Quote of the week.

Wrath of Gnon is quoting Scrunton. He is wiser than me. I'm quoting Dry Bones from Dalrock's blog. We in the west have been openly trained in rebellion, love of self, and advancing our personal passions over the good of our families, Churches & communities for some time. From Rousseau (at least) we have made … Continue reading Quote of the week.

Dig, dig, dig

The situation with a leader of one of the political parties vying for ministerial portfolios confessing to cheating continues to cause issues. Green co-leader Metiria Turei has spoken to a fraud investigator from the Ministry of Social Development, and said she will meet with them to discuss her case next week. The conversation came after … Continue reading Dig, dig, dig

Derp medical politics.

I have worked with colleagues who have mild mental illness: in medicine you can expect between a third to half of your colleagues to be borderline depressed or burned out at any one time. At least in the NHS, which is toxic enough that many take a pay cut to work in New Zealand. Note … Continue reading Derp medical politics.

The veil from madness Kipple.

Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that … Continue reading The veil from madness Kipple.

Funding models matter.

Most of the world has state funding in some method for mental health. Many would argue that it is unjust to compel a person to seek treatment and then charge for it. Historically, such coercion occurred in asylums and psychiatric hospitals, run by local authorities or the crown, and funded variably. After these places closed, … Continue reading Funding models matter.

Ratbag Science.

Anthony Daniels in the Quadrant writes of a card carrying psychiatrist, Ellery. Firm in his belief in psychoanalysis and socailism. Convinced he is correct. Reliably wrong. The kind of Ratbag Daniels hopes he is not. The dictatorship, then, not of the proletariat, but of psychiatrists. Personally, I would take my chances with the betting, drinking, … Continue reading Ratbag Science.

Against universal salvation. [Acts 23. Mark 4]

Barry was preaching on the parable of the tares yesterday. He had an analogy: that we will have to go through customs. It is a good parable, so I will expand. If you come to New Zealand, you will get through immigration fairly easily. Your passport is electronic, and the gates are automated. But then … Continue reading Against universal salvation. [Acts 23. Mark 4]

Elfwick whackamole.

The saga of Godfrey continues. So far, Jodie Elfwick has been banned, Godfrey is back as ElfwickGodfrey, and he is sitting on gab feeling somewhat sorry. The commentators among the Dread Ilk note that Gab is not his forte. He is much better playing offence and being a troll, deeply offended, shining light on the … Continue reading Elfwick whackamole.

Sunday Sonnet.

Five Whatever moisture nourishes the Rose, The Rose of the World in laughter's garden-bed Where Souls of men on faith secure are fed And spirits immortal keep their pleasure-close. Whatever moisture nourishes the Rose, The burning Rose of the world, for me the same To-day for mc the spring without a name Content or Grace … Continue reading Sunday Sonnet.

Leave the cathedral. Shun the narrative – I Sam 23.

This morning's first conversation and first web search was for street repairs and closures. We were considering if the roads blocked by the storm yesterday were open and if we can get to church. We shall leave early: the commentary today will be brief. What shall the elite do? How shall they live? The elite … Continue reading Leave the cathedral. Shun the narrative – I Sam 23.