Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, and consults for the Patients Rights Council and the Center for Bioethics and Culture.

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The Joy of Orthodox Pascha

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One spring, a few years before I converted to Eastern Orthodoxy, my wife and I vacationed in Greece. On the plane we became friendly with a happy elderly Greek-American gentleman who told us excitedly that he was on a pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain (the monastic polity of Mount Athos) for Pascha. “Pascha?” I asked. “What’s Pascha?” . . . Continue Reading »

The War on Humans

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During its first century, environmentalism succeeded brilliantly. But beginning in the late 1960s, a subversive misanthropy began to gestate within environmentalism. Over the years, this anti-human . . . . Continue Reading »