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…

Random Reflections 8

Random Reflections 8

Most people are rational only up to the point when logic tells them to do something they don’t want to do or believe something they don’t want to believe. One secret to having a long-lasting marriage is not taking yourself too seriously. A lot of marketing is people who don’t…

Living with Lunacy

Living with Lunacy

“I long lived in this state of lunacy, which, in fact if not in words, is particularly characteristic of us very liberal and learned people.” (Leo Tolstoy, A Confession) Quite an admission from this towering figure of philosophy and literature. Unlike most of us, Tolstoy had a willingness to change…

Book Review: The Kingdom of God Is Within You, by Leo Tolstoy (Authorized Translation by Constance Garnett)

Book Review: The Kingdom of God Is Within You, by Leo Tolstoy (Authorized Translation by Constance Garnett)

Leo Tolstoy’s non-fiction book The Kingdom of God Is Within You is a forceful argument for non-violent resistance — and against organized religion, governments, and the entirety of pagan civilization under which we have lived for thousands of years. Throw Christianity and several dollops of libertarianism, anarchism, pacifism, and Distributism in a blender,…