Showing posts from March, 2019

Talking with Atheists 101

Want to know how to debate an atheist? Start with JOY! “On Atheism, Political Correctness, SJWs, and Modernity.” Red Pill Religion with Max Kolbe and Joshua Brister. Listen  here .  Study tip: Have a pen handy! We mention a lot of books! For a complete list of my podcasts and videos, go here .

Meet the Father of Lies

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The 14 Words

This is not the post I had planned to write today, the first day I have had to blog properly since January, but tragedy intervened in Christchurch, so I will save my meditations on the meaning of race and gender as status markers in egalitarian democracy for another day. Today we are praying for the dead . Forty-nine people were killed in New Zealand as they gathered together for Friday prayers, forty-one at Masjid Al Noor Mosque, seven at Linwood Masjid Mosque, and one who died later in hospital. The dead include children. The shooter—may his time in purgatory be excruciating—has provided the internet with a “ manifesto ” on his “reasoning” for the attack, which has prompted the usual—one might almost say— scripted responses we have come to expect . Friends on Facebook—well, one friend in particular—have drawn attention to the manifesto’s use of the “14 words” typically cited as evidence that one is in the presence of Evil, a.k.a. “right wing extremism.” Except that the

Mama to Momma

While Mary is misunderstood by many, she is a bridge for many others. Rachel, inspired by her historical studies, was in the latter camp. And during our time together, we got to dive into her conversion story and the marvelously rich history of Marian devotion that would be largely lost if not for work being done by such as Rachel. Listen here !  For a complete list of my podcasts and videos, go here .

A Theory of Virtue

Before we can understand contemporary identity politics, we need to step back and develop a deeper and richer understanding of human motivation and behavior. We need, in other words, a better theory of the human soul.  — Francis Fukuyama If only there were a tradition of talking about the structure of the human soul... Click image to enlarge Source: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), Scivias , book III. Drawing by Rachel Fulton Brown, modeled on the Rupertsberg Codex  images. Reference: Rachel Fulton Brown, “ Hildegard of Bingen’s Theology of Revelation ,” in From Knowledge to Beatitude: St. Victor, Twelfth-Century Scholars and Beyond. Essays in Honor of Grover A. Zinn, Jr. , eds. E. Ann Matter and Lesley Smith (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013): 300-27.

My YouTube Channel

A little light went on in my head last night, and I realized I could make playlists of the videos in which I have appeared on YouTube! Here is my channel: Fencing Bear at Prayer . See Bear on Air for videos in which I have appeared as a guest. See Three Kraters Symposium (My episodes) for videos in which I appear with my fellow Deplorables and our guests. For a complete list of my appearances on YouTube, podcasts, and radio shows, go here .