Schtuff You Otta Read

Why I Believe in God by Dr. Cornelius Van Til.

Theological Introduction to the Mystagogy by Dr. Joseph Farrell

Certainty by Dr. John Frame

The Virtues, The Unity of a Human Life, and the Concept of a Tradition by Dr. Alisdair MacIntyre

The Myth of Diversity by Dr. Jared Taylor

From Theology to Philosophy in the Latin West by Dr. Phillip Sherrard

Aquinas, Simplicity and the Convertibility of Being and Beauty

Critical Ruminations

By: Jay

Being a big fan of Eco, I like Eco’s critique of being. Not generic being, but the convertibility of being in Aquinas. I like being, too. In his The Aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas, Eco proposes that beauty cannot be convertible with being and that this is a defunct concept that fell the way of archaic ideas once Ockham’s nominalism showed up; this led to the idea that there is no magic chain binding the transcendentals in an object. And thus philosophy went introspective. And so Eco is an agnostic gnostic now.  I’ve always wondered why it didn’t occur to Eco that maybe Thomism isn’t the end all, be all of Christian theo-philosophy.

But Eco is right that strange problems arise when we say beauty is convertible with being and the good. For Thomas, beauty adds nothing substantial to the notion of being, but only conceptually, and is coextensive with it.  And they are only conceptually distinct. This article traverses land, sea and air analyzing the current scene as regards theology-as-aesthetic and it’s neat-o in that regard, but what no one really seems to mention is that it appears this whole idea is connected to Thomas’ idea that God’s essence is “beauty,” “true” and “good,” and that these predicates are also one in God, and only conceptually distinct.  Thomas says:

“Hence it is manifest that God alone has every kind of perfection by His own essence; therefore He Himself alone is good essentially.” -S.T. Ia Q. 6, Art. 3

“I answer that, As good has the nature of what is desirable, so truth is related to knowledge. Now everything, in as far as it has being, so far is it knowable. Wherefore it is said in De Anima iii that “the soul is in some manner all things,” through the senses and the intellect. And therefore, as good is convertible with being, so is the true. But as good adds to being the notion of desirable, so the true adds relation to the intellect.” -S.T. Ia Q. 16. Art 3 Continue reading

The Freemasonic & Illuminist Conspirers Documented in Mainstream History

By: Jay

This one goes out to all those skeptics who, for some reason, always trust the “mainstream” historians. This fact is odd, since often times what is “mainstream” is actually a prepackaged ideology created and funded by a certain interest, like Rockefeller & CIA funding of various feminist projects in order to break up the family, for example. But I know, that never happened and I made that up, even though their authorized biography is open about it. As a college student who has taken several history classes, I was amazed to see how many class texts actually talk about the influence of both Freemasonry and the Order of the Illuminati, particularly in the French Revolution.

First of all, I am aware that these historians probably don’t think there is a secret cabal that has been steadily working over the past few centuries towards certain goals such as global government and a one world religion. That’s not the purpose of this article. My purpose is more basic, since most people have never even heard of the Illuminati or Masonic conspiracies. I simply want to show that mainstream historians—internationally known historians—openly talk about the existence of these cults and their operations in history. I want to first demonstrate that these are real historic entities, and then, in a follow-up article, speak of their present day activities.

Bristol University Historian William Doyle has written a lengthy, well-known work on the French Revolution titled The Oxford History of the French Revolution: Second Edition, which is a case in point. In case you don’t know, the French Revolution was itself a Freemasonic bloodbath. In an insightful section, he writes: Continue reading

Colleges and Universities Do Not Want the Best and Brightest

By: Jay

I recently graduated, and my rocky, extended college career has given me many insights into the nature of the system, or more properly what might be called the academic control grid. I’ve seen quite a bit in my ten years at four different colleges, though those stats might lead you to believe I’m a closet failure. Not so: I only seemed to be a failure, that I might avail myself of more time to analyze the system and expose it. Okay, not really. But I have learned some things about the control grid that is the education/university system.

Is it all bad? No, not the 10% that isn’t the norm. I personally learned a lot of good philosophy enjoying some engaging philosophy, literature, and history classes. But what really rubs me raw is (forgive me for sounding like a troubled teen) how fake the entire structure is. It reminds of an “Amos and Andy” episode I saw once as a kid, where the duo bought a house from a Hollywood set that appeared very large and quite exquisite, but was actually a huge, one-dimensional set piece. “Sho is a thin house,” said Andy after walking through the door. The University system is precisely that. In reality, it is a massive house built upon the four balsa wood pillars of statism, Darwinism, communistic/socialistic “equality” and pure relativism. Behind these is the “secret” pillar of Freemasonry and the Rockefeller-Banker controlled foundations and a subtly constructed plan (borrowed from the Prussians), and created for the purpose of dumbing down students into complete Pavlovian controlled responses.

The professors are far too often 1960’s leftover-lefties, with about as much concern for truth as the Fox News they profess to hate so much. Unfortunately, one does not go to the university to learn truth: one attends the local university to learn to work the system. That is, the total control grid that elite cartels have been putting in place for the last hundred years or so. The absurdities of academic life are quite manifest: under the guise of the freedom of inquiry, the system mysteriously forbids or mocks any questioning of Darwinism or Global Warming, for example. Believe me, I know from experience. Beyond this, espousal of any kind of absolutist ethic is also swiftly persecuted in inquisitorial fashion. It takes courage for a Christian to say he opposes abortion in a modern university, and will certainly suffer ridicule and sometimes even receive bad grades, simply for taking an un-popular, biblical position. This is not always the case, but can and does occur. Continue reading