The Third Way, 6: Path 2—Zealotry

fanatic – 1. Person filled with excessive and often misguided enthusiasm for something. 2. excessively enthusiastic.  (Derivation – Latin, fanum – temple) zealot – 1. An uncompromising or extreme partisan; a fanatic. Canadian Oxford Compact Dictionary, 2002. In the post previous to this one, I suggested that the ‘Second Way’ for humanity to go forwardContinue reading “The Third Way, 6: Path 2—Zealotry”

The Third Way, 5: Fanaticism, the Second Way

When it comes to the crunch, love can even overcome the instinct for survival. You do not need to choose to feel the instinct for survival. It is like the need for food and water and the desire for sex. But love is chosen—at least at the level of application.

The Third Way, 4: The Heart Vacuum

“ … our modern relativism begins by asserting that making judgments about how to live is impossible, because there is no real good, and no true virtue (as they too are relative).  Thus relativism’s closest approximation to “virtue” is “tolerance.”  Only tolerance will provide social cohesion between different groups, and save us from harming eachContinue reading “The Third Way, 4: The Heart Vacuum”

The Third Way, 3: Humanity’s Search for Meaning

“…. [since 1950] certain key words have been taken over by the secular humanists and  given connotations twisted to conform to their program of destabilization.  We may cite words such as “freedom,” “rights” and “discrimination.”  These words, and many others, have acquired connotations explicitly adapted to the secularist agenda for decomposing the social and intellectualContinue reading “The Third Way, 3: Humanity’s Search for Meaning”

The Third Way, Part 2: Progressive Redemption, an Analysis

Progressive ‘redemption’ and ‘salvation’ suggests the best possible future as a least-painful, most comfortable, safest possible sort of existence for the greatest possible number, perhaps with a little adventure thrown in from time to time to add a little ‘danger’ and ‘risk’ (which seems to be a necessary stimulus for progress to continue).  The goal seems to be survival for the species for the longest possible time-span.

Is this enough for our species to
thrive?  Or is it really a chimera which
would, in the long run, stultify and smother who and what we really are?

The Third Way: Part 1

It seems that appealing to high philosophical principles and the light of Reason and Science alone simply does not inspire much hope or commitment among the ordinary unwashed masses who just don’t know any better.