Abomination of Desolation

N.B. A word of caution. I have never used vulgarity in my thousands of posts over the years, but have chosen to do so in this post as a means of describing the abomination of desolation at hand. Man's world as it stands today is constantly decaying beneath his feet. His insecurities are multiplied by …

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Right Authority

Why do we teach our children that forgiveness, sharing, gratitude, humility, grace, compassion, and decent boldness are essential to our humanity and the preservation of civilized society, but then accept less than that from our elected leaders? If we excuse our leaders by saying that world is a hard and messy place and that we …

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Grace and Rude Will

Within the infant rind of this small flower Poison hath residence, and medicine power; For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part; Being tasted, slays all senses with the heart. Two such opposed kings encamp them still In man as well as herbs—grace and rude will; And where the worser is predominant, Full …

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One Language

"And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech."--Genesis 11:1, KJV Language divides, but also connects. It divides us from one another, from linguistic community to community. For instance, one person who understands Greek typically understands another person who speaks Greek, but to the English speaker, Greek sounds like gibberish. Language also …

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Courage of the Quest

“Life” by Henry Van Dyke Let me but live my life from year to year,With forward face and unreluctant soul;Not hurrying to, nor turning from the goal;Not mourning for the things that disappearIn the dim past, nor holding back in fearFrom what the future veils; but with a wholeAnd happy heart, that pays its tollTo …

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Binary Opposition

Western civilization is largely predicated on the concept of binary opposition or "pairs of opposites." A binary opposition is a pair or related concepts that are opposite in meaning. These dualities are fundamental structures through which we interpret our experience. Here are a few that you might have encountered or experienced personally: West/EastNorth/SouthMale/FemaleWhite/BlackWhite collar/Blue collar …

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