Sunday Wisdom: October 29, 2017

So far we have been focusing on strengthening the body and sharpening the mind. But so far we have not focused much on edifying the spirit.

To help with that, I will be starting a new series every Sunday. I will have a quotation or two from the Scriptures, the Tao, or another book of Wisdom along with a bit of commentary and application of the precepts taught. I am a believing Christian, which will probably come through my choices in quotes, but I will try to include other beliefs and be as applicable to everyone as possible.

Today’s passages were inspired by a Periscope from Vox Day, when he mentioned that there is always hope.

But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust. So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.

– Acts 24:14-16 ESV

Unless you are an atheist or agnostic, you have hope of something beyond this life. What most people consider the worst thing that could happen, death, is only the way on. Be bold in doing what is right and maintain a clean conscience.

Why are you cast down, O my soul,

and why are you in turmoil within me?

Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,

my salvation

– Psalms 42:5 ESV

Many people in the manosphere seem to thrive on depression, constantly lamenting how bad the West has gotten. But however bad the world has gotten, we still serve virtue and need to live it and teach it to our children. Whatever victories evil has gotten will eventually come apart. Whatever web of lies that currently delude people will eventually be undone by the truth. All we can do is teach virtue, help one another, and point the way to people who are willing to be uncomfortable if it means learning the truth.

Go to your place of worship, spend time with your family, and meditate on what is true. Have a blessed Sunday!

  • Joseph Curwen

    “La razon no es substituto de la fe, asi como el color no es substituto del sonido (Reason is not a substitute for faith, just as color is not a substitute for sound)”

    Nicolas Gomez Davila

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      “sometimes you et the bar, n’ sometimes, the bar, he ets YOU.”- The Stranger from Big Lebowski

      • AutomaticSlim

        “Your damned if you do, and your damned it you don’t.”

        – Bart Simpson.

        • bem

          “he who go to bed with itchy hiney wake up with smelly finger”
          -Ghandi

          • AutomaticSlim

            I thought that was Confucious???

            Or am I just confused?

          • Reyngout

            “He who fly airplane upside down have crackup”. -Confucious

            • Jak

              “He who stands on toilet, gets high on pot.”
              -Confucius

        • Dominus Antonius

          “Two peanuts walked into town. One was a salted.”
          -Sun Tzu

    • Jim Johnson

      Very true. One of the things that got me into religion was physics class in college. I grew up agnostic, never set foot in church. At the time I was taking calculus an other classes for my engineering major. I come to realize that it is far too coincidental for the universe to be put together as it is, for me to be a living being able to think about this. It cannot be by chance.

      • Dominus Antonius

        Funny you say that. Binary coding of DNA by using 1’s [on switch] and 0’s [off switch] is the same mechanism humans use to encode computer software. This intelligent design, among many others, lead me on the path to God.

  • Jim Johnson

    “Many in the manosphere seem to thrive on depression….”

    Very true, the negative is easy to focus on. We see new event on the tv like legalization of gay marriage and ask ourselves what is happening. The good in the world is like growth, very small, very subtle, but very widespread. A person deciding to give u on drugs or to start weightlifting does not make the news, Neither does the decrease in divorce rate.

    I think the best ways to help is wherever we are in our little niche, lifting where we stand. Just being kind to out neighbor or choosing to have integrity goes a long way in becoming that leaven that Christ refers to.

  • bem

    Great to hear from you Cynic!
    Interesting that the Presbyterians (I think) categorize despair as a sin. Though not explicitly spelled out as such in the bible, it really is. It is the most wanton waste of one’s reality.

    • John Galt

      Despair is considered a mortal sin in catholic theology.

      • bem

        ah – I had my Protestants mixed up.
        har!