The past week has been extraordinary, visiting widespread disruptions not seen since the close of the Second World War. With every single Australian being affected by the outbreak in some measure, coronavirus has shattered the post-war consensus that we can assuredly control our own lives. In a certain sense, the period from 1945 to 2020… Continue reading We Are Not in Control
In the Conservative Mind, Russell Kirk has a chapter on two prominent 19th century British conservatives: Benjamin Disraeli and John Newman. Drawing upon their works, that questioned if knowledge could be wholly obtained through scientific means, Kirk closes by exhorting conservatives to embrace a “wisdom beyond physical facts which supplants doubt by assent.” In a… Continue reading A Wisdom Beyond Physical Facts
In contemporary times, Christianity seems locked in an intractable decline–measured by number of adherents and overall influence on Australian society. This trend is markedly observed among young people: whereas only 13.7 % of septuagenarians report no religious affiliation; a significant 38.3 % of millennials identify as irreligious. And the shift towards secularism is only set… Continue reading Why Young People Are Turning Away From God
No matter how far one subsumes themselves in modern pleasures or goal-oriented pursuits, an all-enduring truth remains. That is, there exists no substitute for faith, and the more we neglect this actuality through constantly seeking to “live in the moment”, the starker it grows. Before proceeding, I’ll clearly preface this post with the following: I… Continue reading Where There is No Substitute For Faith
 On the demographic situation in 17 European countries: “There are more burials than births, more coffins than cradles” (Pat Buchanan, page 9).  On how the New Economy has stifled the Western birthrate: “Forced to choose, women are choosing career, or career and the joy of motherhood, once” (Pat Buchanan, page 33).  On… Continue reading My 50 Favourite Quotes From ‘The Death of the West’
Christianity can be helpful when it ensures civilisation is tied to tradition, as well as human life, rather than secular hedonism, materialism and nihilism. But when the Church warps Christian teachings by presenting Jesus as a refugee, we get into dangerous territory. Because ultimately, this narrative gives globalists a moral blank check to inundate the… Continue reading When Christianity goes rogue
Pat Buchanan, April 13, 2017: “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)” Those are among Jesus’ last words on the Cross that first Good Friday. It was a cry of agony, but not despair. The dying Christ, to rise again in three days, was repeating the first words of… Continue reading Will Christianity Perish in Its Birthplace?
When will Christian priests finally show some backbone and stand up for their ideals? Because a major confrontation is quickly coming. “Nativity Scene Could Offend Muslims, Priest Says”, Breitbart, December 12, 2016: A priest in Italy has caused uproar after announcing there would be no Christmas nativity scene at the local cemetery this year because… Continue reading Nativity Scene Could Offend Muslims, Priest Says