Author: Thomas Fleming


America, a Captive Nation: The Destruction of Monuments

The first American oubtreak of political iconoclasm took place during the Federal government’s “reconstruction” of the South.  The euphemism “reconstruction” is a typical tool of all despotisms, which use words like patriotism, human rights, people’s republics, reeducation camps, and social justice to cover vast confiscations of property, mass murder, and the corruption of children


A Pagan Reads John, V: The Kingdom of God

Joannes tells us that many Jews at this time, seeing the signs, put their trust in Jesus.  I asked a Roman friend, familiar with the sect, what they meant by “put their trust,” and he used the Roman verb “credere,” but that rathe begs the question.     I don’t have to tell you that our word pisteuo does not mean simply to think something is so, as in, “I believe you are right” or “I believe Socrates is wise” or “Zeus is god.”….


A Pagan Reads John, IV: The First Sign

I do not know how much you have heard about this Jewish savior Jesus.  Like others of his calling, he is said to possess magical qualities.  In the stories I have heard about wonder-workers, the point of the miracle is usually to show how powerful the divine teacher is, and there is not much more to it.