Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Elephant in the Room of the Blind

I will now cross the parable of blind men and an elephant with the metaphor of the elephant in the room. Hopefully this pachydermic patchwork helps clarify our thinking and our discussion of the present plight of the West. Think of … Continue reading

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The Pragmatic Case Against Pragmatism

You may have noticed that I started blogging from a pragmatic secular perspective, reached some conclusions and promptly converted to Christianity. My experience, though idiosyncratic, suggests a claim: On sufficient reflection, pragmatic moral analysis rejects itself. In principle, a pragmatic … Continue reading

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God’s Law Is For This World

I’ve noticed an odd inversion in Christian theology. Depending on the interpretation, actions may be rewarded and punished entirely in this world – not in the next. This is my take on the Orthodox conception of hell, at least. It … Continue reading

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Compassion and the Afterlife

The secular West has lost its belief in the afterlife while retaining much of its Christian compassion. This is an unhealthy combination. Belief in the afterlife fundamentally changes our understanding of death. Is the person just removed from this world … Continue reading

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On Law and Love

Christianity is a religion of both Law and Love. This is my intuition as a fresh convert so take it for what it is worth. Corrections and clarifications are welcome. God loves us and has given us His law to … Continue reading

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