Contra Mundum
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Tuesday 20 July 2021

There is now a series of reviews of books on Natural rights and Liberal political theories.

Thursday 3 June 2021

There are a few new books reviews posted in the past weeks. The English and Spanish versions went up at the same time. The most recent is of Authority in the Christian Life, by Jean-Marc Berthoud. Inside the front cover are six pages of glowing endorsements, none of which seem to notice the inconsistencies pulled from incompatible traditions. We call the review Three Theories of Power and Bits of Others.

Monday 17 May 2021

We have added a couple of pages to accommodate some reviews of modernity. We take issue with the idea that it is all bad, a falling away from a golden age of orthodoxy. To an extent it is a necessary trial of traditions that would not reform themselves.

Wednesday 5 May 2021

After a slog of about three weeks, during which my view went from the one above to a verdant landscape, the general outline of the website is in place. The new format makes the scope of the site clearer, though it was implicit before, namely that there is a range of opinion, not a party line for some narrow ideology. From now on changes will come more slowly as they will require either new writing, or some translation effort for the Spanish side. I hope to get a few more books up in Spanish, which have long been available from a variety of sources to English readers.

Monday 26th April 2021

Some contents pages and perspectives pages added in the Spanish section. Also a couple of new translations to fill out some topics.

Thursday 21th April 2021

We begin with the republication of the old material. Little as yet is new, but topics are much easier to find.

Monday 12th April 2021

I have determined to give the Contra Mundum website a face-lift. It was originally designed to deliver documents worldwide with the least demand on the reader’s bandwidth, which in much of the world was very low. Such places remain, but they are not where Contra Mundum is being read. A further incentive is the unsatisfactory state of social media. A brief post enters the daily swarm, only touches the topic superficially and is swept away by the next hundred posts. I wonder whether that might be as destructive of people’s ability to think as is the rest of popular media. But what everyone can see is that we are in a crisis. The late liberal democracies that formerly allowed Christianity to exist in a pluralistic environment are now in the hands of those who wish to rub out all opposition and dissent. In the past we argued that the pluralism as an illusion, only a temporary exception. Now everyone can see this in the daily news.

Look around and see who

you can count on

Now that the news stations openly lie and don’t care that it is obvious, now that social media only censures you and calls for the shutdown of any alternatives that do not censor, now that the police and courts release criminals if they are on the left, but you don’t dare defend yourself from attack because you will be arrested and prosecuted for self-defense, perhaps a lot of other things will become clear. Universities have been repressive for decades, bending all the rules in favor of the left. Political parities have only pretended to represent you. Does this also include the colleges affiliated with your denomination? Probably. Does it include your political party? Very likely. Do your affiliations reflect who stands for what is right and is willing to speak against evil? Does your church require you to be nice (not oppose evil)? It is time to review, and if necessary to change your affiliations. What am I talking about? For a good sampling of the problem see the recent video from Canadian investigator Polly St. George: This Isn’t About a Virus, Vials & Thugs & Spies!, Sarah Westall, and The Duran. Renz Law
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Blog

Tuesday 20 July 2021

There is now a series of reviews of books on Natural rights and Liberal political theories.

Thursday 3 June 2021

There are a few new books reviews posted in the past weeks. The English and Spanish versions went up at the same time. The most recent is of Authority in the Christian Life, by Jean-Marc Berthoud. Inside the front cover are six pages of glowing endorsements, none of which seem to notice the inconsistencies pulled from incompatible traditions. We call the review Three Theories of Power and Bits of Others.

Monday 17 May 2021

We have added a couple of pages to accommodate some reviews of modernity. We take issue with the idea that it is all bad, a falling away from a golden age of orthodoxy. To an extent it is a necessary trial of traditions that would not reform themselves.

Wednesday 5 May

2021

After a slog of about three weeks, during which my view went from the one above to a verdant landscape, the general outline of the website is in place. The new format makes the scope of the site clearer, though it was implicit before, namely that there is a range of opinion, not a party line for some narrow ideology. From now on changes will come more slowly as they will require either new writing, or some translation effort for the Spanish side. I hope to get a few more books up in Spanish, which have long been available from a variety of sources to English readers.

Monday 26th April

2021

Some contents pages and perspectives pages added in the Spanish section. Also a couple of new translations to fill out some topics.

Thursday 21th April

2021

We begin with the republication of the old material. Little as yet is new, but topics are much easier to find.

Monday 12th April

2021

I have determined to give the Contra Mundum website a face-lift. It was originally designed to deliver documents worldwide with the least demand on the reader’s bandwidth, which in much of the world was very low. Such places remain, but they are not where Contra Mundum is being read. A further incentive is the unsatisfactory state of social media. A brief post enters the daily swarm, only touches the topic superficially and is swept away by the next hundred posts. I wonder whether that might be as destructive of people’s ability to think as is the rest of popular media. But what everyone can see is that we are in a crisis. The late liberal democracies that formerly allowed Christianity to exist in a pluralistic environment are now in the hands of those who wish to rub out all opposition and dissent. In the past we argued that the pluralism as an illusion, only a temporary exception. Now everyone can see this in the daily news.

Look around

and see who

you can count

on

Now that the news stations openly lie and don’t care that it is obvious, now that social media only censures you and calls for the shutdown of any alternatives that do not censor, now that the police and courts release criminals if they are on the left, but you don’t dare defend yourself from attack because you will be arrested and prosecuted for self- defense, perhaps a lot of other things will become clear. Universities have been repressive for decades, bending all the rules in favor of the left. Political parities have only pretended to represent you. Does this also include the colleges affiliated with your denomination? Probably. Does it include your political party? Very likely. Do your affiliations reflect who stands for what is right and is willing to speak against evil? Does your church require you to be nice (not oppose evil)? It is time to review, and if necessary to change your affiliations. What am I talking about? For a good sampling of the problem see the recent video from Canadian investigator Polly St. George: This Isn’t About a Virus, Vials & Thugs & Spies!, Sarah Westall, and The Duran. Renz Law