Tag Archives: Authority

Thought For the Day: Dogma Demands Authority and Breeds Systematic Hatred

“Dogma demands authority, rather than intelligent thought, as the source of opinion; it requires persecution of heretics and hostility to unbelievers; it asks of its disciples that they should inhibit natural kindness in favor of systematic hatred.” — Bertrand Russell … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Constitution Should Never Be Construed To Infringe On Our Rights

“And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Science Is Not A Matter of Consensus

“In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” —Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Does anyone remember when the Left was all about questioning authority? Does anyone remember that science is best … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: On Liberty – John S. Mill

It seems appropriate that as the Fourth of July approaches in the United States that we examine On Liberty.  This is one of the guiding lights of my nation and useful in understanding our noble experiment.  All of our glories and … Continue reading

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Anyhow, Any Way

The sermon today was based on Romans 12:1-8: http://www.biblica.com/bible/online-bible/niv/romans/12 Anyhow, Any Way by Michael Romani In that bustle of our everyday We come anyhow, in any way To draw nearer to our Lord Following His word like our sword Drawn out … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: Authority Through Reason

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason. -Mary Wollstonecraft, reformer and writer (27 Apr 1759-1797) The above quote is taken from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792).  This book may … Continue reading

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