“A Christmas heresy” by Claire Wolfe

One of the first homesteading/survivalist authors I got in to was Claire Wolfe who’s been a long time writer for Backwoods Home Magazine. This was the first piece of hers that I ever read and it was originally written by Wolfe for WorldNetDaily back when it still had some libertarian contributors and wasn’t completely devoted to the promotion of neoconservativism. Since the only other place on the web that this is still available is a mirror of Claire Wolfe’s old website I’ve republished it here this Christmas eve to make sure that it doesn’t get lost for good.-Brian 

For all I’ve read, for all I’ve prayed, I’ve never found truth or beauty in Christianity. I remain a skeptic.

This will surprise some people who’ve simply assumed I must be Christian. I know it saddens loving Christian friends who want me to share their views. Perhaps it will hearten freedom loving agnostics, pagans, Jews, Moslems, Taoists, and atheists, who sometimes feel the sting of being disregarded minorities in the freedom movement.
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“Ralph Borsodi’s Principles for Homesteaders” by Mildred J. Loomis

This piece was originally published in Land & Liberty, November-December 1978.

RALPH BORSODI (1886-1977) was the author of 13 books and 10 research studies. He was also physically active, a productive homesteader and a real doer who practiced what he preached. He experimented and implemented on many levels-from good nutrition, through building his own home and garden; weaving his clothes and furnishings; organizing experimental small communities, a School of Living for a new adult education, and developing new social institutions-the Community Land Trust and a non-inflationary currency, which he called Constants.

No one of today’s specialty-labels encompass Ralph Borsodi. I am pushed to use more general and abstract terms-decentralist, liberator and human benefactor. This article will concentrate on his efforts to implement the community-use of socially-created values in land as part of his plan to encourage people to leave cities for more rural living.
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