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Rudolf Diels, Father of the Gestapo, on Corporal Punishment

“The infliction of physical punishment is not every man’s job, and naturally we were only too glad to recruit men who were prepared to show no signs of squeamishness at their task.  Unfortunately, we knew nothing of the Freudian side of the business, and it was only after a number of instances of unnecessary flogging and meaningless cruelty that I tumbled to the fact that my organization had been attracting all the sadists in Germany and Austria without my knowledge for some time past.  It had also been attracting unconscious… Read more Rudolf Diels, Father of the Gestapo, on Corporal Punishment

Drawing a Line around Space-Time

“But do they teach you who God really is?” she asked wistfully. “That’s what I wish my church would do.” My heart leapt and I wanted to simply say yes. That is indeed the pursuit that led me to the Orthodox Church. Just as we began looking into Orthodoxy I read an article by a prominent fundamentalist. He had a new scheme for determining which doctrines are fundamental to the Christian faith. It could have been illustrated by a series of concentric circles, with “the gospel” at the heart. The more necessary a doctrine was in… Read more Drawing a Line around Space-Time