Saturday, January 27, 2007

ESSAY OF THE WEEK

I'm feeling a bit under the weather, so no essay this week. I'd like to suggest you check out one of the others I've written in the past. They lurk on the side bar, including some I've very proud of such as:

I Want My Rights: What is a right? What isn't a right? How is it that the Declaration of Independence refers to some rights being "inalienable" yet people seem to have their rights taken away, such as liberty when someone is jailed?

Genuine Bias: Four parts on what is media bias, what is not, and how bias to a certain degree is impossible to avoid when writing about anything.

American Culture: What does America stand for, what is conservatism, and what is the culture of the United States?

Considering Virtues: The Book of Virtues by Mr. Bennett got a lot of attention in the 1990s, but what are virtues, and why do they matter?

Two that go together are Reading and Understanding and Relativism and Truth. What has happened to education, why do people seem so unable to think straight? What's going on in college with these courses teaching abject nonsense, and why do people say there are absolutely no absolutes?

Is Jesus a Democrat? Why do people keep using Jesus as their poster boy for a political cause, what would Jesus Christ say about these attempts? What did He say about various issues? I try to answer those questions and examine politics from a Christian worldview a bit more closely in Jesus and Politics.

Also, take a look at the excerpt of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's the Tragedy of the Korosko; you'll be amazed at how well it fits today's situation and arguments. I didn't write this, the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories (and many others) did, over 100 years ago. According to Anna Venger, Mark Steyn quotes from this book in America Alone, which if you've read it makes perfect sense. Someday I'd love to see this made into a movie.

1 comment:

President Friedman said...

Christopher, hope you get to feeling better soon! Missed the essay this weekend. Hopefully we'll see one soon on the virtue of Louis L'Amour books!