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Kierkegaard:”a revolutionary age”

21 September 2020

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“A passionate, tumultuous age will overthrow everything, pull down everything; but a revolutionary age that is at the same time reflective and passionless leaves everything standing but cunningly empties it of significance.”  

Soren Kierkegaard

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Dionysius: “He preserves and embraces all the world”

19 September 2020

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“It is time to celebrate God for being ‘Omnipotent’ (Rev. 1:8). The name is given because as the omnipotent foundation of everything He preserves and embraces all the world. He founds it. He makes it secure. He holds it together. He binds the whole universe totally to Himself. He generates everything from out of Himself as from some omnipotent root and He returns all things back to Himself as from some omnipotent storehouse. Being their omnipotent foundation, He holds them all together. He keeps them thus in a transcendent bond and He does not permit them either to fall away from Him or to be destroyed by being moved from their perfect home. The Divinity is described as omnipotent because He has power over all, and is in total control of the world. He is so called too because He is the goal of all yearning and because He lays a happy yoke on all who wish it, the sweet toil of that holy, omnipotent and indestructible yearning for His goodness.”

St. Dionysius the Areopigite

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Kierkegaard: “the form and manner of the victory”

19 September 2020

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“When truth conquers with the help of 10,000 yelling men —  even supposing that that which is victorious is truth; with the form and manner of the victory a far greater untruth is victorious” 

Soren Kierkegaard

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“what passes for conservatism today”

18 September 2020

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“The irony here is that what passes for conservatism today is pretty much the opposite of what conservatism has meant historically. Conservatism has always prized continuity, as that is the result of generations of trial and error. Change must come slowly and deliberately with proper consideration for local customs and concerns. Modern conservatism is the embrace of constant change, the whirlwind of the marketplace, in total disregard for community and custom.”

TheZman.com

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Read the whole post here.

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Paul Craig Roberts: “Democracy is on the verge of being ended”

18 September 2020

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“American Democracy is on the verge of being ended for all times, and the world media will herald the event as the succesful overthrowing of a tyrant. ” 

Paul Craig Roberts

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Read more here.

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Cicero: “treason from within”

17 September 2020

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“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Alicia Colon: “we’ve been lied to continuously”

17 September 2020

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“It will probably take months if not years for the truth of the Covid-19 pandemic to emerge, but when it does will any politician take responsibility for the lies and disinformation or the damage this hoax caused this great nation? I don’t think so, but what it did prove was what happens when the Democrats are in charge. They may not be in the White House but it is the House that wields the power over legislation and our money.  Couple this power with the useful idiots in the mainstream media to promote the widespread hysteria, and we then had the total capitulation of a frightened nation that accepted an unprecedented total lockdown of its existence. Shame on us.”

And this:

“The truth is that we’ve been lied to continuously since the media decided to scare us to death with bogus data, and our lack of common sense. Since I am high risk due to my age and health issues, I have been self quarantined for several months. My daughter and her husband who works for the MTA came down with the virus and recovered because they are young and had no serious health issues. In other words, the young and healthy are unlikely to succumb and should never have been locked down. The vulnerable, on the other hand, needed to take proper steps to quarantine voluntarily.”

Alicia Colon, in American Thinker, Falling for the Biggest Hoax in History

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John Cassian: “It is impossible for the mind …”

16 September 2020

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“It is impossible for the mind to remain undisturbed by thoughts, but anyone serious about the matter can certainly permit them entry or drive them away, and although their origin does not lie entirely under our control we can choose to approve of them and to adopt them.”

St. John Cassian, Conferences

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Ben Carson: “don’t allow yourself to be manipulated”

16 September 2020

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“Please don’t allow yourself to be manipulated to believe that you’re a victim and that somebody else is causing all of your problems. The person who has the most to do with what happens to you is you. It doesn’t mean there aren’t any problems in life, but your success or failure in life depends on how you react to those problems.”

Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon, currently the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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Gregory Nazianzus: “discuss holy things in a holy manner”

15 September 2020

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“Let us conduct our debate within our frontiers, and not be carried away to Egypt or dragged off to Assyria. Let us not ‘sing the song of the Lord in a foreign land’ (Ps. 136:4), by which I mean before any and every audience, heathen or Christian, friend or foe, sympathetic or hostile: these keep all too close a watch on us, and they would wish that the spark of our dissensions might become a conflagration; they kindle it, they fan it, by means of its own draught they raise it to the skies, and without our knowing what they are up to, they make it higher than those flames at Babylon which blazed all around (cf. Dan. 3:20). Having no strength in their own teaching, they hunt for it in our weakness, and for this reason like flies settling on wounds, they settle on our misfortunes – or should I say our mistakes? Let us be blind to our doings no longer, and let us not neglect the proprieties in these matters. If we cannot resolve our disputes outright, let us at least make this mutual concession, to utter spiritual truths with the restraint due to them, to discuss holy things in a holy manner, and not to broadcast to profane hearing what is not to be divulged. Do not let us prove that we are less reverent than those who worship demons and venerate obscene tales and objects…”

St. Gregory Nazianzus, On God and Christ, Oration

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