Many know I consider myself a Libertarian; in reality it is more like a quasi Libertarian. However, I am open to changing my views if a better political philosophy were to present itself. So far Libertarianism is the best especially in regards to foreign policy and civil liberties. I am not likely to stop being Libertarian on those two issues, which lead me to Libertarianism to begin with.
I am open to hearing new political philosophical views if one can show me one that is practical to American life in the 21st century. This means Monarchy is out…period. Do not preach to me Monarchy please. Many Orthodox condemn Libertarianism as not being compatible with the Faith. However, they only preach against it. They never offer alternative views that aren’t Monarchy.
I am a sinner. I do not have it all figured out. I wrestle with the context of 21st century life in America as an Orthodox Christian. I am a thinker. I am a man living in the world, so I engage the best I can in my society.
So if you are Orthodox then let us talk. What are some alternative political philosophies that you consider compatible with the Church’s teachings outside of Monarchy? I am not done learning and growing. I never will be. I just wrestle with the tension of being an Orthodox Christian in 21st century like everyone else.
As Orthodox Christians, we are exiles in a foreign land indeed. Our allegiance is to Christ and His Kingdom first and foremost! I wish sometimes I could be a monk on Mt. Athos who could ignore all these worldly concerns that distract us from theosis, but I am a man in the world and I must be concerned. We must pray for our leaders no matter our political atmosphere for it is good to do. So that being said I hope this post prompts convicted civility and dialogue that is edifying and respectful.
Epilogue: I find many have wrong preconceived notions of Libertarianism. This site is explains those mouths and truths of Libertarianism: