Monthly Archives: June 2010

Christ Or Kung Fu: A Historical Contrast Of Growth

I’ve studied and taught Chinese (Sinic) civilization with enough rigor so as to provide some insight into how one can approach and therefore discern the enduring contribution of both Confucius and Lao Tse; both being the authorities on Confuciansim and … Continue reading

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A True Catholic Humanist: Gilbert Murray & The Imploding West

Gilbert Murray is not often thought of being Roman Catholic, I remain unsure of his personal affections regarding the sources of contemporary Catholicism; he remained throughout his life a very deep public man of Britain, throughly engaged in the issues … Continue reading

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Civilizational Growth Or Decline: Technique, Expansion, Finding The Criteria For Intelligibility Of Civilizations

It remains out of vogue in our age of political correctness to speak of either growth or decline of civilizations.  But I do believe that their are criteria to discover a field of intelligibility from which to study and determine … Continue reading

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The Logic Of Suicide Bombers: Motivation & Ideals

Whenever a superior civilization has encountered a weaker one, the superior civilizations culture, technology, ideals informing relations between women and men, money and a host of other tangibles from within the superior civilization cultural reserve will emanate outward threatening the … Continue reading

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The Perils of Specialization: How To Recognize Failed Management In An Age of Abundant Change

The rate, depth and pace of social change remains manageable for those who train their perception to find trends and exploit advantages of prescient knowledge developed in prudence.  This post will explore the general characteristic that fortifies an expectation of … Continue reading

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King Tut: Albany & A Dead Legislative Priesthood

King Tut’s arrival to New York City has brought unfavorable analogies to light regarding the status of those who seek power in a revolutionary age.  The priestly class of Amun-Ra usurped power over the throne in murdering King Tut, for … Continue reading

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How To Discern Gay Marriage

According to many State laws one has a right to marry; more properly understood as a dispensation given from the State for the purpose of fulfilling one’s humanity.  The language of such courts is very significant, for it reduces the … Continue reading

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Pre-Islamic Origins Of Islam

For decades culminating in the early 1990’s several European intellectuals who reside exclusively at the University of London, the Warburgh Institute and Cambridge University have written extensively on the pre-islamic origins of Islam.  Their texts are extremely well documented tracts … Continue reading

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How Ancient Greco-Romans Viewed Transcendence

Plato not only revered the arts but also feared them with equal regard for the tenacity to both pursue and persuade.  It remained for him alone to find and hold the defining view of transcendence until the arrival of the … Continue reading

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Why We Need A Magisterium

To resolve irreconcilable points of interest within various cultures requires an adherence to a Tradition that speaks to and conforms the inviolability of conscience.  This is the mandate, grounded in nature, embodied in liberty, for the need for authority. Many … Continue reading

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