Category Archives: Thoughts

In Which we Examine a Sociological Question

A recent survey was performed by the Barna group on questions about American attitude toward homsexuality and the broader questions of LGBTQ ‘rights’ (I choose to place rights in inverted commas because I believe the word to be seriously over- … Continue reading

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The End of Gaming

I have grown up with computer games, as have many of my younger peers (though my family did not have any console systems till I was in college). The arrival of the arcade in the home raises quite a few … Continue reading

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Arranging Love

Recently I was speaking to a friend (who is happily engaged) and she mentioned that she sometimes wishes she was involved in an arranged marriage. Specifically, she longed for the ease of trusting someone else to guide her to a … Continue reading

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“Cut Off From Me You Can Do Nothing”

In today’s world it is quite easy to play Christian, in several meanings of the word. For some people, Christianity is no more than a game they play, a Sunday image that makes life easier. For others, it is a … Continue reading

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The Need of Theology

The later half of the nineteenth century saw an interesting – and lamentable – development in Catholic theology (unique from the interesting and lamentable movement that occurred in much Protestant theology). Various forces within the Church and without caused theology … Continue reading

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Fraternity and Sorority

There is a deep staple of conspiracy theories: the Secret Society. These groups of close-knit men (rarely are women included) have some common aim which is usually detrimental to society (and, in fiction, is certainly detrimental to the hero). Members … Continue reading

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De Musica

One of the most famous depictions of music qua music within literature is found in the Ainulindalë, the creation story that opens Tolkien’s Silmarillion. It owes obvious allegiance to the first chapter of Genesis but has two significant changes: first … Continue reading

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