Friday, November 26, 2021


The tide is turning for Christianity. This is not unexpected. Leonard Peikoff posited as much in his DIM Hypothesis; or he expected at least some return to M1 or M2 Mysticism (chart) (background). And mystic it is! In its slide towards relativism, Protestantism seems to have run its course toward Nihilism. A renewed and rejuvenated mystic Christianity would take the shape of pre Vatican II Catholicism or a return altogether to the source, as preserved over two millennia in the various strands of Eastern Orthodoxy.

Nov. 24, 2021 The Symbolic World: A Return to Cosmic Christianity with Bishop Barron.

Bishop Barron thanks Postmodernism and the New Atheists for the opportunity they offered to Christianity to liberate and rejuvenate itself. He brings up two figures in his comments upon whom we often draw in these pages. He brings to mind the Philosopher-Pope, Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) whose book "Without Roots", a critique of Relativism and Positivism acted as a midwife to present blog. Barron also brings up the horrible influence the Pietist philosopher Emmanuel Kant had on Modern thinking, which is the reason why -- unlike Barron -- Prof. Stephen Hicks categorizes Kant as a handmaiden of Postmodernism. More in "Countering Kant".