Love Transcends

Love Transcends

A year ago, give or take a couple months, my father left this vale. It was unexpected, the result of an accident that put him in the E/R, and a week later, rendered further treatment unnecessary. Not too much later, a friend of mine lost a daughter. In her case, every day and week of life, for nearly two decades, was a precious joy held close against a lifelong chronic illness.  That said, it too caught his family off guard when she suddenly took a turn for the worst. The term he used, describing flashes of memory and emotion…

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Stefan and Jordan Peterson

Stefan and Jordan Peterson

I’ve made no secret that I’m a huge fan of Stefan Molyneux and his philosophy podcasts / videocasts. The various “truth about” series have been thoroughly documented, especially the ones about Trump, and his interviews have been fantastic. An athiest, he has nevertheless, as Vox Day put it, given some of the best Christian sermons one can hear. This is a long conversation – and well worth every single minute. It delves into myth, mindset, self talk, the need for the ineffable and the subjective, and that’s just getting started.…

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Heresy

Heresy

The Didact takes a look at one of the heresies that nearly tore apart the church and western civilization. One that bears more than a few similarities to today. It came to a very sobering end: The Cathar Heresy ended with the massacre of thousands of followers of their pseudo-religion and the burning alive of over 200 Cathar prefects. It resulted in the establishment of the Inquisition, a deeply maligned and thoroughly misunderstood organisation that nonetheless has gone down in history as one of the most infamous and feared defenders of the Faith ever seen.…

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The Growing Realization of the Necessity of Christianity

The Growing Realization of the Necessity of Christianity

Vox Day takes a look at Tom Howard’s journey from religion, and back, adding this tidbit: And it occurs to me that one of the keys to the success of the Alt-West is going to be a) Christians realizing that Churchianity is not Christianity and driving it out of their institutions and places of worship combined with b) non-Christians realizing that Christianity is, far from being a societal negative, a societal necessity for any Western civilization. I had never thought of it as necessary before, but damn if it doesn’t make sense. First, one of the reasons why,…

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Evidence for the Existence of God

Evidence for the Existence of God

One of the things I admire about Stefan Molyneux is his ability to face things he doesn’t like. One of these areas has been his recent set of videos discussing religion in a positive light (something he incidentally shares with Scott Adams). In this one, he discusses what evidence exists to point toward the existence of the divine. To refer back at first to Scott Adams, I’m not one for the meat-robot theory. I fully acknowledge we are not rational, often are run by our subconscious, and at a very low level are affected hour to hour by…

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Stefan Molyneux and Scott Adams on Youtube

Stefan Molyneux and Scott Adams on Youtube

It’s been a long time on this rock, and I’m sure in five or ten years, I’ll think I’m even wiser. Or at least learned a few more lessons the hard way. Nevertheless, I was watching an interview with Scott Adams and Stefan Molyneux, and I was floored by the number of threads that came together for me that I’d been mulling a while. First – background – I’ve been through most of the political spectrum at one time or another, in search of truth. I’ve left most of it as well for the same…

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