Tag: Creation

Quote of the Day: Crusades and Woke Folk

 

“The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your behavior ‘righteous indignation’ – this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.” – Aldous Huxley

This quote perfectly describes the appeal of Wokism. At its heart, it is the opportunity to bully and maltreat others “for the greater good.” It is also why the most egregious of the woke folk are all idlers, people with no constructive purpose in life. It is easier to destroy than to create. And if one is unable to create, jealousy of those who can is a frequent feature. Wokism is the cause that allows you destroy and be proud of it.

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I prefer order. And predictability. Safe spaces are nice too, but not the ones we hear about on college campuses. Those are for once open-minded youths that have now been turned into feeble cowards who, 1) don’t know who they are yet, 2) don’t know what they truly believe, and 3) don’t know how to […]

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How Creative Are You?

 

From a very young age, and well into my adult years, I didn’t think I was creative. I wasn’t into craftsy things. My efforts to sew my clothes did not go well, and my knitting products were a mixed bag. At one point I wrote poems on my parents’ Royal typewriter. I wrote one poem about a bull, and have no memory of what I wrote, but at the time I had apparently mixed up bulls and cows. My parents were amused and explained the difference. I felt embarrassed by my mistake, and for a while I stopped writing poems.

But writing seemed to call to me. I certainly loved to read the writing of others. Most of my writing efforts were pretty straightforward. I’ve always been a left-brained, linear thinker, so that’s how I wrote. My writing is workman quality.

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Two of my favorite pieces of literature are Mark Helprin’s novel, Winter’s Tale, and C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. Only recently have I discovered similarities in one of the “big themes” present in both. Both involve some sort of time travel, where characters move between times. Winter’s Tale protagonist, Peter Lake, is an Irish mechanic/burglar […]

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He stood there, if it could be called standing, and surveyed the horizon. Pristine. The sunlight warmed his face and every exposed surface – radiating layers of warmth to various degrees even beneath the superficial layers of the earth. Oxygen atoms danced through the air like children newly released to a playground, unconstrained, in absolutely […]

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One doesn’t normally expect to find one’s faith in God validated by a video game. But if you are one of the millions of gamers with access to the open beta of Tom Clancy’s The Division this weekend, you might consider how the game’s “Dark Zone” relates to the problem of evil.  Preview Open

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By the title I mean the beginning of the universe, as referred to in Genesis 1:1. Since the dawn of modernity (at least?), it’s been a popular notion that in ancient simpler times creation myths survived unchallenged, while it is only recently through the advancement of science that we have an alternative approach to understanding the origin […]

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Jim Baggott is an influential science writer. A scientist himself by training, he has turned toward a career in the commercial world as a successful author who popularizes complex scientific theories by making them, well, understandable.

His latest, Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation, is a concise history of how we got here, how life has evolved on this planet, and where life may be heading next. Baggott joins us here for an hour. We only wish that we’d had more time.

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PRESS RELEASE An International Symposium on the Creation of Adam and Eve and the Foundations of Holy Marriage ROME, ITALY. In anticipation of the re-opening of the Synod on the Family in October, an international symposium on the creation of Adam and Eve as the foundation of the Catholic doctrine on Holy Marriage will be […]

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First, what I mean by ‘the Existence Question’ is: “How is it that existence came to be?”  Or, perhaps, the more famous: “Why is there something instead of nothing?” As a Christian, I am confident that I understand the theist/deist answer to the E.Q. fairly thoroughly: a Being in some sense beyond Creation, greater than […]

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