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Capitalism, Commerialization, Commercialism, and Modernity

Shamelessly stolen from wikipedia. Capitalism: Capitalism is an economic system structured upon the accumulation of capital in which the means of production are privately owned and operated for profit, usually in competitive markets. Income in a capitalist system takes at … Continue reading

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When did socialism jump the shark?

Socialism was, in the 19th century, a local communitarian ideal. It was supposed to be about lots of independent small scale, self sufficient,  egalitarian  communities.   How did it evolve into large state authoritarianism? It was about capable highly skilled people supporting each … Continue reading

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Black Day, Black Night

Black Day, pondering much. The Secular Reenchantment idea I mentioned in my last post was an annoying wash. I listened to it 2-3 times trying to glean something from it. The entire thing can be reduced to, “We have killed … Continue reading

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Pondering Sæcular ReEnchantment

Can’t believe I’m posting my ponderings on EO before Piotr, but obviously he’s snoozing. So yesterday was a discussion on the seemingly paradoxical secular reenchantment of the world. What I got out of it was a sense that even within … Continue reading

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Grace Cathedral – San Francisco

Ah Grace… What a conflicted relationship I have with that place. My introduction to liturgical Christianity, and the finest pagan temple in Northern California.

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