Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Genius of Calvinism

People misunderstand the genius of Calvinism.  We all know that God in his infinite power and wisdom has ordained some people to be filthy rich and others to be the filthy poor.  There is no reason for this ordination.  As a rich person, my wealth is certainly not my fault.  I have done nothing to deserve it.  It was all God's doing for reasons He alone knoweth. As for the filthy beggar he is equally powerless to alter his condition because God wants him to be poor, so who am I to contravene the Manifest Will of the Almighty.  All I know is that i could just as equally have been made poor as rich and therefore the existence of poor people serve to remind of my precarious but good fortune.  In fact the more poor people there are, the greater i am led with ever increasing humility to acknowledge my very special blessedness. Christian Liberty liberates us from responsibility and guilt and confirms us in luxurious humility. Praise be God and his Unfortunate Son, Jesus.


Thursday, October 11, 2012


Germans have always been excellent clock-makers and tinkers; but that marvellous ability to work out elaborate and precise systems of interlocking levers and gears should be confined to the such of clocks and not transported over into the world of philosophy.


Saturday, October 6, 2012


The outcome-determining question in Job was whether Job would deny God on account of his sufferings. The crucible question for Christians is whether they will praise God in spite of their sufferings. Augustine said that it was no praisworthy thing never to have sinned from never having had the desire to do so. Likewise, it is of no account to praise Him when showered with Cherries from Heaven.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Olde English

'Judge' is Olde English for 'jerk'.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


The answer is always contained within the problem.  Once the problem is understood, the answer is apparent. I'm sure this is nothing new; but it's worth remembering.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Full of Grease

I am a Calvinist. I believe God adores me. I adore me. Me for Me. I deserve what I can steal because I am full of Grease. Screw others if they starve. God hates them. So do I.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Politics is too important to be discussed!