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Stephen M. Bauer
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J.D. Vance and Jordon Peterson
The reason J.D. Vance (author of Hillybilly Elegy) overcame his childhood obstacles and became a successful human being is due to following the very same values that Jordon Peterson advocates.  Granted, it was not J.D. doing this entirely on his own, but in...
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Concepts create idols.  Only wonder comprehends anything. - St. Gregory of Nyssa
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PTSD
When I was a child, the Morgans lived three doors down from us.  Mr. Morgan had white hair, a white beard, and was older than my grandfather.  The few times I saw him, he was either just sitting on his front porch or tending to the flowers in his front yard...
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"We are given mathematics, by which to know the universe, language, by which to know one another, and love, by which to know God."  - @akenoTenshi
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Why Study History - from Gordin S. Wood
To possess a historical sense does not mean simply to possess information about the past. It means to have a different consciousness, a historical consciousness, to have incorporated into our minds a mode of understanding that profoundly influences the way ...
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Reality: A Quote from Simone Weil
"One can never really give a proof of the reality of anything; reality is not something open to proof, it is something established. It is established just because proof is not enough. It is this characteristic of language, at once indispensable and inadequa...
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Pope Francis Quoting Thomas Merton
“I came into the world. Free by nature, in the image of God, I was nevertheless the prisoner of my own violence and my own selfishness, in the image of the world into which I was born. That world was the picture of Hell, full of men like myself, loving God,...
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The Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas
When I was in Catholic grammar school, one of the parish
priests, Fr. Joyce, would visit our classroom periodically and teach for an
hour.  He had no prepared lesson plans
that I knew of, but he loved philosophy and would sometimes teach us simplified
bits ...
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Cobbling Together a Few Thoughts on Meaning and Purpose in Life
I always struggled to understand what "they" meant by meaning and purpose in life, and I always lost the struggle.  It always sounded like, once we find our purpose, we find meaning.   But t he concepts always bewildered me.   How do we find our purpose?   ...
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