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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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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Government and the Rights of Man G. K. Chesterton

Originally Published in the Illustrated London News, July 30, 1921

I could never see why a man who is not free to open his mouth to drink should be free to open it to talk. Talking does far more direct harm to other people. The village suffers less directly from the village drunkard than it might from the village tale bearer, or the village tub-thumper, or the village villain who seduces the village maiden. These and twenty other types of evil are done simply by talking; Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-22 07:30:51. 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

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Of Truth by Sir Francis Bacon

What is truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer. Certainly there be, that delight in giddiness, and count it a bondage to fix a belief; affecting free-will in thinking, as well as in acting. And though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain discoursing wits, which are of the same veins, though there be not so much blood in them, as was in those of the ancients. But it is not only the difficulty and labor, which men take in finding out of truth, nor again, that when it is found, it imposeth upon men’s thoughts, that doth bring lies in favor; but a natural though corrupt love, of the lie itself. Continue reading

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Reason and Religion- According to Hodge

1st. Reason is the primary revelation God has made to man, necessarily presupposed in every subsequent revelation of whatever kind. Continue reading

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Zen Habits: Virtue, Oneness and Efficiency

Author: Darius Styl

Zen habits are beneficial for everyone because everyone needs balance, peace and efficiency. Zen is simply a word that traces back to the idea of meditation, but is more commonly understood in vague terms of eastern balance, oneness and serenity. Zen habits are not strictly connected to eastern thinking though, if zen habits connect to the human condition, this pertains to all people. Christian doctrine has insight into what many call zen habits, as well as the Greek philosopher Aristotle. Continue reading

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Originally posted 2011-12-15 07:35:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Good People Aren’t Nice People

What is a good person? Many people shy away from answering questions like this in public. But such questions must be asked, and we must try and answer them. Though our answers may never be exhaustive, our answers can nevertheless be in the right direction. If we know what constitutes a good person, we can then infer what makes a better person. Good people are not nice people who simply treat you well, but live life well. Continue reading

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Understanding the Fear of Criticism: According to Napoleon Hill

Just how man originally came by this fear, no one can state definitely, but one thing is certain– he has it in a highly developed form. Some believe that this fear made its appearance about the time that politics became a”profession.” Others believe it can be traced to the age when women first began to concern themselves with “styles” in wearing apparel. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-18 17:09:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Social Reform versus Birth Control by G.K. Chesterton

The real history of the world is full of the queerest cases of notions that have turned clean head-over-heels and completely contradicted themselves. The last example is an extraordinary notion that what is called Birth Control is a social reform that goes along with other social reforms favoured by progressive people. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-28 19:36:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Ideal of a Leisure State G. K. Chesterton

 Originally Published in the The Illustrated London News, March 21, 1925

Among the strange and rather stiff antics of the rather antiquated art of party journalism is the duty laid upon the good party man of trying to disagree with his opponents when they have the impudence to agree with him. He not only has to insist that they are wrong; he has to deny their right to be right. Even when you have to admit that your antagonist is talking sense, even when you pride yourself on talking exactly the same sense, you have to deny that it is sensible of him to talk sense. Continue reading

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