Relativism: The Religion of Feelings

Relativism: The Religion of Feelings

One great benefit of COVID is how it has shed light on that which would prefer to remain in the shadows. It becomes ever more obvious the degree to which we are emphatically told one thing on Monday and emphatically told an entirely opposite thing on Tuesday. Fully revealed  is…

The Soviet States of America

“The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.” — Vladimir Lenin “The press is our chief ideological weapon.” — Nikita Krushchev “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”…

Book Review: A Calendar of Wisdom, Written and Selected from the World’s Sacred Texts by Leo Tolstoy, Peter Sekirin, Translator

Book Review: A Calendar of Wisdom, Written and Selected from the World’s Sacred Texts by Leo Tolstoy, Peter Sekirin, Translator

Tolstoy’s last major work was A Calendar of Wisdom, Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul. He wrote many of the sayings, and included or adapted those of many others. Often cited names include Marcus Aurelius, Cicero, Confucius,  Emerson, Goethe, Kant, Lao-Tzu, Blaise Pascal, Rousseau, John Ruskin, Seneca, Thoreau —along with…

Random Reflections 10

Random Reflections 10

There is one type of criticism that is constructive, when people criticize you to help you. There is another type of criticism, when people criticize you to help themselves. The things we hate in other people sometimes turn out to be things we hate in ourselves but do not see.…

Imprisoned by Cell Phones

Imprisoned by Cell Phones

It came to me in the middle of the night why we are, on the whole, so afraid, so desperately looking for someone to take care of us, so unable to make decisions, so welcoming of the Nanny State, so self-absorbed, so full of doubt, and so perpetually distressed. It’s…

Random Reflections 9

Random Reflections 9

The sight of a child praying wins more souls than 100 books of apologetics. All sins affect all people. There is no such thing as private sin. A good illustration is sexual sin. The idea that what people do in their bedroom is their own business has led us to…