by Terry Pratchett: When Death met the philosopher, the philosopher said, rather excitedly: “At this point, you realise, I’m both dead and not dead.” There was a sigh from Death. Oh dear, one of those, he thought. This is going to be about quantum again. He hated dealing with philosophers. They always tried to wriggle…Details
Fr. Barron comments:
+ This, perhaps more than anything else, made John Paul the Great intelligible to me, as well as disclosing the Assumption for what it is – an eerily prophetic response to the pathologies of our age. For John Paul, the understanding of what Christ had done for Mary was inextricably bound up with his understanding…Details
James Vincent McMorrow – Breaking Hearts
Lana del Rey – Off to the Races
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Atomship – Pencil Fight
Lecture of the week:
The. Same. Men.
The. Same. Economic. Illiteracy.
The. Same. Meaningless. Issues.
The. Same. Foreign. Policy.
The. Same. Welfare. Warfare. State.
It could be a weekly-recurring piece, but I will spare you the banter (surprised?) except for the post-debate mental recovery. As it turns out, the “debate” was heavily pre-edited. You can also be sure that some of the disagreement was manufactured, or rhetorical only. The men are 98.679% the same. And the lies keep coming from…Details
The right to own property is as essential a negative right as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the freedom of self-defense. As a negative right, it exists only in a universe where utilitarian legal positivism has not yet grown substantial roots. The U.S. left that universe long ago, but is due for a…Details
+ Those who fail to exhibit positive attitudes, no matter the external reality, are seen as maladjusted and in need of assistance. Their attitudes need correction. Once we adopt an upbeat vision of reality, positive things will happen. This belief encourages us to flee from reality when reality does not elicit positive feelings. These specialists…Details
I would resign. Here is why: