Wednesday, February 08, 2006

New Link

I've added a new link under "Orthodox Blogs" to Huw Raphael. In the past, I've linked a number of fascinating discussions on his blog. (I posted that link on Saturday, but technical difficulties erased the link and the post annoucing it.)

BTW, for those concerned: Huw takes a balanced view to Orthodoxy, which I find compatible with my own. However, he also expresses his political views on his blog, some of which I agree with, some not. If you cannot possibly handle reading anything that might conceivably offend you, you might look elsewhere.

Incidentally, why is every pro-Western Rite who attends a Byzantine parish also a pro-Confederate paleocon? :)


Blogger Eric John said...

I'm not a pro-Confederate paleocon. I prefer monarchy.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Huw Raphael said...

I have not figured that out... I'm a monarchist as well, although in the absence of a decent head on which to place a crown (I think the Queen of Denmark would be a good choice) I'll settle for Confederacy.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Fr Matthew said...

Hmm. I don't know if I would consider myself a "pro-Confederate paleocon," but I would like to think that I have a greater appreciation for Southern history and culture than your average non-Southerner. One of the advantages of a college education in the South...

6:25 PM  
Blogger Benjamin Andersen said...

Sorry, I don't understand the whole Confederate thing. I'm just an evil, god-forsaken Yankee. I was born that way ;-)

8:59 AM  
Blogger Ben Johnson said...

Guys, thanks for the comments.

Eric and Fr. Matthew, no offense. I had Ari and Huw in mind, since they're the only ones who regularly talk about politics. I'm glad to see the pro-WRO blogosphere is growing large enough for me to lose track, though. :)

Eric, look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Huw, I figured I was safe calling you pro-Confederate, since you say in your profile you're living in the "CSA." (Sorry, I couldn't find that on a map.) :)

BJA, I don't get the "Lost Cause," either, and I had ancestors who fought for it. (I also had other ancestors who killed those ancestors.)

9:13 PM  
Blogger Peter C. said...

I think the pro-Confederate part is a combination of a) many of us being fortunate enough to be from the South, and b) being small-government, states rights paleocons. Funny how gray cassocks are quite common in the OCA Diocese of the South, though I have yet to see one with proper gold embroidered collar.

A fellow Texan was in seminary at St. Tikhon's and was riding around with several Yankee classmates one day. As they passed a monument marked, "To All the Union Dead," one of them asked my friend what he thought of it. They were surprised to hear him say, "I think it's great," and asked him why. His response: "I think it's a fine tribute to Southern marksmanship."

2:48 PM  
Blogger Inquisitor Generalis said...

I'd think most traditional Christians would have "paleo" politics of at least *some* variety.

3:13 PM  

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