Category Archives: The best lack all conviction

No peace I find

1 [O]ur brains did not evolve to understand the world but to survive it. Reality is software that doesn’t run well on our mental hardware, unless the display resolution is minimized. We therefore seek out stories, not because they are … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Bread & Circuses, Mediating structures, Political Matters, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity | Tagged ,

Vignette

[H]uman freedom, properly understood, tries to resist the forces of utility that devalue human beings. [Patrick] Deneen said he lead at Notre Dame a class on the idea of utopia, from ancient days until now. At the end, he polled … Continue reading

Posted in Education, irony, liberalism, Literature, The best lack all conviction

Fear of the unknown

In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need to talk about such things, would we? Continue reading

Posted in Education, Miscellany, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity

Living by lies

Could it be that the foremost obligation of all sane people today is to resist all lies, loudly and unabashedly? Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Gaying away the Pray, Jeremiad, Political Matters, solidarity, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity

Revival isn’t inevitable

It brought to mind a conversation I had last night, out with friends. We were talking about the degeneration of stable ideas of family, sex, and gender. One of my friends, a lawyer, cited Stein’s Law: “Whatever can’t go on, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Family, Marriage (real), Poverty, Sexualia, The best lack all conviction, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Thursday, 10/26/17

In which I twice quote Michael Brendan Dougherty Tweets and also lament the downward trajectory of religious freedom. In this blog are many categories. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Capitalism, Civil Religion, conservatism, Gaying away the Pray, Health Care, Marriage (real), Naked Emperors, Pinch of Incense, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Speech & Press, statism, Sundry flakes, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

Interesting times

My Comey impressions Who’s obsessed? Crap and crap detector, neighbors at WaPo Harvard can’t live up to its puffery The enduring greatness of Twitter

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Discrimination, Education, Journalism, Political Matters, Rights Talk, Sexualia, Speech & Press, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

Getting in our faces

Lives of consumption and spectacle; Word of the day: temporizing: Bring back this bumper sticker! Getting in our faces

Posted in Benedict Option, Civil Religion, Consumerism, Corporatism, Gaying away the Pray, Political correctness, Political Matters, progressivism, Sexualia, Sport, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity

Domani Spero’s Excellent Adventure

Domani Spero got an unexpected rise out of the State Department. Christian Education’s Achilles Heel. Science or social pressure? Very, very much more of the very, very most excellent commentary. Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Christendom, Christianity generally, Damn rackets, Declinism, Dignitary harm, Education, Evangelicalism, Health Care, Humor, Marriage (real), Political correctness, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Science, Sexualia, Speech & Press, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged ,

Living within the truth

Living within the truth by refusing to inhabit the lies. Red America’s achilles heel. Full employment for Flippy. More. Continue reading

Posted in Corporatism, Damn rackets, Discrimination, Gaying away the Pray, Naked Emperors, Pinch of Incense, Plutocracy, Political correctness, progressivism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Sexualia, Speech & Press, Sport, Technology, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values, Virtue signaling