Month: October 2013

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Thoughts and Observations

When a leader offers you delicacies, be careful what you eat. You can end up owing a rich man things you could never afford to repay. When somebody claims to “love science” they almost always do not know what it is, how its done, or anything about its history. In fact if somebody uses the …

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Batman, Coheed, and Intertextuality

Most of my friends know that I really like comic books or at least that I used to. I don’t buy them often or collect them. So I’m not a “nerd” in the technical sense. I’m more a fan. Nevertheless I like them. I also like the band “Coheed and Cambria.” So when, about two …

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Aristotle, Feser, Aquinas, and Finality

Ever since the days of Bacon and Newton philosophers and scientists have bothered themselves with determining the material and efficient causes of various objects and events. They, as a matter of course neglected, ignored, and repudiated the use of the concepts of formal and final causality. That was a brief summary of a truncation of …

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Advice Sermons and the Gospel

Below is an exercise, not in critiquing the author’s post,┬áper se, but rather critiquing a set of assumptions he makes that lead, inexorably, to the material in his post. His assumptions about what constitutes gospel, what it means to preach Christ, and what “the law” is in the New Testament are disputable on the grounds …