The Whigs are Prigs.

The Whigs consider that there is progress, and freedom, and that the people can be managed. That freedom can be controlled. The people nudged into better habits. But this does not work that well... as a movie script of all things notes. What is unsaid is that the Duchess was good friends with Marie Antionette, … Continue reading The Whigs are Prigs.

God can save you. Your inner guru cannot.

The great division in the church exists. It was predicted by Christ, but it is not the one that Mundabor thinks about in his nightmare that the Pope goes Protestant. The problem is that infidels are within the church, and are moving into heresy because they will not obey the words of the Lord. The … Continue reading God can save you. Your inner guru cannot.

Do not go full Kardashian

When the woman are corrupted and educating each other to be degenerate society is lost. And their souls are in peril. Ignore the rhetoric, and look a the behaviour. I expanded a /pol/ tweet so you can see what people are saying shamelessly -- we have slept with 60 people. we will sleep with a … Continue reading Do not go full Kardashian

Generations.

I was born in a generation that has done too much damage, mainly by those hippies who were the older brothers and sisters of some of my classmates. But we continued down a neo-liberal path, where we let the left run our moral and cultural life, church included. While we sorted out the finances[1]. I … Continue reading Generations.

How heritable is Schizophrenia?

I was reviewing multiple choice questions for an answer bank, and the answer to the rate of schizophrenia among monozygotic twins was given as 50%. I thought this is not that high. So I went had a look a the data. In 2003, Sullivan and Kendler performed a meta analysis. They found. Seven of the … Continue reading How heritable is Schizophrenia?

Eve wept.

One of the first consequences of the fall was the implosion of the first family, and not by divorce. The firstborn of Adam, Cain, killed his brother. There is a special form of pain when a parent buries his child: it is not the usual order. To make it worse, it was murder. Cain is … Continue reading Eve wept.

#Theyallknew.

My mother in law is with us, as she has been unwell. Like many of her generation, she gets her news from the media: from the newspaper, which she reads every day, and from the television news: she watches the state funded channel as she has all her life. Despite it being propaganda. Last night … Continue reading #Theyallknew.

A defense of Empire.

I like the imperial system. It kept the peace in Europe for about 100 years, from the end of the Napoleonic era to World War I -- the Franco-Prussian and Crimean wars were regional. A imperial system involves multiple states. it can be a frank empire or a hegemoney. The loss of the German Ottoman … Continue reading A defense of Empire.

Here be fishhooks.

When I re read this passage -- the first passage I read in Greek -- I thought "here be fishhooks" There is a lot of theology packed into eighteen verses, beginning with the aorist tense in the first verse, which implies that the beginning is continuous. For if we believe that the word of God … Continue reading Here be fishhooks.

The truth that is feared leads to baptism.

Today the passages in the lectionary focus on Baptism, and this has not been without controversy within church history. There are whole theologies based around baptism: and I think that is an error. We base our faith on Christ. Not on ourselves or our acts. Not on how we do the act. But on Christ. … Continue reading The truth that is feared leads to baptism.