In previous posts, I gave my general opinion on American politics – and on the left in particular. But I didn’t specifically address conservatism, so I would like to round out the conversation by doing that. To begin with, I’m not going to pretend that anyone would be wrong to associate me with conservatives; but … Continue reading The Right Reason
In my previous post, I spoke of politics in terms of liberal and conservative, rather than Democrat and Republican. That’s because my chief focus was on philosophy, not on party. But since left and right in our society are virtually synonymous with the two major parties, I may as well address the elephant in the … Continue reading No Good Reason
The terms “liberal” and “conservative” are obviously relative; what’s liberal in one century might be conservative in the next. But one thing remains essentially the same: conservatives fight change and liberals fight for it. How we judge the liberalism or conservatism of any time or place ultimately depends on what’s being changed. If it’s good, … Continue reading Conserving Liberalism
In The Last Battle, C. S. Lewis writes about a desperate king of Narnia who still believes in Aslan, the great lion and Christ figure of the story. When a group of dwarves asks him to reveal Aslan to them, he responds, “Do you think I keep him in my wallet, fools?” This illustrates two … Continue reading In the Beginning…
You may wonder what the title of this post means. Or you may look at the website and wonder those very words: “What’s the point?” After all, experts tell us that we should have a definite goal in mind when starting a blog. That’s probably good advice, but a lot of people seem to blog … Continue reading What’s the Point?
It’s a simple question I’m asking. It’s right there in the title of my post, and it’s the entire purpose of this site. But allow me to rephrase for clarification: do you care about the truth? I’m not just asking if you value honesty. I’m asking if you care about the truth itself. If everything … Continue reading You Want the Truth?