Category Archives: Religion

Why I Hate Moral Relativism

As most of my veteran readers are probably aware (and all of my new readers should know,) I’m a product of the political Left. However, I am more than willing to stand by the political Right on the handful of … Continue reading

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A Fourth Rome: Is Russia the New Seat of Christendom?

In the history of Western civilization, (or Greco-Roman Christendom, as I prefer to call it,) perhaps no development is as important as the rise of the Roman Empire.  Its transition from a tiny city-state in central Italy to vast empire … Continue reading

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The Pragmatic Pontiff: The Realpolitik of Pope Francis

Since his election to the papacy a year ago,  Jorge Mario Bergoglio, better known by his papal name, Francis, has become both a popular and controversial figure among Catholics and non-Catholics alike.  His liberal rhetoric attitudes on many aspects of … Continue reading

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Useful Idiots: How an al-Qaeda Takeover of Syria May Benefit America

Yes, I am aware that the title to this post may come as a shock to many of my readers, who might be unable to fathom the idea that a victory for al Qaeda-backed rebels in the current civil war … Continue reading

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Pharaohs, Field Marshals, and Fatwas: What Morsi’s Fall Means for Egyptian Politics and Society

Since February 2011, when pro-democracy protestors in Egypt successfully removed thirty-year secularist president Hosni Mubarak from power, experts and laymen alike have offered varying predictions about what would be in store in Egypt’s political future. These same questions arose in … Continue reading

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A Secularist Defense of Religion in Public Life

In the past week, the American public has become captivated by the video above and the story behind it. The video depicts Roy Costner IV, the valedictorian of a South Carolina high school, tearing up the “approved version” of his … Continue reading

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The Madness of Sultan Recep: Why the West Hasn’t Lost Turkey (At Least For Now.)

Over the past decade, many in the West have become alarmed at the apparent shift in the political leanings of the Republic of Turkey under the government of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  Once a solid ally of the West … Continue reading

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Are US-Iran Hostilities Nearing an End? The Disaffected American Thinks So!

Over the past seven years or so, no foreign country has been perceived to pose as much of a  threat to the national security of the United States and its allies as the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Of particular concern … Continue reading

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