Image from Hrabanus Maurus’ De laudibus sanctae crucis

Originally I intended to create a blog dedicated to my anime and philosophical interests. While my faith has always been a topic of deep interest to me, I did not imagine myself creating a blog for it. Nevertheless, I found myself astounded by the sheer mass of misunderstandings of Orthodoxy throughout online Christian communities. Additionally, I grew tired of seeing history being blatantly warped to the detriment of Orthodox arguments, especially by those who don’t read the works of historians but only those of apologists. As a result, I decided to create this blog and named it after another blog titled “Shameless Popery,” a Catholic apologetics blog that deeply misunderstands Orthodoxy and Protestantism. At present, the purpose of this blog is two-fold:

1.) To help non-Orthodox understand Orthodoxy and its take on Christian history.

2.) To help my fellow Orthodox further appreciate Latin theology and writers prior to the Fourth Crusade.

My perspective on Church History and theology is notably Latinphile. This has its roots in my once strong devotion to Catholicism and still strong fascination with Medieval History. It was my understanding of the medieval West that gradually led me away from Catholicism and towards Orthodoxy, as I found that early medieval Latin Christianity was fairly diverse and did not resemble the centralized structure of the present-day Catholic Church in any way.

Edit as of April 7, 2016: I have decided to add a third purpose of this blog and that is to occasionally post my personal views concerning cultural and philosophical matters, which will undoubtedly be contentious for my Christian brethren regardless of denomination.

Note: No artwork on my page is my own unless otherwise stated.

One Response to About

  1. Hi. My name is Michael Lofton. I am a former protestant and Roman catholic apologist. I like what I have seen so far on this site. Please contact me at michaellofton84@gmail.com. I’d like to talk. Thanks.


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