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The Hero in Nature, and the Pagan Ideal of Good

In 1840 Thomas Carlyle gave a series of lectures in London about "Heroes and Hero-Worship". I'm trying to condense some of them into modern easy-to-read English, for they touch on several subjects important to America today, but as...

The Nature of Good pre-Civilization? The Civilized Older Days? Part II

(Picking up from Part I, a framing of the general question; Which came first, Good or Evil?): The kind of heavy-handed Evil we have been describing here can not be written off as accidents of Nature, freaks or anomalies,...

Which came first, the Good or the Bad in World Civilization? Part I

A debate might begin this way: Satan bragged to Jesus in the Wilderness that he was the master of all the world's Kingdoms, and he would give them to Jesus if he would only bow down and...

Satan’s Falling Out With God, News You Need

In the story I'm developing about Satan's battle against God I'm relying on JRR Tolkein's fictional rendering of their primordial relationship... in part because the Biblical account is sketchy, but also, in my view, "Ainulindale"...

Satan’s Chronicles; A Prelude

I've been working on a book for about six years, "Satan's History of the United States". I originally intended to model it after Schweikart and Allen's best seller Patriot's History of the United States, which is...

Darwin Agrees with God More Than You Know

In the 13th Century there was an interesting Franciscan friar named Ramon Llull (pronounced “yoohl”), who, like another philosopher 400 years later named Pascal, was also a noted mathematician. So Llull understood both the immutable...

First Principles About America: First Questions

Is America an accident? A freak of Nature?  Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design? I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy and...

American Apologetics

An Introduction "Apologetics" is generally defined as religious arguments originally used by early church fathers to defend what would eventually become Christian doctrine, to both non-believers who had no particular religious beliefs, an act of persuasion, and to...

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Natural Law, Afghanistan and Vietnam, Have We Learned Anything?

I had a new chapter in my How Things Work in Natural Law series already outlined when History suddenly repeated itself over the past...

Howard Roark’s Speech at his Trial from “The Fountainhead”, 1949, Ayn Rand

5 Min 36 sec, https://vimeo.com/356028898 “Thousands of years ago, the first man discovered how to make fire. He was probably burned at the stake he had...

If We Lose… (A Preaching)

This is a Preaching, not a Teaching. Takes about 5 minutes.  We haven’t lost…yet. But time is running out as to how long we may have...

Science versus God, Who Will Win?

Has anyone been able to explain "how" the ancient Egyptians built the Pyramids when most of the engineering skills they would have been required...

The Times They are A’Changin’, So, Do we Need to Change the Names?

…just to avoid confusion between “classical”, “modern” and “new-and-improved” Republicans and Conservatives. I watched Peter, Paul & Mary sing this live in 1964 on the...