In this video I explain what the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation (i.e. the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist) is, what the doctrine isn’t, give an analogy that we can use to approach understanding it, and also explain how no one who believes in the Real Presence in the Eucharist can actually disagree with the doctrine of transubstantiation.
A conversation with Zerse about the sorts of philosophies on offer to young men today, including red pill, dating coaches, black pill, and others.
I was asked this question in the comments to my video giving advice to men on dating and finding a wife, so I made a video answering the question.
A quick discussion of how funny it is that determinists (people who deny free will) so frequently base their morality upon consent, since according to their theory, it is impossible for anyone to consent to anything. They are literally basing their morality on something which they deny can exist.
Just sharing some thoughts on Ash Wednesday (the beginning of the penitential season of Lent, preceding Easter) and the words spoken with the anointing with ashes, “Remember, O man, you are dust, and to dust you will return.”
I answer a question about how advisable it is to date outside the faith. The original question was about atheists, but I broadened it a little bit since the same considerations apply to dating protestants, etc.
In this video I talk about God’s actions, and how miracles—direct interference within creation—are not God’s only actions; how God very frequently works through creation so that creation cooperates with His purposes, but that these are no less God’s actions for God having given it to creation to co-operate with His purposes.
Some advice for men on dating and finding a wife. To paraphrase Winston Churchill: this video, by its very length, defends itself against ever being watched. Still, I hope some of it might be helpful. It contains some thoughts on dating, courtship, being friends with women, how acquaintanceship differs from being friends, how to go about trying to maximize one’s attractiveness to women, and other subjects.
(I intend to make a video with advice for women on dating and finding a husband, but it’s going to take me a bit to finalize what I want to say on the subject and record that video.)
In this video I discuss how the various major religions of the world don’t all look like Christianity, and so newer religions, like environmentalism, progressivism, animal rights, etc. are religions despite not looking like Christianity, too.
I was asked by viewer Whist about advice for running book discussion clubs, so I gave what little advice I had.
In this video I talk about usury, lending money at interest, the development and refinement of economies, investment, and lending money, as well as how the modern understanding of lending at interest does not contradict ancient views on usury as sinful because of a change in context, and what things within the modern context are still sinful because they are the same thing as what was prohibited in former times.
In this video I talk about how authenticity is overrated—just pick a worthwhile goal, pursue it because it’s good, and hey presto you’re authentic, but if you’re doing it right, you won’t notice because you’ll be focused on your worthwhile goal.
In this video response I look at some of the things that BASSFZz has said about “having a purpose” and its relationship to men attracting women, and how this sort of advice needs to be understood like advice for interviewing for a job—how to not screw up if you’re already qualified for the job.
The two BASSFZz videos that most prompted this were:
I look at the question of whether you need money to be happy, as Aristotle would have said, and as Ed Latimore recently (on a historical scale) suggested. Ed’s tweet:
Some thoughts on why meaning matters, why Dawkins’ statement that “why is a stupid question” is stupid, why “life has the meaning you give it” is worthless, and related subjects.
A quick video I made while bow hunting while the deer weren’t coming. I share some thoughts on the soul, and how some people go wrong by thinking of the soul like a ghost in a machine, or like some sort of physical pure-energy matter that operates the body in a purely physical way, except not physical. I also talk about how everyone actually believes in the soul, because being a strict materialist would be absurd, and give examples.