Category: Politics

Metaphysics, Christianity, Philosophy, Politics

“Natural” Atheism

The ever-interesting Bruce Charlton explains why people are “naturally atheists.” The fact that all modern public discourse excludes the divine. As a modern child grows up, he becomes socialised, he becomes trained in modern public discourse of many kinds: school work, everything to do with the mass media, sports, pastimes, hobbies… and all of these exclude …

Ethics, Philosophy, Politics

Socrates and Friendship

Socrates was so useful in all circumstances and in all ways, that any observer gifted with ordinary perception can see that nothing was more useful than the companionship of Socrates, and time spent with him in any place and in any circumstances. The very recollection of him in absence brought no small good to his …

Music, Culture, Parenting, Philosophy, Politics

Taylor Swift: Great American Philosopher

I read a great quote in a meme. So I decided to find its source. It had a philosopher’s touch: Live your life like you’re 80 looking back on your teenage years. You know if your dad calls you at eight in the morning and asks if you want to go to breakfast? As a …

Politics

Rod Dreher is a White Supremacist

When Rod Dreher, whom I typically think of as a fairly intelligent fellow of the male-librarian sort, saw this: he wrote the following in response to this horrible discrimination on the part of the DNC against white heterosexualmales : Got that? They do not want white heterosexual males to apply (unless you’re a transgendered male). Note …

Rhetoric, Culture, Education, Politics

On making America great again

Together we will make America Great Again, better than ever before. This political slogan is usually viewed as either a Nazi bigot’s racist screed against all truth and goodness or as an aspiration to be achieved in the unholy walls and halls of DC. It’s a phrase and sentiment that is not unique to Trump …

Philosophy, Politics

Gloria Steinem and Moral Insanity

For Thomas Aquinas, sanity was one’s intellectual capacity to grasp first principles and reason from them.  For the ancient Hebrews, killing children for fertility is Molech worship. For Gloria Steinem, neither of those are a negative: “Are you kidding me? Listen, what causes climate deprivation is population. If we had not been systematically forcing women …

Culture, Politics, Uncategorized

Journalism: A lost art?

I was looking up some of Will Gervais’ recent work on atheism (has in the past published on why even atheists dislike athiests, heh). One of the articles that popped up was a salon article about his recent work about the apparent prevalence of atheism in the United States. In the final paragraph the author …

Bible, Politics

When you use the Bible politically

I saw the article below: One of the most amusing elements of the last few years has been watching the political left and theological left, both of which find themselves appalled by the actual content of the Bible, try to use the Bible politically. Now, the right does it in its own unproductive way. But …

Politics, Uncategorized

The Imaginary Amendment

Last election season as morally and emotionally exhausting for many. I thought it was pretty funny. One of the most intriguing aspects of the whole thing was that in the space of about one year, the notion of purely open borders or even more to the point, the notion that the whole planet had a …

Autobiography, Politics

Conservatism Conserves What?

This is an edit of a post from October 21st, 2016 When I was in junior high I learned about conservatives and liberals. I was really confused about the fact that liberals wanted more rules for business owners and that conservatives wanted to spend more money on war. A couple of years later, I converted …