Tag: Soul

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Destroying a Man’s Life

 

What is the value of a man’s soul? What is the worth of a man’s reputation? Most of us would say that both are priceless: the first is a gift from G-d, the second created by the toil and sweat of the person who lives a productive and honorable life.

But the Left believes the destruction of a reputation and soul is inconsequential if they determine the cause is just.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Restore My Soul

 

Lord Peter Wimsey to the Vicar, Mr Tredgold in Dorothy Sayers’ Unnatural Death.

“S’posin’ one knows somebody who’s very, very ill and can’t last long anyhow. And they’re in awful pain and all that, and kept under morphia — practically dead to the world, you know…Well supposin’ somebody…was just to give ’em a little push off so to speak — hurry matters on…it doesn’t do the person any harm does it?”

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Life will sometimes tug on our sleeves and eventually knock us over the head to say when we’ve had too much of anything: too many demands, too much time with others, too much busyness. It’s a way for life to tell us that we are not taking care of ourselves, of our wellbeing or our […]

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My unlimited love to all the Ricochetti on this Valentine’s Day. Here’s a mix I originally compiled and performed for an event I produced at a local Fayetteville, Arkansas (it’s not the City of Love like Milwaukee (cf. Futurama) but it’ll do) bar on February 13th a few years ago called “DJ EJ’s Wheels of […]

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This is the best song on Synchronicity. It is not superior as music goes, although there is something pleasing about the chord structure–one does not hear it everyday in popular or rock music. Should any of my fellow Ricochetti know enough music theory to explain about the change of keys from Bm to D & […]

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Merry Christmas from sans snow Milwaukee, Wisconsin! In the spirit of giving and in the interest of living up to my Ricochet nom de plume, here’s a mix I just released on Tuesday, a nostalgic collection of funky children’s television music mostly from the 1970’s. If your house is filled with stir-crazy kids on Christmas […]

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Prompted by the great Casey, I re-read Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind. First read it years ago, but I’m older now, and reading it again brings very different reactions.

One argument is that the modern world has done away with the Soul and has replaced it with the Self. That’s a quick way of describing a conviction I’ve held for a long time. A soul is an individual connected to God and the rest of the universe, striving to find harmony with all of it. A self has no such connection; it’s just a command center (with little control) over a sea of conflicting and confusing interior psychic currents. Or, as Bloom suggests, a soul is on the roof pondering the mysteries of the heavens, but a self is in the basement snooping around in the dark for Freudian rats.

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