Are Christianity and Philosophy Mortal Enemies?

Just like science, philosophy has been violently seized by secularists and then promoted as being incompatible with Biblical Christianity – to the point where many believers have bought into the lie and condemned philosophy as a branch of secular humanism. However, historically Christian attitudes towards both fields weren’t always antagonistic. Furthermore, this contrarian attitude isn’t Biblical and would be foreign to Scriptural figures like the apostle Paul. Continue reading

History is Anything but Boring

It’s an amusing spectacle, every time I advise a pupil to read history books. The typical reply is: “But, history is boring”. My response is usually: “It’s not enjoyable because you’re not trying hard enough to extract the rich lessons it has to offer”. This answer elicits puzzled looks almost every time.

It isn’t until after a short explanation is given to my interlocutors, that they tend to agree with my assertion. After enough clarification, they promise to read some history books. (At least, this is what they’ve told me they’ll do. It could very well be that they desire to put an end to the conversation, thereby promising something they have no intention of keeping.) Continue reading

Why Wearing a Bow Tie is an Act of Rebellion

For me, sporting a bow tie to Sunday services has been a recent development. I find myself enjoying the traditional neckwear, which some consider to be ostentatious and indicative of the pomposity of its wearer.

I believe it imperative to explain to the reader why this misconception is based on faulty, socially inspired assumptions and why those that criticize it suffer from an ill they do not recognize in themselves – the profanation of the sacred. It is with some authority that yours truly writes on the subject, due to the fact that I suffered from the same delusion. Hopefully, my story will encourage a change in the thinking of readers who are bow tie averse (or despise any kind of formalwear) and induce in them an appreciation for overall decorum. Continue reading

How to Stop Wasting Your Time

Make no mistake – we are living in a generation that values that which is worthless and insignificant whilst despising what is truly important. Among the institutions and considerations that most devalue and waste is time.

Although time is something we all have a limited supply of and is irrecoverable when spent, most have been led to believe that they’ll have an endless supply of it and therefore misuse it. Alas, it isn’t until men have very little of it left that they become desperate to recuperate what they squandered. Continue reading

Popular Opinion can be Deadly

Nowadays it is commonly stated, implicitly and explicitly, that if a majority of persons hold onto a particular opinion, that that opinion ought to be the concrete rule for all of society. Then again, this is the same generation that teaches that every person is entitled to their own system of “right and wrong”, according to their “own truth”.

One has to envy the modern era’s penchant for ideological consistency in things that truly matter, such as moral issues. Continue reading

What Huckleberry Hound can Teach us about Patience

Although television programming in the modern age features copious amounts of immorality in order to normalize it, it wasn’t always this way.

I’m sure many of our readers have very fond recollections of their childhood, including having watched a particular selection of Hanna-Barbera productions during that season of their lives. These persons will confirm that those cartoons were funny, clever, innocent and many contained moral messages. Continue reading