Donoso Cortes On Christian Civilization Versus Revolutionary Civilization

Excerpt from a letter to The Count de Montalembert from Donoso Cortes. May, 1849 l believe that Catholic civilization contains good unmixed with evil and that philosophic civilization contains evil unmixed with any good. Catholic civilization teaches that the nature of man is wounded and fallen, fallen and wounded in a radical manner in its essence … Continue reading Donoso Cortes On Christian Civilization Versus Revolutionary Civilization

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The Prehistoric Artists – Chesterton on Cavemen

I was browsing the internet today and I came across some images of cave paintings in France that varied in age between 17000 and 77000 years in age and I was moved by the graceful style of the paintings and it brought back to mind a passage of Chesterton from my favorite book "The Everlasting … Continue reading The Prehistoric Artists – Chesterton on Cavemen

Final Speech Of The Last Roman Emperor Constantine XI

Constantine Palaologus XI speaks before his officers and allies before the final siege of Constantinople by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed Bey When Constantinople's walls were finally breached, Constantine XI knew there would be no quarter, but he would not flee with the Genoese generals. He died fighting in the streets of Constantinople. "Most noble leader, … Continue reading Final Speech Of The Last Roman Emperor Constantine XI

The Crumbling Theodosian

Every day Another brick falls. Every day The vines creep closer. The statues are ground to dust. The words are fading. The blood is covered with earth and forgotten. The happy heart decays Until only beasts once more remain

Injustice

Justice is the lifeblood of society. It runs and fights And bleeds through my veins. Justice is the highest calling of good men. A man who cares not for justice is not a man but a beast. I am also for truth. I distrust the justice of this world I'm skeptical of anything people tell … Continue reading Injustice

Life’s Ordinary Glories

You are who you are. This life is your life. If you can't find happiness where you are You won't find happiness elsewhere. Joy is a state of being - It's a revelation - It's a taking off of the veil - An opening of your eyes for the millionth time. The taste of honeysuckle … Continue reading Life’s Ordinary Glories

A Traveler of the Stars

As long as I'm in pursuit of You, I can never be lonely, my Love, For I carry You everywhere And You infect every crack and crevice Of my broken being. I am Your Kintsugi bowl And it's Your gold That has put me back together again. I shall never break As long as I'm … Continue reading A Traveler of the Stars

Monday Night Beneath The Towers

It's a Monday night beneath the towers, And for no particular reason, I've decided to get drunk. Maybe it's the city Maybe it's that sucking sound Coming from my innermost being. Daoist tears from a thousand years, Collected in the taste of a beer. I drink to Li Bai, I drink to lovers from another … Continue reading Monday Night Beneath The Towers

How Necessary Is It To Have Opinions

Yes! No! How necessary it is to have opinions! I think the spotted trout lilies are satisfied, standing a few inches above the earth. I think serenity is not something you just find in the world, like a plum tree, holding up its white petals. The violets, along the river, are opening their blue faces, … Continue reading How Necessary Is It To Have Opinions

May I Learn To Love You Like This

Too late I loved Thee, O thou beauty of ancient days, yet ever new! Too late I loved Thee! And behold, Thou wert within and I abroad, And there I searched for Thee; Deformed I, plunging amid those fair forms which Thou hadst made. Thou wert with me but I was not with Thee. Things … Continue reading May I Learn To Love You Like This

A Man

A man should strive for peace Yet be a violent as wild fire towards injustice. He should be gentle like a lamb, Yet bold as lions! He should deafen his ears to foolishness, Seek wisdom, and speak with discernment. A man should treat all life with respect, But take it from evil with a fury. … Continue reading A Man

Language is a Song

Language is a song Which rolls like grace off the tongue. A love song watered down into other uses And sung each day unenthusiastically. I wonder how exciting it was for Adam To hear the first words sung by Eve, And how melodically eloquent They were to his lonely soul. Those words, The realization and … Continue reading Language is a Song

December Days Under The Trees

When you get down to it, Life is two friends Sitting by a river on a cold day Reading the words of dead men And basking in the glory. ...................... There are times When your body shakes From the pulsing blood, From the conscious thought, That this is your life. There is nothing you can … Continue reading December Days Under The Trees

Creed of the Modern Thinker

A poem by Steve Turner We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin We believe everything is OK as long as you don't hurt anyone to the best of your definition of hurt, and to the best of your knowledge. We believe in sex before, during, and after marriage. We believe in the therapy of sin. We believe that … Continue reading Creed of the Modern Thinker

What Does It Mean To Be Human?

A philosophical talk given at the Mayo Clinic by Ravi Zacharias. I highly recommend you watch it. If you dont have time now come back later. Courtesy of The Veritas Forum

Manhood

I've heard some say, Some alive, some dead, That they wished they could be A wolf, an eagle, or a lion. But I sit here on this rock, Blood running strong in my veins, Under the end of August sun, A young man, Free and with the world at my feet, Tell me, What more … Continue reading Manhood