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Flesh and Blood Hath not Revealed It…

Our society is a decidedly materialistic one. Science, which can often prove a fine tool in many areas of inquiry, is exalted far above its proper place. If science cannot identify something, then for many, the thing does not exist. If science cannot explain something, then for many, there is no decision or judgment that… Continue reading Flesh and Blood Hath not Revealed It…

The Master Becomes the Servant (IV)

It's a long one today, but I believe it's worth it. We ended Part III of this series by looking at the radical uprooting of traditional gender roles in the practical life and saw that this has a significant effect on the inner-spiritual life of humankind. Most of the fundamental spiritual truths and values held… Continue reading The Master Becomes the Servant (IV)

The Master Becomes the Servant (III)

Our next aspect of the contemplation of tech as the engine of degeneracy will be a bit esoteric, and while I suppose that the ideas presented in this, as well as the 4th part of this series, are not strictly necessary for a sufficient understanding the the Technological Question I do think they have a… Continue reading The Master Becomes the Servant (III)

The Master Becomes the Servant (II)

I have found that most people, when asked whether they are technological optimists or technological pessimists, will eventually say something along the lines of, "Well, what difference does it make, it's taking us where it's taking us whether we like it or not." Ask yourself: Are these the words of a master or are they… Continue reading The Master Becomes the Servant (II)

The Master Becomes the Servant (I)

If I had to characterize tech in one word, it would be "degenerative". When people complain about degenerates or about a degenerate society, whether they realize it or not, they are complaining about the mostly unavoidable long-term results of a rapid leap forward in technology. This leap started with the Industrial Revolution, but did not… Continue reading The Master Becomes the Servant (I)

The Awesome Power of Hate (II)

Please read Part I of this first. As I was saying earlier, some humans take up a mode of existence which bears uncanny practical resemblance to entropic forces such as disease and nuclear disasters. It's only natural that the more a person values LIFE, the more he must, even if not consciously at first, come… Continue reading The Awesome Power of Hate (II)

The Awesome Power of Hate (I)

About one week ago, my wife and I and a couple close friends had a very nice dinner together in honor of my brother, Brad, who passed away one year ago. He was young -- only 33 -- he died of a minute anatomical abnormality in his heart which no one knew about. It's rare… Continue reading The Awesome Power of Hate (I)