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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Pride and Poverty: An Observation from Chesterton

“EVERYTHING in our age has, when carefully examined, this fundamentally undemocratic quality. In religion and morals we should admit, in the abstract, that the sins of the educated classes were as great as, or perhaps greater than, the sins of the poor and ignorant. But in practice the great difference between the mediaeval ethics and ours is that ours concentrate attention on the sins which are the sins of the ignorant, and practically Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-27 19:28:15. 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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Faith and Reason Quotes

Here are some great quotes on faith and reason:

Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth – in a word, to know himself – so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves. ~ Pope John Paul II Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-07 10:17:42. 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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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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The Apostles Creed [Hodge’s Outlines in Theology]

What were the Creeds of the ancient Church which remain the common inheritance of all branches of the modern Church?

I. THE APOSTLE’S CREED, so called. This Creed gradually grew out of the comparison and assimilation of the Baptismal Creeds of the principal Churches in the West or Latin half of the ancient Church. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-01 14:57:09. 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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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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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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Habits for Auto-Suggestion: A Summary by Napoleon Hill

The fact that you are reading this […] is an indication that you earnestly seek knowledge. It is also an indication that you are a student of this subject. If you are only a student, there is a chance that you may learn much that you did not know, but you will learn only by assuming an attitude of humility.
 
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Originally posted 2011-12-12 10:47:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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