Sometimes I’m The Devil Sometimes It’s My Toaster

Statistics are not in our favour. Everyone who reads about the history of Hitler’s Germany during WW2, from the outside of Germany, comes away thinking, “How could people have been that way?” The assumption on our part is that “WE” would never have been like that. Indeed some were not. But enough became so to…

Prevenient Grace Is The First Dawn of Light Concerning His Will

Wonderful Prevenient Grace – Arminian Theology explains that it is the kind of Grace that goes before mankind, it does not follow after him. A friend shared a story of how things seem to fall in place after a huge move across the hemisphere, with no jobs secured before  they departed. Things keep falling into…

When Your Legacy Is Betrayed By A Sandal

I am reading though a philosophy series. Yes, I am only in the first volume of,  I think, eight or nine volumes. Working through from Greece to Roman philosophers has been tedious. However, I ran across this humorous story about Empedocles of Akragas. It seems he was very active in democratic politics and contributed to…

Rousseau Practiced Serial Child Abandonment

Little known fact. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the French philosopher actually abandoned five children to Orphanages. Isn’t it ironic that the philosopher who wrote one of the more influential books on the nature of the child and education (Emile, or also the title, On Education), would abandon his children in this way. We often have these talks…

If We Could Change Anything

An internet friend posted this today. I met Stephen W Hill in person one time in Toronto a number of years back. This was his morning insight and it made me laugh out loud. “Politics is the entertainment division of the military/industrial complex” Frank Zappa…. And if that is not cynical enough for you, “If…

Time Changes Nothing That is Beautiful

Wisdom is still wisdom. Time changes nothing that is truly Beautiful. A few gems from the Greek Philosopher Plutarch (First century Greek Philosopher and Priest of Apollo and Guardian of the Oracle of Delphi) from this mornings early hours. Think for a minute, consider how many generations such practical wisdom has been around. Plutarch is…