His Majesty got back from a long campaign tour last night.
I noticed this passage from Neal Stephenson’s Diamond Age, and I thought it related remarkably well with Adam’s Virtue with no name.
“You know, when I was a young man, hypocrisy was deemed the worst of vices,” Finkle-McGraw said. “It was all because of moral relativism. You see, in that sort of a climate, you are not allowed to criticize others—after all, if there is no absolute right and wrong, then what grounds is there for criticism?”
In the great contest between the House of Trump and the House of Clinton, sensible patriots are rooting for casualties.
— Thus Kevin D. Williamson
Some things are not coincidences.
An article on the monastic roots of Western democracy caught my eye. It did not wholly convince me that democracy had monastic roots. But it taught me something about the monastic ideal I had not known. (more…)
We live in a world dominated by an evil conspiracy aiming at the corruption (ultimately, self-damnation) of Mankind.
-thus Bruce Charlton
The opposite of ‘Hypocritical’ is ‘penitent’.
This is actually quite clear if one reads Jesus’s denunciations of hypocrisy in context. What makes hypocrisy actually wrong? That it is a way of refusing to repent of one’s sins.
People who remark on brazen wrongdoers (whether they are speaking of themselves or others) that ‘at least they are not hypocrites’ have missed the point entirely.
-thus the Siris blog
Haunting this year’s presidential contest is the sense that the U.S. government no longer belongs to the people and no longer represents them. And this uneasy feeling is not misplaced. It reflects the real state of affairs.
–thus Myron Magnet, boss at City Journal.
Irony is dead. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Home for Exhausted Cynics.
Yet another soul came out lately as an atheist. No names-but this soul is like others that have trod the broad and progressive path. They started out by rejecting the church’s morality and marriage doctrine, because “the ‘Spirit’ confirms the Church was wrong.” And now that same being has led them to believe there is no Spirit.