The Culture Shock They Never Mention

On September 7, 2021, I was working as a legal asistant and legislative aide for state legislator and in this capacity I recieved texts and a call from someone who was supposedly his client. He claimed to be a schizophrenic bipolar person in the Al Canon jail on a contraband phone. It soon devolved intoContinue reading “The Culture Shock They Never Mention”

Hedonism and Populism

One of the most curious social phenomenon is that so many decades after the sexual revolution, sex is still regarded as edgy. Same with alcohol. People talk about drinking heavily like it is some bold and radical act of subversion. The Volstead Act hasn’t been a thing for a while. Having never had an alcoholicContinue reading “Hedonism and Populism”

The Life of Brian Versus The World

The Life of Brian was famously hated by members of my religion for its superificial mocking of it. The offense taken by Christians to the movie seemed stupid and shallow. They were offended by The Life of Brian overwhelmingly, not because of its message or its effect on the audience but because of its ostensibleContinue reading “The Life of Brian Versus The World”

On Contemporary Religious Art

I write lots of religious art, mostly in the form of poetry. As anti-modernist as my sentiments have been expressed on this blog as, it would not surprise one to surmise that I hold contemporary religious art in very low regard. Recently, there was something called the “Martyrs” exhibition at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London.Continue reading “On Contemporary Religious Art”

Utopias of Cultural Pancide

In an earlier article, I wrote about Star Trek being a vision of cultural pancide. It is a world where late 20th century secular humanism, Western culture, and liberalism have vanquished all other cultures. It is Bertrand Russell dismissing religion so arrogantly. That from mandalas to Madonnas, that most fruitful of cultural pillars is devoidContinue reading “Utopias of Cultural Pancide”

Religion & The School of Resentment

It is often said that people should not be reduced to the worst thing they have ever done. With regards to religion, this is often done. From Rembrant to Avicenna, the secular left tends to ignore the cultural achievements of religion and emphasize and hyperbolize everything bad religion has ever done. It is a RorsachContinue reading “Religion & The School of Resentment”

Britney Spears’ New Atheism

As a religious polemicist, I felt I could contribute something here. Now, my views on Britney Spears, like most of Hollywood, aren’t terribly great since they bend to market pressures and sell whatever unhealthy intellectual junk food the public so desires. Britney’s reasons for conversion to atheism were a bit, philosophically, weak and betrayed anContinue reading “Britney Spears’ New Atheism”

Purveying Morality in the Public Sphere

How does the public sphere purvey a moral system? The government funds art and it could grant subsidies to artists with positive messages. The obvious, and stupid, Rawlsian retort would be “who chooses what is moral?” Traditional virtues of love, kindness, honesty, humility, grace, mercy, love, education, etc… are not controversial between the major religionsContinue reading “Purveying Morality in the Public Sphere”

God & The Hegelian Dialectic

Unlike most of the major enlightenment philosophers, Hegel was a deeply Christian man. His theory on the progression of society through ideas which is the dominant and I, believe, true description of social progress. The presence of God in history is a topic I would deign not cover as it ventures out of the realmContinue reading “God & The Hegelian Dialectic”

The Christianity After Liberalism

Many believed that Christianity (and religion) would die in the West but that is not happening. That said, the Christianity that is emerging is not the same Christianity that came into liberalism or even the most recent stages of liberalism. Neither version of Christianity had much to do with the message or tradition founded inContinue reading “The Christianity After Liberalism”