Honolulu Chapter

What Pliny the Younger Learned When He Interrogated Christians (ca. A.D. 110)

June 23, 2017

“…Pliny learned that Christians met together on one particular day of the week before dawn.

He learned that when Christians gathered, they would sing hymns to Christ as to a god.

He learned that Christians promised not to steal or commit adultery, and vowed to pay back money when they owed it.

He learned of a role in the Christian community called a deaconess, and furthermore learned that slave women could become deaconesses.

He learned that Christian associations were comprised of males and females, older and younger, and people of various social classes.

He learned that Christians were not just found in towns, but were spread out in villages and rural areas as well.

He learned that many Christians believed that a true Christian would never recant one’s faith even under duress…”

Source: What Pliny the Younger Learned When He Interrogated Christians (ca. A.D. 110)

Judge who censored undercover Planned Parenthood videos was on pro-abortion group’s board | News | LifeSite

June 23, 2017

“…The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) is seeking to disqualify the judge who censored its undercover footage of an abortion conference because of his ties to a pro-Planned Parenthood organization that lets the abortion company run a clinic on its premises…”

Source: Judge who censored undercover Planned Parenthood videos was on pro-abortion group’s board | News | LifeSite

Is Today’s Far Left ‘Possessed’? | The Stream

June 23, 2017

“…We’re not living out Idiocracy. Instead we’re re-enacting Dostoevsky’s The Possessed.For those of you who didn’t work as night doormen in college, reading Russian lit in a polyester uniform, here’s what happens in that novel: A band of youthful “nihilists” emerge in a sleepy provincial town. They have no positive program for reform, or even revolution. Instead, they focus solely on tearing down what’s around them — everything from the family to the church, from private property to linear modes of rational thought. They’ve decided that the world as it really exists is so hopelessly tainted and evil, that only “pure” destruction can offer the clean slate needed to start again…”

Source: Is Today’s Far Left ‘Possessed’? | The Stream