"Satan does not know by what passion the soul can be overcome. He sows, but without knowing if he will reap, sometimes thoughts of fornication, sometimes thoughts of slander, and similarly for the other passions. He then supplies nourishment to that which he sees the soul slipping toward. " ~ Abba Matoes



Welcome to Church Father Theology

This site functions as a source for where Christians gather teachings on the Early Church!

For inquiries and to offer comments please contact: anthonyofthedesert@cox.net or click here.

All four of Anthony's books - Noetic Jerusalem, West of Jesus, Spiritual Alchemy, The Gates of Hades Prevaileth Not - are available from Amazon.com, or, if desired, can be purchased directly from the publisher.  Read more...

Control Unit Prisons

(By Frank Jarvis Atwood)

In the 1840’s, Charles Dickens toured the Eastern State Penitentiary (an isolation prison) and remarked: “I hold this slow and daily tampering with the mysteries of the brain to be immeasurably worse than any physical torture of the body.”

Control units are supermax prisons designed to control the thinking of prisoners through carefully contrived sensory deprivation tactics and focusing of the prisoners’ attention on immediate concerns. It is precisely these strategies that disable prisoners via a psychological, physical, and spiritual breakdown as the means by which to compel mindless compliance. These exercises in demoralization expose prison officials as master manipulators of inmates’ lives; with this control over housing assignments, medical care, food, property, mail, recreation, and other conditions, each prisoner is relegated to government imposed inferiority in order for authority’s goal to be met: the crushing of the human spirit and hope.