Tuesday, March 27, 2018

On Religion and Politics

This is something that has been on my mind for a while, and I am just now getting to type it all out. One thing that stands out to me about the Republican Party is that they usually have the vote of the Evangelical Christians, and this vote is very important to them - just look at how Trump went from saying he wasn't a Christian to saying he was born again so he could get the Evangelical vote to become the GOP candidate, and then the PotUS. But, I think the Evangelicals also have a reliance in the Republican Party to the point that they will vote for whoever the Republicans put out simply because they are Republican.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Book Review: When My Yiayia Died

I have never written a book review on this blog before (though I am thinking that perhaps I should do so more often), but I was asked* to write a review by a Facebook friend who is having a little trouble with the publicity of her book. Being such an awesome, and humble guy, I took to the task as quickly as I could write a reply.

Friday, May 26, 2017

On Politics part 3: Why I don't like Libertarians

So I previously covered why I don't like the Democrats, or the Republicans. Naturally, this means that people will think that I am all in favor of the Libertarian Party, or some other third party. But the reality is that I can't stand Libertarians either.

Monday, May 22, 2017

On Politics part 2: Why I Don't Like Republicans

I know my previous post was very, very long. There are a lot more points as to why I don't like Democrats outside of just how they view taxes and economics in general. But that is one of the main reasons. And naturally, when you talk bad about one major party most people will assume that you are in favor of the other major party. For me, this couldn't be further from the truth.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

On Politics part 1: Why I Don't Like Democrats

I spent the duration of Lent off of Facebook. This is something that I started last year, or maybe the year before. It is good to spend a little less time using social media and being constantly inundated with information overload. But with just being on Facebook a little over the last few days I have been bombarded by political post after political post.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

On Iconoclasm

Some time ago I did two posts defending the use of Icons in Orthodox worship. The Orthodox Church, and therefore the Early Church, used Icons in their worship from early on. Saint Luke is said to be the first iconographer, making an icon of the Theotokos. But there is a period when the Church did not use Icons, and in fact forbade their use. This period came to be known as the Iconoclastic period.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Cult of Personality

The world moves at a faster pace than it previously has throughout history. Almost the whole of human knowledge can be gleaned from the Internet, and yet we choose to close ourselves off on public fora to any dissenting views and only allow those things that feed our bias.