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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What is Rationality?

The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.” – GK Chesterton (Orthodoxy)

Rationality is a part of the healthy human condition, as the result of being an Image-bearer of God. So, as God designed the universe purposely and from principles, so also His creations that bear His image can reflect on the principled nature of the universe. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-11-28 13:35:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Logic and Lawn Tennis by G. K. Chesterton

When we say that we doubt the intellectual improvement produced by Protestantism and Rationalism and the modern world, there generally arises a very confused controversy, which is a sort of tangle of terminology. But, broadly speaking, the difference between us and our critics is this. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-17 12:48:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Building a Bible Study: A Bible Study Primer

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Bible studies are important. Good bible studies are incredibly beneficial. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-01-02 07:32:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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God and the Scientific Method

Sometimes we are certain that we are right about something very important, but when pressed about it, the logic and reasoning behind the conviction are dizzying to explain. But defense is important, because it is God’s faith in you, and our minds and hearts need unity to glorify God (Eph:13; Rom 12). The setup of this defense is simple,

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Originally posted 2012-01-06 21:19:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Right is What God Says and IS- Euthyphro Redirected

  • “Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.”
    - C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

An Old Debate

The Euthyphro dilemma is found in Plato’s dialogue Euthyphro, where Socrates asks Euthyphro: “Is the pious (τὸ ὅσιον) loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?” This seems to apply to righteousness in general though too.  Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-01-05 19:26:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Concerning a Strange City by G. K. Chesterton- Biblical, Poetical Language

Everyone has his own private and almost secret selection among the examples of the mysterious power of words, the power which a certain verbal combination has over the emotions and even the soul. It is commonplace that literature has a charm, not merely in the sense of the charm of a woman, but of the charms of a witch. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-31 07:26:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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On Turnpikes and Medievalism by G.K. Chesterton

Opening my newspaper the other day, I saw a short but emphatic leaderette entitled `A Relic of Medievalism’. It expressed a profound indignation upon the fact that somewhere or other, in some fairly remote corner of this country, there is a turnpike-gate, with a toll. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-27 07:26:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Doubts About Darwinism by G. K. Chesterton

Since objections have been raised against remarks of mine, here and elsewhere, on the subject of science and the system of evolution, I feel it may be fair to acknowledge them here by explaining my meaning more fully. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-29 19:46:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Imagination Comes Before Action

Some thirty years ago a young clergyman by the name of Gunsaulus announced in the newspapers of Chicago that he would preach a sermon the following Sunday morning entitled:

“WHAT I WOULD DO IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS!” Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-28 07:31:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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How to Be a Hypocrite For Life Pt I by Vere Ilith

Author: Vere Ilith

If you want to successfully become a hypocrite for life, here is part I of a hypocrite guide with some useful hints. It takes a lot of hard work and focus to become a hypocrite because lacking integrity doesn’t happen on accident, it requires persistent opposition to personal integrity.

Here are four introductory requirements to successfully become a durable and evolving hypocrite. How to begin?

1 Be Flexible-

Whenever possible, try to emphasize feelings over actual intent or probable consequences that stem from your decisions (which mature adults should anticipate). If you do something obviously contradictory with your convictions try to point out that you could not have known the consequences. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-15 19:26:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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