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Suffering and Purity of Heart

January 20, 2013

 

DANIEL S. writes:

I was today reading Fr. Seraphim Rose’s wonderful book God’s Revelation to the Human Heart and came across a few passages that I thought I should share. In the chapter on suffering Fr. Seraphim speaks about the Russian author and then anti-Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn and how his suffering in the gulag purified his heart and prepared it for Christ’s grace and revelation. He quotes Solzhenitsyn on what his suffering revealed to him as to the true nature of evil:

Gradually, it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties-but right through every human heart-and then through all human hearts…. And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained. And even in the best of all hearts, there remains … an unuprooted small corner of evil. Read More »

 

January 20, 2013

 

Snowbound, N.C. Wyeth; 1928

 

A New Traditionalist Term

January 20, 2013

 

TERRY MORRIS writes:

So-called “consensual parenting” would be more accurately termed “abdication parenting.” I assume that is the point, at bottom, for parent figures who adopt this (non)parenting model. As with most other liberal/progressive ideas, abdication parenting is self-centeredness taken to its extreme. No authority equals no responsibility, and vice versa.

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One More Non-Reason to Abolish the Second Amendment

January 20, 2013

 

DANIEL S. writes:

The New York Times published an opinion piece on Friday by a certain Wendy Button, a single, middle-aged woman and Democratic operative (i.e. the model feminist). Button was the victim of a home break-in at one point and said she considered buying a gun to defend herself in the aftermath. She reconsidered after suffering from a bout of depression in which she apparently struggled with suicidal impulses. The entire point of her column from what I could discern is that she wants gun control so that people who suffer from depression will not be able to commit suicide by shooting themselves (as if someone determined to end their life would not find some other method).

The message that I took away from the article is that the feminist lifestyle leads to depression, the progressives want the state to micromanage their lives (and ours!), and that liberals will find any weird or absurd excuse to abolish the Second Amendment.

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Australian Gun Control Led to More Crime

January 20, 2013

 

LYDIA SHERMAN writes:

I think your readers would be interested in this video.

It is full of personal testimonies about the results of gun control in Australia, which instituted a ban in1997 which required all ciitizens to turn in semi-automatic and assault weapons. The law also requires that homeowners keep their guns locked up and unloaded.

It shows that “the cost of lost liberty can be measured in the loss of life.”

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