Category Archives: Blind faith

Ideas that add up #228

He said: “If you want my advice, go with what’s closest to home. Faith is ethereal, the practice of faith is cultural. If you become a Zoroastrian or a follower of Cao Dai, a marvellous Vietnamese Christianity that believes Muhammad, … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #227

It’s so damn American. The settler class of white Europeans living away from the big mean city get conned by a loudmouth bullshittin’ big city con man who has never made an honest buck in his life. He plays into … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #181

Rama, who has opened [Enver Hoxha’s former nuclear bunker] to the public, believes that coming to terms with their past is a more complicated business for Albanians than merely listening to the unsavoury incidents of recent history. “It has been … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #178

Mankind’s duty to care for Creation, through which humans have evolved to reflect at least the faint image of their Creator, conflicts headlong with the current dominant idolatry of growthism and technological Gnosticism. The idea of duty to care for … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #166

As a modern person you can ask the question: what is any symptom a self-cure for? In other words, the problems are also the solutions to something. And one would therefore be trying to reconstruct from the symptom, in this … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #153

…Western Buddhism, this pop-cultural phenomenon preaching inner distance and indifference in the face of the frantic pace of market competition, is arguably the most efficient way, for us, to fully participate in capitalist dynamics while retaining the appearance of mental … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #140

Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are “mythologized history.”  In other words, they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef gathered a following and his life and … Continue reading

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