Dear Reader, A blue check-marked Twitter handle was attacking one of the Apostles for antisemitism. These are her Tweets: https://twitter.com/dianabutlerbass/status/1210278154432065536 https://twitter.com/dianabutlerbass/status/1210280963869159424 I replied: Did you forget the bit where the Jews Stoned him to death? Read this Jewish commentary on the NT for a completely fair judgement by the very people who rejected Christ, and … Continue reading On the Apostle Stephen the Protomartyr and Antisemitism.
Dear Reader, When asked why God allows Evil/the problem of suffering, I use the Parable of The Wheat and the Tares (Matthew 13:24-30). Where a man sowed good seeds, but weeds (tares) were planted by an enemy. When asked by his servant if the weeds should be pulled up, he says: 'No, lest while you … Continue reading Suffering and Evil.
Dear Reader, When it comes to Virginity, finding a Wife/Husband, being unrepentant about one's past conduct and basically being an extremely online etrad, it seems I have to make the same points over and over again, and in general not to Virgin men or even Virgin women, but to unrepentant older women and weak orbiter … Continue reading Virginity and the Modern Woman.
Dear Reader, It is not sexist or woman-bashing to correct a woman for her behaviour or conduct, but it is sexist to tell a man who is correcting a woman that his attitude of correction is a product of coombrain, pornography and big coom. We as siblings in Christ must be open to correction. We … Continue reading Correction out of Love.
Dear Reader, As we enter the 40 day Nativity fast I want to ask my Brothers and Sisters in Christ to maintain vigilance and to keep an eye on each other (and me): correct each other out of love as we fast, and remember; 'What good is it if we fast, but bite and devour … Continue reading Repentance.
Dear Reader, We just got back from our first Pilgrimage. We went to Saint Winefride's Well in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales. She was an early Saint who was executed for rejecting a local prince's advances, she was beheaded as a virgin, and a well was miraculously sprung where her head landed, she was then later resurrected … Continue reading Orthodox Pilgrimage to Saint Winefride’s Well. (05/10/2019)
Dear Reader, My background is in Philosophy, and I struggled with this for about five years. These TradCaths used to have my sympathy, but they walk with Aristotle stuck in their ears: if you do struggle with Intellectual Paganism, please read Saint Gregory Palamas's Philosophy does not save. On why Orthodox commentators keep using Barlaam … Continue reading Philosophy does not save.