Trust, but Verify

Finishing up a late night with a good book on Catholic apologetics. Faith and reason are interdependent. One of the great secrets of the universe is that reason leans on faith every but as faith leans on reason. Rightly did St. Augustine say, “I believe that I may understand.” It’s not that people who lack …

Losing Reality

I have been disturbed lately by the apparent lack in basic common sense in our public discourse. In other words, shit is getting real crazy lately. Between people disputing demonstrable facts and holding positions they undermine in defending said positions, it’s like we are debating reality. I’m going to put up a fuller post soon …

So No Principles at 60?

When speaking on politics and sharing that my conclusions come from a matter of principle, I’ve heard Churchill’s old saw invoked to imply that they are those of some dreamy eyed waif with visions of some utopian paradise. In truth, I’ve tried to take that, frankly lazy, thinking graciously and ask myself, “So at what age is it proper to sacrifice my principles and values?” Because that is exactly what I would be required to do.