Kate Deddens May 12, 2020

Our world is caught in a surreal stasis. A pandemic flows over us, and  while its  consequences ripple around us daily, many of us are existing in suspended animation. 

We’re living in a time when we’re asked to deny ourselves agency – to refrain from exercising control and influence. 

We’ve stepped back from daily life as we’ve come to know it. Many of us have pulled our strength, our activities, our productivity, our ability, and in short, our power, inward; we’ve retreated into the interiors of our homes, our immediate families, and ourselves. 

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Andrew Kern May 15, 2018

I suppose it must be theoretically possible to create an ethic without God or a god, but historically in the west it’s been a problem.

When Machiavelli developed the first utilitarian handbook on politics, that is to say, a book on politics that approached them without religion (except considered as a tool), he laid the foundations for Thomas Hobbes to develop his Social Contract.

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Joshua Gibbs Jul 1, 2015

You’re a pacifist and you have to teach The Song of Roland. You’re a cessationist and you have to teach the City of God. You’re a conservative and you have to teach The Social Contract. You’re Catholic and you have to teach the Reformation.

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