Sailing to Byzantium"...O sages standing in God’s holy fire As in the gold mosaic of a wall, Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre, And be the singing-masters of my soul. Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity..." -W.B. Yeats
Monthly Archives: March 2015
This is a very interesting essay. There is a discussion going on right now between several atheists regarding how they should engage theists. As one might imagine, I agree with Mr. Chituc. Two quotes: “This is all to say that … Continue reading
A recipe for failure indeed… “‘The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church’ declared Tertullian. 1800 years later, it still is; and for Copts, it is also the seed of the Coptic identity.”’ Thirsty California… Context is everything… … Continue reading
Gray, the wise atheist… More on Gray: Waiting for Godot? And still more on Gray: The atheist’s worldviews (plural)… True: “That leads to the key point I want to make here. The biggest problem we face as a culture isn’t gay marriage or global … Continue reading
Anyone who could write something as ignorant and philosophically naive as this: “The right knows that facts and reason have a liberal bent”, needs to read this essay. “Facts” have neither a liberal or conservative bent (do I really need to point this … Continue reading
Not many like Nietzsche when his materialism, atheism, and naturalism seem to found our very American predicament…we only like the “Dionysian impulse” when it leads to progressive visions of the future…but it doesn’t always… “What I have learned is this: Having no … Continue reading
Creation as sacrament… McGinn on ideology… Sounds interesting… This is a good sign… Not all battles took place on the field… Who knew?