Fides et Ratio

“The fact is, I have MANY issues with Occam’s razor in science and other forms of investigation, and most of them don’t deal with deception.  They deal with progress in science, more than anything else.  Although the modern intrusions of leftist deception politics into science are changing that balance very rapidly.

Some scientists tend to shave too closely with Occam’s razor.  Nothing grows.  There is no imagination – no progress.  It is easier to sit tight on a small set of highly validated principles, and not reach out to try something new.

Others don’t shave at all, and “fluffy” no-way-in-hell theory grows with abandon.   Such theories approach the ad hoc nature that Occam’s razor was specifically intended to prevent.  Instead of angels on pinheads, embarrassing numbers of never-to-be-found particles and whatnot are predicted, proposed, or just rumored.”

Render to God what is Gods and to Caesar what is Caesar’s.

“The workplace is getting tougher for orthodox believers as America’s commitment to religious liberty weakens. Progressives sneer at claims of anti-Christian discrimination or persecution. Don’t you believe them. Most of the experts I talked to on this topic spoke openly only after I promised to withhold their identities. They’re frightened that their words today might cost them their careers tomorrow.

They’re not paranoid. While Christians may not be persecuted for their faith per se, they are already being targeted when they stand for what their faith entails, especially in matters of sexuality. As the LGBT agenda advances, broad interpretations of antidiscrimination laws are going to push traditional Christians increasingly out of the marketplace, and the corporate world will become hostile toward Christian bigots, considering them a danger to the working environment.


I have talked to a number of Christians, in fields as diverse as law, banking, and education, who face increasing pressure within their corporations and institutions to publicly declare themselves “allies” of LGBT colleagues. In some instances, employees are given the opportunity to wear special badges advertising their allyship. Naturally if one doesn’t wear the badge, she is likely to face questions from co-workers and even shunning.

These workers fear that this is soon going to serve as a de facto loyalty oath for Christian employees—and if they don’t sign it, so to speak, it will mean the end of their jobs and possibly even their careers. To sign the oath, they believe, would be the modern equivalent of burning a pinch of incense before a statue of Caesar.” Dec 7, 2018

PP is a destroyer of everyone touched by them and must go.

“One of this Court’s primary functions is to resolve ‘important matter[s]’ on which the courts of appeals are ‘in conflict,’” he explained in a dissenting opinion joined by Alito and Gorsuch. The case “present[s] a conflict on a federal question with significant implications: whether Medicaid recipients have a private right of action to challenge a State’s determination of ‘qualified’ Medicaid providers […] This question is important and recurring.”

“Because of this Court’s inaction, patients in different States—even patients with the same providers—have different rights to challenge their State’s provider decisions,” Thomas continued. “The question presented also affects the rights of the States,” which are dissaded from making policy decisions they believe to be in the public interest by threats of costly and complex lawsuits.

“So what explains the Court’s refusal to do its job here?” Thomas asked. “I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ‘Planned Parenthood.’” Thomas found this “particularly troubling,” because the central questions of the case would not have affected the legality of abortion itself.”

“Edward Feser and Joseph M. Bessette’s powerful new book, By Man Shall His Blood be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment, clears the fog. Feser is associate professor of philosophy at Pasadena City College, and Bessette is a professor of government and ethics at Claremont McKenna College who worked in criminal justice for several years. They neatly divide the book between them, each concentrating on his area of expertise.”

“The portion in bold is a most curious line.  Lucifer, in its pride, said “I will be like the most High.”  At the beginning of the statement, Lucifer says, “I will be …” which is future-tense, meaning that Lucifer “currently is not.”  The very foundation of this sin of desiring to be that which Lucifer is not is the “pride” which brought it “down to Hell, into the depth of the pit.”  Lucifer is, in fact, the very first “Trans-Being” and the founder of the Trans-Movement itself.”