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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5 Keys to a Better Life

Do you want a better life? Here is how you begin that journey right now. It is hard work but it is worth it. Never forget that. Things of great value are worth the effort. Your life is valuable, so your life is worth working at. Here is 5 steps to get you started having a better life now. But fair warning, this list is for people who actually want to be better, expecting to do more than merely reading for entertainment. Understand and apply these 5 points and you will be better prepared to have a better life…but be prepared to work. Continue reading

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Originally posted 2012-01-05 19:27:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Christmas and the First Games by G. K. Chesterton- Rituals

I have sometimes been haunted with a vague story about a wild and fantastic uncle, the enemy of parents and the cause of revolution in nurseries, who went about preaching a certain theory; I mean the theory that all the objects which children use at Christmas for what we call riotous or illegitimate purposes, were originally created for those purposes; and not for the humdrum household purposes which they now serve. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-22 20:04:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Advantages of having One Leg by G. K. Chesterton

A friend of mine who was visiting a poor woman in bereavement and casting about for some phrase of consolation that should not be either insolent or weak, said at last, “I think one can live through these great sorrows and even be the better. What wears one is the little worries.” “That’s quite right, mum,” answered the old woman with emphasis, “and I ought to know, seeing I’ve had ten of ‘em.” Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-21 19:28:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Introduction to the book of Job by G.K. Chesterton

The Book of Job is among the other Old Testament Books both a philosophical riddle and a historical riddle. It is the philosophical riddle that concerns us in such an introduction as this; so we may dismiss first the few words of general explanation or warning which should be said about the historical aspect. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-01-04 19:50:02. 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

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Telic Hypotheses and Human Ethics

Telic Hypotheses and Human Ethics

1.1  What Is Meant By Saying That Humans Have A Telos

1.2  Introduce Three Ways of Talking About Teleology Continue reading

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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

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Originally posted 2011-10-15 11:06:16. 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

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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

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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

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

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