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Monday, February 26, 2018

Joy and the Whole Truth about Man

“It’s Time to Do Something!”

Regis Nicoll

In the wake of the recent Florida school shooting, a chorus of well-meaning folks is demanding, “Enough—it’s time to do something!” As usual that “something” includes tougher gun controls and universal background checks—technocratic “solutions” that are ineffective at best and detrimental at worst. In Fyodor Dostoevsky’s epic novel, The Idiot, a well-meaning prince is driven […]

Joy and the Whole Truth about Man

Clifford Staples

The reality of joy provides, I think, the most obvious refutation of the ideology of materialism—the attempt to reduce human beings and human lives to the body, to matter and its effects. For joy is proper not to the body, but to the spirit. It is the soul that is joyful or joyless, not the […]

The Affair Must Go On

Sean Fitzpatrick

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ∼ Groucho Marx The affair is not over yet. Though some affairs must end, others must go on. Yes, though civilization is uncivilized, though truth is relative, though ugly is beautiful, though God is […]

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