A Study on a Confucius Aphorism

15 April 2015Confucius said, “Lead the people with governmental measures, and regulate them by law and punishment, and they will avoid wrong-doing but will have no sense of honour and shame. Lead them with virtue and regulate them through the rules of propriety, and they will have a sense of shame, and moreover set themselves…More

Crowded Prisons: Nation of Convicts

29 April 2015The United States has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but it houses 22 percent of the world’s prisoners. That is 716 per 100,000 of the national population, the highest in the world. The prisons are therefore overcrowded, often with four or five prisoners per two person cell (Walmsley). Most of the incarcerated…More

Freedom, A Concept With No Definite Definition

23 March 2015Freedom, a word that means so much, to so many people. People fight for it, they live for it, and they die for it. But what is freedom? What does it mean? And is it truly possible to have it? For individual people and cultures, it can mean something completely different, making the…More

The Catholic Worker Movement and Anarcho-Communism

January 14th, 2015There is great joy and satisfaction in volunteering one’s life to assisting others. In doing so I have found a fulfillment and serenity which I never could have imagined. Several years ago I became aware of the works of Dorothy Day, an amazing woman who lived her life helping others. She was an…More

Saving Society With Anarcho-Communism

January 23rd, 2015 Many of society’s problems today can be solved by an anarcho-communist society. Many capitalist countries claim that they and their systems are the best in the world, yet look at all of the poor, and even more than that look at all of the horrible slave-like conditions their economies create in other…More

The Creed of Ulfilas, and other Gothic Saints

Bishop Ulfilas is often described as a follower of Arian Christianity. But I disagree. Just because him and Arius were both ordained by Eusebius of Nicomedia, doesn’t mean both men believed the same. In 1874 the Gospels from Ulfilas’ translation of the Bible into Gothic were reprinted in parallel with the English translations by Wyclef…More

My Faith

Some people looking at my life may think that I am a deeply devout Ashkenazi Jew, others observing me may think that I am a deeply devout Catholic. The truth is I am both. I will tell here, a very brief telling, of how I came to believe in God, and how I came to…More

Goth Eucharist

Having been a lifelong Goth, and a deeply devout Christian since I was 13 years old. Also having grown up during the Satanic Panic of the 1990s and the aftermath of the Columbine shootings, and the prejudice discrimination both of those brought onto my people from the societies around us; it has always been of…More