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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Can You Be Too Reasonable?

Some people talk like you can be too reasonable because your intellect can get in the way of your heart, or your faith. But is this true? I don’t think so. Rather, I think it is more reasonable to say that a person can be ignorant or unskilled in proper reasoning. But don’t take my word for it. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-15 11:06:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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A Piece of Chalk by G.K. Chesterton- Creation and Poetry

I remember one splendid morning, all blue and silver, in the summer holidays when I reluctantly tore myself away from the task of doing nothing in particular, and put on a hat of some sort and picked up a walking-stick, and put six very bright-colored chalks in my pocket. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-05 19:30:54. 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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On Gargoyles by G.K. Chesterton

ALONE at some distance from the wasting walls of a disused abbey I found half sunken in the grass the grey and goggle-eyed visage of one of those graven monsters that made the ornamental water-spouts in the cathedrals of the Middle Ages. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-11-16 14:15:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Belief, Truth and God: Belief and Truth are Different Things

Religious conversation is often complicated because we use terms without clear ideas behind them. Lack of clarity in the beginning leads to frustration soon after. Belief and truth are different things, and should not be confused. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-28 14:12:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Quick Guide to Greater Intelligence

Everybody should want to be more intelligent. But how does one go about this? First, you need to understand what intelligence roughly is. Second, you must find an efficient method to become more intelligent. Here is a quick guide to this end, being more intelligent.   Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-01-01 19:27:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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What is Prayer?

What is prayer?

Prayer is the purposeful reaching towards another person. This reaching may be intelligible and verbally articulated words, or may be less than verbal. You cannot pray to an impersonal object, but only to a person.

Why is prayer relevant to you? Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-11-22 07:27:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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On Mending and Ending Things by G. K. Chesterton

Originally Published in the Illustrated London News, December 23, 1905

A certain politician (whom I would not discuss here on any account) once said of a certain institution (which wild horses shall not induce me to name) that “It must be mended or ended.” Few people who use this useful phrase about reform notice the important thing about it. The important thing about it is that the two methods described here are not similar but opposite; Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-18 19:32:49. 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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The Virtue and Necessity of Prejudice and Inequality

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” Bertrand Russell

            Ideas control the world. They guide human decisions. They tell us what decisions are available and which ones are worth choosing; what is laudable and what is despicable. Ideas are the paradigms of our lives. Has there ever been a stirring in human history without the impulsion of ideas? Deception is the sale of one idea wrapped in the appearance of another. Successful deceits, the ones that make impressions on history, are invariably couched in the banners of light, goodness, and righteousness; in some form at least. Is anyone so confident that Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-13 07:26:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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