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Onward, Christian Soldiers!

September 03rd, 2015 by Bookslinger

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September 03rd, 2015 17:32:04

Hope in Marriage and in the Church

September 02nd, 2015 by G.

The most powerful image of covenant in the scriptures for me is the image of marriage. Israel, we are told, is like the (often faithless) spouse of God.

A marriage is a relationship that is defined by reciprocal promises, but it isn’t just defined by reciprocal promises. It is also defined by love, passion, and what I think of as habits of affection. We often think of love as a kind of Dionysian force that assaults us, but married love is more than simply Dionysian. It is also agricultural, something that one treasures, cultivates, and seeks to protect. I think it suggestive that in English “husband” can denote both a spouse and a farmer.

-thus Nate Oman.

Coincidentally, or perhaps not coincidentally, my poppets, I was thinking on the same subject this morning.  (more…)

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September 02nd, 2015 08:49:20

Angina Monologue 20

August 30th, 2015 by Vader

I must obey my master.

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August 30th, 2015 17:20:42

Manhood is Impossible

August 28th, 2015 by G.

Manhood is impossible in our society.  You become a man when you accept responsibility.  But today our society won’t even let a guy accept responsibility for himself.

This morning the pool was closed at the YMCA so I wandered up to the gym instead, where I was promptly kicked out.  Why?  Because you have swim flipflops on.  If you dropped free weights on your feet, you might get hurt.  [Which is dumb, because that’s my problem, and tennis shoes won’t help much anyway].  Out loud: as you can see, I’m not using free weights and I wasn’t planning on using the free weights.  No, you still have to leave.  Why?  Because.  For your own good.

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August 28th, 2015 12:00:03

Equality Means Conflict

August 28th, 2015 by G.

“If Men were Angels, No Government would be Necessary”

-thus James Madison

“Wrong”

-thus John Finnis

John Finnis is right. Even angels, he says, would need to pick which side of the road to drive on. (more…)

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August 28th, 2015 09:04:12

Be Wise as Serpents

August 28th, 2015 by Zen

I think that, in the age of hyper-partisanship and preemptive balkanization, it is especially important to try to understand eachother, even those who chose very wrongly.

So why do so many hold to tightly to abortion, even in the face of gruesome scandals? For a great many, if not most, women, it is because their self-image is single and corporate. And to have a child, is a kind of death of self. And if they give birth and give it up for adoption, then they have died AND they are bad mothers. So abortion is a kind of self-defense, in their minds.

In other words, what might be the single most important thing, is to get our daughters to see themselves as mothers, and to not resent it.

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August 28th, 2015 05:23:49

If She is Thee

August 26th, 2015 by G.

You give your wife a big squeeze on the way out the door this morning.

She: Thanks.

You break into a song you are making up as you sing:

It’s a pleasure in life

to gives hugs to your wife–

provided your wife is

my wife

She: I wish you didn’t like it when I roll my eyes.

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August 26th, 2015 07:49:50

Young Churchill, in his own words

August 25th, 2015 by Vader

As quoted by Martin Gilbert, Churchill: A Life, from Churchill’s own correspondence as a brand-new Army cavalryman visiting America for the first time, ca. 1895:

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August 25th, 2015 08:53:11

American (and British) Train Heroes Honored

August 24th, 2015 by G.

Well done, gentlemen.

 

It doesn’t fit well or directly into any of the great political or cultural issues of the day.  But what you do in the moment of truth is one of the fundamental questions of life.

 

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August 24th, 2015 08:57:26

Easy, Natural Leadership

August 21st, 2015 by G.

While formal equality just means fighting and conflict in practice,  stable authority can lead to practical informal equality.  Call it “peerage.”  Peerage is one of the sweetest states of human existence.  In fact, one might say that it is the ultimately reality of all existence.  It is the nature of the Godhead.

So it’s worth considering why stable authority doesn’t always lead to peerage. (more…)

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August 21st, 2015 10:49:56

Sex is Synecdoche

August 13th, 2015 by G.

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August 13th, 2015 11:58:42

Shot between the eyes at Chickamauga

August 13th, 2015 by Vader

And lived to tell the tale.  (more…)

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August 13th, 2015 08:27:47

Feminism’s Record

August 06th, 2015 by Man SL

Victims of Feminism

The feminist figures are US abortion victims since 1973. If you only included late-term abortions, you would come up with a much more modest 5 to 6 million deaths. Feminism by that standard would be only minor league evil, barely holding its own with Pol Pot, North Korea, and Saddam Hussein.

Ideas matter.

The Planned Parenthood videos of abortion directors planning how best to make money out of the bodies of the babies is as chilling as anything from Auschwitz.  They have the consciences of camp guards.

(Even they can be forgiven if they repent.)

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August 06th, 2015 08:33:57

The Feminine Virtues: Grace

August 05th, 2015 by G.

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August 05th, 2015 12:23:36

Men Without Chests

August 04th, 2015 by Vader

Robert Gates and most of the rest of the BSA leadership are men without chests; they have no heart for the fight because they have no principles, and they have no principles because they started believing not in principles but provisional values.

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August 04th, 2015 11:39:06