Once upon a time I wrote a post about my admiration and respect for the work of Kris Straub and, in part, what seemed like a serious oversight in his epic comic Broodhollow. It was important that, if it came to his attention (which, in fact, it did!), that he not take it the wrong … Continue reading Return to Broodhollow
If you don't follow me on Twitter (and apparently most people don't), then you probably haven't seen what I've been saying about Der Trumpenführer. I will sum up: I don't like him.But that's not enough, and this is something that I think (in agreement with others more intelligent and informed than I) will matter a … Continue reading The Trump Post or, So, It’s Come to This, Has It?
Perhaps enough Republicans decided they were tired of being called fascists by the Democrats and figured they'd really nominate one. They have their internationally-minded socialists, so the GOP decided to go with a nationalist socialist. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.Either way, it's going to keep getting tougher for Christians. Broader society is … Continue reading Well, It Was a Good Run While It Lasted
I must begin by saying that I am a big fan of Kris Straub and the work he's done over the years. I was (am!) a fan of Checkerboard Nightmare. From some of his writings, Straub gives the impression that he finds his earlier work lacking in some regards. It makes sense; we all look … Continue reading The Problem With Broodhollow
And I still have no idea what to say about Deborah's Song.
Paine has a following still: with interesting archaism, the village atheist continues to pass out paper-backed copies of The Age of Reason. Radicalism having passed Paine by long ago, the twentieth century does not turn to him for political wisdom—merely for brilliant examples of what James Boulton accurately calls "the vulgar style" of political rhetoric.~Edmund … Continue reading The Vulgar Thomas Paine
Burke knew that men are not naturally good, but are beings of good and evil, kept in obedience to a moral law chiefly by the force of custom and habit, which the revolutionaries would discard as so much antiquated rubbish. He knew that all the advantages of society are the product of intricate human experience … Continue reading Burke and the French Revolution
That is, of course, a reference to John 13:35. Jesus goes on to say that it is the love we have for each other that indicates to the world that we are His disciples. Of course, I have no quarrel with that. But I have been thinking about another indicator that the Church of Christ … Continue reading By This Shall All Men Know
The problem with all the recent attempts by the libertarian-leaning folks in the conservative movement and the Republican party proper to get social conservatives to acquiesce in a softening of what is expected of national politicians is that they fail to understand that these are moral questions before they are political ones. Too often, these … Continue reading I Will Not Compromise With My Conscience
Everywhere in America, individuals and private voluntary associations jealously reserve to themselves the rights of choice and action in those spheres of activity which most nearly affect the private person. The state touches these private concerns only upon suffrance, or not at all. Religious belief and affiliation are matters wholly of private choice; economic activity, … Continue reading The Private Sphere in 1957