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matts

Chicken
Listening to The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher.


The main idea is that society and even the church has gone too far astray to be counted on. The writer suggests that we look to Monastic life and try to implement many of those ways of life into our own. If that involves cutting off public school, media, entertainment, etc, in the goal, then so be it.

I'm a bit divided on some of the ideas in the book, but the main idea is something we talk about a lot here. Things are really bad. Even priests and the church cant be counted on to be conservative. What's the point of being a part of a church where the priests praises homosexual marriage and tells everyone that white people are evil, racist, bigots.

The writer suggest we might need to find our own little communities and hunker down for a while.

Overall a good book, at least for thinking and listening to while walking the dog.
He has a good blog at The American Conservative
 

randallv

Pigeon
Currently approaching the end of "Live Not By Lies" by Rod Dreher. It's about living out life as a Christian dissident as we approach an era of what he describes as "soft totalitarianism". He interviewed many people who did this effectively in eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R. under harsh communist rule (hard totalitarianism). I think this is a very timely and relevant book for our times. He also blogs on theamericanconservative website. I think he's a Catholic.
 

matts

Chicken
Currently approaching the end of "Live Not By Lies" by Rod Dreher. It's about living out life as a Christian dissident as we approach an era of what he describes as "soft totalitarianism". He interviewed many people who did this effectively in eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R. under harsh communist rule (hard totalitarianism). I think this is a very timely and relevant book for our times. He also blogs on theamericanconservative website. I think he's a Catholic.
Nyet, he is an Orthodox Christian, he was a Catholic I believe. I like his blog and the book.
 

Sherman

Ostrich
I read an interesting book: "Why Materialism is Baloney" by Bernardo Kastup. The first few chapters give an airtight argument on why science doesn't support the Materialist model and shows why it is extremely improbable.

 
I recently finished Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain. It was so good that I inwardly forgave him for A Connetticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. While Twain sometimes comes across as disdainful of Christianity, this book celebrated the call to virtue and following Christ. And it didn't hurt Twain's humor a bit.

Apparently late in his life, a neighbor's kid mentioned how much he enjoyed Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin. Twain looked at him disapprovingly and said, ""You shouldn’t read those books about bad boys. My best book is my Recollections of Joan of Arc."
 

Slim Whitman

Sparrow
Orthodox
The Fall of Western Man by Mark Collett. Good so far, and he's an author worth supporting as he does great IRL work. Recently finished Go Free by Jason Kohne. Was good but aimed more at newbs than at a redpill veteran like myself.
 

Viktor Zeegelaar

Kingfisher
Orthodox
I'm studying the orthodox study bible. The two big take aways I have after first reading the New Testament and now the Old Testament are these: 1. the Old and the New Testament are so much in line, I hear Christ speaking in the Old... this is contrary to the idea I had that the Old was full of an angry God etc, but the overarching message is one of sin, repentance and forgiveness throughout all of it. 2. I realize that our whole society and the direction we're put on from birth are to put you away from this message (aka THE TRUTH) and into the hands of sin, slavery and Satan. Most telling I found Proverbs ''Trust in God, lean not on your own understanding'' contrasted to what we've been told and what is the core message of this society ''Trust in yourself, lean on your own experience''. It's a trap, a setup, a calculated one. I do feel my whole world view coming together as I finish the last pages
 

Gasman12

Pigeon
I finished My Daily Bread and have begun reading My Meditation on the Gospel. Both books are part of My Confraternity Library which is a series of 6 books total. Excellent books that have helped me grow in my faith and assisted in my walk with Christ!
 
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