Monthly Archives: September 2004

Was the Patriarch Assasinated?

I heard this rumour last week on a nationally broadcast radio program. I googled it and found no stories on the Net. The radio show, Coast-to-Coast AM, was interviewing a priest about some nuttiness or other and he made the … Continue reading

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Politics is Obnoxious?

I despise politics wholeheartedly: thus I am neither a Bolshevik, nor a National Socialist, nor an anti-Semite. I am a neutral Swiss and even in my own country I am uninterested in politics because I am convinced that 99% of … Continue reading

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Yielding to Family

Why do they put rubber tires with inner tubes on cars? So that they give in, to collapse a little with every little stone or pothole on the road, and in this way they pass obstacles. If the wheels were … Continue reading

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“Nothing Could Be Finer …

… than to be in Carolina in the morning” (as the song goes). “Be prepared.” I used to be a Boy Scout. My family went camping Sunday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon at a place called Bear Den in Spruce Pine, … Continue reading

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Why Not Two Gods? Maybe Three?

Over on Catechumen’s Walk there’s been a discussion of the nature of the Holy Trinity (Inner-Trinitarian Relationships, 9/22/04). Here follows St Basil the Great, whose treatise “On the Holy Spirit” is a classic exposition of trinitarian doctrine: When the Lord … Continue reading

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I Dream of Jeanne …

Well by now you all know that I’m going camping with Hurricane Jeanne … and, of course, Dan Rather … for the next few days. Do not believe whatever he says or does not say regarding my participation in the … Continue reading

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Orthodoxizing a Quote

One of my favorite stories … During a press conference, the pious Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Ramsey, was once asked how long he prayed each day. “About one minute,” he replied. Those gathered were aghast! He continued … “But it … Continue reading

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