Friday, September 26, 2014

The Beginning Of Autumn Links

Some thoughts on modesty with examples of outfits for older women (h/t to Lady Lydia):
Put Some Clothes On, Granny

Mark Moncrieff on the morality of capital punishment:
Why Capital Punishment is Moral

Gavin McInnes shares his opinion on volunteering in danger zones (warning: language):
America's Martyrs

The real life example of which men not to get involved with romantically:
Homeless drunkard doesn't sleep on the street every night

 Vox Day writes about women in combat and the fact that we are ruled by cowards:
The beginning of the end

Another victim of the emancipation of women:
A College Girl Disappears

Lady Lydia gives advice on how to deal with rude people:
Summer Sky Roses

Matt Walsh expresses his frustrations with liberal progressivism:
You are born a man or a woman. You don't get to choose.

For my new readers, the usual disclaimer: my linking to certain sites/blogs doesn't mean that I agree with everything they publish, it's just that I find some of their articles interesting/worth discussing.


  1. Capital punishment may appear useful but spiritually it takes the criminal his oportunity of being redeemed and forgiven by God in this life for the specific crime or murder. There are several testimonies about murderers who changed their lives in jail. A crime is to be treated as a wound of the entire society which failed to educate or adjust an immoral person, being punished alone means cutting a wound with a knife to the final point. Death means final judgement after one's life on earth ended and if you die like a murderer because you aren't granted any time to repair your past, you cannot change anymore. This is my personal view on this topic.

  2. We'll have to disagree about it, Alexandra. The Bible tell us that innocent blood cries to the Heaven for vengeance. Christian societies traditionally used capital punishment, it's only after they became secular and liberal, that they abolished it. Also, the convicted criminal still has his chance to repent, and I would think that the idea of imminent death is something which sobers up even the most hardened of them.

  3. Dear Sanne

    Thank you for you the link and I love your reply!

    Mark Moncrieff

  4. Sanne, I understand that protestant societies have always considered the Old Testament when it comes to capital death. I remember reading "The Scarlet Letter" and how the community used to sentence adulterous women to death in puritan America. It is very interesting how Cain wasn't sentenced to death by God after he had killed his brother Abel, because death was something new on earth and nobody had experienced death before, therefore Cain didn't know that his brother would die after he had thrown him down, this is why Cain was doomed on earth, but not punished with death. Capital punishment is relevant in the Old Testament and nobody questions this aspect. In Christian societies rules used to be made by civil laws and the Church had regularly no power to sentence people to death, but things changed when the local churches were empowered with political authority. In my Orthodox tradition the capital punishment has no place and honour, because human life cannot be suppresed by human authority, it's a matter of legitimate authority over human life. God has His own methods to punish with death if He consideres and it is only in the Old Testament when God commanded man to kill people in certain circumstances. I don't want to argue or criticise personally, it's just a personal confession of my beliefs. I truly believe in God's supreme power over human life, nobody has the right to start or end human life unless God Himself says so. Why should God command us to punish criminals by death within our laws? God does not want the sinful to die but to be alive and repent: Esekiel 33, 11" Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’ it is true that criminals may repent if they know that they are going to die soon, but repentance is a difficult process of the counsciousness, it requires years of changing one's mind and soul, it is not just saying in front of court: I repent, don't kill me. This is why in my tradition nobody agrees on capital death, but on healing, treating with oils and balms any wound of the soul.
    I hope I didn't spoiled the atmosphere here, I just wanted to say what I believe in.

  5. Russia before revolution was an Orthodox country and it practised death penalty. In fact, during the Civil War, the anti-communist White Army leaders who were all Orthodox, had very little scruples about executing their enemies, so I don't think your idea about Orthodox religion forbidding death penalty holds water, at least, not how it was traditionally understood. I should add that Catholics had it as well, so there was never this big Protestant/not Protestant divide as you suggest.

  6. The NT also doesn't command fighting in wars, that's why we have sects like Amish who preach pacifism, however, I think we can all agree that it's going too far. I also remember there is a passage in NT about the magistrate/civil authority representative "who doesn't bear his sword in vain".

    Also it's not our duty to keep dangerous unrepentant criminals alive for years so that may be, one day they will convert. We are not responsible for their spiritual state, the onus is on them to repent and convert.

  7. You are welcome, Mark, I was going to write you an email today:)

  8. Romania had death penalty before 1990 too, but this doesn't mean that it was something belonging to the orthodox ethos. Generally speaking, orthodox countries used to practise death penalty due to their political rulers that didn't always consider religious aspects and therefore going to wars was a necessity that the Church had to tolerate as a matter of fact, therefore soldiers who kill during war time are not considered murderers. What really bothers me is that if death penalty is introduced again in our modern societies, Christians may be executed again as it used to happen during centuries. it takes little time to formulate laws that restrict religious freedoms and the socialist era was a perfect period to kill people for their religious beliefs. It isn't just about killing criminals, our history is full of abuses made in the name of justice and cleaning society of the "people's enemy". We have very bloody memories from 1989 when Ceausescu was executed and many others died during that revolution. It is not just about justice, but about preventing abuse too.

  9. Well, the government's abuse of power is a different thing entirely and certainly something which shouldn't be taken lightly, however, imo, if the government of a country suddenly decides they want to persecute Christians they will just do it, whether there is death penalty on the books or not. The possibility of the government persecution in the future could hardly be the reason to abolish capital punishment right now.

  10. The reach of the internet from the cities to the countryside ensures that virtually no minds are shielded from the pathology of feminism making it like the air one breathes. Likewise it may serve as a positive influence should traditionalists take control of the information hub of the internet.

    The fact that even so called conservatives delay marriage, get their women through college so they can get a degree and pursue a career indicates the pervasiveness of this pathology. The only difference being conservatives being anti-abortion.

    With the lack of 1st principles and only resistance to novelty, conservatives and so called traditionalists are dragged left.

    Censorship however will not work in this kind of information war due to the Streisand effect which only brings more attention and possible legitimacy to our enemies.

    1. The movement of the overton window left:

    2. One more:

  11. Excuse me, but what does it all have to do with the links I published?

  12. Standing, the second blog you linked to,was it not the same guy who defended two income family model? Please don't use comments section on my blog for off topic spamming, thanks.