Monthly Archives: February 2018

Make Martin: “Now, suppose I’m a teacher in a classroom with a gun provided by President Bonespurs. In the middle of the lesson in walks the student everybody calls ‘Crazy’ because he is.”

Source: Andrew Tobias: I’m With Reagan and Scalia We have a crying need for: a ban on the sale of assault weapons (as Ronald Reagan and Antonin Scalia both favored, and our local police do) . . . bans on the sale of bump-stocks and “gun kits“ (where you … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 7: Reconciliation

https://pixabay.com/en/clasped-hands-comfort-hands-people-541849/ *** RECONCILIATION *** in Purgatory enemies are reconciled a place of friendship *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/dantes-purgatory-canto-7-retelling-prepurgatory-the-negligent-princes/ ***

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 7: NOBILITY OF CHARACTER

https://pixabay.com/en/port-au-prince-haiti-rescuers-81166/ *** NOBILITY OF CHARACTER *** an acquired virtue — character nobility — not inherited *** NOTE: Dante and Virgil learn here about good fathers who had bad sons. Nobility of character is an acquired — not inherited — virtue. … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 7: NEGLIGENT PRINCES

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** NEGLIGENT PRINCES *** Negligent Princes Must take care of soul, subjects Neglected duty *** NOTE: Sordello shows Dante and Virgil several negligent rulers in a dell. Most of the rulers neglected taking care of their souls … Continue reading

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NOTES on Walter T. Stace (1886-1967): A Critic of Ethical Relativism

The Ethical Question The ethical question that all of us ask is, What ought I to do? This question assumes that “good” and “bad” are objective — that is, “good” and “bad” are not a matter of personal opinion or … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 7: Day and Night

Earth Seen from Moon By Project Apollo Archive (AS11-44-6555) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons *** DAY AND NIGHT *** Souls can move freely Anywhere they want only During daylight hours *** During hours of night Souls cannot climb higher They … Continue reading

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NOTES on M. J. Herskovits (1895-1963): An Ethical Relativist

Melville Jean Herskovits is an anthropologist who was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, in 1895, and who died in 1963. He believed in cultural relativism; that is, he believed that good and bad, right and wrong, are relative according to the … Continue reading

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