Moderns are conditioned to think of improvement in solely evolutionary terms. That is, the theory that from single-celled organisms, steady advances have been made with various genetic accretions and atrophies along the way, such that eventually more complex forms began to exist through the various competing forces of nature. While I reject this as an … Continue reading On Progress and its Forms
I am no luddite; my profession is abstracted ideas and bureaucracy at the moment. However, something I have noticed, particularly after owning a house, is that "village life" or working with nature or physical properties makes man prudent in a unique way. This is because nature is a complex system of dichotomies; there is no … Continue reading On Prudence
Once, there was a King who was the recognized authority in all the land. He was beloved and respected by the people and the people honored God for the accomplishments of his reign. He had been anointed as King by the most famous prophet of his day. He was recognized culturally as God's own son … Continue reading On Legitimate Rule
If you've ever watched genuine conspiracy theorists at it, you've seen a slew of distortions designed to trap people into patterns of thinking that oversimplify nuances and give an unduly broad scope of explanation to a particular idea. The essence of this is, to me, a "mind virus." It appeals to something we desperately desire … Continue reading Mind Viruses
A liturgy can be broadly defined as a collection of actions or mental affirmations that are effected primarily toward the same end and become habitual. Everything we do is ordered or formed in a certain way with regard to our goals and beliefs.
In my various dealings with Protestants, I feel there's a theme that has emerged which is more or less the assumption underneath the surface of the various arguments and points of contention. The query "Where is that in scripture?" in its various contexts is always part of an assumption that we are all the center … Continue reading Thoughts on Authority and the Scriptures
I got into an interaction on Twitter which got me thinking (see the whole thread and the back and forth between me and "Nom DeGuerre"). https://twitter.com/isaacwmiller/status/1006603507087085568 https://twitter.com/DeGuerre_Nom/status/1006604845917327360 Intellectualism is usually at least partly hedonistic. It is, as much as cuisine or sex, an effort to achieve a sense of fulfillment and harmony with the world … Continue reading Intellectual Porn; Why I’m not an Ancap