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Happiness

Sunday usually gets me thinking about abstract things, such as what I have been thinking about today, happiness. John Steward Mill in arguing for a Utilitarian ethic said that the highest normative principal was Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.…

Pride

Emerson argued that pride always injures–“No man ever had a point of pride that wasn’t injurious to him.” Maybe it doesn’t get you immediately, but eventually pride, to quote Proverbs 16:18, goes before the fall. It is pride that helps elevate us, which exacerbates the fall in when it comes. The apostle Paul had a…

Goals

It seems to me that God must have goals, after all, the Bible says that He has a plan and having a plan implies having goals to implement that plan. Beyond the larger plan that God has for all of creation as well as humanity in general, one of the cornerstones of Christian belief and…

Retrosexuals ‘R Us

The emergence of the metrosexual as the leading character trait for males at the Democratic National Convention has lead to a resurgance of a counter movement called retrosexuals. Numerous bloggers are jumping on the bandwagon. Columnist Mark Steyn discusses the problem indirectly while deriding metrosexuals or “girlie men” and Michelle Malkin comes down on the…

Having It All

For the first time in human history, it is possible for almost anyone (with the limited caveat of starting with reasonably good health) to have it all. If you decide to live near a major metropolitan area, technology and its offshoots and byproducts have created the ability for you to have almost anything you want,…