The Superstition of Reason

To paraphrase a Scottish poet, perhaps no other word, other than those of Liberty or Christ, have been subject to as much abuse as the word “Reason“. These days the word Reason has been defined to objectively exclude the very possibility of higher Intelligence, or higher Logos. At best, dialectical … Continue reading

Western Social Order

Cologero points out that quibbling over minor points of philosophy & actualizing states of being are not equivalent for the noble character. That is, philosophical debate is not for the gentleman, beyond a certain point. Surely the West (as such) was built upon such a a fundamental impulse, as the … Continue reading

The Twelfth and Final Labor

We have finally arrived at the last leg of the journey in the Dodekathalon. Hercules is given a final test, as he “cheated” on two of the earlier ones, and this one is meant, not to test his mettle, but to ruin and destroy him. There is a chance, if … Continue reading

Hercules’ Seventh Triumph

As I have argued, Hercules has decisively “come into his own”: he has achieved the unstated goal of the classical polis, which was to become an Aristotelian unequal. He is not yet equal to gods, but he no longer lives under mortal law, because he has suffered its stroke, and … Continue reading

On Job and Suffering

On Job and Suffering There never was, and never will be a place on earth free from sorrows. The only sorrow-less place possible is in the heart, when the Lord is present there. – St Nikon of Optima I. Introduction Job in the Bible is a powerful text. It can … Continue reading

Benedictines and Lectio Divina

1. Introduction : the Voice of God When we speak of the Bible, we speak of the Christ-Logos as the recapitulation of the Word of God as it fills the universe as a sign of God’s will, inscribed in the order of all things. It is therefore necessary to meditate … Continue reading

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