Saint Patrick’s Day

The feast of Saint Patrick, we celebrate the day of his sainthood, the ascendancy to heaven of a British man, who was of Roman heritage, and lived sometime in the fourth and fifth centuries of the Common Era. He is the patron saint of Ireland, but he was not Irish at all, he was a […]

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The Power of Words

Post-modern deconstructualism is a school of thought championed by the 20th century linguist and French philosopher Derrida, and it has had a corrosive influence on the integrity of our culture, not of Western culture alone, but on the entirety of human culture. Deconstructualism has undermined our ability to engage with the truth, at the highest […]

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The Nature of Reality and the Purpose of Existence

Jesus and the Tao   I am the way; I am the truth and the life, and no one comes to God save through me. ~ Jesus of Nazareth   This statement is attributed to Joshua bin Joseph, also known as Jesus of Nazareth, and it is one of the most often cited phrases in […]

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The Mirror of Truth

The unexamined life is not worth living. ~Socrates   To the extent that any person has a genuine desire to know themselves and the world they live in, each person has a duty to extrapolate from their own experience the truth concerning the nature of reality, the meaning of life, and the purpose of existence. […]

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The Illusion of Individual Reality

It is a popular belief in the Western World, in our academic centers, in our books on “self” that every individual dwells in their own unique “reality,” that each of us possesses our own distinct “truth,” justifying our adherence to individuated sets of absolutes. There is a school of thought associated with this world-view, in […]

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Presidents Day 2018

Monday, February 19th   Presidents Speak for Themselves A Reflection   Presidents are human beings.   They have all been men (so far), flawed men, everyone who has ever held or sought the office.   Some have had heroic attributes. All of them have had craven moments. There have only been forty-four of them, until […]

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The Fallacy of Illusion

There is a strain of thought, a strain of thought like a lethal bacteria, one that has permeated all the great philosophical and religious traditions since the advent of writing, and the composition of dogma; this pathogen suggests that everything we think of as real and true, that life and selfhood are merely illusions, that […]

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