I learned from our dear prophet what a storm-tossed people need—love, prayers, and appreciation for helping hands.
The logical and imaginative grammars of belief, which still informed the thinking of earlier generations of atheists and skeptics, are no longer there. In their place, there is now—where questions of the divine, the supernatural, or the religious are concerned—only a kind of habitual intellectual listlessness.
Unbelief dwindles. Only it turns out the verb is transitive, not intransitive as we had supposed.
Note: all victims were unarmed.
Very few people that leave the good old folkways can keep from getting all mixed up in the mind. We can make raids and excursions into the wild, but it has to be from well kept strongholds.
-thus Robert Frost
The road leading to the promised land “flowing with milk and honey” of necessity runs by way of Mount Sinai, flowing with “thou shalts” and “thou shalt nots.”
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The US is going southwest, inevitably. That’s not a prediction, its simply looking at current births and realizing that every 20-year old 20 years from now is being born now.
“Revealed belief” is as powerful a notion as revealed preference is.
Not everyone who says “Lord, Lord” shall enter the kingdom of heaven.
Warning: do not apply the ‘revealed belief’ tool to our national political and cultural leadership if you have a history of heart trouble or depression.
John C. Wright’s book Awake in the Night Land is out.
I can’t really express how good it is. This is a book that I will be rereading and thinking about for the rest of my life. It is a book that made my eyes shine when my wife walked into the room. It is touched with holiness. (more…)
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There are three truths: fact truth, social truth, and primal truth.
Of these, fact truth is empirically real, primal truth is the most viscerally real, and social truth is that which is most firmly embedded in a man.
A man needs all three truths to be fully realize his humanity.
Myths are something that are both primally and socially true.
A society without myths is dying.
-Thus the Free Northerner
This is an important essay. Read the whole thing. At the end it spirals off a bit, but that doesn’t shake my recommendation.
Modesty is to women as chivalry is to men.
-Thus Calculated Bravery.
The idea is that chivalry is the disciplined and God-fearing use of male power, whereas modesty is the disciplined and God-fearing use of female power.