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  • 21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own

    01/11/2019 7:07:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Becoming Minimalist ^ | 01/10/2019 | JOSHUA BECKER ∑
    Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter. We tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. Our toy rooms are messy, our drawers don’t close, and our closets are filled from top to bottom. The evidence of clutter is all around us.Today, increasing data is being collected about our homes, our shopping habits, and our spending. The research is confirming our observation: we own too much stuff. And it is robbing us of life.Here are 21 surprising statistics about our clutter that help us understand how big of a problem...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Minimalism: the present-day sickness of Catholicism

    01/19/2018 5:51:16 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 17, 2018 | Roberto de Mattei
    In Italy recently, two videos have been circulating online which give pause for thought. The first replicates the words of Don Fredo Olivero, Rector of the Church of San Rocco in Turin, uttered during Midnight Mass. ďDo you know why Iím not going to say the Creed? Because I donít believe it!Ē Amidst the laughter of the faithful, the priest continues: ďAs if anyone understands it Ė but as for myself after many years Iíve† realized that it was something I didnít understand and couldnít accept.† Letís sing something else that presents the essential things of the faith.Ē The priest...
  • The Birth & Death of Biblical Minimalism

    05/09/2011 7:18:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | BAR 37:03, May/Jun 2011 | Yosef Garfinkel
    Hardly had the minimalist argument been developed than it was profoundly undermined by an archaeological discovery. In 1993 and 1994, several fragments of an Aramaic stela were found at the long-running excavation of Tel Dan led by Avraham Biran of Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. The historical references in the inscription and the paleography of the writing make it clear that it dates to the ninth century B.C.E. Moreover, the text specifically mentions a king of Israel and a king of the "House of David" (Hebrew, bytdwd ), that is, a king of the dynasty of David. This discovery led...
  • "Modern Art" finally exposed to be the fraud that it is!

    06/16/2002 3:34:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 98 replies · 5,356+ views
    Art Renewal ^ | June 7, 2001 | Fred Ross, Chairman of the Art Renewal Center
    "...The art of painting, one of the greatest traditions in all of human history has been under a merciless and relentless assault for the last one hundred years. I'm referring to the accumulated knowledge of over 2500 hundred years, spanning from Ancient Greece to the early Renaissance and through to the extraordinary pinnacles of artistic achievement seen in the High Renaissance, 17th century Dutch, and the great 19th century Academies of Europe and America. These traditions, just when they were at their absolute zenith, at a peak of achievement, seemingly unbeatable and unstoppable, hit the twentieth century at full stride,...
  • "Modern Art" finally exposed to be the fraud that it is!

    06/16/2002 11:24:54 AM PDT · by vannrox · 69 replies · 4,701+ views
    Art Renewal ^ | June 7 2001(2?) | by Fred Ross
    ARC Chairman speaks at the Met Good Art / Bad Art - Pulling Back the Curtain, by Fred Ross June 7, 2001 -- Fred Ross, Chairman of the Art Renewal Center, addressed a crowd of over 700 portrait artists, gallery owners and members of the press today at America's premier institution of art, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, at the American Society of Portrait Artists (ASOPA) Conference. Mr Ross was interrupted at least 10 times to thunderous applause or peals of laughter as he blasted Modernism and its chief icons, Picasso, Mattisse and DeKooning, with some of the most...