A victim speaks.

I am taking this from the Milo's facebook page, before the borg takes it down. I have a policy of not linking to Facebook: it is the enemy and it will filter what you see. I will add this: the use of dark humour after trauma is adaptive. There… Read More

The righteous gentiles? [Ruth 2]

I am contrasting the current neighbours of Israel with one of the most righteous gentiles, the great grandmother of David. One can see why Israel is vehemently the enemy of Persia.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for the…
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Quotage, administrivia…

Bruce Charlton is suspending blogging, thinking that he has nothing to say. A pity: he tends to get to the core of problems fairly quickly and generally in an orthodox manner. I'm quoting him here because he said something in that was mentioned… Read More

Like the Ancients [I Tim 6]

It appears that the tenured Muslim argues that the law of Shari'a permits slavery, so it is justified. The teaching on slavery again matters, for the left have decided our fate is to submit.
The Jews, as a minority that has suffered tyranny and…
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Remarriage and widows.

There are a few things that Paul assumes that moderns do not.
  • The single will be celibate
  • Men will support their families, and children their elderly parents
  • That there is a role for elder women: they are to be prayerhouses
The… Read More

Confession cures the virtue spiral. [I Tim 4]

We are an odd generation. We don't ban marriage, but we do in this manner: we both say it is unneccessary because if you love you can live together, ignoring the need for boundaries around the marriage bed. If any couple can marry, there is no need for it to be between two: soon the polygamous will want the civil approval for… Read More

Render not to the imperium glory [Mk 11]

We must never forget that the Pharisees were religious. Very religious. They had zeal for the law: they tried to keep all the commandments and the traditions around the commandments. They wanted a reformation of the liberal priesthood who guarded the… Read More