I have always been fascinated by authoritative figures within the realm of organized religion who come from backgrounds that are anything but religious or where they begin life following a faith with a foundation that seems almost diametrically opposed from the one they come to eventually embrace. Thus is the case with a Jewish woman born as Edith Stein who would eventually become the Catholic saint named Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
Within Catholicism’s School of Saints, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross is truly unique. Although reaching the highest level of Catholic spirituality, as a canonized saint Edith’s identity is still closely intertwined with her religion of birth given the fact Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’ life ended in Auschwitz, the most notorious of Nazi extermination centers established during the Second World War which were built with the intent of annihilating the Jewish people as a whole.
Read more "Edith Stein: Seeker of Truth in a World devoid of Light, Part I"
Another way to impart these words of warning is this : with the current Mercury Retrograde occurring in the royalty sign of Leo, it is not recommended to speak like Queen Victoria. In other words avoid speaking down to anyone or attempt putting anyone in their place. Not only will it be grossly misinterpreted, you risk having the royal crap beat out of you as well.
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With just 2 years left before the close of the 2nd decade of the 21st century, the United States is bound to surpass Norway as the global record holder with the most number of people shot to death by a lone gun man, given the fact so little has changed to instill more gun control in this county while so much active effort has been taken to prevent it.
Read more "A Decade of Unprecedented Death: Record Breaking Mass Shootings & The Need for Global Gun Control"
As Fritz Haber saw it, he was a German first and foremost, in particular, a Prussian. So when War broke out in the summer of 1914, Haber did what any good Prussian would do – the man devoted every waking minute to the War effort to ensure victory for the Fatherland.
This is reflected in the quote he is remembered most for saying:
“During Peace time a scientist belongs to the world, but during War time, he belongs to his country.”
– Fritz Haber
Many within his field could not have wholeheartedly disagreed more with Haber’s stance on Science’s role in times of War, such as his good friend Albert Einstein, who said on numerous occasions during both World Wars that his only allegiance was to being a Pacifist.
As the First World War raged more and more, so too did Haber’s zealotry for his country. Despite it being clearly obvious how much his patriotic drive was dividing him between long standing colleagues like Einstein and even his own spouse, Fritz Haber’s fervor for the Fatherland was undeterred.
Read more "Fritz Haber – Modernity’s Mutable Angel of Life and Death, Part II : Killing Millions"
Within the Pantheon of scientific geniuses born in the middle of the 19th century, only Fritz Haber is credited for an invention which many believe to be the 20th century’s greatest achievement of scientific innovation. An achievement which not only expanded our working knowledge of the Universe, it positively altered the course of humanity’s progress on this planet.
Conversely alongside J. Robert Oppenheimer who directed The Manhattan Project which created and utilized the world’s first nuclear weapons, Fritz Haber is one of the most vilified scientists of all time due to another invention of his making which elevated the horror of War to a level of incomprehensible terror the likes of which had not been experienced before in the history of Mankind.
Never was there such a man who gave and took so much from the world around him with his creations that brought both Life and Death stemming from the same foundational source – his fervent love of country.
Read more "Fritz Haber – Modernity’s Mutable Angel of Life and Death, Part I : Saving Billions"
The images both Christian and non-Christian alike have commonly associated most with the Mother of Christ throughout the 20th and into the 21st century are of a purely mystical nature, since Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal are part of a long list of locations where a specific event has occurred that can best be described in layman’s terms as “supernatural”. Each location is said to have had a “Marian Apparition” take place there.
Marian Apparition – a supernatural event in which the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared to one or more persons regardless of their religious faith.
According to Wikipedia, each apparition “is often named after the town where it is reported”, such as Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Fatima, , etc. and is said to “recur at the same site over an extended period of time” with either one or a small handful of people witnessing the apparition at the time of its original occurrence.
Read more "The Mysticism of Mary: The Ancient Feminine Force of the Catholic Faith, Part III"
The Mysticism of Mary: The Ancient Feminine Force of the Catholic Faith Part II by Brad Kronen The power of the mother. The strongest force in nature is a mother protecting her young. As the force of the ancient feminine, Mary serves not only as the Mother of Christ, she is in effect mother […]
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