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Secular Religion

“Left-wing and right-wing political ideologies have themselves become a secular religions, providing people with a community of like-minded brethren, a catechism of sacred beliefs, a well-populated demonology, and beatific confidence in the righteousness of their cause.” Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progressby…

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Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft. What?

Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft.  Gemeinschaft (communal society) and the Gesellschaft (associational society). In the Gemeinschaft, personal relationships are defined and regulated on the basis of traditional social rules. People have simple and direct face-to-face relations with each other that are determined by Wesenwille (natural will)—i.e., natural and spontaneously arising emotions and…

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Common Thoughts: Fair & Unfair (8 of 8)

(If you want to read the full version of this essay go HERE.) Conclusion We are in unrecoverable debt because we, the government with the blessing of the people, spend so much. Thank you, progressives, for changing our individual morality into social morality. (This, you could…

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Common Thoughts: Fair & Unfair (7 of 8)

(If you want to read the full version of this essay go HERE.) 7. Neither Colonial Americans, nor newly formed United States citizens begrudged governments collecting taxes. Their arguments centered around unfair taxes, excessively high taxes, and most of all they expected and demanded a say…

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Common Thoughts: Fair & Unfair (6 of 8)

(If you want to read the full version of this essay go HERE.) 6. I grew up in Clovis, California, now I live in the Los Angeles area, some 250 mile distance. I can, if I want to take a train to my family home. I…

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Common Thoughts: Fair & Unfair (5 of 8)

(If you want to read the full version of this essay go HERE.)  5. We have a sense of what fair is. It’s that every person, not from the goo but created by YHWH in his image, carries in them God’s image making each person valuable…

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Common Thoughts: Fair & Unfair (4 of 8)

(If you want to read the full version of this essay go HERE.) 4. When I was in Germany with the 10th Special Forces (Abn) I was taught to read, write, and speak French. It seems that a friend of my mother’s had a daughter in college…

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Common Thoughts: Fair & Unfair (3 of 8)

(If you want to read the full version of this essay go HERE.)  3. Part II – The Idea of Unfair While we may not have an unequivocal ontological definition of fair, nevertheless we have an idea of unfair. We know when an action is unfair….

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Common Thoughts: Fair & Unfair (2 of 8)

(If you want to read the full version of this essay go HERE.)  2. If we were all sitting around a camp fire in ancient Athens and the leader of us asked, “What is the goal of every man?”, our collective answer would be, “To be…

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Common Thoughts: Fair & Unfair (1 of 8)

(If you want to read the full version of this essay go HERE.) In a study I undertook in Shaping How We Thinkthat can be found HERE, under the title “Social Justice versus Justice” I wrote this: “Social justice is not an ancient term or concept but…

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