Author Archives: Gil Bailie

Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground Episode 7.1 – Violence Unveiled: Humanity at the Crossroads – Audio book now available

It has been over five years since we started the project of making an audio book version of Violence Unveiled: Humanity at the Crossroads available. Just after Christmas Amazon/Audible approved the audio book for sale. In coming months it will … Continue reading

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Educating the young

Try to guess when the following observation was made: … the more completely secularized public education becomes . . . the more the Christian element in our culture will diminish and the more complete will be the victory of the … Continue reading

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Sobering Advice

For if each individual allows himself to be led by his personal whim, and betakes himself to what pleases him taking no account of the judgment of reason, and still more if no one is content with his allotted function, … Continue reading

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Election Day Thoughts

“Cultures are constituted by the union of the living and the dead in rituals of living memory. Never before … has the authority of the past been sacrificed with a more conscious effort of forgetfulness. Forgetfulness is now the curricular … Continue reading

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The Act of Contemplation

In whatever ‘fire storms’ one finds oneself in these days (and we have just come through another literal one here in Sonoma County) the following from Hans Urs Von Balthasar is offered to assist in finding freedom from our fears … Continue reading

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Cancel Culture…draining the drama of meaning

“Since satisfactory answers [to the question of the meaning of human existence] have not been found apart from Christ, there is an attempt today to cancel the questions or at least to rob them of their dramatic quality. We are … Continue reading

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Hostile to the very idea of human nature…

Thirteen years ago after much deliberation Gil Bailie posted the following on our old web blog. In the intervening years the cultural milieu has moved dramatically in regard to the matters of concern in this post. I am re-posting it … Continue reading

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Human Nature

“Contrary to what our nihilists and relativists tell us, there is a human nature, and its resiliency is such that it often manages to adjust to the weirdest cultural insanities.” – René Girard

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The Intoxication of Violence

“Since satisfactory answers [to the question of the meaning of human existence] have not been found apart from Christ, there is an attempt today to cancel the questions or at least to rob them of their dramatic quality. We are … Continue reading

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Only the beginning…

“As unbelievers deny [the Christian] Revelation more decisively, as they put their denial into more consistent practice, it will become the more evident what it really means to be a Christian. At the same time, the unbeliever will emerge from … Continue reading

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