"I would say no. If you get into a place where your masculinity gets defined by others behavior you are not acting in a independent or self reliant way, which isn't a manly virtue.
Furthermore, it also gets into a place where you are defining…"
"I guess I would be interesting in seeing what men born 70-80 or so years ago in similar social and economic conditions looked like. I am guessing their parents were married, but they were pretty screwed up. Being poor, lacking respect, power, and…"
"Generally speaking, crime fiction and crime drama is where you are going to see the most religious themes. The genre has always played heavily on conflict between good and evil, justice in a corrupt and fallen world, and the opportunity for…"
"Numbers are mean are meaningless without narrative. Same with facts. Without a story attached to them they just sorta sit there. I agree though, we shouldn't make the facts fit the narrative we are comfortable with."
"Don't white knight it. Like any other human being, if you are in the situation just offer. But don't use it as an in to ask her out. If you like her, just ask her out. You are way to nervous and will never be…"
"Seriously, just ask her. If she says no, oh well, to bad. You will ask out many, many girls. You will get gunned down many times. This is not a bad or awkward thing to ask. Your asking her out on a date, not to be the…"
"Most men are neither in this world. They are a hero when it comes to risking their life to save a little kid or attractive woman from an oncoming car, but fat, mean, old Mrs. Wilkerson? Not so much. They won't cheat on their…"
"1. The "party" split, at least if you see the party as activist, donors, pols, staffers, actual party officials, and friendly media (which voters and political scientists do see them as.
2. Like it or not, any statewide candidate in a…"
"I think the "national hysteria" was the concern that Republican Congressman simply did not take rape, excuse me, "legitimate rape" seriously. The DNC didn't have to spin that any more than there was any need to spin…"
"I've spent some time with Heidegger, but find Gadamer superior for my purposes for several reasons.
1. Gadamer didn't go full Nazi. If virtue is not irrelevant to moral and philosophical inquiry, that matters.
I believe that boys should use their time primarily to prepare for manhood. This group is for young men, dads, and other men who have opinions they'd like to share on how boys should grow up or be raised.
"Oh, I agree that the Enlightenment is a large part of the problem. In this case, it impedes the development (or reclamation) of alternatives to moral relativism.
But you know my intellectual influences, MacIntyre and Gadamer in…"