“The idea that ‘being in love’ is the only reason for remaining married really leaves no room for marriage as a contract or promise at all. If love is the whole thing, then the promise can add nothing; and if it adds nothing, then it should not be made. The curious thing is that lovers…Details
If you have never read The Call of Cthulu, you should. Not only because it is a literary classic like many of his works, but to understand the subculture that grows internationally in Lovecraft’s wake. A reader asks a question whose answer hints depth beyond imagination, physics, and what we know and can know: What…Details
No doubt the fourth dimension, properly speaking, is not all something analogous to height, width, or depth, such as geometers understand these 3 dimensions. It is another thing much more complex, much more abstract, which would not be able to be defined in any manner in our present language. Let us suppose … that it…Details
“When we reflect, ruminate, reminisce, muse and imagine, generally we revert to the visual mode. But in order to perform the brain’s highest function, abstract thinking, we abandon the use of images and are able to carry on without resorting to them. It is with great precision that we call this type of thinking, “abstract.”…Details
The ideological framework of “national unity” is taken to the point that “this country,” “society,” or “our system of government” is set up as an object of gratitude for “the freedoms we enjoy.” Only the most unpatriotic notice that our liberties, far from being granted to us by a generous and benevolent government, were won…Details
A God who did not abolish suffering–worse, a God who abolished sin precisely by suffering–is a scandal to the modern mind.
– Peter Kreeft