Math > Engineering

Love this… Some of the earliest personifications of nature were the projections of God as a king and a lawmaker. In prehistoric, low-tech societies, the most important inventions, after language and the ego themselves, were the hunting tribe and then the Neolithic village. Laws were needed to maintain the social order and ancient theists and…


Contra Soldiering

“How can you kill people, when it is written in God’s commandment: ‘Thou shalt not kill’?” I have often inquired of different soldiers. And I always drove them to embarrassment and confusion by reminding them of what they did not want to think about. They knew they were bound by the law of God, “Thou…


The State Is Our Church

At Mass yesterday, our parish priest offered the following thought scenario: “If you were forced to choose between being an American and being a Catholic, which would you choose? . . . There may soon come a time that the two are incompatible.” He is not radical in any political sense of the word, just…