Category Archives: Christianity, Christian conversion, Post-Christianity, and Christian influence

Thoughts on “Democratic vanguardism” and the need to force things to happen – revealing a failing of the democratic condition

Here is a thought I had: There is something which I often jokingly call “Democratic vanguardism”.  Basically, this amounts to trying to force things to happen so that they will go according to the theory of Democracy.  In this way, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “modern cult”: the “progress cult” and “freedom cult” – some effects of Christianity and neoclassicism

I found this article I wrote in 2010 that is quite interesting (I had to work on it a bit to finish it up).  It involves ideas that I forgot about but some of which I have developed and written … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement: “God, I can’t stand the emptiness of this society” – an aspect of the emptiness of modern society

Recently, I made an interesting statement that got me to thinking about things.  I think it shows an aspect of a current situation.  It all began when I said: “God, I can’t stand the emptiness of this society” This was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how I reacted to current conditions in the same way as in Medieval times – on how the modern world is a continuation of the Medieval world, with remarks about some effects of the Christian conversion on Germanic society

Here’s a thought I had: When I went to the University I was appalled by it.  I condemned and criticized it while I was there.  The result is that I dropped out of the University. Now, after 30 years, I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how the 21st century is a reaction to the 20th century – the ongoing effects of the “dramatic century”, with remarks about “historical disruption”

In a recent conversation I said: “A distinguishing trait of the 21st century is that it is primarily a reaction to the 20th century” In many ways, the 21st century is an era which is trying to “come to terms” … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a remnant of feudal society: “legalism”

Here’s a thought I had: I have often said that we are still in a reaction to feudalism.  But, to be more precise, its not really feudalism we’re reacting to but an aspect of it:  legalism.  This is something that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the association between belief and pressure

Here’s a thought I had: I seem to feel that belief is pressure-based.  In fact, pressure creates belief.  This would mean that belief is not based on things like: What makes intellectual sense What ones heart says What society, tradition, … Continue reading

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