Anti-Religious Bias In The Workplace (Academic And Otherwise)

One thing I have encountered during my time in academia was an anti-religious affiliation bias.  That is, it wasn’t the study of religion per se that was the problem (the American Academy of Religion, for instance, is a large academic body to which I belong that is dedicated to studying religion).  The problem was if…
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A Quick Update

I am going to take a page from fellow blogger Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick here from this post, where he states a comment policy that is quite appropriate.  BTW, the post in question is a response to the “anonymous” priest who wrote on behalf of Holy Trinity Monastery.  Readers who are interested in the topic…
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The Tired Cliche Of Orthodox Sectarianism

Recently, the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope of Rome gathered together and delivered a joint statement.  The momentum of the event has led to an intended meeting of some kind to commemorate the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea (held in 325), planned for the year 2025.  Well meaning, conservative but ecumenically minded (at least with…
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Atheist-Orthodox Dialogue, Post 4: What, If Anything, Is Sin?

This month, we address the topic of “sin.”  What is it?  Jon claims that non-Christian religions do not have the concept and notes that when regarded as a breaking of rules, the definition was simply provided by those in power and used to control people beneath them.  See: What about sin-2:   I note other religions…
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Tradition, Traditions, And Racism

My last post led to some private messages and emails.  One priest’s wife was astounded that Matthew Heimbach was a member of the Traditional Orthodoxy (Canonical) group of Facebook and that that group has thousands of members, with not one saying anything about his presence.  To the best of my knowledge, the moderator certainly does…
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