Saturday, April 25, 2015

Items of Interest: Week of Dominica II Post Pascha

Cultural Conservatives Have Barely Begun to Fight
by David French (National Review). A response to Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option” for cultural retreat.

The Legacy of the American Ratzinger
by Thomas Kirchoff (Ethika Politika). «Cardinal George’s vision was of a Church that actively reaches out to society, that constantly, consistently, and courageously puts Herself forward to share her wisdom, even at the cost of persecution.»

Why Atheists Change Their Mind: 8 Common Factors
by Matt Nelson (Word on Fire).  «Conversions from atheism are often gradual and complex, no doubt. For many converts the road is slow and tedious, tiring and trying. But in the end unbelievers who find God can enjoy an inner peace that comes from a clear conscience in knowing they held to truth and followed the arguments faithfully.»

The first genocide of the 20th century happened in Namibia
by Dennis Laumann.  «[April 24th] marks the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Media coverage has focused on the refusal of Turkey to acknowledge the genocide. It is indisputable Ottoman Turks carried out genocide against the Armenians in 1915. But the oft-repeated assertion that it was the first genocide of the 20th century is wrong: it was the attempted annihilation of the Herero by the Germans in South-West Africa (present-day Namibia) from 1904 to 1907.»

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