Reading Time: 10 minutes Kings and nations share one thing in common: they rise to power, and then they die. In this post I examine the 8 stages of all great nations, the deadliness of decadence and the self-loathing it leads to, as well as what Christians need to do.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Far from being contemptuous of ethics, the perpetrators acted in strict conformity with an ethic which held that, however difficult and unpleasant the task might have been, mass extermination of the Jews and Gypsies was entirely justified.
Reading Time: 3 minutes On atheism, there are not actually various possible futures. That is to say, there is actually only one future that is ever possible. And there is little difference between you and a rock.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Three different thoughts on the Trinity and God, from three different angles.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Philippines have had universal mask wear AND a strict lockdown, yet cases are surging and now exceed 6k a day. This is much worse than it looks because they barely test at all. It’s 0.27/1000 pop/day. Per capita per test, it’s over 3X the US. Let’s run through the (rough) math: 6277 cases/day. testing is 0.27 vs 2.3 in the US, so multiply by 8.51. The population is 107mm…
Reading Time: 11 minutes Is your mind or the mind of a loved one being parasitized by bad ideas?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Notable analysis of some WHO commentary.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Just my two cents. God bless!
Reading Time: 2 minutes Fatherlessness is the single best predictor of violence in young men. Masculinity can become “toxic” in the absence of the wise Patriarch—but it’s just an aggressive form of sin.
Reading Time: 2 minutes I made the following transcript of an anti-racist, critical race theory speech to help people understand the perceptual filters that critical social justice wishes to apply to the world.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A must-read. Dr. James Lindsay’s journey mirrors my own. I began studying Critical Race Theory in 2013, and it truly does “awaken” one to race in profound ways. The solutions and prescriptions it proffers, however, are destructive and divisive. Something to consider: In the 19th and early 20th century, the belief that there were different “races” of Europeans was popular. What if Critical Race Theory came into being in 1910? Would…
Reading Time: 7 minutes In essence, idea laundering works through systemic infiltration of ideological malfeasance in the peer-review process. The grievance studies showed how this works, so I won’t go into too much detail (all the professors involved are liberal; Dr. Boghossian wrote “A Manual for Creating Atheists, so their worldview is humanist), but I’ll break it down a bit.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you like to improve your moral compass? There’s one thing that you might have avoided doing because you’ve felt that it was selfish
Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a serious post, and don’t let Clippy tell you otherwise. Shucks, don’t even let him into your home. He’s a sociopath!
Reading Time: 3 minutes If you look at what is fake for too long, you will begin to find faults in what is real.
Reading Time: 3 minutes They don’t believe that there is an immaterial soul which exercises causal power on material reality. All that you are, therefore, is your body (including your brain). Since the brain, as a physical object, follows the laws of physics and chemistry, then your thoughts/decisions must also follow the laws of physics and chemistry.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In his book, “The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves,” Dr. Dan Ariely performed a study on people who owned knock-off items.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Is it more logical to say that the universe arose from nothing? Also, advice on how to kiss your wife on your anniversary.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A thought experiment on the beginning of the universe. Open if you like dominoes. (Not the pizza.)
Reading Time: 2 minutes Studies have revealed a habit that we’re all better off ditching sooner rather than later.
Reading Time: 5 minutes “We must distinguish between truth, which is objective and absolute, and certainty, which is subjective.” —Popper
But is there a difference between knowledge and certainty?
Reading Time: 3 minutes “You are no more responsible for the state of your brain in this moment than you are for your height…thoughts simply arise in the mind. But the idea that we as conscious beings are…responsible for the characters of our minds, simply can’t be mapped onto reality.”
Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s been said that when you want something the most, it’s the easiest opportunity for deception, because you’ll see what you want to see. And that’s the rub. Deceiving yourself is the worst of all lies, because it’s the one that you are required to teach to others. It’s cheating yourself out of who you really are. It’s cheating yourself out of ever fixing YOU. As Dr. Dan Ariely noted…
Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr. Michael Ruse has an excellent piece called, “Is Rape Wrong on Andromeda: An Introduction to Extraterrestrial Evolution, Science, and Morality.” He goes through a thought experiment utilizing his own point of view. Let’s say that we start human evolution over again. Rewind it to the beginning and start out anew. Through randomization, a very different creature might evolve with different values and duties. Perhaps they act like bees, and…
Reading Time: < 1 minute “There is no such thing as morally right or wrong. Individual human life is meaningless and without ultimate moral value. We need to face the fact that nihilism is true.” In making sense of atheism, I believe that Christians need to consider carefully the topics of (a) free will and (b) morality. With regard to (b), Alex Rosenberg, the author of “The Atheist’s Guide to Reality,” wrote the opening quote,…