Hypocrisy, Politics, and Belief

Josh Duggar, a member of the TV-famous Duggar family, confessed to fondling several girls, including members of his own family. There is little I have to say about the actual abuse itself. Suffice it to say that sexual abuse leaves a scar that … [Read more...]

The Poisoned Light

The Poisoned Light There stood a town, a pleasant place, atop a lofty hill, A place where man and child had their freedom and their fill, They labored long and hard, and in each field and on each tree The fruit of years of labor stood as far … [Read more...]

When Life Becomes a Weight

"Consider, Watson, that the material, the sensual, the worldly would all prolong their worthless lives. The spiritual would not avoid the call to something higher. It would be the survival of the least fit. What sort of cesspool may not our poor … [Read more...]

The Wake-Up Call

Editor's Note: This is the final story of a trilogy. For background on this story, please read Power Spike and Dark Rainbow, the first and second stories of this series, respectively. It was three in the morning, and Grant Mitchell was sleeping … [Read more...]

Discussing the Great Negation

Suicide - the great negation. In recent months, I have heard far more than I wish to about the topic, due to several high profile suicides. Worse, a good deal of what has been said has been nonsense. (In general, people should wait 24 hours … [Read more...]

Chesterton Fatigue

Chesterton, Lewis, and Tolkien constitute the holy trinity of 20th Catholic authors (yes, I know Lewis wasn't technically Catholic, but he was right m0st of the time, so we Papists will baptize him). They are more or less universally recognized … [Read more...]

The Dunning-Kruger Effect and the Spiritual Realm

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals tend to overestimate their capacity to perform specific tasks correctly. In plain English, incapable people tend to think they are much smarter or more competent than … [Read more...]

Phantom’s Lament

Phantom's Lament Men in their morning do not know the sieve. They spend their time, not knowing what they give. Pity the young, who have not learned to live. Men in their prime reckless for baubles strive. Strange objects, only useful … [Read more...]

On The Nature of Choice

"I call heaven and earth to witness this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Choose therefore life, that both thou and thy seed may live" - Deuteronomy 30:19 Many people who support abortion claim to be … [Read more...]

A Reluctant Believer

Many claim that they would believe in God, if only they could. The desire for belief, and the corresponding comfort the knowledge of God's presence provides, seems to be remarkably commonplace. But there are always contrarians, and I am usually … [Read more...]