazin has struck a chord. ..snip.. So why did he quit now and what will he do next? Sarrazin has already achieved his key aim: breaking a taboo and getting Germans to talk about immigration and integration. Getting dragged...
  • Israel and the Surrender of the West

    06/20/2010 4:33:04 PM PDT · by chickadee · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 21, 2010 | Shelby Steele
    "World opinion" labors mightily to make Israel look like South Africa looked in its apartheid eraa nation beyond the moral pale. And it projects onto Israel the same sin that made apartheid South Africa so untouchable: white supremacy. Somehow "world opinion" has moved away from the old 20th century view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a complicated territorial dispute between two long-suffering peoples. Today the world puts its thumb on the scale for the Palestinians by demonizing the stronger and whiter Israel as essentially a colonial power committed to the "occupation" of a beleaguered Third World people. This is nowfiguratively...
  • A Prophecy Fulfilled (Pill's 50th Birthday - Repost)

    05/29/2010 4:36:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 401+ views
    Jesse Romero .com ^ | 1962 | Dick Cremins, S.J.
    A Prophecy Fulfilled Fr. Stanislas de Lestapis, a French Jesuit, died in 1999 at the age of 94. He had been a member of the Papal Commission on Birth Control and was one of the signatories of its so-called Minority Report. He had published a book on Birth Control, of which the third edition appeared in 1962, long before Humanae Vitae (1968). In Chapter 7, on The Contraceptive Civilization, he made the following bold prophecies: 'We do not hesitate to say that the acceptance of contraception will produce profound changes in our civilization. These changes are already taking place in...
  • Whose Country Is It?

    03/27/2010 7:14:50 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 74 replies · 1,453+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/26/2010 | CHARLES M. BLOW
    The far-right extremists have gone into conniptions. The bullying, threats, and acts of violence following the passage of health care reform have been shocking, but theyre only the most recent manifestations of an increasing sense of desperation... ...Hence their anger and frustration, which is playing out in ways large and small. There is the current spattering of threats and violence, but there also is the run on guns and the explosive growth of nefarious antigovernment and anti-immigrant groups. In fact, according to a report entitled Rage on the Right: The Year in Hate and Extremism recently released by the Southern...
  • Question for St. John's College, Thomas Aquinas College, or other "Great Books" college grads....

    03/11/2010 8:01:00 AM PST · by ConservativeDude · 22 replies · 498+ views
    Need Help on Roman History Reading List....
  • THE WEB OF TRUST [Bill Whittle on what makes the Western Civilization tick]

    02/15/2010 7:52:28 AM PST · by Tolik · 10 replies · 343+ views
    Eject! Eject! Eject! @ pajamasmedia.com ^ | February 12, 2010 | Bill Whittle
    This is Whittle's own repost of one of his best essays. Long, but worth every second (IMHO of course) A note from Bill Whittle: I'm slowly trying to move the best of the old archives over here to the new. Mostly that consists of the SILENT AMERICA essays, but there were a number of pieces that I really liked, and this is one of them -- courtesy of a request by an old friend who was looking for it.In a month or two I'm going to be putting out two compilations of previously unpublished materials: SEEING THE UNSEEN: ADVENTURES IN...
  • The "Higher" Education of Whittaker Chambers: Columbia University, Nihilism, and Despair

    12/21/2009 3:11:38 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies · 831+ views
    First Principles ^ | 4/23/08 | K. Alan Snyder
    Columbia was, he declared, a citadel of the mind swaying in the vertigo of a civilization changing (without admitting it) the basis of its faith from a two thousand-year-old Christian culture to the new secular and scientific culture. Whereas the Christian culture placed God at the center of mans hope, the new secular faith, which was exclusively rational and scientific, replaced God with Man. This was not indoctrination into communism, at least not explicitly. No member of the Columbia faculty ever consciously guided me toward Communism, he stated. Columbia did not teach me Communism. It taught me despair. That despair...
  • The Feminization of American Education Destroying Western Civilization?

    10/04/2009 12:42:14 PM PDT · by captjanaway · 35 replies · 1,551+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | October 2, 2009 | Robert Weissberg
    A sea change has occurred in the education of American women: young girls often academically out-perform boys, are more likely to succeed in college and have flooded once all-male professional schools, notably law and business. For example, U.S. Census Bureau figures show that while the male and female population is about equal, males comprise some 58 percent of all high school drop-outs. Similarly, the number of females entering college between 1967 and 2000 increased by 20 percent, while the proportion of men declined by 4 percent. The American Council on Educations statistics revealed that in 2005 women earned 57 percent...
  • [VIDEO] What civilization is being left to our children?

    09/15/2009 5:32:22 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 2 replies · 314+ views
    RealCatholicTV.com / YouTube ^ | 2009.08.06 | Michael Voris S.T.B. / "The Vortex"
    With Western Civilization under such vicious attack by secular humanism, it is extremely important to understand how Western Civilization came into being. And more importantly -- what civilization is being left to our children.
  • Losing a Beachead

    09/06/2009 8:07:27 PM PDT · by boxlunch · 10 replies · 795+ views
    World Magazine ^ | Sept. 12, 2009 | Marvin Olasky
    Losing a beachhead Back to School: Rob Koons, a University of Texas at Austin philosophy professor and a Christian, poured six years into development of a UT Program in Western Civilization and American Institutions. Then administrators yanked it away from him | Marvin Olasky AUSTIN, Texas "And Jesus said to His disciples . . . 'it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.' When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, 'Who then can be saved?'" (Matthew 19:23-25). "Work your fingers...
  • Review: How the Byzantines Saved Europe

    08/18/2009 6:27:29 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 42 replies · 1,786+ views
    acton.org ^ | AUGUST 17, 2009 | JOHN COURETAS
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