The Reverend Dr. Paul Tillich Answers The Demonic Dr. Harvey Cox

Chaitanya Jyothi Museum Opening, 2000 RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, ORBIS NON SUFFICIT SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT In 1965, Harvey Cox published The Secular City. The volume was notorious for attacking the “old” as “old” and promoting the “new” as “new.” Cox stirred waves in many quarters, including the editorial office…

Where Is The Church? … Take Two

Chaitanya Jyothi Museum Opening, 2000 RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, ORBIS NON SUFFICIT SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT Take One on the question Where Is The Church? is here. The church is where I/you am/are.  It is what we do.  It is us discharging our several duties.  It is the work…

The Condition Of The Churches: The Shepherds Are Eating The Sheep

The truth is like a lion.  You do not have to defend it. Let it loose.  It will defend itself. St. Augustine of Hippo Chaitanya Jyothi Museum Opening, 2000 RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, ORBIS NON SUFFICIT SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT The Set-Up Last month, The Washington Compost produced…

Barth And Bultmann

RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, The Barth/Bultmann cartoon isn’t meant to be funny, I think, it’s meant to illustrate a lack of common notation, language, betwen two supposed theologians.  The cartoon is more like a subtle mock of both men for their…

Comments On Christianity

Chaitanya Jyothi Museum Opening, 2000 RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, ORBIS NON SUFFICIT SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT Francis’ plane interview is 100% pastoral and legal, 0% theological. Nothing apposite the need in re the latter. He evinces a small background intellectually, not comfortable in the howling winds of…

Proposed: US Constitutional Amendment XXVIII: The Freedom And Religion Amendment

RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, The inability of the US Constitution to protect religion from profanization and demonization and therefore society from hustlers and demoniacs claiming the authority of religion — because everyone then knew, well enough anyhow, what religion is and is not — gives rise…

Divinize The Mundane

RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, Theologians and clergy have been preaching from pop culture rather than to it.  For this reason world politics are at a mess. Pop culture is Manichaean: it revels in sensuality and sanctimony simultaneously.  This means it is suicidal. What should theologians and clergy say…

You Are God’s God

RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, Life is a Power of Being, not an accident of history, not a chance operation. Religionless Christianity is not a condition imposed on the churches by secular powers.  It is the nature of the Church.  The Church is religionless.  The Church is…

Liberation Theology

Chaitanya Jyothi Museum Opening, 2000 RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, ORBIS NON SUFFICIT SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT Alert: In May of 2015, I became aware of indications (and here, here, and here) that Liberation Theology is a disinformation active measure of the KGB … and, one presumes, its continuation under the…

Idolatry Of The Koran

Chaitanya Jyothi Museum Opening, 2000 RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, ORBIS NON SUFFICIT SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT The a-and anti-religious press around the world is making a fuss over treatment of the Koran by United States military personnel guarding Islamist prisoners at detention/prison facilities controlled by the United…

Where The Dissolute 60s Began

RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. The dissolution that characterized the 1960s in Europe and the Americas started with Pierre Boulez’ attack on Arnold Schoenberg, in the form of a notoriously nasty obituary dated 1952 and titled Schoenberg Est Mort!. The dissolution was made irrevocable by Harvey Cox’s attack…

Churches Devolved Into Moral Clubs

RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, Letter to Katherine A. Kersten regarding her essay of 17 September 1999 in the Wall Street Journal, To Hell With Sin. Your essay is very nice, right on the reality. The line that especially resonates with me is: Largely drained of doctrine, [the church] strikes…

Paradigm Shift For The Churches

Chaitanya Jyothi Museum Opening, 2000 RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, ORBIS NON SUFFICIT SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT I am very happy the subject of an ecclesiastical, even ecclesiological, paradigm shift is being discussed in the parish. For what they are worth, I am enclosing my thoughts on the…

Three Depositions On Theological Education

Chaitanya Jyothi Museum Opening, 2000 RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, ORBIS NON SUFFICIT SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT Deposition  I: Curriculum For A Theological Education Deposition II: Delusion And The Doctrine Of Original Sin Deposition III: A Festival Composition For The Feast Of The Holy Trinity D e p…

Theology of the Mass – A Coup d’œil

Chaitanya Jyothi Museum Opening, 2000 RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, ORBIS NON SUFFICIT SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT Second set of comments on a new Anglican Mass, plus, response to demand for verification of Pythagorean background of Christian theological formation. I am deeply saddened, as you must be also,…

The Do Not Attend / Do Not Support List Of American Colleges And Universities

RAMANAM In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen. Countrymen, Part 2 Of This List Is Here I call schools noted below madrassas, not colleges and universities, because their stock in trade is ideology and proselytizing, not inquiry and learning. Names of their presidents are included. Rape-Factories And Their Rape-Factory Presidents On Constitution…