Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

The New Chinese Imperialism and White Guilt; The Yellow Man’s Burden

Take up the White Man’s burden, Send forth the best ye breed Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need; To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

On Faith and Wealth

I guess one of the most irritating things which comes from discussions about the relationship between faith and wealth is what I would call Opiate-Privilege Dialectic. If we talk about … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Communism: A Science or Humanistic Discipline? Communistic Theory and the Cassandra Problem

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it. Karl Marx, “Theses on Ludwig Feuerbach” (1845), Thesis 11, Marx Engels Selected Works,(MESW), Volume I, p. … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Moral Relativism, Ethical Eating and Degrees of Consciousness

I was just thinking about the classic “moral relativism” example cited by Herodotus whereby he notes that the Callatians eat their dead while the Greeks do not. This seems to … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Trip to America; An Apology

…what should they know of England who only England know? Rudyard Kipling, “The English Flag” I cannot say that I knew what I was doing in deciding to go to … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Lie of the Light

I must awake to face the dawn, To stand the judgement of the light, And though my heart be still forlorn, the end is not in sight. I yearn the … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Trinitarian Reflections are not Particularly Fruitful

I have to say first that I do believe and subscribe to the letter of the Nicene Creed (filioque and all). Having said that, I would still argue that as … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 1 Comment