Civilisation’s „The Light of Experience“

For an introduction to these series, see here. Below, some excerpts of “The Light of Experience,” the eight chapter of Civilisation by Kenneth Clark. Ellipsis omitted between unquoted passages: I am in Holland not only because Dutch painting is a visible expression of this change of mind [the revolution that replaced divine authority by experience,…

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Blonde aunt

or: Christian axiology, our main enemy My (late) aunt Blanquita Her son was my classmate in a Mexico City grammar school In my life I have declined a couple of marriage proposals for the simple reason that the Mexican ladies were not pure whites. And last year I lost an internet friend, the Catholic administrator…

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The Red Giant

by Conservative Swede In England one must rehabilitate oneself after every little emancipation from theology by showing in a veritably awe-inspiring manner what a moral fanatic one is. That is the penance they pay there. —We others hold otherwise. When one gives up the Christian faith, one pulls the right to Christian morality out from…

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