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This category is for posts that raise or discuss issues related to spiritual development or its study.

What is "the middle way", really?

The politics of the last 8 years has, to a large extent, reflected a kind of desperation combined with ideological hubris. The desperation is a natural product of improvident economic policies (resulting in the credit crunch of 2007/2008) and improvident diplomatic/military policies (resulting in destabilizing several areas of the world). The ideological hubris is largely a cultural artifact of desperate times and intellectual and moral drift.

Godly vs. Ungodly Communism

The early Christian community evidently practiced a form of communism. The book of Acts testifies to this.

Globalist religion

People don't generally realize it, but the New World Order is founded on a religion. On the surface it looks like a religion of secularism. It goes deeper than that, however, because of what is worshipped in this religion. That worship can be characterized on a symbolic level (at least) as trinitarian. The three divine persons in this religion have the names History, Gaia and Moloch. All three are worshipped (either directly or indirectly - there is such a thing as a practical atheism, even in someone who believes, after a fashion, in God) and sacrificial offerings are given to all three. There are distinct differences in what each of these "gods" require as sacrifice. Actual human history records what these sacrificial offerings are.

Pornography is a public health crisis, but it is a symptom of a larger malais.

Michael Cook, writing at MercatorNet, makes excellent points in "Is pornography a public health crisis?". Clearly we do not live in a "Theology of the Body" informed culture. This article touches on the impact of pornography on marriage, parenting and the desensitization of the normal aversion to violence and exploitation.

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