Monthly Archives: February 2018

Christianity Is The Schelling Point

Restoring true Christianity is both necessary and sufficient for restoring civilization. The task is neither easy nor simple but that’s what it takes. It is also our best chance of weathering the collapse if that’s too late to avoid. Christianity … Continue reading

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Phenomenology Versus Epistemology, With a Dash Of Ontology

As I hinted yesterday, spiritual shit got real recently. I had a daydream I didn’t like and had trouble stopping it. From the secular perspective, I had a harmless daydream and am being pathologically repressive. From the Christian perspective, I … Continue reading

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A Terminology Question – And a Warning

I finally figured out what I believe and it seems a bit unusual. Is there a term for this or did I come up with something novel? I believe that theological details are knowable and subject to investigation. I also believe … Continue reading

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The Filioque, Metaphor Edition

Now that we have a theory, let’s take another look at the filioque. Keep in mind that we’re investigating secular consequences of beliefs, not their proper interpretation. If a belief lends itself to a particular misunderstanding, then the spread of that … Continue reading

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The Lens Of The Mind’s Eye

Did you know there’s an entire literature exploring the cognitive role of metaphor? Seems like it may be quite central to human thought. That’s good for my theory: it kind of hinges on the assumption. I think religious beliefs act … Continue reading

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The Filioque, Reformation Edition

I keep coming back to the filioque. Might as well try and make sense of it. The Catholic position is that the Holy Spirit proceeds from both the Father and the Son, and that the procession from the Father is prior. … Continue reading

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