Category Archives: Secularism

In pursuit, but barely

As I told you previously the more I see how other societies (d)evolve, the more I’m glad to be French, at least for now. But is that really “other” societies, or just some of them? The Sexual Revolution, the LGBT … Continue reading

Posted in Faith & Ideology, Gaying away the Pray, Gnosticism, Scientism, Secularism, Sexualia, Thrown down gauntlet, Uncategorized

As others see us

Writing from Czechia, after an evening with the family of Vaclav Benda: At one point, we were talking about the atmosphere of militant progressivism in the West, and how hard it is for Czechs to understand what’s happening in American … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Declinism, History, progressivism, Secularism

North of the Border, Up Canada Way

No State really cares what its people believe, so long as they keep it to themselves, and salute the State’s gods on all State occasions. The State’s gods today may be Abortion and Sodomy and Gender Metamorphosis. We might want … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, American Folk Religion, Jeremiad, Pinch of Incense, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Secularism, Sexualia, Transvaluation of Values, Virtue signaling

Abuses of power

Rod Dreher revisits for the third time the Edgardo Montara case from the 19th-centry papal state that included Bologna, Italy. He quotes a Patheos column by Eve Tushnet, which quote includes this: I am not sure I’ve seen any discussions … Continue reading

Posted in Consumerism, Culture, Discrimination, Education, Gaying away the Pray, Marriage (real), progressivism, Religious freedom, Secularism, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet, transgenderism

Let’s get small!

Largely by coincidence, I encountered these congruent thoughts from two ecclesial Christians within a few hours on Saturday: Liberalism … of course has robust substantive commitments, much as it might pretend otherwise. The “tradition” of liberalism, really an anti-tradition, is founded … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), American Folk Religion, Anodynes & Nostrums, Faith & Ideology, Heretics, liberalism, Liturgy, Moralistic therapeutic deism, progressivism, Secularism

Thursday, 11/9/17

Yesterday, crickets. Today, an explosion, and it’s a wrap by mid-morning! Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Anodynes & Nostrums, Asceticism, Atheism, conservatism, Health care, History, Identitarianism, Orthodoxy, Political Matters, Poverty, progressivism, Scientism, Secularism, Sweetness'n'Light

Tuesday, 11/7/17

Christian Philosophy Choosing against choice Culture normalizes Thoughts, prayers, tweets Asian Junket Haiku

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Calvinism, Civil Religion, grievance mongering, Poetry, Political Matters, Prayer, Pretexting, Secularism, Sundry flakes, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Virtue signaling | Tagged , , ,

Thursday, 10/19/17

Cet animal est tres mechant We don’t take religion seriously Evangelical generation gap Thoughtstoppers

Posted in Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, liberalism, Liturgy, Marriage (real), Moralistic therapeutic deism, Secularism, Sexualia, transgenderism

Sunday, 10/8/17

Rod Dreher returns from France, bearing gifts. Continue reading

Posted in Christendom, Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Gaying away the Pray, Journalism, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Secularism, Sexualia | Tagged

France & America

  France and America are countries linked at birth and have always seen in each other funhouse-mirror visions of the other, and they have used the other to try to understand themselves. Writers such as Alexis de Tocqueville in the … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Demographics, Economia, Education, Faith & Ideology, Family, Roman Catholicism, Secularism, statism | 2 Comments