"And this is the simple truth: that to live is to feel oneself lost. He who accepts it has already begun to find himself, to be on firm ground. Instinctively, as do the shipwrecked, he will look around for something to which to cling, and that tragic, ruthless glance, absolutely sincere, because it is a question of his salvation, will cause him to bring order into the chaos of his life. These are the only genuine ideas; the ideas of the shipwrecked. All the rest is rhetoric, posturing, farce."

Søren Kierkegaard (via kurtlac)

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Southside Boys, Chicago, 1941, by Russell Lee

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The Dark Age Myth: An Atheist Reviews “God’s Philosophers”

In the academic sphere, at least, the “Conflict Thesis” of a historical war between science and theology has been long since overturned. It is very odd that so many of my fellow atheists cling so desperately to a long-dead position that was only ever upheld by amateur Nineteenth Century polemicists and not the careful research of recent, objective, peer-reviewed historians. This is strange behavior for people who like to label themselves “rationalists”.

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Slide Away
Definitely Maybe

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Today is the feast of the Assumption of Mary and national Acadian day.
This picture just kinda says it all.

"Be wary anytime you see a headline that says “Scientists have proved…” Are they mathematicians? If not, then it’s likely an overstatement."

Logic professor (via philosophyprofessorquotes)

"It’s not about whether or not the shooter is racist. It’s about how poor black boys are treated as problems well before they are treated as people."

Javon Johnson
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I’m Outta Time
Dig Out Your Soul

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"I regret, my brothers and friends, that I cannot express it clearly. But woe to those who have destroyed themselves on earth, woe to the suicides! I think there can be no one unhappier than they. We are told that it is a sin to pray to God for them, and outwardly the Church rejects them, as it were, but in the secret of my soul I think that one may pray for them as well. Christ will not be angered by love. Within myself, all my life, I have prayed for them, I confess it to you, fathers and teachers, and still pray every day."

Elder Zosima, The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky


Gail Caldwell, Let’s Take the Long Way Home

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