DEAN KALIMNIOU 19 February 2016 Our august prime minister, while on a visit to the planetarch, snuck in a reference to classical Greek historian Thucydides. It is not the first time our classically-minded leader has done so. A month or so before, he quoted Thucydides to the prime minster of Malaysia and the prime minister of China. As far back ... Read More »
Letter to Mode of Life: Inconsistency and Lip Service of Australian Politics to Multiculturalism and Religion
Dear Mode of Life, As a convert to Orthodoxy, I find it perplexing that Australian federal and state politicians attend quite often, events convened by the various Orthodox Christian communities within this country. And it is perplexing, because on the one hand, the politicians speak about how they respect the community that they claim to represent and admire, often trundling ... Read More »
Five U.S. Judges have redefined Marriage. Here’s What Australians can do to preserve our definition.
In Hans Christian Andersen’s short tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes, it took a young boy to say what everyone knew but was too afraid to say. In the Biblical story of David and Goliath, it took a boy with courage to stand before a giant. David was armed with nothing but a sling and five smooth stones. These two morality ... Read More »