In these times of global pestilence, it is easy to engage in speculations about whether the Last Days are upon us, seizing upon things uncommon or extraordinary as signs of Apocalypse. Anything from the arrival or locusts in East Africa to corona shaped hailstones in Mexico may be taken as coded messages from God. It is, then, perhaps a good time to reflect soberly upon … [Read more...] about Fr. Seraphim Rose and the Signs of the Times Part II
A lingering vestige of the Cold War between the United States and Russia includes what could be called a 'reflexive bi-polarism;' a simplistic and crude reduction that caricatures not only Russia's political role in the world today, but its history, culture, and people. It's an unfortunate and impoverishing state of affairs. Gary Saul Morson sees through that. Drawing on … [Read more...] about How The Great Truth Dawned
“How have we arrived,” asks Stanford University historian Victor David Hanson, “at the brink of a veritable civil war?” And a recent "Washington Post" headline reads: “In America, talk turns to something not spoken of for 150 years: Civil War.” Surely the political and cultural polarization of America has now reached levels comparable to that … [Read more...] about How to Pray in the Event of Civil War: The Unusual Story of the Prayer of Patriarch Hermogenes
Did you know that ten to 15 years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to 20 times that of comparable peers? Much of the confusion (and sometimes propaganda) surrounding the question of the malleability of sexual (gender) self-identity, occurs because proponents are not educated in the biological sciences, … [Read more...] about Sex Reassignment Doesn’t Work. Here Is the Evidence.
In a recent collection of writings on “Identity and Identification,” the editors state (without irony) that “we are insecure about the nature and significance of our biological, socio-political, national, professional, religious and sexual identities; but we are also more generally unsure about which category of distinction is most important.”1 Indeed, … [Read more...] about ‘The Great Scattering’: How Identity Panic Took Root in the Void Once Occupied by Family Life