Last Crusade Archive

Last Crusade: Deadly Junk Science

Posted June 18, 2017 By John C Wright

Junk science leads to more Junk Science leads to death.

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Last Crusade 22 The Debate is Over

Posted June 11, 2017 By John C Wright

If you were the Devil’s Advocate and wished to see his party prevail, one method you would advise the Prince of Darkness to adopt would be to find ways to silence objections. The witnesses must be silenced before they reach the witness box of public opinion. One way of silencing objections is to accuse any […]

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The Last Crusade: Against False Teachers

Posted May 29, 2017 By John C Wright

Frank Luke, a fellow soldier in the Last Crusader writes a column touching on St Peter’s warning to avoid false teachers: https://frankluke.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/the-last-crusade-against-false-teachers/ Peter took flack. Many in academic places doubt that Peter wrote 2 Peter, but we can trust that the early Church knew what they were doing when they preserved the tradition that Peter […]

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Last Crusade: The Devil’s Advocate

Posted May 28, 2017 By John C Wright

Suppose you had been hired by the Devil to be his counselor and adviser, and your task was to tell the Prince of Darkness how best to turn souls away from light and truth and joy and bring them into the eternal woe. What would the Devil’s Advocate advocate? The first and greatest lie of […]

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Last Crusade: Equality and Envy

Posted May 21, 2017 By John C Wright

Frank Baum, the Royal Historian of Oz, in his book QUEEN ZIXI OF IX, reports that the immortal fairytale witch, Queen Zixi, has riches, magical powers, health, and the appearance of endless youth, and everything else her heart desires but one thing only: her image in the mirror shows her to be an unsightly old […]

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Last Crusade: The Dignity Of Man

Posted May 14, 2017 By John C Wright

One of the central ideas, so basic that it forms the foundation of all Western thought not just in political philosophy but in nearly all topics, is the idea of the dignity of man. So much so that even the worldviews acting most dramatically to rob and undermine the notion of the dignity of man […]

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Last Crusade: Man and Humanism

Posted May 7, 2017 By John C Wright

The signature peculiarity of the modern age that one must explain the obvious to the oblivious. One must explain the self-evident to audiences to whom evidence has no persuasive power. One must point out the paradox of any belief that blithely contradicts itself to audience to whom self-contradiction forms no obvious impediment to belief. One […]

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The Last Crusade: The Verity of Beauty

Posted April 30, 2017 By John C Wright

The pressure of time and other tasks prevent me from writing the essay I intended for this week. In lieu thereof, I reprint here an essay on the same topic from three years ago: To be a man means to seek a truth that satisfies the mind, a virtue that sates the conscience, and a […]

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Last Crusade: Crucifying the Truth

Posted April 16, 2017 By John C Wright

On this day, when infinite love clothed in living truth more brilliant that the sun, crowned with all virtues, descended into the finite sphere of Earth, and was greeted with indifference, jeers, hatred, humiliation, torture, and death, it behooves us to reflect on the nature of truth and mankind’s hatred of it. This is a […]

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Last Crusade: The Promise of Peace

Posted April 9, 2017 By John C Wright

The whole of that nameless modern movement which goes by a legion is names, whether it be called Political Correctness, Liberalism, Socialism, Collectivism, Totalitarianism, Humanism, Secularism, Hedonism or Nihilism, rests on one axiom of moral philosophy: moral agnosticism. This axiom states that there is not and cannot be a well formed conscience, or a conscience […]

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