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

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

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The Equality of Sexlessness by G. K. Chesterton

–From GK’s Weekly, July 26, 1930

In almost all the modern opinions of women it is curious to observe how many lies have to be assumed before a case can be made. A young lady flies from England to Australia; another wins an air race; a Duchess creates a speed record in reaching India; Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-25 07:27:53. 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 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

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Definite Causes of Persistence: According to Napoleon Hill

Like all states of mind, persistence is based upon definite causes, among them these:–

a. DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE. Knowing what one wants is the first and, perhaps, the most important step toward the development of persistence. A strong motive forces one to surmount many difficulties. Continue reading

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How to Develop Persistence: According to Napoleon Hill

There are four simple steps which lead to the habit of PERSISTENCE. They call for no great amount of intelligence, no particular amount of education, and but little time or effort. The necessary steps are:–

1. A DEFINITE PURPOSE BACKED BY BURNING DESIRE FOR ITS FULFILLMENT. Continue reading

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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

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Originally posted 2011-11-18 12:21:03. 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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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 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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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

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