Tag Archives: civility

Alien Defense

The generator was running smoothly again. It took him the next two days, with some help, to roll the giant fuel bladder close enough to feed the generators. Barring any disasters, it was enough diesel for at least a week … Continue reading

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Introspection and Trust

James, the brother of Jesus who eventually became the chief elder of the churches in Jerusalem, once noted wryly that some people look in a mirror and see their faces, but never check the mirror of their souls (James 1:19-27). … Continue reading

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Parable of Boundaries 2

This continues on the thoughts from a previous blog post. Babies recognize no boundaries, particularly ego boundaries. Older children tend to project their personal boundaries as absolutes, but so do a great many adults. Sophisticated people recognize that boundaries vary … Continue reading

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That Shepherd Character Thing

There’s a place for the shepherdess, but there is a huge, overwhelming need for men to rebel against social mythology. Guys, nothing in Christ’s teaching requires you to be nice all the time in every context. He cracked a whip; … Continue reading

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Communion Lost

Reticence is a virtue. We live in a self-indulgent world that is quite the opposite of civil. Civility is the quality of removing enough of yourself from the common market of human interaction to participate without intruding on anyone else. … Continue reading

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Nicey-Nicey Is Not a Virtue

As Westerners, we simply cannot imagine the alien feel of Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) social interaction. The depth of perversion in our Western social mythology makes it nearly impossible to wade through the vast mountains of crap to see the … Continue reading

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Your Feelings; Your Problem

Human emotions are the most unreliable indicator this world can offer. Our single greatest moral duty is obeying divine justice. That moral justice does not include a duty to consider someone’s feelings. You have no duty at all to my … Continue reading

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