+ The truth is that the curtness of the Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion but of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted precisely because most things are permitted and only a few things are forbidden. An optimist…Details
(a totally unrelated point) Got this email the other day that makes me feel inadequate but like I should learn about the man more often: Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped. At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor. At 9, studied Latin, Greek…Details
+ If we have never sought, we seek Thee now;Thine eyes burn through the dark, our only stars;We must have sight of thorn-pricks on Thy brow,We must have Thee, O Jesus of the Scars. The heavens frighten us; they are too calm;In all the universe we have no place.Our wounds are hurting us; where is…Details
A column from LewRockwell this morning spoke to me of the true political labels that matter: Authoritarian versus Libertarian… The question isn’t whether you’re a liberal or conservative. Who can say what either of those labels means anymore? Like “Christian,” a liberal (or a conservative) can be anything he wants to be and still claim…Details
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.
Wish me luck on my first final today…