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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Articulate, passionate, knowledgeable, and logical speech and writing is the enemy of evil. Cultivate it; awaken it; be transfixed and transformed by it, for the hour is late and dire.
Only the truth can set you free; but then...you are free from sin, lies, and bullshit; you are free to explore the real, conquer knowledge, and change the world--from the inside out and forever. Live dangerously in, for, with the truth. Refuse the false comforts of vicious conformity, vain pleasure, and egotistical effusions of ephemeral effluvia.
Only the truth can set you free; but then...you are free from sin, lies, and bullshit; you are free to explore the real, conquer knowledge, and change the world--from the inside out and forever. Live dangerously in, for, with the truth. Refuse the false comforts of vicious conformity, vain pleasure, and egotistical effusions of ephemeral effluvia.

Monday, July 30, 2012

“People today are trying to hang on to the dignity of man, but they do not know how to, because they have lost the truth that man is made in the image of God.” ~ Francis Schaeffer, Escape From Reason

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Philosophy of Pascal

Only five people are signed up for Philosophy of Pascal this fall at Denver Seminary. I am teaching this and wrote one of the texts, On Pascal. We will emphasize Pascal's classic, Pensees. Join us!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Misology

Socrates states in the Phaedo, "but first there is a certain experience we must be careful to avoid...That we must not become misologues, as people become misanthropes. There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse. Misology and misanthropy arise in the same way. Misanthropy comes when a man without knowledge or skill has placed great trust in someone and believes him to be altogether truthful, sound and trustworthy; then, a short time afterwards he finds him to be wicked and unreliable, and then this happens in another case; when one has frequently had that experience, especially with those whom one believed to be one's closest friends, then, in the end, after many blows, one comes to hate all men and to believe that no one is sound in any way at all...This is a shameful state of affairs...and obviously due to an attempt to have human relations without any skill in human affairs." Phaedo, 89d–89e (tr. John Cooper)