Archive for News
The Catholic Patriarch of Syria has recently stated that a United States attack on Syria would be a “criminal act,” highlighting how U.S. government interventionism not only affects millions of innocents negatively but also has a drastic effect upon the church in those countries.
Quoting Patriarch Gregory (from CNSNews.com):
“We must listen to the Pope’s appeal for peace in Syria,” said Patriarch Gregory III. “If Western countries want to create true democracy then they must build it on reconciliation, through dialogue between Christians and Muslims, not with weapons. This attack being planned by the United States is a criminal act, which will only reap more victims, in addition to the tens of thousands of these two years of war. This will destroy the Arab world’s trust in the West.”
Tags: catholicism, Christianity, church, ethics, Syria, violence, war, war on terror
Just war theory is not perfect, but insofar as it can be used as a “bludgeon” against war I am not entirely against it. To that end, here is an image to share around Facebook, Twitter, or wherever else you feel necessary. Credit goes to the Libertarian Party of Tennessee for putting this together.
Tags: ethics, just war theory, justice, Libertarian Party, libertarianism, middle east, News, Syria, violence, war
Recapping a few interesting and significant links of the past few weeks.
Here are some things you might not have seen in your internet sojourns lately…
Pope Francis is urging that world leaders end the “tyranny of money”. Unless he’s talking about fiat money like the Federal Reserve and the European central bank, I am not sure this is his best moment. Would any Catholics care to comment further? I may not have all the information here…
Rand Paul had an interesting day at the Reagan Forum last week.
Looks like Ayn Rand really hated C.S. Lewis. I’m not a big fan of Rand in the first place, and this isn’t increasing my esteem.
Check out these really intense historical anti-war posters. Wow!
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Tags: Ayn Rand, catholicism, money, Rand Paul
Recapping the interesting and significant news of the past (few) weeks…
It has been a quiet past week at LCC, for one particular reason that is quite newsworthy: my wife and I had our first baby boy! Everything went extremely well: born at home, healthy and alert, momma and baby Caleb Horn are doing just great. Of course, we are still working into a new routine here at the Horn household. In short, we like to call this “breeding for liberty!” If you can’t beat the State now, just make enough babies until you can! Haha. Here’s a cute pic of the new wee one.
Here are a few other fun articles for your reading pleasure in the meantime. You’ll begin to see an uptick in blog posts here starting tomorrow (hopefully). Thank you all for your support and prayers!
Best read of the week: What does theology have to say about economics?
New at the American Liberty Association: The Patriot Church.
Anarcho-capitalism: so crazy, it might work!
The excellent First Things Blog shows how the dystopian world of the Hunger Games relates to our present world.
Did you know that the US federal government has the power to, and in most cases does, record nearly all phone traffic within the US borders and beyond? Yes Virginia, they do.
And moreover, the Feds are smart enough to declare definitively that the US mobile market is too dynamic to be considered “competitive”. Yeah.
Oh well, at least you can now get yourself an anti-drone hoodie.
Have something new and interesting to share? Let us know in the comments. I read every comment made, and respond to as many as I can!
Tags: anarcho-capitalism, economics, Hunger Games, News of the Week, police state, security, surveillance state, theology
Recapping interesting and significant news in the recent weeks…
In the past few weeks, we have encountered a new pope, a currency downfall in Cyprus, filibusters, and many other curious news bits. Here are some that you might have missed.
Tags: bitcoin, ethics, government, health care, libertarianism, technology, work, work ethic