The Doctor Is In

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Man can be defined as an animal that makes dogmas. As he piles doctrine on doctrine and conclusion on conclusion in the formation of some tremendous scheme of philosophy and religion, he is, in the only legitimate sense . . . becoming more and more human. When he drops one doctrine after another in a refined scepticism, when he says that he has outgrown definitions, when he says that he disbelieves in finality, when, in his own imagination, he sits as God, holding to no form of creed and contemplating all, then he is by that very process sinking slowly backwards into the vagueness of the vagrant animals and the unconsciousness of grass. Trees have no dogmas. Turnips are singularly broad-minded.
--G.K. Chesterton--

Sunday Suggestions

February 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Still staying very busy — here’s a few interesting links accrued over the past few weeks:

  • Big Insurance strikes again: UnitedHealth gets fined.
  • Proof of God: Jen over at Et tu? has a powerful story about her journey from atheism to faith. Here’s one of her recent posts on the knowledge of God’s existence: On having proof.
  • Imperialism revisited: David Warren ruffles our preconceptions, yet again: The Tour of Years
  • And you thought you were buying tools, not getting tooled: Join the Community — Get Spyware
  • The new atheists have no clothes: And the person who pointed out their natty nakedness was none other than Nietzsche: Atheism and Violence
  • Toxic ideas: If you’re interested in global terrorism and security issues, there’s two sites to check on a regular basis: John Robb’s Global Guerrillas, and Schneier on Security. While our politicians blather on about “change” and “new ideas” in ostrich-like fashion, some very old ideas are in ascendancy, as the global community devolves into anarchic tribalism, empowered by technology and global communications. Robb talks about the rapidity of movement in toxic ideas and ideology in Pandora’s Box; here’s Schneier on security vs. privacy
  • The futility of pursuing happiness: What do you do when the Dodgers fail to call?
  • That’s all for now — have a great week, and God bless. Back soon with more about grace.

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