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  • Why Christians Should Read The Pagan Classics Reason 8: PHILOSOPHY

    05/18/2020 2:29:43 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Mar 2014 | Cheryl Lowe
    REASON #8: PHILOSOPHY PHILOSOPHY IS A DEEP SUBJECT THAT CAN BE QUITE INTIMIDATING. MODERN PHILOSOPHY IS SO ESOTERIC THAT FEW CAN UNDERSTAND OR RELATE TO IT, BUT CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY IS DIFFERENT. As with so many things, if you go back to the beginning and learn first principles, you can develop a deep and satisfying understanding of a subject that is baffling in its modern form. While philosophy may seem abstract and unrelated to the real world, quite the opposite is true. In fact, we are all philosophers; we all have a view of reality, a worldview, as we say today....
  • OMG! The Weaponization of Language

    02/16/2020 4:33:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | February 16, 2020 | Mark t. Mitchell
    It has been said that money is power. Some have suggested that knowledge is power. For Nietzsche, language was a central aspect of power. Frederich Nietzsche noted that the “lordly right of giving names extends so far that one should allow oneself to conceive the origin of language itself as an expression of power.” Philosophers have long recognized language as a crucial faculty that distinguishes man from other creatures. Aristotle wrote that human beings, unlike other animals, possess “rational speech,” which is, among other things, for distinguishing between the just and the unjust. That is to say, language is employed...
  • Stephen Hicks: Nietzsche Perfectly Forecasts the Postmodernist Left (video)

    09/21/2018 6:03:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Video LinkFor those of you unfamiliar with Stephen Hicks, he is a professor at Rockford College (Illinois). He is an authority on Post-Modernism and is often cited by Jordan Peterson when Peterson speaks of Post-Modernism and/or Nietzsche.This somewhat short video is interesting because, in it, Hicks describes a little bit about how socialism and socialist resentment of capitalism/free markets evolved into Post-Modernism that we see today. In other videos I have seen he also describes how Marxism has evolved into Post-Modernism.His basic point is that socialism (based on old socialist writings) exhibited a resentment toward capitalism whereas Post-Modernism literally seethes...
  • God's Answer to Nietzsche, the Philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard.

    12/23/2017 1:50:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    BigThink ^ | December 18, 2017 | Scotty Hendricks
    God's Answer to Nietzsche, the Philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard. December 18, 2017 by SCOTTY HENDRICKS Article Image Søren Kierkegaard, the man who invented the word "angst". Existentialism remains one of the more popular philosophies for the layperson to read about, consider, and study. The questions that it asks and the problems it confronts, ones of free will, anxiety, and the search for meaning; are ones we all face in our daily lives. While the solutions it offers may not work for everyone, existentialism can have a particularly large blind spot when it tries to provide answers for the religious. Think...
  • When Europe Loved Islam [European Elites using Islam usher in the Ubermensch]

    05/06/2016 3:21:42 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 5/5/2016 | Maya Hannun, Sophie Spaan
    From the outside, with its high minarets and bulbous Mughal-style dome, the Wilmersdorf mosque, located on Brienner Street in southwest Berlin, looks much the same as it did when it was built in the 1920s. But the institution, just like the city around it, has changed. Today, the mosque is a quiet place. It mainly serves as an information center: School children sometimes visit on field trips; it hosts interfaith brunches. A small community of Muslims regularly show up for Friday prayer. It’s all a far cry from the days when the Wilmersdorf mosque was the lively center of a...
  • Donald Trump: Superman or Salesman?

    01/17/2016 9:37:50 PM PST · by TBP · 88 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Jan 17, 2016 | Fitzpatrick
    Mr. Trump’s strength is strange. It is reminiscent not so much of the classic American strongman as it is of the conjectural German Superman. Could it be that Donald Trump is an incarnation of Nietzschean social philosophy? A man who has surpassed the common man? A fantasy icon of power, fame, riches, confidence, mass influence, and moral indifference? Is “The Donald” the Übermensch? Mr. Trump’s force-of-will, come-what-may, shoot-from-the-hip, couldn’t-care-less attitude is in keeping with the self-willed assertion of Nietzsche when it comes to the rejection of accepted moral and political norms. Breaking with custom was central to Nietzsche’s philosophy of...
  • Chief Rabbi: atheism has failed. Only religion can defeat the new barbarians

    07/02/2013 6:14:44 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 38 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 15 June 2013 | Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of U.K.
    Rabbis, priests, bishops in Britain I love the remark made by one Oxford don about another: ‘On the surface, he’s profound, but deep down, he’s superficial.’ That sentence has more than once come to mind when reading the new atheists. Future intellectual historians will look back with wonder at the strange phenomenon of seemingly intelligent secularists in the 21st century believing that if they could show that the first chapters of Genesis are not literally true, that the universe is more than 6,000 years old and there might be other explanations for rainbows than as a sign of God’s...
  • AP, NBC Ask: Time to Publicly Shame the Obese, Let Smokers Die?

    01/26/2013 6:18:04 PM PST · by Bratch · 46 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | January 26, 2013 | John Nolte
    Biases upfront: I'm a 46 year-old health nut obsessed with exercise and eating right. I don’t smoke or drink, and there are supermodels who worry less about their weight. However, I do admire those who don't live like that; who might not live as long as I do, but will probably enjoy their overall quality of life more than my somewhat Spartan one. Oh, and I also realize that this is America. And if people want to pursue happiness through a double cheeseburger and a pack of Newports, any joyless, left-wing bossy-pants who has a problem with that can go...
  • Episcopal "Bishop" V. Gene Robinson: Let the demon of chaos reign in the churches

    07/06/2012 7:44:27 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 10 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | July 6, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    It was St. Peter Damian, a Doctor of the Church, who explained that the vice of sodomy "surpasses the enormity of all others," because, "Without fail, it brings death to the body and destruction to the soul. It pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the mind, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, and gives entrance to the devil, the stimulator of lust: It leads to error, totally removes truth from the deluded mind . . . It opens up Hell and closes the gates of Paradise . . . It is this vice that...
  • The Divine Will and Human Freedom: A Thomistic Analysis

    05/06/2011 1:41:54 PM PDT · by stfassisi · 8 replies
    At the center of Nietzsche’s rejection of Christianity is the idea that Christianity involves an attack upon the human will. In The Antichrist he says the following: "The Christian conception of God…is one of the most corrupt conceptions of the divine ever attained on earth. It may even represent the low-water mark in the descending development of divine types.… God as the declaration of war against life, against nature, against the will to live! … God–the deification of nothingness, the will to nothingness pronounced holy!"1In this passage, and in much of his work, Nietzsche is reacting against a version of...
  • The Bizarre Case of Nietzsche: The Pro-Jewish Writer Who Inspired a Million Anti-Semites

    11/22/2010 11:45:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/22/2010 | Barry Rubin
    No serious thinker has done more harm to the Jewish people than Friedrich Nietzsche, whose writings were an important inspiration for Adolf Hitler and Nazism. Yet far from being an anti-Semite, Nietzsche was one of the most pro-Jewish German writers of his time. How can this paradox be explained, and does it have any lessons for the present day? Nietzsche was the son and grandson of Protestant ministers. He became an academic expert on ancient Greece, yet his poor health forced him to resign his professorship at a young age. He spent most of the rest of his life on...
  • What Nietzsche Can Teach America

    08/31/2010 2:03:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    IC ^ | August 31, 2010 | Deal W. Hudson
    I have often learned my most valuable lessons from my worst enemies. In graduate school I spent several years wrestling with the texts of the atheistic philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who taught me one unforgettable lesson: Those who lack the tragic sense of life are apt to invent realities to replace the one they cannot face.Nietzsche aimed his argument at Christianity, with its supposed invention of an otherworldly paradise. He was wrong on this score, however: The Christian faith affirms the inevitability of suffering. The cross is a perennial reminder of the tragic limitations that all human beings must not...
  • Are the Sins of the Fatherless the Root of Obama’s Tyranny?

    08/08/2010 9:14:52 PM PDT · by ImpeachHoBama · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, August 8, 2010 | Kelly O'Connell
    Does Obama’s anti-democratic ideology result from his dysfunctional childhood? An intriguing book, Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism, by Paul Vitz, argues this type background is a common precursor to the classic tyrant’s personality. This suggests Barack’s beef with America might result from his own deficient past. Does it matter the source of our politician’s mental makeup? Of course it does. After all, we expect leaders to make policy based on empirical knowledge, not just knee-jerk reaction to past trauma. For example, would Americans be pleased if the president outlawed taxis because his pooch was run over by...
  • Martin Gross, Obama is the master of Deceit

    12/10/2009 3:17:01 PM PST · by FromLori · 3 replies · 590+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12/10/09
    Martin Gross, Social Scientist and NY Times best-selling author, calls Obama, Congress, and mainstream media "masters of deceit" with no restraints and no conscience. "There is no responsible group in America taking care of the middle class." Gross reports what he was told when, on several occasions, he personally called the Bureau of Public Debt to question Obama's fuzzy accounting regarding the deficit. Video at site
  • Hostility to religion bodes ill for society

    06/06/2009 6:35:47 PM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies · 1,146+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | June 6, 2009 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    We're increasingly uncomfortable with religion these days. As a society, we tolerate pastors, priests, rabbis and other religious folks, so long as they confine their message to a vanilla "God is love" theme and bless babies, brides and caskets. But when religious leaders speak out on the issues of the day -- especially using morally tinged language -- the elite gatekeepers of public opinion in the media, government and academia warn shrilly that a new Dark Age is upon us. More and more, we see outright hostility to religion -- particularly to Christianity. Consider the wild popularity of a recent...
  • The Frankfurt School: Conspiracy to corrupt

    03/28/2009 3:21:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 2,226+ views ^ | Mar 17, 2009 | Timothy Matthews
    From Features The Frankfurt School: Conspiracy to corrupt By Timothy Matthews Hardcopy Issue Date: March 2009 Online Publication Date: Mar 17, 2009, 22:36 Western civilization at the present day is passing through a crisis which is essentially different from anything that has been previously experienced. Other societies in the past have changed their social institutions or their religious beliefs under the influence of external forces or the slow development of internal growth. But none, like our own, has ever consciously faced the prospect of a fundamental alteration of the beliefs and institutions on which the whole fabric of social...
  • Ex-Hitler youth compares Obama to Nazi rise

    11/02/2008 3:18:13 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 36 replies · 2,047+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 28 October 2008 | Hilmar von Campe
    Nietzsche is an atheist German philosopher who lived from 1844-1900 and together with others of the radical left of that time like Arthur Schopenhower created the intellectual atmosphere for Karl Marx and his Communist Manifesto. They called for changing society – but not to improve the life of people but to use them to gain power and keep it. He created the concept of "overman," the man stronger than others with the right to step over the weak, which attracted Hitler. The alternative to Marxism is not capitalism, as so many people believe. The only alternative is an answer to...
  • Decisive Benedict - the Pope the World Needs [Ecumenical]

    07/13/2008 2:38:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 88+ views
    News ^ | July 13, 2008 | John Heard
    AS one would expect of the leader of a billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI is a leading theologian, one of the major thinkers of our age.But he is also a sharpshooter - the kind of man who can explain complex ideas in simple ways, and then act decisively. People everywhere welcome his gifts. As a young Catholic studying in a modern university where relativism and other intellectual trends pushed against Christian truth, beauty and goodness- I often found Benedict to be speaking directly to those who wanted to push back. But even non-Catholics have something to learn from him. Benedict regularly describes,...
  • Friedrich Nietzsche's grave under threat from search for brown coal

    03/25/2008 11:46:19 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 612+ views
    The Times ^ | 3/26/2008 | Roger Boyes in Berlin
    Friedrich Nietzsche declared famously that “God is dead!” so it is probably safe to assume that he did not much care what happened to his skeleton. Which may be just as well as bulldozers prepare to turn over the philosopher's grave and his birthplace in search of brown coal. The village of Röcken, south of Leipzig, is plastered with posters bearing quotes from Nietzsche's masterpiece, Thus Spake Zarathustra, announcing “Be true to the soil!” in a desperate attempt to prevent an energy company from turning the region into a lunar landscape. Ralf Eichberg, head of the Nietzsche Society, said: “We...
  • Nietzsche Would Laugh: Morality without God

    01/03/2008 8:33:44 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 212 replies · 318+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 12/26/2007 | Chuck Colson
    One of the biggest obstacles facing what’s called the “New Atheism” is the issue of morality. Writers like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have to convince people that morals and values are possible in a society that does not believe in God. It’s important to understand what is not in doubt: whether an individual atheist or agnostic can be a “good” person. Of course they can, just as a professing Christian can do bad things. The issue is whether the secular worldview can provide a basis for a good society. Can it motivate and inspire people to be...