The Sin of Sins

I will be the first to admit: pride is one of my worse sins, even though I have everyone to thank for my blessings but myself. But I have nothing on this guy: This Voris guy is about the most ham-handed commentator to walk the planet. He is worse for Catholicism than the Inquisition. I…

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The Weakness of Equality as a Social Motif

Murray Rothbard’s words here are as present and relevant as they were when they were written 41 years ago, and speak volumes on human nature, the future, and the compelling argument that egalitarianism will forever fail to provide workable legal doctrine: The struggle over egalitarianism is [not] over. Far from it. On the contrary, after…

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Be Wise.

Since I am kinda a dirty liberal these days with my anti-war rantings (sad that it is liberal, isn’t it?), let’s get pluralistic. Here are the 37 Bodhisattva practices from the Tripitaka. A question for the naysayers: can they translate to Christian virtue?: 1. Having gained this rare ship of freedom and fortune,Hear, think and…

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Why Democracy [& Therefore Western Civ] Failed

Via a book review by Steven Pinker: In experiments beginning in the late 1960s, the psychologist Walter Mischel tormented preschoolers with the agonizing choice of one marshmallow now or two marshmallows 15 minutes from now. When he followed up decades later, he found that the 4-year-olds who waited for two marshmallows turned into adults who…

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