Saturday, March 24, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
During high school, I spent an inordinate amount of time being preoccupied with objectivism and libertatianism. Mark Skousen, a contrarian and optimistic economist, has written an editorial on the legacy of Ayn Rand's philosophical ideas. I could not agree more with the conclusions that he presents.
The golden rule is the correct solution in business and life. But would we have recognized this Aristotelian mean without sampling Rand's anthem, or for that matter, the other extreme of Marxism-Leninism? As Benjamin Franklin said, "By the collision of different sentiments, sparks of truth are struck out, and political light is obtained."
'Atlas Shrugged' - Fifty years later
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Soteriology: The branch of Christian theology that deals with salvation as the effect of a divine agency.
Heilsgeschichte: A German word literally translated "salvation history". Used in OT studies in the 50s, as a theological principle, reading Scripture as the story of God's redeeming acts in history. Historical catalogs of God's saving acts are found in both Testaments.
Read this quote from 1890. I think that it is still true today.
It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity.
The Royal Guardsmen have a Myspace page. They've posted the following songs: "Snoopy Vs. the Red Baron", "Red Baron Returns", and "Snoopy for President."
Myspace- Royal Guardsmen
More Information about the Royal Guardsmen
Wikipedia- The Royal Guardsment
The Official Website
Friday, March 09, 2007
Somebody has recorded an album of Dr. Suess books in the style of counterculture, scratchy voiced Bob Dylan, and it is free to download. I'm pretty certain this is the work of a Bob Dylan impersonator, but it is a pretty good one.
Dylan Hears a Who
(Found Via BoingBoing)