Author Archives: Tomas

About Tomas

Catholic. Texan. Philistine. Teacher.

Bakers, the Common Good, and Christian Rebels

Ross Douthat is asking for the Supreme Court to just leave the Baker alone. I sympathize. But I don’t think such a thing is possible. There are a lot of arguments about the fallout of Obergefell, mostly some species of … Continue reading

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The principle of Plato’s cycle of regimes

Originally posted on Just Thomism:
1.) Plato calls the perfect regime aristocracy, and he gives four regimes that fall away from it: timocracy, oligarchy, democracy, and tyranny. 2.) The regime reflects the character of the persons composing it. The five…

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A Short Autobiography of My Life in Comics

(Pre-Script: Part of blogging, I’ve decided, is just writing. Publicly, of course, maybe putting out letters for others to skim over and maybe share reflections with. I’m thinking of doing some project akin to a retrospective on my hobbies and … Continue reading

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Losing the war

Originally posted on Just Thomism:
For Plato, the rule of money arises from disillusion with the belief that war gives glory. Battle ceases to be seen as the supreme proof of manhood and comes to be seen with horror and…

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Some Comments on… Thor: Ragnarok

Some Comments on… Thor: Ragnarok So, I give Thor: Ragnarok a recommendation with reservations. On the one hand, it had great spectacle, moved at a good pace, packed in a lot of story without seeming rushed, celebrated its source material … Continue reading

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“A man who has no claim to an imperial crown, does not grieve because he is not an Emperor”

Originally posted on Sancrucensis:
Man cannot attain to beatitude without the gift of supernatural grace. Therefore, he who dies in original sin is deprived of eternal life; but he is not, therefore and thereby, subjected to any sorrow or suffering.…

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On “Mastership” in St. Thomas

So, for those of you who weren’t aware of the full depth my anti-liberal, radical traditional (in?)sanity, I’m a monarchist. Man will again be truly free only after the last president is strangled with the entrails of the last revolutionary … Continue reading

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