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Beware of Liberals Touting Collectivism and Seeking Higher Taxes

January 24, 2013

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The following is an analysis by John Gray, professor emeritus at the London School of Economics: “One of the features that distinguished Bolshevism from Tsarism was the insistence of Lenin and his followers on the need for a complete overhaul of society. Old-fashioned despots may modernize in piecemeal fashion if doing so seems necessary to […]

An Example Of Reconciliation Of Plato With Christianity

January 19, 2013

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Boethius in the sixth century A.D. and Thomas Aquinas 500 years later, devoted their lives to the reconciliation of Platonic Philosophy with Christianity. One can see in this presentation reason why they both believed that Plato, at an earlier time, was teaching much of the same message that Christianity brought forth later.

Ingratitude

September 1, 2012

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The Roman Statesman and Philosopher Lucius Anneaus Seneca believed that ingratitude should be a crime dealt with and punished by the State. Although most all today would disagree that the former should be the case, most today would agree that we live in a time where ingratitude is certainly rampant. Seneca in his book on […]

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

April 12, 2012

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Professor Andrew Stark of the University of Toronto quotes the Greek thinker Epicurius in stating that “The relationship between a person and his death, is a strange one.  Whenever one is present, the other is nowhere to be seen. As long as a person is alive, his death has not yet happened. And of course […]

A Lesson From The Not So Distant Past

January 4, 2011

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This is Rudolf Havenstein. The name probably means nothing to most people. However, during the hyper-inflation in Germany that commenced after WWI.,  this man was the President of the German Central Banking System.  He held essentially the same position that Ben Bernanke holds in the U.S. today.   When Germany needed more money to fight WWI. […]

From Whence Cometh The Rage?

December 19, 2010

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The news this week, as every week,  is full of stories about people venting their rage against their fellow-man.  An individual walked into a school board meeting, drew graffiti  on the wall and then pulled a gun and shot at school board members from point-blank range. We hear of road rage with people taking shots […]

The Meaning of Faith in The Age of Scepticism

June 24, 2010

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While scanning the blogosphere and searching for something less depressing than the usual unenlightened nonsense I came across the  following: Atheist apologists seem always eager to assert that faith is belief without evidence, notwithstanding that no religion I’m aware of sees it that way (Christianity surely does not) and that dictionaries don’t define it that […]

Stops On The Way

March 5, 2010

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In 1961 I enlisted in the United States Army.  It seemed like the thing to do  because, at that time,  to say that my life was going nowhere would be a definite understatement.  I was 17 years old and  no one could tell me anything because I knew it all.  When I arrived at Fort […]

Justice Or Injustice?

February 13, 2010

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I recently finished reading “Justice” by Professor Michael J. Sandel. Professor Sandel teaches a class on the same subject at Harvard University. The content of this book is taken from the subject matter that he presents to his classes.  He basically wants the reader to examine questions of contemporary controversy and arrive at a way […]