A ‘Final Theory’ of God – An Overview: Part II

ImagebookA ‘Final Theory’ of God demonstrates that philosophy, science and religion are all saying the same thing, only in different ‘tongues’. But it also shows that they are all seeking the same thing – a supreme law, and a supreme lawmaker.

Science finds a supreme law in [...]

A ‘Final Theory’ of God – An Overview: Part I

ImagebookBy the time I had published my second book in 2007, I had already become weary of the relentless attacks on the notion of God from certain scientists, and an ‘intellectual’ clique of atheists and humanists like Richard Dawkins, AC Grayling, and the late Christopher Hitchens.

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Reza Aslan's Marxist (or Materialist) Account of Islam

rzaslnReza Aslan effectively provides us with a perfect Marxist (or at least materialist) analysis of Islam (if not of other religions). Or at least Aslan does so when he’s rationalising or explaining the systematic and large-scale violence done by Muslims almost every single day in at least [...]

On Hobbes and the Leviathan who devours men

ObmHbslvthnIt is not wisdom but authority that makes law.

During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.

~ Hobbes

 

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The Magical Land of Progressitopia

dtrt2There once was a land, a magical land, with a chicken in every pot. And in this land, which was called Progressitopia, there were two peoples. There were those who saw the world as it was, and there were those who saw the world as they oh-so-very-much [...]

Ask Not About Republicans

dmcrtslftA dubious editorial pastime these days involves political progressives offering their suggestions about rescuing the Republican Party from extinction. Of course, one might be suspicious about a political opponent offering constructive advice in the first place, but even if it is sincere, it would just be suggestions [...]

Duly Noted - The Enemy? He is Us.

Duly NotedSly totalitarian challengers exploit our liberties that they abhor.

It is a natural inclination to endeavor to assess threats, whether immediate or only discernible to those with a vision. Such calculations are made in terms of the foe’s inclinations, and physical means. These estimates like to [...]

Libertarians Can't Leave Their Love of Toll Roads

toll roadsIt is bewildering that so many on the right, particularly normally fiscally prudent libertarians, continue to advocate for toll roads. In fact, some are even criticizing conservatives who oppose them. Terri Hall, founder of the group TURF (Texans United for Reform and Freedom), found herself under [...]

To Revive a Phoenix

American PhoenixAs mankind continues to relentlessly explore those uncharted regions of his Labyrinth of Horrors, have we any inkling of what we have bartered for his final tumultuous Main Event? We, who have grown anesthetized to the anthropomorphic-spawned tremors of the world, would marvel at the vertigo [...]

On Machiavelli and the Ends Justify the Means to Liberal Fascism

mchvlIt is better to be feared than to be loved.

I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.

~ Machiavelli

Biography

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian Renaissance writer, humanist, diplomat, philosopher, historian, and politician, centered in Florence. [...]

The Last Election - Book Review

Last Election About 30 years ago I encountered a book by one Joel Garreau entitled The Nine Nations of North America. Just recently I received my review copy of The Last Election by James Glenn Reynolds. Surprisingly, when I saw the cover the first thing that struck [...]

Free Scotland!

Scotland votes on independence from the United Kingdom tomorrow. I’ll be rooting very hard for a yes vote.

The primary reason I strongly support Scottish independence is because it will serve as a beautiful illustration of how civilized unions respond when a geographic territory votes to secede. During all the debate leading up to the [...]

Misunderstanding the Military

General Patton was famously quoted back during World War II that it wasn’t the job of the soldier to die for his country; his job was to make the other SOB die for his. Patton was correct, as is Rush Limbaugh when he says that the job of the military is to kill people and [...]

On Aquinas First Principles: Ethics, Natural Law and Truth

ntrlwNatural law is nothing else but a participation of the eternal law in a rational creature.

~ Aquinas

. . . [T]he Law of Nature and of Nature’s God.

~ Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence (1776)

Biography

Aquinas, Saint Thomas(ca. 1225 – [...]

Duly Noted - The Failure of Liberalism?

Duly Noted

Foreign policy as an act of atonement.

 

Some of us live through the accident of birth and/or our ancestors’ sacrifices, in a functioning democracy. Such a system allows citizens to make choices regarding the persons who are entrusted to execute their will. Through that [...]

Bazookas vs. Fly Swatters: Why Doesn’t the Right Fight?

Take No Prisoners“Progressives are not in politics to tinker with the existing system although they understand that tinkering and fixing problems along with way will gain them votes. They are in politics to transform the way Americans live…The very grandeur of their ambition turns progressives into zealots.” [...]

The World Is Too Complicated to Be a Single Cop’s Beat

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The Association Game: Is this Ukrainian more like Putin or Poroshenko?

Republican water-carriers can smear the Pauls as isolationists all they want: the notion of the US as “world cop” is still neither constitutional nor moral nor practical.

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TODAY'S RECOMMENDED READING

HERE’S TWO READING ‘GOLDEN OLDIES” WORTH PURCHASING FOR YOURSELF, LEFTIST FRIENDS, AND (PARTICULARLY) FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS:

“Nixon in Winter: His Final Revelations about Diplomacy, Watergate, and Life out of the Arena by Monica Crowley” …

[And a reminder, that to open any of the following blue Web links, please cut-and-paste the relevant one into your [...]

Architects of Decline: Review of Dinesh D'Souza's New Book

Dinesh DSouza - America Imagine the World Without HerNew York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza has written a chilling book, which is also a major motion picture, revealing how the left is deliberately diminishing America’s status as a superpower by undermining it from within. As America is [...]

On Plotinus and Immortality

plotinusNow I shall endeavor to make that which is divine in me rise up to that which is divine in the universe.

~Plotinus (last words)

I become a Christian on this date 38 years ago, August 8, 1976.

~Ellis Washington

Biography

Plotinus (c. [...]

Libertarian Folly: Why Everybody is a Social-issues Voter

lbrtnsclisusThere is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. “Social issues are not the business of government!” says thoroughly modern millennial. It’s a seductive cry, one repeated this past Tuesday in an [...]

On Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler: When Science Wasn’t Politics

ptlmcAstronomy and religion have quite separate tasks, one teaching how the heavens go, the other how to go to heaven.

~Cardinal Barberini to Galileo

Prologue:

Science and scientists weren’t always like they are today—tools of the Leviathan socialist and progressive governments from whom most [...]

Duly Noted - We Hide Behind Ethics-For-Show

Duly Noted

“Higher Values” exploited to Justify Convenient Inaction.

 

While growing-up in the happy realm of the Soviet Union’s “outer empire”, one was harangued with the assertion that “western decadence” guarantees “final victory”. That trait was attributed to capitalism, which was condemned to death by its [...]

On Tacitus and the Tyranny of Monarchy

tctsThe more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.

~Tacitus

Prologue: Biography

Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. AD [...]

Five Things Washington Could Learn from Derek Jeter

drkjtrAt the risk of sounding overly sentimental, watching the Yankees captain step up to the plate at his last All-Star Game this week brought tears to my eyes and made the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. If you are a [...]






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