C.S. Lewis on materialistic thoughts; Consequences for Our Thought-Processes and Philosophies of Truth… ‘If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our present thoughts are… Read More Revisiting C.S. Lewis on the Dangers of Scientism
Tolkien Mourned the Decline of the Shire* …the real shire of his youth which he ever remembered and sought to salvage to the extent that he could; the simplicity and beauty of the land and villages which he grew up in, the countryside, the mountains and streams, the beauty of the day and the night… Read More Tolkien’s Battle for the Shire. And for Us All.
—First, Ross Douthat. What Euthanasia Has Done to Canada. And: Yuan Yi Zhu: “Since last year, Canadian law, in all its majesty, has allowed both the rich as well as the poor to kill themselves if they are too poor to continue living with dignity. In fact, the ever-generous Canadian state will even pay for… Read More Why is Canada euthanising the poor?
… or of Scientistic Transhumanism? Eva Vlaardingerbroek and millions of young people around the world are waking up to the threats of scientism, what Vlaardingerbroek rightly calls the poisoned chalice of history. We are living in New Time. Christians believe history is going somewhere. If man (m/w) is not allowed to flourish as the Image… Read More Man as Image of God?
Updated: Neuralink Corporation is a neurotechnology company that develops implantable brain–computer interfaces (BCIs). Co-founded by Elon Musk, Max Hodak and Paul Merolla, the company’s headquarters is in the Pioneer Building in San Francisco sharing offices with OpenAI. Neuralink was launched in 2016 and was first publicly reported in March 2017. —Wikipedia Telegraph UK. “His reasons to do this are two-fold. At one level, he sees an… Read More No Thanks, Elon.
Paul Kingsnorth (born 1972 in Worcester) is an English writer who lives in the west of Ireland. He is a former deputy-editor of The Ecologist and a co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project. He wrote about his spiritual journey and conversion to Christianity in a June 2021 essay in First Things. [wikipedia]. [His] debut novel, The Wake, won the… Read More Paul Kingsnorth on the Theological Roots of Transhumanist Projections
Updated. Opinion. Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzeziński, Peter Singer, Bill Gates… A new religion called “Science” with all of it’s philosophical and technological subtexts is emerging. “Communism is merely a stepping stone to global technocracy”. But why, to what ends? James Delingpole talks again to Patrick Wood (author of Technocracy Rising) about the Great Reset: Why is… Read More Power, “Science” and the “Great Reset”
“If Dante were alive today, the tortured souls in the ninth circle of hell would suffer an eternity of being on hold listening to a brain-scrambling tune interrupted every 20 seconds by a robotic she-devil intoning, “Your call is important to us. Please stay on the line and a customer service representative will be with you shortly.”… Read More Your Call is Important to Us
“In the summer and fall of 2021, Prof. Mattias Desmet appeared widely on the internet and in print as he discussed his theory of “mass formation,” or “mass formation psychosis” as it is sometimes called, especially in regard to the government reaction (and overreaction) to the Covid pandemic. Most interesting to Desmet was how many… Read More The Psychology of Totalitarianism.
An important discussion on our perilous technological time. Orthodox Christian Jonathan Pageau, Ph.D, writes, “This is my second conversation with Paul Kingsnorth. We talk about his brilliant substack, called The Abbey of Misrule, civilization and control, the power of the state and our technological systems, the matrix, politics, what it takes for communities to survive,… Read More Civilization and Control. Jonathan Pageau
by John Waters 4.29.22.First Things Magazine Elon Musk is typically the object of considerable masculine envy, and so, in the interests of avoiding accusations of green-eye, it would be nice to be able to declare him unequivocally as on the side of the angels. But, for all his legendary space-adventuring, this is by no means clear.… Read More Elon Musk And the Post Humanist Threat — First Things Magazine
“The Creepy Line” is an “eye-opening documentary, [it] reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle — hence powerful — manner in which they do it. The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt,… Read More What Some Internet Companies Have Done To Us
By Laura Dassow Walls | Jul 21, 2017Publishers Weekly Laura Dassow Walls’s definitive biography, Henry David Thoreau: A Life, is an amazing achievement, a merger of comprehensiveness in content with pleasure in reading, following Thoreau’s progress as a writer and also as a reader, as well as his social and political involvements and scientific pursuits.… Read More 7 Reasons Why Henry David Thoreau Still Matters Today
“Totalitarian?” It took me many years to really believe that we could ever get that bad here, but, just in case, I did vainly hop around the blogosphere scribbling, as I heard that this or that platform was worse or better (or promising to do better!) than the other. Even Julian Assange, after all, held… Read More The Appalling Spy Machines
“…What is happening in the world is that this view that scientific materialism, that men can by means of science solve all their problems and create for themselves a happy, fulfilled life by their own efforts, and that Christian religion by which our civilization was founded no longer has any real validity, this is the… Read More Malcolm Muggeridge: Has America Had It?
Crisis MagazineOCTOBER 29, 2021David Larson I try my best to temper my tech-skeptic instincts, but despite these efforts, I can’t help but consider all the worst possibilities of the coming “Metaverse.” In fact, the more I read about it, the more I think Christians should start preparing for it now, before we, along with our… Read More Christians, Beware the Metaverse
The coming of the “Son of Perdition, the Man of Sin” In 1954 the famous Thomist, Josef Pieper wrote: “Once, and as soon as, world dominion in the full sense has become possible, the Antichrist has become possible. To this corresponds the other coordinate fact that the Christian gospel must have reached the totality of… Read More Thomist Josef Pieper on the Pseudo-Order and World Dominion of the AntiChrist.