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Archive for September 16th, 2011

Evolution of the Hipster

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“This ‘neoconservative’ movement, writes author Angus Sibley, has fooled a great many people by the simple expedient of claiming that it alone supports true ‘freedom’, while its political rivals favor policies that lead inevitably to totalitarian dictatorship. In reality, the author says, such talk is nonsensical. Many free, democratic countries have long pursued socially progressive policies without degenerating into dictatorship.

In The ‘Poisoned  Spring’ of Economic Libertarianism: Menger, Mises, Hayek, Rothbard: A Critique from Catholic Social Teaching of the ‘Austrian School’ of Economics, author Sibley critiques ‘libertarian’ economic theory and practice, both from the viewpoint of practical economics and from Catholic teaching.”

Read more of the review:

 

http://www.speroforum.com/a/59260/Author-Angus-Sibley-takes-on-Libertarian-economics-and-Friedrich-Hayek-in-new-book

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A true Christian is made by faith and love toward Christ. Our sins do not in the least hinder our Christianity, according to the word of the Saviour Himself. He deigned to say: not the righteous have I come to call, but sinners to salvation; there is more joy in heaven over one who repents then over ninety righteous ones. Likewise concerning the sinful woman who touched His feet, He deigned to say to the the Pharisee Simon: to one who has love, a great debt is forgiven, but from one who has no love, even a small debt will be demanded. From these judgments a Christian should bring himself to hope and joy, and not in the least accept an inflicted despair. Here one needs the shield of faith.

Sin, to one who loves God, is nothing other than an arrow from the enemy in battle. The true Christian is a warrior fighting his way through the regiments of the unseen enemy to his heavenly homeland. According to the word of the Apostles, our homeland is in heaven; and about the warrior he says: “our warfare is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers of wickedness under heaven” (Ephesians 6:12).

Icon by Father Luke Dingman

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“I hope he’s taken his blood pressure medicine, ha ha”.

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