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  • Learning Locke: An Introduction to Cato’s Letters

    05/07/2016 10:00:25 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Thomas Jefferson famously adapted key passages of John Locke’s Second Treatise in his draft Declaration of Independence. An 18th century gentleman could hardly regard himself as learned without the ability to quote a few Lockean passages from memory. Yet, what of the average colonial? Books were expensive imports. How were the yeomanry educated well enough in Lockean concepts to readily understand and accept this radical document, the Declaration of Independence? Through newspapers. Like modern Americans, our colonial forebears were also political junkies. Freewheeling editorials, letters to the editor that criticized parliamentary and colonial governments were standing features of public life....
  • Islam as a Christian Heresy: 8 Quotes from St. John Damascene A.D. 749

    06/11/2015 5:43:59 PM PDT · by dila813 · 23 replies
    St. Peters List ^ | A.D. 749 | St. John Damascene
    The Fount of Knowledge is divided into three categories: 1. “Philosophical Chapters” (Kephalaia philosophika) – “With the exception of the fifteen chapters that deal exclusively with logic, it has mostly to do with the ontology of Aristotle. It is largely a summary of the Categories of Aristotle with Porphyry’s “Isagoge” (Eisagoge eis tas kategorias). It seems to have been John Damascene’s purpose to give his readers only such philosophical knowledge as was necessary for understanding the subsequent parts of the “Fountain of Wisdom”. 2. “Concerning Heresy” (Peri aipeseon) – “Little more than a copy of a similar work by Epiphanius,...
  • The Occidental Tourist: 10 Must-See Attractions in Dante’s Hell

    12/18/2014 3:48:36 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Epicpew ^ | December 17, 2014 | Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP
    I’ve been through hell several dozen times, and each time I go I want to take pictures and bring them back to show life-size on my living room wall with my $399 data projector from Microcenter in order to warn my family and friends. I find in the Gospel of Luke my folly in this daydream, for “if they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead” (16:31).Oh, well. If people won’t heed warnings, the next best thing is to give them a list of 10 must-see...
  • Obama on Benghazi Capture: When Americans Are Attacked, ‘This Country Has Their Back’(VIDEO)

    06/17/2014 12:18:39 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 17 2014 | Josh Feldman
    President Obama delivered brief comments today on the capture of a man suspected to be involved in the 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate. The president said the capture sends a clear message to the world that whenever an American is attacked, “no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible and we will bring them to justice.” Yesterday U.S. special forces captured Ahmed Abu Khattala in a surprise raid. Khattala had previously denied in a number of interviews he gave that he had any direct involvement in the Benghazi attack. In his comments today, Obama praised the...
  • The Ultimate Self-Help Book: Dante's 'Divine Comedy'

    04/20/2014 7:03:32 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 18, 2014 | Rod Dreher
    On the evening of Good Friday, a man on the run from a death sentence wakes up in a dark forest, lost, terrified and besieged by wild animals. He spends an infernal Easter week hiking through a dismal cave, climbing up a grueling mountain, and taking what you might call the long way home. It all works out for him, though. The traveler returns from his ordeal a better man, determined to help others learn from his experience. He writes a book about his to-hell-and-back trek, and it's an instant best-seller, making him beloved and famous. For 700 years, that...
  • What sort of Dantesque contrapasso does this uber-PC group deserve?

    03/15/2012 11:52:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 1+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | March 14, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    You think you’ve heard nearly every stupid thing there is to hear and then someone even stupider comes along and lowers the bar again. From the Daily Telegraph:Dante’s Divine Comedy ‘offensive and should be banned’The classic work should be removed from school curricula, according to Gherush 92, a human rights organisation which acts as a consultant to UN bodies on racism and discrimination. [You just knew the UN would be mentioned, right?]Dante’s epic is “offensive and discriminatory” and has no place in a modern classroom, said Valentina Sereni, the group’s president.Divided into three parts – Hell, Purgatory and Heaven –...
  • EA (Games) Staged Dante's Inferno Protest

    06/06/2009 7:32:40 AM PDT · by Bull Man · 6 replies · 567+ views
    1up ^ | 06/05/2009 | Steve Watts
    The protesters railing against EA for the game Dante's Inferno were part of a marketing scheme, reports the Associated Press. A viral marketing agency hired by EA reportedly organized the stunt, and hired about 20 people to picket the game. After it was picked up by the blogs, several began to question whether the protest was legitimate based on an amateurish Web site and anonymous domain registration. EA spokesperson Holly Rockwood confirmed it today. (pic at site)
  • Could the Western World of today develop anything resembling a new renaissance?

    08/22/2008 9:38:37 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 47 replies · 299+ views
    08/22/2008 | WesternCulture
    - YES! To begin with, let's try and fully understand what Renaissance Florence actually has accomplished, apart from making tourists feel like this: "I was in a sort of ecstasy, from the idea of being in Florence, close to the great men whose tombs I had seen. Absorbed in the contemplation of sublime beauty ... I reached the point where one encounters celestial sensations ... Everything spoke so vividly to my soul. Ah, if I could only forget. I had palpitations of the heart, what in Berlin they call 'nerves.' Life was drained from me. I walked with the fear...
  • Get to know your fellow FReepers! [and cheese]

    02/24/2007 7:36:34 PM PST · by Fierce Allegiance · 764 replies · 5,885+ views
    today | FA
    How about telling us all your age, gender and location. Also, if you want, who you like in the upcoming presidential primary.
  • Scientists Recreate (Less Ugly) Face Of Dante

    01/11/2007 6:56:50 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 473+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-12-2007 | Malcom Moore
    Scientists recreate (less ugly) face of Dante By Malcolm Moore in Florence Last Updated: 2:26am GMT 12/01/2007 Dante Alighieri did not, after all, have bulging eyes or a pointed chin — but his enormous nose was true to life, according to scientists who have created a replica of the poet's face by measuring the remains of his skull. The 3D reconstruction, based on skull measurements, alongside Botticelli's portrait of Dante Alighieri The researchers at the University of Bologna have pieced together the "true face" of Florence's favourite son and discovered that it was very different from the portraits of him...
  • Catholic magazine in Prophet cartoon row (DANTE VS. MUHAMMAD ALERT)

    04/17/2006 12:32:02 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 24 replies · 1,085+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | April 17, 2006 | NICK PISA
    THE controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was reignited yesterday after an Italian Catholic magazine printed one on its front cover.Studi Cattolici carried a drawing of the Prophet in Hell, with the Italian writer Dante Alighieri asking the poet Virgil: "That man divided in two from his head to his feet - isn't that Muhammad?" Virgil replies: "Yes, it is him and he is in two because he has divided society - while the man next to him with his arms down represents Italian politics towards Islam." The cartoon is a play on Dante's Inferno - a similar scene...
  • Muslims Outraged By New Cartoon Of Prophet In Hell (Italy)

    04/16/2006 6:51:09 PM PDT · by blam · 87 replies · 3,100+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-17-2006 | Malcom Moore
    Muslims outraged by new cartoon of Prophet in Hell By Malcolm Moore in Rome (Filed: 17/04/2006) An Italian magazine has infuriated Muslims by publishing a cartoon showing the Prophet Mohammed cut in half and burning in Hell. The drawing appears in Studi Cattolici, a monthly magazine with links to the ultra-conservative Roman Catholic group, Opus Dei. It shows the poets Virgil and Dante on the edge of a circle of flame looking down on Mohammed. "Isn't that man there, split in two from head to navel, Mohammed?" Dante asks Virgil. "Yes and he is cut in two because he has...
  • Which circle of Hell do You belong in?

    04/07/2006 8:55:55 AM PDT · by TradicalRC · 43 replies · 2,431+ views ^ | 13th Century | Dante Allighieri
    "Through me the way into the suffering city, Through me the way to the eternal pain, Through me the way that runs among the lost. Justice urged on my high artificer; My maker was divine authority, The highest wisdom, and the primal love. Before me nothing but eternal things were made, And I endure eternally. Abandon every hope, ye who enter here."
  • Benedict XVI's Love of Dante (the author's reversion story)

    02/10/2006 8:12:20 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 388+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 9, 2006 | Elizabeth Lev
    ROME, FEB. 9, 2006 ( Benedict XVI's new encyclical on love came as a surprise to most everyone. Some wags commented on the paradox of the "German Shepherd" exclaiming that God is Love. Others are amazed that the erstwhile watchdog of Church doctrine would choose to dedicate so much ink to social teachings. My surprise had nothing to do with this. I was floored when the Holy Father said he was inspired by Dante. During an audience with members of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum" on Jan. 23, Benedict XVI introduced the new encyclical saying that the 14th-century Italian poet...
  • Why Does Dante Consider Sodomy Worse Than Homicide & Suicide?

    11/14/2005 12:17:11 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 1,020+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | September 2004 | Anne Barbeau Gardiner
    Dante's Divine Comedy, the most sublime religious poem the Christian West has produced in two thousand years, provides us to this day with profound insights into human nature. In the Inferno Dante provides us with a vivid, unforgettable image of what Christians have always believed about sodomites. He places them in the seventh circle of Hell, the fiery circle of the violent, far below the lustful heterosexuals of the second circle. Why this big separation? The answer is extremely important and revealing. Dante wants us to understand that homosexuals do not suffer in life from a deficiency of the will,...
  • Why Does Dante Consider Sodomy Worse Than Homicide & Suicide?

    11/13/2005 10:12:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 2,318+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | September 2004 | Anne Barbeau Gardiner
    Dante's Divine Comedy, the most sublime religious poem the Christian West has produced in two thousand years, provides us to this day with profound insights into human nature. In the Inferno Dante provides us with a vivid, unforgettable image of what Christians have always believed about sodomites. He places them in the seventh circle of Hell, the fiery circle of the violent, far below the lustful heterosexuals of the second circle. Why this big separation? The answer is extremely important and revealing. Dante wants us to understand that homosexuals do not suffer in life from a deficiency of the will,...
  • People Don't Write That Way Anymore [Freeper-run magazine article]

    02/07/2005 12:27:33 PM PST · by Antoninus · 39 replies · 949+ views
    The Tarpeian Rock ^ | February 2005 | Claudio R. Salvucci
        Tastes and interests change in literature. Different themes, different styles, indeed whole different genres come in and out of being depending on the spirit of the age.     Nevertheless, there is something to be said for a “classical” style—not in a restricted sense as the style of Greco-Roman antiquity, nor any later genre which took inspiration from it—but rather a super-cultural literary style that rises up above its own genre and belongs as much to the ages as its own time period.     This is the old concept of the “Republic of Letters”—a community not of time and space...
  • Discovering Dante's Damsel In Distress

    12/01/2003 1:16:10 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 267+ views ^ | 12-1-2003 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Discovering Dante's Damsel in Distress Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News A Majolica Jug: Missing Link? Dec. 1, 2003 — A 14th century jug unearthed in a Tuscan castle might shed new light on one of the most touching and mysterious female figures in Dante's Divine Comedy, according to Italian archaeologists. Legend has always linked Castel di Pietra, a castle near the village of Gavorrano in the Tuscan Maremma, with the sad fate of Pia dei Tolomei, a lady supposedly imprisoned there and then murdered by her jealous husband. "Do thou remember me who am the Pia/ Siena made me, unmade me...
  • Remember Limbo? the Pope Has Not Forgotten It

    10/08/2004 12:23:57 PM PDT · by Area Freeper · 110 replies · 1,101+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 7
    Remember limbo, that place where the Catholic Church teaches that babies go if they die before being baptized because they do not deserve either heaven or hell? Pope John Paul (news - web sites) showed on Thursday that he still muses about one of the more forgotten elements of Catholic theology commonly associated with medieval thinking. He asked theologians to think about it harder and come up with "a more coherent and enlightened way" of describing the fate of such innocents. According to Catholic teaching, baptism removes the original sin which has stained all souls since the fall from grace...

    11/18/2003 7:00:39 PM PST · by cornelis · 4 replies · 166+ views
    University Bookman ^ | 2003 | James V. Schall, S.J.
    “THE ONE GOOD THING TO DO WITH MONEY” Collections of letters can be charming. One of the things I like best about them, and I like this about journals and essay collections also, is that they can be so random. One’s day is not usually an organized treatise in which one thing flows directly from another in some logical patter. I have nothing against logic or organization, but I rather like to live in a world in which I am not quite sure what will happen next. I like it when folks can just “drop by.” The end of my...