Quick Guide to Being More Rational

Don’t be an irrational person…think! Develop habits of thinking well, and engaging the world with everything you have: mind and body, body and soul, ideas with action, thinking with gratitude… Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-24 12:39:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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On American Morals by G.K. Chesterton

 America is sometimes offered to us, even by Americans (who ought to know better), as a moral example. There are indeed very real American virtues; but this virtuous attitude is hardly one of them. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-25 19:29:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Hail Mary Prayer: Ancient and Controversial?

Mary was undoubtedly given a special role in human history, to be the mother of God incarnate. But in modern conversations about the importance of Mary, Mariolatry, which is the idolatry of Mary, is often raised.  Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-11-18 12:21:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Principal Anti–Theistic Theories from A.A. Hodge

13. What is Atheism?

Atheism, according to its etymology, signifies a denial of the being of God. It was applied by the ancient Greeks to Socrates and other philosophers, to indicate that they failed to conform to the popular religion. In the same sense it was applied to the early Christians. Since the usage of the term Theism has been definitely fixed in all modern languages, atheism necessarily stands for the denial of the existence of a personal Creator and Moral Governor. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-21 07:33:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Logic and Truth: According to Chesterton

Logic and truth, as a matter of fact, have very little to do with each other. Logic is concerned merely with the fidelity and accuracy with which a certain process is performed, a process which can be performed with any materials, with any assumption. You can be as logical about griffins and basilisks as about sheep and pigs. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-13 14:48:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Organized Planning and Temporary Defeats- NH

THE CRYSTALLIZATION OF DESIRE INTO ACTION

You have learned that everything man creates or acquires, begins in the form of DESIRE, that desire is taken on the first lap of its journey, from the abstract to the concrete, into the workshop of the IMAGINATION, where PLANS for its transition are created and organized.  Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-15 15:14:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Ethics is the Study of Righteousness

Ethics is the field of study about what is right or wrong to desire, will and enact, as humans. What is righteousness? This is the question.  Or in other words, ethics is the study of what outward and inward behavior corresponds to righteousness such that inward and outward behavior is righteous. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-16 07:36:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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How is Philosophy Related to Theology?- According to Hodge

Philosophy, in its wide sense, embraces all human knowledge acquired through the use of man’s natural faculties, and consists of that knowledge interpreted and systematized by the reason. Science is more specific, relating to some special department of knowledge thoroughly reduced to system. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-03 16:53:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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On Evil Euphemisms by G. K. Chesterton

Published in G. K. Chesterton: Stories, Essays, & Poems, (Everyman’s Library – 913), J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London, 1946 reprint of 1935 edition, p208-211. Originally appeared in Come to think of It, 1930.

Somebody has sent me a book on Companionate Marriage; so called because the people involved are not married and will very rapidly cease to be companions. I have no intention of discussing here that somewhat crude colonial project. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-15 12:19:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Child Psychology and Nonsense by G.K. Chesterton

In this age of child-psychology nobody pays any attention to the actual psychology of the child. All that seems to matter is the psychology of the psychologist and the particular theory or train of thought that he is maintaining against another psychologist. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-03 07:32:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Joke of Miracles: Silly Nonsense of Disbelieving Miracles

  Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature. –Saint Augustine
        The profound silliness involved in disbelieving in the possibility of miracles is very simple. To think that miracles are physically impossible because there is no empirical evidence to support their possibility is hilarious. Why? Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-13 16:58:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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