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Today is Good Friday, a day which is unlike any other in the year. And yet, this year already seems like no other year as well. At least, it does for...
Christianity, GodDonal Graeme11/04/20 12:00 AM

Is the schism between Moscow and Constantinople still going on? According to this wiki it still it, but that of course isn’t always the best so...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme23/01/20 04:00 AM

Today’s mix is all over the place. A fitting thing, given my thoughts have been that way lately. We begin with a Psalm: I cry with my voice to ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme20/01/20 03:00 AM

Merry Christmas to all of my readers! May you find joy in this time, even if otherwise all seems darkness. 16 For God so loved the world that he ...
ChristianityDonal Graeme26/12/19 05:00 AM

It has been quite a while since I’ve post. A lack of imagination, drive and general business led me to let this blog whither. I would rather no...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme11/11/19 05:00 AM

I have been feeling somewhat forlorn lately, and while reading through scripture I couldn’t help but get drawn in the by the story of Joseph. H...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme04/08/19 10:00 PM

I have been in a somber mood lately, and this passage from the Book of Wisdom inspired some deep but troubling thoughts: 12 “Let us lie in wai...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme21/07/19 10:00 PM

Today I wanted to cover the same passage from two different perspectives- that of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Here is Matthew’s perspectiv...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme07/07/19 10:00 PM

Today I want to explore a connection between several selections from the New Testament. The first is from the First Letter of Saint John: 13Â I writ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme24/06/19 12:00 AM

Since today is Father’s Day, I think that some scripture concerning fathers would be appropriate. And yes, I am still alive. Just terribly busy...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme17/06/19 05:00 AM

Christ is Risen from the dead! By dying he trampled death, and to those in the tombs he granted life! St. John Chrysostom’s Homily on Pascha (E...
Christianity, God, Selected Sunday Scriptures, The Church, TraditionDonal Graeme22/04/19 01:00 AM

In the Eastern Catholic Churches the liturgy today celebrates the life of St. Mary of Egypt. For those unaware, she was a harlot who underwent a conv...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme07/04/19 10:00 PM

I have tried to make it a practice to pray out a Psalm every day. A few days ago I was praying Psalm 11, and it caught my attention. 1Â In the Lord ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme17/03/19 10:00 PM

  I was reading through Ace of Spades most recent post, and came to an epiphany:   Solomon was an addict.   Every woman he added to hi...
God, Men, Red Pill, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme21/02/19 04:00 AM

One of the points I have made on this blog before is the following: ~Women live in a perpetual state of contradiction~ It isn’t a unique claim,...
Attraction, Civilization, Hypergamy, Red Pill, Serial Monogamy, Sexual Market Place, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme19/02/19 07:00 AM

[Or otherwise called “Different Faith Tradition, But Same Culture”] Reader and Commenter Patrick recently left a link to a Catholic blog ...
APE, Attraction, Christianity, Courtship, LAMPS, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Men, Red Pill, Sexual Strategies, The Church, Tradition, WomenDonal Graeme25/01/19 01:00 AM

I have been reading through St. Paul’s letter to the Romans the last few days. While he has some other letters which cover a lot of theological...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme21/01/19 05:00 AM

Its been a while since I posted. We find ourselves in a new year, but to me, nothing has changed. Things are just as stagnant as they were before. Wh...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme14/01/19 04:00 AM

One of the things that I have noticed over the years, but haven’t really addressed in this blog, is how certain professions seem to be rather e...
Blue Pill, Civilization, Men, Red Pill, State of Nature, WomenDonal Graeme15/12/18 09:00 PM

Inspired by my most recent post (which in truth is not recent), and also by Deep Strength’s most recent post on divorce and marriage, I will co...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme24/11/18 11:00 PM

It has been a while since I posted, I know, but in my defense I have been very busy. And traveling. And dealing with family matters. Typical stuff. T...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme12/11/18 12:00 AM

It has been two weeks now since I learned that Zippy Catholic, or Matthew to those who knew him outside this part of the web, had passed away. When I...
Christianity, Civilization, God, Red PillDonal Graeme06/10/18 09:00 PM

Today’s post will draw heavily from the Psalms. First we have Psalm 141: I call upon thee, O Lord; make haste to me! Â Â Â Â Give ear to my...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme16/09/18 11:00 PM

I am going to resume this series after almost 9 months of absence. Until I think of a better way of doing it, I will go alphabetical again. Our saint...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme25/08/18 08:00 PM

A long time reader and commenter has clued me in to a series on the Orthodox Blog “Russian Faith” concerning attracting a spouse. The fir...
Attraction, Christianity, Courtship, Femininity, Hypergamy, LAMPS, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme11/08/18 06:00 PM

A reader recently sent me an e-mail in which he questioned whether I should link to manosphere sites out of concern that it might other readers to oc...
Red Pill, SinDonal Graeme08/07/18 04:00 AM

I hadn’t realized it had been as long as it had since I posted. Hopefully no one was getting worried. The first passage today is from Acts, and...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme28/05/18 12:00 AM

I have been talking with one of my readers lately about the problem of peer groups, which are ostensibly full of “righteous” people, supp...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme23/04/18 03:00 AM

Sorry for the lack of posts everyone, but work and life has kept me occupied. Every time I try and sit down to write, something comes up that keeps...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme19/04/18 02:00 AM

Let all pious men and all lovers of God rejoice in the splendor of this feast; let the wise servants blissfully enter into the joy of their Lord; let...
Christianity, GodDonal Graeme01/04/18 09:00 PM

Holy Saturday is a day like no other. Not exactly a day of mourning, and not exactly a day of joy. Rather, the day seems to me to be quite like a rat...
Christianity, GodDonal Graeme31/03/18 06:00 PM

12 “Let us lie in wait for the righteous man, because he is inconvenient to us and opposes our actions; he reproaches us for sins against the ...
Churchianity, God, Sin, TemptationDonal Graeme31/03/18 04:00 AM

Today marks both Palm Sunday and the Annunciation. This is altogether fitting, as both are days of heralding what is to come. We enter now Holy Week,...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme26/03/18 01:00 AM

Holy Week is about to begin. But before it does, we remember one of the most important events in the ministry of Jesus. Now a certain man was ill, La...
Christianity, UncategorizedDonal Graeme25/03/18 02:00 AM

It has been a long while since I wrote one of these post, and thus long overdue. Today I want to examine the subject of authority and leadership as i...
Civilization, Masculinity, Men, Parenting, Red PillDonal Graeme06/03/18 04:00 AM

I meant to get this post up earlier, but alas, I have been very busy “in the real world.” This Lent I am not going to opt out of the R...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme21/02/18 03:00 AM

I was reading Cane Caldo’s most recent post this week, and I immediately thought of this passage from First Timothy: 8Â Now we know that the l...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme29/01/18 04:00 AM

I recommend that my readers, if they haven’t already, read Dalrock’s two most recent posts: “Headship makes all the difference̶...
Blue Pill, Civilization, Men, Red Pill, Sex, State of Nature, WomenDonal Graeme17/01/18 07:00 PM

Today’s post will have no central theme. Rather, I will feature some scripture which caught my attention in the last few weeks. First up is a v...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme15/01/18 01:00 AM

Today’s post will tag along with my previous post, found here. It was prompted by the following comment, left by a man named Cem: A lot of pers...
Blue Pill, Hypergamy, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, Sin, State of Nature, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme04/01/18 04:00 AM

I have a post in the works (at least the workshop of my mind), and this post is tied to it. There is an obvious theme here which ties to the future p...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme01/01/18 01:00 AM

Today (and tonight) is a period of expectation. Over two thousand years ago the People of God were awaiting the Messiah. Only the Savior they were ex...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme25/12/17 01:03 AM

I made the mistake of seeing the new “Star Wars” movie this weekend. Oops. TLDR version for my readers: don’t watch it. ****Spoiler...
Feminism, Red PillDonal Graeme19/12/17 05:00 AM

Today’s post will be a bit different from the previous ways I’ve run this series. Instead of just featuring a different saint every time,...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme09/12/17 08:00 PM

These days we hear plenty about so called “Toxic Masculinity.” The phrase is naturally enough a ruse- the whole point of it is to tar all...
Blue Pill, Femininity, Red Pill, Sin, State of Nature, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme02/12/17 09:00 PM

Resuming posting after a brief Thanksgiving week break. Today’s post begins with this passage from Ephesians: 25Â Therefore, putting away fals...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme27/11/17 05:00 AM

This post is a response to Dalrock’s latest, Missing the point is hard work. In that post Dalrock pokes fun at a certain Trevin Wax of the Gosp...
Blue Pill, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme17/11/17 03:00 AM

Today’s post is inspired by this recent post over at Zippy’s. A major point of discussion in the comments is Christian (in that particula...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme06/11/17 04:00 AM

We finish up another round of alphabetical saints today with the letter Z. Our saint hails from central/eastern Europe and is Saint Zdislava Berka: Z...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme04/11/17 11:00 PM

Reader Michael K alerted me to this this article yesterday, and I thought it was worth remarking on. The tagline is “Beware of false compassion...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, Marriage, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sin, The ChurchDonal Graeme26/10/17 02:00 AM

Zippy has a new post up which demands a follow-up: With great power comes great incontinence. Short and to the point, I am tempted to repeat all of i...
Blue Pill, Civilization, Femininity, Masculinity, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sex, Sin, State of Nature, WomenDonal Graeme22/10/17 05:00 AM

So I guess there was something of a debate over at Dalrock because of this post. Scott wrote his own thoughts about it over here. I’ve got a fe...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme15/10/17 08:00 PM

Scott is once again lamenting the current state of affairs in our society, in particular the madness of the “Watermelon purge.” The part ...
Civilization, Red PillDonal Graeme12/10/17 02:00 AM

Its has been a few months since I’ve written one of these posts, and so this continuation is long past overdue. I’ve selected two passage...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme09/10/17 03:00 AM

I have thus far stayed away from the “flag controversy”, but with today’s post I will touch on it a bit. [My next post might be e...
Civilization, Moral Agency, Red PillDonal Graeme30/09/17 08:00 PM

Dalrock’s new post, Why the blind spot matters, has proven to be fertile ground for a ton of great comments. I would encourage my readers to ...
Christianity, Churchianity, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme23/09/17 05:00 AM

Deep Strength had a post up a few weeks ago where he looked at how Tinder reaffirmed the 80/20 rule. The post is short, so go there to read it in ful...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Marriage Market Place, Men, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, WomenDonal Graeme21/09/17 04:00 AM

We are at Y now, and running low on saints with matching names. Today’s saint is Saint Ywi, also known as saint Iwig: Iwig (alternatively, Iwi,...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme17/09/17 01:00 AM

I came to an epiphany recently, and I lay the blame at Cane Caldo’s feet. Three of his recent posts made something “CLICK” inside m...
Christianity, Churchianity, Femininity, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Sin, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme13/09/17 06:00 AM

Time for this series to resume. Unfortunately, we are the end of the alphabet, specifically the letter “X.” Alas, not many saints have th...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme09/09/17 06:00 PM

I have returned from my unofficial absence/sabbatical. I originally planned on only being gone for a week or two, but eventually stretched it to over...
ChristianityDonal Graeme07/09/17 03:00 AM

In my life I have heard plenty of Christians complain about what was in the Old Testament. They complain of the violence, the treatment of people, es...
Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme05/08/17 09:00 PM

I am hoping that my Christian, and Catholic/Orthodox in particular, readers will do me a favor here. I have something I want to try and nail down, an...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, Men, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme02/08/17 04:00 AM

Rollo Tomassi has kindly reminded me that his newest book- Positive Masculinity, is now available. I would encourage my readers to give it a look. I ...
Masculinity, Men, Parenting, Red PillDonal Graeme01/08/17 01:00 AM

It has been a while, but we return at last to the letter W. Today’s saint is Saint Willehad of Bremen: Willehad or Willihad (Latin: Willehadus/...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme29/07/17 06:00 PM

Dalrock has been on a roll lately in his take down of one “Pastor Wilson.” See the two most recent posts, here and here. The most recen...
Christianity, Churchianity, God, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme27/07/17 03:00 AM

Vox over at Alpha Game has a great new post up today. Post being a somewhat loose term, as it is just an image. But as they say, a picture is worth a...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Hypergamy, LAMPS, Marriage Market Place, Men, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, WomenDonal Graeme23/07/17 05:00 AM

Apologies to everyone for the lack of posts these past few weeks. Free time has been sparse, and I have been trying to spend it wisely. Which usually...
Attraction, Femininity, WomenDonal Graeme15/07/17 11:00 PM

Today’s letter is “V”, and thus we have as our saint of the day Vincent de Paul: St. Vincent de Paul (24 April 1581 – 27 Septe...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme08/07/17 09:00 PM

Two passages from St. Paul’s epistles stood out to me in the last week, and I wanted to share them with you. The first is from the letter to th...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme02/07/17 11:00 PM

Thanks to some recent comments on this blog, and some e-mails discussions I have been participating in, I have been re-reading two of my posts lately...
Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme28/06/17 02:00 AM

Today marks the Nativity of the Forerunner of Christ St. John the Baptist. I don’t believe I have done a post dedicated to him yet, and even if...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme24/06/17 11:00 PM

I have had some dark times in my life. I’ve written about a few of them on my blog here. But whenever I stop and begin to brood overmuch, I try...
Red PillDonal Graeme23/06/17 02:00 AM

I tend to be fairly lenient when it comes to comments. Probably too lenient at points, especially when people bring stuff from other blogs over here....
UncategorizedDonal Graeme21/06/17 02:00 AM

We come again to the letter “U”. Our saint for today is Pope Urban I: Pope Urban I (Latin: Urbanus I) was Bishop of Rome or Pope from 222...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme17/06/17 06:30 PM

It has been over a month since I’ve written any of these posts. Not sure where the time went. Anyways, time to correct that- especially since t...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme05/06/17 01:00 AM

I have found myself pretty busy lately, and posting has suffered as a result. This will continue for at least the next week, if not two. So during th...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme02/06/17 02:00 AM

Unfortunately, I ran out of time yesterday to do a scripture post. Since today is Memorial Day here in the US, I think it would fit to do a post that...
ChristianityDonal Graeme29/05/17 08:00 PM

A two topic post today. The first topic is this post over at Deep Strength’s blog. In his post Biblical prescriptions with no bible, DS examine...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Desire, LAMPS, Marriage, Men, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Strategies, Sin, Temptation, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme27/05/17 09:00 PM

I was at a dance recently, and one of the ladies I danced with stood out above the others. It wasn’t that she was the best dancer. Or that she ...
Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme26/05/17 08:00 PM

Short post today. I hope that my readers will really drive the discussion with this one. I have been doing some thinking lately how the whole process...
Attraction, Courtship, Men, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme24/05/17 06:00 AM

Today’s letter is the letter “T.” This gives us our saint, Saint Thorlak: Saint Thorlak Thorhallsson (Old Norse: Þorlákr Þ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme20/05/17 07:00 PM

Its been a while since I’ve done one of these, so here goes… A random thought I had recently: Are most “social niceties” some...
Red PillDonal Graeme17/05/17 02:00 AM

Today’s post is something of a spur of the moment thing. It comes about as a result of two posts intersecting in my mind today. The first is &#...
Civilization, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme13/05/17 09:00 PM

I have strong suspicion that many of my readers are of a… shall we say… bookish nature. As in, they are major nerds. So I am counting on ...
Marriage, Red PillDonal Graeme12/05/17 05:00 AM

There is a different a difference between knowing something… and knowing something. This is the difference between knowledge gained in the acad...
Blue Pill, Men, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme09/05/17 12:00 AM

Our letter for today is S. Given the Paschal season, our saint for today is Saint Salome: Salome (Hebrew: שלומית, Shelomit), was a ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme06/05/17 06:00 PM

This post is a continuation of my Market Analysis series, which began in my post Market Watch. In today’s post I want to examine and discuss in...
Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, God, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Parenting, Red Pill, Sin, Temptation, The ChurchDonal Graeme03/05/17 03:00 AM

This post is a continuation of my Market Analysis series, which began with my post Market Watch. Today I want to cover a topic which was brought up b...
Alpha Widow, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Men, Moral Agency, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, Sin, WomenDonal Graeme27/04/17 04:00 AM

Today is Thomas Sunday. So named because of the following passage from the Gospel of John: 24Â Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was n...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme24/04/17 12:00 AM

Tomorrow is Thomas Sunday, so named because of St. Thomas the Apostle. Thus, it seems fitting that he is the saint for today: Thomas the Apostle (cal...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme22/04/17 06:00 PM

Are there any who are devout lovers of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Are there any who are grateful servants? Let them rejoice ...
God, UncategorizedDonal Graeme17/04/17 02:00 AM

Who has believed what we have heard? Â Â Â Â And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2Â For he grew up before him like a young plant,...
Christianity, God, The ChurchDonal Graeme15/04/17 03:00 AM

My Market Analysis series continues. Today I want to examine, to some degree, a point I made in Market Watch: Young men are much less interested in m...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, Courtship, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Men, Red PillDonal Graeme12/04/17 06:00 AM

R is the letter for today. Thus, our saint is Saint Rimbert: Saint Rimbert (or Rembert) (Flanders, 830 – 11 June 888 in Bremen) was archbishop o...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme08/04/17 10:00 PM

My last significant post generated quite a lot of discussion, which was a plus. I want to thank my readers for keeping it civil. That makes my job th...
Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Red PillDonal Graeme05/04/17 02:00 AM

In light of last week’s post, and the fact that this is Lent, we start today’s post off with another passage from the Book of Sirach: Do ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme02/04/17 10:00 PM

Today’s post comes as a follow-up to a debate between Zippy and Deti in my post Market Watch. Given the amount of talking past each other, and ...
Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme29/03/17 02:00 AM

DS has a new post up that I think is appropriate and worthwhile reading given the overall discussion taking place in various parts of the Christian &...
Red PillDonal Graeme28/03/17 03:00 AM

Today’s first passages comes from the book of Sirach. I was inspired to use it thanks to this comment by Gunner Q about how daughters should be...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme27/03/17 04:00 AM

In my previous post, A Poor Example, I mentioned a post that Scott and Elspeth wrote about how June Cleaver might be unmarriageable right now. What...
Courtship, Femininity, Hypergamy, LAMPS, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Men, Moral Agency, Parenting, Red Pill, The Church, Tradition, WomenDonal Graeme25/03/17 09:00 PM

I have been reading with some interest this post over at Scott’s blog. The comments in particular have made for fascinating reading. It has bee...
Red PillDonal Graeme24/03/17 09:00 PM

As of late I have been reviewing a lot of my old posts, especially from the first few months of blogging. In so doing I have been struck by the diffe...
Red PillDonal Graeme21/03/17 01:00 AM

Vox’s most recent post caught my eye when he mentioned this: I noticed a long time ago that while I still have pretty much the same friends tha...
Men, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme16/03/17 04:00 AM

Somehow I missed this post by Bonald over at Throne and Alter back in January. In a surprise me (at least to me), Bonald was able to take My Little P...
Masculinity, Men, Red PillDonal Graeme14/03/17 02:00 AM

It has been some time since I have tried to cover the letter “Q” in this series. Understandable, given how few canonized saints have name...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme11/03/17 10:00 PM

Today I happened to be looking through some old posts of mine in order to get ideas on what to write. Imagine my surprise when I saw that my first po...
Red PillDonal Graeme10/03/17 07:00 PM

We have started the period of Lent. This is a period of fasting and repentance- of turning back to the Lord. In that spirit, here are some passages f...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme06/03/17 04:00 AM

Today I would like to revisit this comment from “Hungarian Girl,” one which I have addressed already in my post Tissue-Paper Walls. Here ...
Alpha, APE, Civilization, Marriage Market Place, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, SinDonal Graeme04/03/17 03:00 AM

The series continues. As always, these do not necessarily represent my opinion. ——————————...
Red PillDonal Graeme28/02/17 06:00 PM

[Sorry for the late post. Busy day, and this post itself was rushed out. Apologies for missed mistakes and poor construction.] In my most recent post...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme27/02/17 04:00 AM

Women like to get dressed up. They like to look their best. But for whom? One of the interesting surprises of “the Red Pill” was that wom...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme24/02/17 04:00 AM

Reader MK provides us today with another guest post. As always, these opinions don’t necessarily represent my own. ————...
Christianity, Civilization, Red PillDonal Graeme22/02/17 04:00 AM

Today we feature the letter “P.” So our saint for the day is Padre Pio: Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Italian: Pio d...
Saturday Saints, UncategorizedDonal Graeme19/02/17 02:00 AM

A few days ago a first time commenter left a comment on an old post of mine, A Must Read Story. There is a small part of her rather longish comment t...
Alpha Widow, Beta, Civilization, Marriage Market Place, Moral Agency, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, Sin, State of Nature, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme15/02/17 03:00 AM

Today’s post will feature three Gospel readings. The first is the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican: 9Â He also told this parable to so...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme13/02/17 03:00 AM

It has been quite a while since we have had any posts in this series from reader MK, and thus the time is right for issue #4. Today’s topic is ...
Civilization, Men, Red PillDonal Graeme08/02/17 04:00 AM

I have been meaning to write this post for some time after numerous discussions withNSR, but never got around to it. However, Cane Caldo’s late...
Alpha, Beta, Blue Pill, Masculinity, Men, Red PillDonal Graeme05/02/17 04:00 AM

One of Dalrock’s recent posts examines the consequences of the elevation of romantic love to a moral force: The simple fact is the moment you a...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Desire, Marriage, Moral Agency, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Strategies, Sin, State of Nature, Temptation, The ChurchDonal Graeme02/02/17 03:00 AM

Two passages for today’s post. The first is a section of St. Paul’s second epistle to the Thessalonians, which I propose to contain many ...
Selected Sunday Scriptures, UncategorizedDonal Graeme30/01/17 12:00 AM

The letter “O” makes its triumphant return today. Thus, our saint is none other than Saint Oliver Plunkett: Oliver Plunkett (also spelt O...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme28/01/17 08:00 PM

[Men only] One of the hurdles that men face today in navigating the Marriage Marketplace is the widespread ignorance of most people where the MMP is ...
Blue Pill, Churchianity, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Sexual Market PlaceDonal Graeme24/01/17 03:00 AM

It has been a while since I wrote a post in this series, so it seems only appropriate that I bring it back. We left off with the letter “M̶...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme21/01/17 07:00 PM

Since it has been some time since I’ve covered comment rules, I will take this opportunity to go over them again. As a general matter I tend to...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme19/01/17 03:00 AM

I have been meaning to write a follow-up to Ace’s post “To feel the pain that spurs you on” “To feel the pain that spurs you ...
Blue Pill, Fitness Test, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sin, Temptation, UncategorizedDonal Graeme14/01/17 08:00 PM

[Alternate title: Shaking Yourself Apart] So I caught this in the news recently: One of the Shakers’ last three members died Monday. The storie...
Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, Marriage, Parenting, The Church, TraditionDonal Graeme05/01/17 03:00 AM

A year has come and gone. In many respects 2016 did not go as I had hoped. But it is past now, and nothing can be done about it. Instead I turn towar...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme02/01/17 02:00 AM

Christ is Born! Glorify him! I shall be sparse around these parts until the New Year, so I want to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas. May you fin...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme25/12/16 06:00 AM

*Men Only* Exposure to the “Red Pill” can have a variety of emotional consequences for men- some short term, and some long term. At first...
Masculinity, Men, Red PillDonal Graeme20/12/16 02:00 AM

The Nativity is nearly upon us. There are two passages in particular I want to cover with this post. The first is the genealogy of Jesus according to...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme18/12/16 11:00 PM

My Christmas season this year is quite busy. As a result, my posting will likely be light. I hope to have a post up tomorrow, but otherwise one post ...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme16/12/16 03:00 AM

I have a fair number of pet peeves, and long-time readers will be aware of a few of them. I want to talk about one in particular today. You see, I re...
Marriage, Masculinity, MenDonal Graeme13/12/16 06:00 AM

Vox at Alpha Game tipped me to this article a few days ago. I couldn’t resist addressing it myself. He quoted the money part, and so too will I...
Alpha, Attraction, Blue Pill, Marriage, Red Pill, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme07/12/16 10:00 AM

We are now on the second week of Advent. With that in mind, I’ve chosen some passages linked to that theme. I begin with the opening of Matthew...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme05/12/16 02:00 AM

In today’s post I want to examine the subject of who “keeps” a nation’s morality. Given the state of moral decay in the West ...
Blue Pill, Marriage Market Place, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme30/11/16 06:00 PM

Today marks the beginning of the Advent season. In light of that I have been reading over scripture which foretells the coming of the Messiah. I star...
Selected Sunday Scriptures, UncategorizedDonal Graeme28/11/16 02:00 AM

I hope all my American readers have a Happy Thanksgiving. I give thee thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; Â Â Â Â before the gods I sing thy pra...
Christianity, GodDonal Graeme24/11/16 10:00 PM

I came across this this story recently, and thought that some of my readers might find it fascinating: The world’s earliest alphabet, inscribed ...
The ChurchDonal Graeme23/11/16 03:00 AM

Our letter for today is the letter “M.” So we have as our saint, Margaret of Hungary: Saint Margaret, O.P. (January 27, 1242 – Janua...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme19/11/16 07:00 PM

This post is not so much a continuation of my last post but rather a further exploration of the nexus of Truth and the differences between men and wo...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Men, Red Pill, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme16/11/16 04:00 PM

In his most recent post, Deep Strength discusses the differences between Kindness and Niceness. I find no disagreement with his explanation of both: ...
Christianity, Red Pill, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme12/11/16 10:00 PM

In his most recent post, Blue Pill Alphas, Rollo asks the following question: But does that make a capacity for provisioning inherently a Beta trait?...
Alpha, APE, Attraction, Blue Pill, LAMPS, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme08/11/16 05:00 AM

It has been a while since a post in this series. Today we resume where we left off, the letter L. Thus, our saint for today is Saint Lawrence of Rome...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme05/11/16 06:00 PM

Post full title: Superheroes And The Necessity Of A Secret Identity From A “Red Pill” Perspective   [I enjoyed my last comic book po...
Alpha, Alpha Widow, APE, Attraction, Blue Pill, Fitness Test, Hypergamy, LAMPS, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Men, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, UncategorizedDonal Graeme03/11/16 01:00 AM

My recent post Something Else led to some excellent comments by my readers. Two subjects were raised there that I think should be readdressed in a se...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, The ChurchDonal Graeme28/10/16 03:00 AM

Today’s post is a Masculine Monday post. Male commenters only, please. Also, somewhat stream of consciousness as well. Rollo has a new post up ...
Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, Femininity, Feminism, Fitness Test, Hypergamy, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Serial Monogamy, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme24/10/16 10:00 PM

I want to thank my readers for their response in my post An Unsettling Evaluation. In my first post, I mentioned that I would create a post for my fe...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Courtship, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Men, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sex, Sin, Temptation, UncategorizedDonal Graeme19/10/16 03:00 AM

I want to begin today’s post with these words by St. Paul: 23 “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All th...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme17/10/16 03:00 AM

The letter K returns, and gives us today’s saint. That saint? Saint Kessog: Saint Kessog was an Irish missionary of the mid-sixth century activ...
Saturday Saints, UncategorizedDonal Graeme16/10/16 12:00 AM

In the past couple of days I have been carrying on a discussion with a reader of mine about my “The Way We Met” series. The principal top...
Alpha Widow, Attraction, Blue Pill, Courtship, Hypergamy, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sexual Strategies, WomenDonal Graeme11/10/16 08:00 PM

Human beings make assumptions all the time. We do it every day, often without realizing it. Sometimes those assumptions are minor, and sometimes they...
Blue Pill, Red Pill, Sin, TemptationDonal Graeme11/10/16 01:00 AM

In my recent posts The Way We Met and None The Wiser I was accused of being uncharitable towards George and the young woman he had been infatuated wi...
Alpha, Alpha Widow, Beta, Blue Pill, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, UncategorizedDonal Graeme08/10/16 07:00 PM

One of the important points which I raised in The Way We Met that I think bears repeating is that the woman gained no wisdom in the process. She didn...
Alpha, Attraction, Beta, Blue Pill, Hypergamy, Marriage, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, WomenDonal Graeme05/10/16 02:00 AM

A conversation with some friends got me thinking about the topic of salvation. More specifically, the false doctrine of Once Saved, Always Saved. Bef...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme03/10/16 12:00 AM

There is a terrible condition out there now that is afflicting many western men. If not treated, it can lead to a lifetime of suffering, and in some ...
Attraction, Beta, Blue Pill, Marriage Market Place, Men, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, State of NatureDonal Graeme01/10/16 03:00 AM

[See update at the bottom of the post.] I ran across the following story via a friend. Apparently it is part of some Facebook feed called The Way We ...
Alpha, Alpha Widow, APE, Attraction, Beta, Blue Pill, Hypergamy, LAMPS, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Serial Monogamy, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, State of NatureDonal Graeme28/09/16 02:00 AM

A few weeks back Rollo left a comment on my “Have Questions or Suggestions” page which said the following: So, I have a serious theologic...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme26/09/16 02:00 AM

This post is a precursor of one to follow in the next few days (Monday or Tuesday, most likely). I have a simple request for my readers- tell me what...
Red PillDonal Graeme25/09/16 04:00 AM

In my recent Tradition Thursday post, reader Pedat Ebediyah left this comment: This is hard. If we plant truth in our hearts, but see evil men sowing...
God, Sin, State of NatureDonal Graeme22/09/16 05:00 AM

Long time blog-friend Deep Strength has been exploring the idea of some kind of Treatise on Marriage/Patriarchy: I don’t see a need to “def...
Christianity, Marriage, The Church, TraditionDonal Graeme20/09/16 01:00 AM

Today’s saint hails from the east, and Syria in particular, although Lebanon became his eventual home. Our saint is Saint John Maron: John Maro...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme17/09/16 06:00 PM

In today’s post, I am going to feature the writings of Ephraim the Syrian, Doctor of the Church. Here I will cover his homily on Admonition and...
TraditionDonal Graeme16/09/16 02:00 AM

Our faith is one of sacrifice. We can see this as early as Genesis, when our father in faith Abraham was called by God: Now the Lord said to Abram, ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme12/09/16 03:00 AM

Deep Strength has a new post up wherein he argues that Women hate suffering: I was trying to think of ways to make the this post into something elabo...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, Men, Moral Agency, Parenting, Red Pill, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme10/09/16 07:00 PM

I want to begin this post with a little bit of scripture: 25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shal...
Christianity, Churchianity, God, Marriage, Moral Agency, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme07/09/16 03:00 AM

*Men Only* I suspect that I were to try and create a list of different traits that men “need,” that it would generate a lot of debate. So...
MasculinityDonal Graeme05/09/16 09:00 PM

The letter for today is I, and thus we have our saint, Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Saint Ignatius of Loyola, SJ (Basque: Ignazio Loiolakoa, Spanish: Ig...
Saturday Saints, UncategorizedDonal Graeme04/09/16 01:00 AM

[DG Note: Today’s post is a guest post by reader/commenter Tigersault (formerly A Visitor)]   Men today, regarding their daughters, act an...
Alpha Widow, Churchianity, Civilization, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Moral Agency, Parenting, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme02/09/16 02:00 AM

Today marks the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist and Forerunner. From the Gospel according to St. Mark: 14 King Herod heard of it; for Jesus’...
Marriage, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme30/08/16 01:00 AM

Let us start this post with the beginning of Psalm 37: Fret not yourself because of the wicked, Â Â Â Â be not envious of wrongdoers! 2Â For the...
Saturday Saints, UncategorizedDonal Graeme29/08/16 01:00 AM

Today’s post will feature a saint I don’t believe I have yet covered in this series, St. Augustine of Hippo. Here is the beginning part o...
TraditionDonal Graeme26/08/16 02:00 AM

*Men Only* Today’s brief post contains a brief message to men: Stop apologizing so often. Apologies should be given out sparingly. At the same ...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme23/08/16 02:00 AM

In today’s post I want to examine the Fear of the Lord. Otherwise said, it can be scary to find yourself in the presence of God, or his actions...
Selected Sunday Scriptures, UncategorizedDonal Graeme21/08/16 11:00 PM

We resume where we left off, and that means the letter H. Thus, our saint for today is Saint Hilda of Whitby: Hilda of Whitby or Hild of Whitby (c. 6...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme20/08/16 08:00 PM

  *WARNING: Spoilers will abound in this post, especially concerning DC and Marvel movies. You have been warned.* Dalrock’s recent post &#...
Feminism, Sexual Strategies, UncategorizedDonal Graeme18/08/16 03:00 AM

In my post Of Fighting And The West, blogger Rollo Tomassi left a comment which included the following gem: The modern church is a Beta farm and only...
Alpha, Beta, Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Feminism, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme11/08/16 07:00 PM

[My post Background on the Nature of Man will be helpful to understanding this post.] I have had a long-standing theory about how love works within m...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Christianity, God, Marriage, Red Pill, State of Nature, TemptationDonal Graeme09/08/16 06:00 PM

This post is a response to Vox Day’s post here, at Alpha Game. In his relatively brief post Vox criticizes both the MGTOW and PUA movements. A ...
Christianity, Civilization, Marriage, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme04/08/16 03:00 AM

Today’s post is something of a spiritual successor to my post “Never Enough.” We begin with Jesus talking about the Baptist and For...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme31/07/16 11:00 PM

Our letter for the day is “G”, and thus we have as our saint Pope Gelasius I: Pope Gelasius I (died 19 November 496) was Pope from 1 Marc...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme30/07/16 07:00 PM

My series on helping people “unplug” continues. Part 1 can be found here. Today I want to talk about pacing. What I have noticed about my...
Red PillDonal Graeme28/07/16 05:00 AM

Today’s post begins with this passage from the gospel of Luke: Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spir...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme25/07/16 01:00 AM

This post is the first in my series on how help “unplug” Churchians, as well as Christians who are simply misguided. I am going to try an...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme21/07/16 03:00 AM

[Alternate title: Putting on the Glasses] In my post Never Enough reader/commenter Coastal suggested that I write a post “helping Churchiansâ...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme19/07/16 03:00 AM

I was in a conversation recently at church in which the discussion turned towards Christians who held (what those present) considered to be pretty ob...
Christianity, Churchianity, God, Moral Agency, The ChurchDonal Graeme14/07/16 02:00 PM

Today’s letter is F, and thus we have our saint, Saint Florentina: Saint Florentina (died ca. 612) is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Chur...
Saturday Saints, UncategorizedDonal Graeme09/07/16 08:00 PM

… are more dominoes hitting the floor. Vox has some good advice here about how to approach the situation. Dalrock also has some thoughts on the...
CivilizationDonal Graeme09/07/16 02:00 AM

{Bit of a stream of consciousness post tonight.] I had an interesting discussion with a friend recently about the difficulty of living a Christian ma...
Blue Pill, Civilization, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Moral Agency, Parenting, Red Pill, UncategorizedDonal Graeme07/07/16 04:00 AM

I found this worth a few laughs. Perhaps my readers will as well. Happy 4th everyone. ...
CivilizationDonal Graeme05/07/16 02:00 AM

Short post today. Here is a short passage from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians: 14Â Do not be mismated with unbelievers. For what ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme04/07/16 12:00 AM

Today I would like to quote from St. John Chrysostom’s fifth homily on first Thessalonians. I believe I have quoted from it before, albeit not ...
TraditionDonal Graeme01/07/16 03:00 AM

I. I have read with interest Deep Strength’s latest posts on submission and marriage. In chronological order we have: Intelligent submission is...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Femininity, Marriage, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Sin, State of Nature, Temptation, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme25/06/16 03:00 AM

My Orthodox readers might find the following article interesting: The Orthodox Church Stays In The Dark Ages Of course, other readers could (and dare...
Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, The Church, TraditionDonal Graeme23/06/16 01:00 AM

*Men Only* I disagree with the PUA wing of the ‘sphere in a number of ways, nearly all of them significant. One area I want to touch on with th...
Blue Pill, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Sex, WomenDonal Graeme21/06/16 02:00 AM

Fascinatingly enough, this series has also been quiet for a while. We resume where we left off, with the letter E. This gives us the saint of the day...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme18/06/16 07:00 PM

I haven’t had a post in this series for quite some time. Now is as good a time as any to fix that. The subjects of teaching and scripture have ...
TraditionDonal Graeme17/06/16 04:00 AM

I had something planned for this post over the week, but unfortunately forgot what it was over the weekend. A poor sign on my part- I shouldn’t...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme12/06/16 11:00 PM

Reader and occasional commenter A Visitor recently alerted me to this post over at Vox Day’s blog: N Matters, a lot. The key point of the pos...
Alpha Widow, Blue Pill, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sex, Sin, WomenDonal Graeme10/06/16 11:00 PM

*Both Men and Women Permitted* Today’s post is a follow up to my most recent Masculine Monday post, found here. Therein I stated the need a man...
Blue Pill, Femininity, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme08/06/16 12:00 PM

Today I am asking a favor of my readers, principally the Catholic and Orthodox ones. I am asking if any of you know of any writing by the Saints or e...
Christianity, The Church, TraditionDonal Graeme08/06/16 02:00 AM

[This post is aimed for men and women, and while it will have an obvious Catholic flair, I believe it will have value for all my readers.] One of the...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme03/06/16 02:00 AM

*Men Only* There are not a lot of people that a man needs in life. Oh, there are plenty that a man would do well to have in life. And would be better...
MasculinityDonal Graeme31/05/16 03:00 AM

It has been a few weeks, but the series by reader Michael K returns. Today’s topic is the Economy:  Tip #4: It’s the Economy, Stupid (Pa...
Red PillDonal Graeme25/05/16 01:00 AM

Our God has provided us with many blessings, and promised yet more to come. This has been so with the faith even since the days of the Patriarchs and...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme22/05/16 11:00 PM

I would like to clarify something from my previous post: I am not advocating that men adopt an abundance mentality. Least of all Christian men. Rathe...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Red PillDonal Graeme19/05/16 02:00 AM

*Men Only* My last Masculine Monday post was aimed at helping men in their interactions with women. Specifically, it was all about saying “No&#...
Blue Pill, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme17/05/16 03:00 AM

Today’s post will focus on the Psalms, as I haven’t covered them much as of late. One thing that is fascinating about many of the Psalms ...
Selected Sunday Scriptures, UncategorizedDonal Graeme16/05/16 01:00 AM

I suspect that a fair number of my readers, or at least, those who are somewhat cognizant of pop culture, might have seen this trailer for Suicide Sq...
Blue Pill, Hypergamy, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme12/05/16 02:00 AM

*Men Only* Short and simple post today, with a short and simple message to men: Learn how to say “No” to women. Seriously, if you have tr...
Alpha, Beta, Blue Pill, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme10/05/16 03:00 AM

Been preoccupied lately, and so blogging has slacked. Here are some links and thoughts in the interim. Deep Strength has had several good posts latel...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Christianity, Desire, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, WomenDonal Graeme05/05/16 02:00 AM

Given the recent discussion in this post about marriage and the responsibilities of setting it up, I think a post which covers some scripture on the ...
Marriage, Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme02/05/16 12:00 AM

The guest post series by Michael K continues. Fitness is the theme for today:    Tuesday Tip #3: Work Out Daily At Home. …no wealth bette...
Red PillDonal Graeme27/04/16 02:00 AM

This week is proving to be especially busy for me, so I am going to lay low for a while. I have a guest post coming tomorrow, and of course folks are...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme26/04/16 04:00 AM

[This is a reference post, made to be linked to in the future by myself, or anyone else who finds it helpful and convenient. It may be updated over t...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Men, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme23/04/16 03:00 AM

My previous post discussed why men weren’t obligated to “buy damaged goods.” This post extends that discussion a bit, towards somet...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Men, Red Pill, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme22/04/16 02:00 AM

*Men Only* If you are a young man in the West right now, I don’t envy you. The culture is at best apathetic to your existence, and at worst dow...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme19/04/16 04:00 AM

This time around we return to the letter D. Therefore our saint for today is Saint Dunstan: Dunstan (Latin: Dunstanus; 909 – 19 May 988 AD) wa...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme16/04/16 09:00 PM

A few weeks back commenter Ioannes Barbarus was curious why John Chrysostom was so adamant that husbands cannot beat their wives: In more than one pl...
TraditionDonal Graeme15/04/16 03:00 AM

Today is the second in the series of guest posts by reader/commenter Michael K. The subject is food: Tuesday Tip #2: Stop Being A Food Addict …...
Parenting, Red Pill, TemptationDonal Graeme13/04/16 02:00 AM

Today’s post features two related but different subjects. Both relate to the Church, but one is focused on the present and the second on the fu...
Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, God, Marriage, Temptation, The ChurchDonal Graeme11/04/16 02:00 AM

Today’s post belongs to the letter C, and so our saint for today is Saint Chad of Mercia: Chad (Old English: Ceadda; died 2 March 672) was a pr...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme09/04/16 09:00 PM

[This is a reference post, made to be linked to in the future by myself, or anyone else who finds it helpful and convenient. It may be updated over t...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, LAMPS, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Men, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Reference, Sexual Market Place, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme09/04/16 02:00 AM

[This is a reference post, made to be linked to in the future by myself, or anyone else who finds it helpful and convenient. It may be updated over t...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Red Pill, Reference, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, Sin, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme07/04/16 03:00 AM

This post contains links to a series of Reference posts that I have written, or will write in the future. It is meant as a convenient location for me...
ReferenceDonal Graeme07/04/16 02:00 AM

Today begins a new guest series by reader and commenter Michael Kozaki. It will take place on a semi-regular basis on Tuesdays, and will provide a pl...
Christianity, Churchianity, God, Moral Agency, Red Pill, State of Nature, The ChurchDonal Graeme06/04/16 02:00 AM

[This post is a continuation of my post here. Consider this the equivalent of a Sunday Scripture post.] For over a month I have been mulling somethin...
Civilization, Femininity, Red Pill, State of Nature, WomenDonal Graeme03/04/16 11:00 PM

After a short hiatus the series returns. Today’s letter is B. Thus, our saint is Saint Boniface: Saint Boniface (Latin: Bonifatius) (c. 675? â...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme02/04/16 11:30 PM

*Men Only* No Pain, No Gain. We have all heard that mantra at least once in our life. [And if you haven’t heard it before, what planet did you ...
Christianity, Masculinity, MenDonal Graeme29/03/16 04:00 AM

Just a quick update to inform folks that I will not be posting until after Easter. Regular posting should resume some time next week. ...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme25/03/16 06:00 AM

As I have mentioned before, I can’t keep up the alphabetical listing of Saints. At least, not consistently. For the moment it will continue, bu...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme20/03/16 01:00 AM

Hearthie is questioning when and where to call out Apostates. This is a good question, although I might merely think that because I ask it myself oft...
Christianity, Churchianity, The ChurchDonal Graeme16/03/16 05:00 AM

Today’s post is long overdue. I am going to use it to list all of the saints who I have covered thus far with this series. I intend to add new ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme12/03/16 11:00 PM

A recent topic du jour has been the role of women with regards to teaching. Given this, I think it appropriate to quote from some of Saint John Chrys...
TraditionDonal Graeme11/03/16 02:00 AM

I have been following the discussion in Deepstrength’s latest post, Women teaching women in Church. A longer post is in the works for Thursday ...
Christianity, Churchianity, God, Men, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme09/03/16 03:00 AM

*Men Only* Today’s short post has a simple theme: Don’t make excuses. Seriously. Just don’t. If you screw up, then admit it. If you...
MasculinityDonal Graeme08/03/16 04:00 AM

Once again we find ourselves at the end of the alphabet with the letter Z. As is common in this section of the alphabet, not many saints begin their ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme05/03/16 06:00 PM

*Men only* Over the ages a lot of philosophers have lectured on the importance of knowing oneself. Setting aside any deeper mystical meaning some of ...
MasculinityDonal Graeme01/03/16 04:00 AM

Why are we here? For today’s saint post that begins with Y, of course. Not easy, as there aren’t terribly many. So for today’s post...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme27/02/16 09:00 PM

A recent conversation with a couple of friends lead me to tell them that I don’t think of anyone in my past as “The One Who Got Away.R...
Red PillDonal Graeme27/02/16 06:00 AM

Scott has a new post up that touches on a subject many are loathe to examine- what is America? What does it mean to be American nowadays? His ultimat...
CivilizationDonal Graeme24/02/16 05:00 AM

Sin is part of our life. As Christians we are called to avoid it at all times, but none of us can live a sinless life. At least, not on our own accor...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme22/02/16 02:00 AM

Today is a tough day. The letter is “X”, and frankly a lot of parents don’t like to name their children with names that begin with ...
Saturday Saints, UncategorizedDonal Graeme20/02/16 08:00 PM

I am considering a new series to run with this line of posts, but I don’t have one in mind yet. Hopefully I will have one lined up next week. U...
TraditionDonal Graeme19/02/16 03:00 AM

*Men Only* 10Â My beloved is all radiant and ruddy, Â Â Â Â distinguished among ten thousand. 11Â His head is the finest gold; Â Â Â Â his ...
MasculinityDonal Graeme16/02/16 04:00 AM

Over on Dalrock’s most recent post Novaseeker left an excellent comment which I thought was worth repeating in full. Before doing so, I think a...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme15/02/16 01:00 AM

It is finally the letter W’s turn for another saint. Today’s saint is Saint Werburg: Werburh or Wærburh (also known as Werburgh and We...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme13/02/16 08:00 PM

Today the series returns. The topic is discipline and self-control. In my opinion, and I know that doesn’t count for much, self-control is one ...
Alpha, Masculinity, Men, UncategorizedDonal Graeme09/02/16 03:00 AM

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27) While this blog is focused f...
Christianity, Marriage, Men, Parenting, Selected Sunday Scriptures, Sin, Temptation, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme08/02/16 01:00 AM

The letter “V” is featured in today’s post. Thus, our saint is Saint Venatius Fortunatus: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatu...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme07/02/16 02:00 AM

As a general rule, I tend to have no problem with women being fit. It doesn’t reduce their attractiveness, and for some body types, probably he...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Femininity, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme06/02/16 03:00 AM

A somewhat random post here that I am writing for the benefit of my readers, especially the newer ones. If you have been around these parts long enou...
Blue Pill, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme03/02/16 04:00 AM

The letter U is featured in today’s post. Not the most common, but not unheard of, either. This gives us today’s saint, Saint Ursula Led...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme30/01/16 09:00 PM

I’ve a bit of a random question for my readers. Specifically, the Christian men. Have you ever turned down or rejected a Christian woman becaus...
Christianity, Courtship, Men, WomenDonal Graeme27/01/16 04:00 AM

I’m going to give a new series a try- one on Mondays that concerns itself with masculinity. Whether or not I keep the series running remains to...
Blue Pill, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, UncategorizedDonal Graeme26/01/16 05:00 AM

Our saint for today is one with some measure of controversy around him, St. Tarasios of Constantinople: Saint Tarasios (or Saint Tarasius) (Greek: Î...
Saturday Saints, UncategorizedDonal Graeme24/01/16 03:00 AM

It has been a while since I wrote one of these posts, so here goes. Deep Strength has a good post up examining how men approach marriage and responsi...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme23/01/16 10:00 PM

Various discussions as of late have me thinking about masculinity in a Christian context. Towards that end, I have started parsing through scripture ...
TraditionDonal Graeme22/01/16 05:00 AM

Today marks the 100th post in this series. It has been roughly two years since I started, and I have enjoyed it thus far. Unfortunately, certain lett...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme16/01/16 10:00 PM

Donald Rumsfeld, for all of his many faults, had this gem to say before he left his position as Secretary of Defense: Reports that say that something...
Christianity, The Church, TraditionDonal Graeme15/01/16 05:00 AM

One of the various subjects this blog is devoted to is analyzing and addressing the differences in communication styles and methods between men and w...
Marriage, Men, Red Pill, Sunshine Mary, WomenDonal Graeme13/01/16 04:00 AM

Free Northerner’s post on the subject of the “Christian culture industry” got me thinking about the subject of parenting and protec...
Parenting, Selected Sunday Scriptures, TemptationDonal Graeme11/01/16 02:00 AM

The letter “R” graces this series once more. Our saint is therefore Saint Romuald: Romuald (c. 951 – traditionally 19 June, c. 1025/...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme10/01/16 07:00 AM

Today we finish St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. This is is 23 and final lecture, which concerns the liturgical rites of the Chu...
TraditionDonal Graeme08/01/16 01:00 AM

15 One of the dinner guests, on hearing this, said to him, “Blessed is anyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16 Then Jesus ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme04/01/16 03:00 AM

The letter Q has always been a difficult letter to find for a saint. Fortunately, I found one that I haven’t covered already. This brings us to...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme03/01/16 02:00 AM

We are almost finished with St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. Today’s post features the 22nd, and the second to last. The t...
TraditionDonal Graeme31/12/15 11:00 PM

Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming; Â Â Â Â but who can stand before jealousy? (Proverbs 27:4) 13Â Who is wise and understanding among you? B...
Selected Sunday Scriptures, Sin, TemptationDonal Graeme27/12/15 11:00 PM

The time has come for the letter “P” to be featured once more. This gives us our saint for today, Saint and Pope Pius I: Pope Saint Pius ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme27/12/15 02:00 AM

When I was considerably younger, I once wondered why it was that our Lord and Savior came among us as a child. Why so lowly and ignoble an entrance? ...
Christianity, The ChurchDonal Graeme26/12/15 03:00 AM

We move yet another step closer to the end of the series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical lectures. Today’s post features the 21s...
TraditionDonal Graeme25/12/15 06:00 AM

The Letter “O” gets its turn in the ongoing series about the saints. Today’s saint is one who lived an interesting life, to say the...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme20/12/15 01:00 AM

We are close to the end of St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. Today’s post features his 20th lecture. Romans 6:3-14 Do you n...
TraditionDonal Graeme18/12/15 04:00 AM

[Short post today inspired by a concept broached in Rollo’s most recent post.] For a long time now I have been bothered when Widows with childr...
Alpha, Beta, Blue Pill, Civilization, Fatherhood, Hypergamy, Marriage, Men, Red Pill, Sexual Strategies, WomenDonal Graeme17/12/15 03:00 AM

A few days ago the blog Catholicism Pure and Simple posted excerpts from an article about a possible push in the next synod to allow married priests....
Christianity, Marriage, Men, The Church, TraditionDonal Graeme15/12/15 04:00 AM

This Saturday the letter “N” is the starting point for our saint. Thus, today’s saint is St. Nilus the Younger: Saint Nilus the You...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme12/12/15 11:00 PM

Here we are on a Thursday again, and that means a continuation on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. Today features Lecture 19. We...
TraditionDonal Graeme11/12/15 03:00 AM

I’ve been trying to write a proper reply to Cane Caldo’s post on how he was Wrong About the Trees, but have been thus far stymied. I real...
Christianity, Femininity, Masculinity, Men, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme10/12/15 04:00 AM

Today marks the 100th in this series of posts. It has been almost 2 years since I began this series, and I’ve covered a lot since then. However...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme07/12/15 03:00 AM

Today’s post belongs to the letter M. This leads to our saint for today, Moninne: Saint Moninne of Killeavy was one of Ireland’s early fe...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme05/12/15 10:00 PM

After a brief hiatus, the series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures continues. Today’s post finishes up the 18th lecture. ...
TraditionDonal Graeme04/12/15 03:00 AM

Just a few quick things for today. First, on Comments. A. I tend to be very lenient when it comes to comments. There are a few things I won’t t...
Beta, Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, TemptationDonal Graeme02/12/15 02:00 AM

The first passage for today comes from the Gospel according to St. Luke: 10Â Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11Â And t...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme30/11/15 01:00 AM

This day belongs to the letter “L.” Therefore our saint for today is Saint Livinius of Ghent: Saint Livinus (c. 580 – 12 November 65...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme29/11/15 02:00 AM

Today’s normal Tradition Thursday post is on hold on account of the holiday. The series will resume next week. In the meantime, some Scripture ...
Churchianity, GodDonal Graeme27/11/15 03:00 AM

[This post will almost certainly need some after-the-fact clarification. If anything needs some clearing up, let me know in the comments.] I. Introdu...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Feminism, God, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sin, State of Nature, Temptation, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme24/11/15 03:00 AM

Today’s post is going to focus on the Holy Spirit. This owes itself to the post that will go live Monday, which focuses on a Christian’s ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme23/11/15 02:00 AM

Our letter for today’s saint is the letter “K.” This letter, being less common, leads to today’s saint, who lived in Poland, ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme21/11/15 08:00 PM

The series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures continues onward. Today’s post features a bit more than half of his 18th lec...
TraditionDonal Graeme20/11/15 02:00 AM

The post, like the one before it in this series, will hopefully tie into my continuing series on human nature and some of the ills of the present age...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme16/11/15 12:00 AM

Today’s letter for a Saint is the letter “J.” Given that letter, and given what has happened recently in France, it seems appropria...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme14/11/15 11:00 PM

And the series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures continues. Today we finish up his 17th lecture: 25. In this power of the Holy ...
TraditionDonal Graeme13/11/15 06:00 AM

I. Introduction Today’s post serves as a backdrop of, and provides background for, several posts that I will be writing in the near future. All...
Christianity, God, Moral Agency, Sin, State of Nature, TemptationDonal Graeme10/11/15 06:00 AM

Rather short post today, as I am hoping to work on and finish the post alluded to on Friday. The verses and passages today will connect in some ways ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme09/11/15 01:00 AM

Today belongs to the letter I. Thus, our saint is Saint Isidore of Seville: Saint Isidore of Seville (Latin: Isidorus Hispalensis; c. 560 – ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme07/11/15 08:00 PM

Do not name your daughter after a virtue. Especially a cardinal virtue. If you give her a name like Chastity or Grace it is just asking for trouble. ...
Christianity, Churchianity, Red Pill, TemptationDonal Graeme07/11/15 03:00 AM

Today we resume the series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. The second part of his 17th lecture is featured for today: 13. Je...
TraditionDonal Graeme06/11/15 03:00 AM

Today is All Saints Day, and so the selections on today will focus on some of the Saints mentioned in the New Testament, and their service to God. We...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme02/11/15 02:00 AM

The letter H is the sponsor of today’s post. Hence, our saint for today is St. and Pope Hilarius (no joke about that name): Pope Hilarius (died...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme31/10/15 11:00 PM

As Thursday has come again, we feature another Tradition Thursday post highlighting St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. Our post fo...
TraditionDonal Graeme30/10/15 02:00 AM

The first passage in today’s post is inspired by this post over at Scott’s new blog. During the excellent discussion Deep Strength quotes...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme26/10/15 02:00 AM

Today’s letter for a saint is the letter “G.” This gives us today’s saint, St. Gregory of Nazianzus: Gregory of Nazianzus (Gr...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme24/10/15 11:00 PM

[This is the first of my dual or split posts, one for male commenters and one for female commenters. As noted earlier, this is something of an experi...
Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Men, Red Pill, Sexual Strategies, Sin, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme24/10/15 08:01 PM

[This is the first of my dual or split posts, one for male commenters and one for female commenters. As noted earlier, this is something of an experi...
Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sex, Sin, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme24/10/15 08:00 PM

I am currently working on the first of my “segregated” posts, which I hinted of here. My hope is to upload it by the end of tomorrow, if ...
Red PillDonal Graeme24/10/15 04:00 AM

We continue our series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. The second part of his sixteenth lecture is featured today. 17. Peter...
TraditionDonal Graeme23/10/15 02:00 AM

Scott has decided to enact some basic restrictions on his blog concerning when and where women can comment. This follows after a policy Cane Caldo en...
Red PillDonal Graeme22/10/15 02:00 AM

Today’s rather short post begins with a Psalm of King David: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; 2Â Â Â Â Â he makes me lie down in...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme19/10/15 02:00 AM

Long neglected, the letter F returns to the forefront in today’s post. Our saint for today is Saint, and Pope, Felix III: Pope Felix III (died ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme17/10/15 10:00 PM

The series on the Cathethical Lectures of St. Cyril of Jersualem moves forward. Today’s post features the sixteenth lecture, specifically the f...
TraditionDonal Graeme16/10/15 04:00 AM

It’s true, you know, we really don’t. Most of the men around these parts who do make that claim are liars. And the rest of us are malicio...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Courtship, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, Sin, The ChurchDonal Graeme12/10/15 10:00 PM

We begin today’s post with the words of a very wise man: Unless the Lord builds the house, Â Â Â Â those who build it labor in vain. Unless...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme11/10/15 11:00 PM

Today’s post features the letter “E.” This leads to our saint of the day, Pope Eugene I: Pope Eugene I (died 2 June 657), also know...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme10/10/15 07:00 PM

Today is Thursday, and that means another post in my ongoing series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. For today we have the se...
TraditionDonal Graeme09/10/15 02:00 AM

and he is us. Dalrock’s most recent post, “the sound of a rebellious woman,” features several good conversations in the comments. O...
Beta, Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme08/10/15 06:00 AM

The first passage from today comes from the Book of Chronicles, and features an account from the time of King Hezekiah of Judah: 10Â So the couriers...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme04/10/15 11:00 PM

Today’s saint comes from Ireland, but was martyred elsewhere St. Dymphna: Saint Dymphna (also: Dympna, Dimpna, Damhnait, Damnat, from Gaelic Da...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme04/10/15 04:00 AM

Another Thursday arrives, and with it another post. Today’s post continues the series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. ...
TraditionDonal Graeme02/10/15 02:00 AM

For today’s post, I want to contrast two early followers of Jesus and their reaction when they meet God. Both are from the Gospel of Luke: The ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme27/09/15 11:00 PM

Our good friend, the letter “C”, returns for this post. Our saint for today is one with some controversy attached to his name, St. Cyril ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme26/09/15 08:00 PM

After an unanticipated break, we resume the series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. This post features the second part of his...
TraditionDonal Graeme25/09/15 01:00 AM

[DG: Updated, see below] A female reader of my blog reached out to me recently about an experience she had with online dating. She had met a Christia...
Courtship, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, WomenDonal Graeme22/09/15 03:00 AM

The first passage for today comes from the Prophet Baruch: 27 “‘Yet thou hast dealt with us, O Lord our God, in all thy kindness and in a...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme20/09/15 10:00 PM

[Apologies for the lack of a post on Thursday. Technical difficulties meant I couldn’t work on it in time. The series should resume next week.]...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme19/09/15 11:00 PM

Today’s post is a short one, owing to a lack of time and imagination on my part. There are a few posts around the ‘sphere that I want to ...
Christianity, Civilization, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Red Pill, Sexual Strategies, WomenDonal Graeme16/09/15 02:00 AM

In today’s homily my parish’s priest discussed how the Old Testament gave hints about Jesus and his time among us. Given this, it seems a...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme13/09/15 11:00 PM

As hard as it is to believe, this series finds itself again at the letter “A.” As I’ve mentioned before, it is going to be more dif...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme12/09/15 08:00 PM

And here we are again on a Thursday, continuing the Catechetical lectures of St. Cyril of Jerusalem. This post features his fourteenth letter. As bef...
TraditionDonal Graeme11/09/15 05:00 AM

I have written before that Most Christians Just Don’t Get It. This can take two forms which are not mutually exclusive: either they don’t...
Christianity, Churchianity, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, The ChurchDonal Graeme08/09/15 02:00 AM

A more scattered series of quotes and passages for today’s post. The first few verses come from the Book of Sirach: 6Â Do not get angry with y...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme06/09/15 11:00 PM

Here we are, once again, at the letter Z. Never an easy letter to find a matching saint. Fortunately, there is still at least one left, Saint Zosimas...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme05/09/15 11:00 PM

We return again to the series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. This post contains the second half of his thirteenth lecture. ...
TraditionDonal Graeme04/09/15 04:00 AM

There is an interesting feeling when you get confirmation of various matters discussed in the ‘sphere. On the one hand there is a sense of comf...
Marriage, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme03/09/15 06:00 PM

Deep Strength has had a number of excellent posts in the last week. In deciding whether to respond to them or not, I was prompted search scripture as...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme30/08/15 11:30 PM

Today’s post features a saint from the Eastern Church. He lived during a time of political and religious turmoil, when the divide between East ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme29/08/15 07:00 PM

This post is the next chapter in the series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. Our post today features the first half of his th...
TraditionDonal Graeme28/08/15 02:00 AM

There are times when I question why I continue to blog. It has only really benefited me spiritually (not to say that this is a minor thing). Rather, ...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme27/08/15 04:00 AM

While at the morning service at my parish earlier today I talked with several people I haven’t really had a chance to know well. Given the envi...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme23/08/15 11:00 PM

The letter for today’s post is X. As one might imagine, there aren’t too many saints with that as the first letter in their name. With so...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme22/08/15 08:00 PM

[DG: This post was supposed to have gone live last night. Not sure why it didn’t. Anyways, uploading it now. ] We continue the series on St. Cy...
TraditionDonal Graeme22/08/15 01:00 AM

Shorter post today, inspired by Deep Strength’s most recent post. He examines covert and overt contracts, and how they relate to men interactin...
Alpha, Attraction, Beta, Blue Pill, LAMPS, Masculinity, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme19/08/15 03:00 AM

My scripture post last week generated a fair amount of discussion that is still ongoing. What I found interesting about it was that no one quoted thi...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme16/08/15 11:00 PM

The letter “W” finds itself once again featured in this series. Thus, today’s saint is St. Willibrord: Willibrord (c. 658 â€...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme15/08/15 08:00 PM

My series on the Catechetical Lectures of St. Cyril of Jerusalem continues. We are now on the twelfth lecture, which examines the incarnation. As bef...
TraditionDonal Graeme14/08/15 04:00 AM

A common theme will be quickly noted in the following passages. I’ve highlighted most, if not all of them, before, and for good reason. They ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme10/08/15 12:00 AM

The letter “V” is the showcase for today’s post. This gives us today’s saint, Saint Vergilius of Salzburg: Vergilius of Salzb...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme08/08/15 09:00 PM

We resume the series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures. Last time we featured the beginning of his 1th lecture, which was cover...
TraditionDonal Graeme07/08/15 01:00 AM

No matter how much we often like to pretend otherwise, human nature doesn’t change. Beefy Levinson, in his post Midieval Game, explains why. Ex...
Christianity, Marriage, Red Pill, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme05/08/15 08:00 PM

[I’ve updated the post with new thoughts. Look towards the bottom to find them.] In his guest post The Irrational Female, commenter mdavid offe...
Civilization, Men, Red Pill, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme04/08/15 11:00 PM

Now that I finally have a little free time, I am going to try and start blogging again. I would like to thank those who submitted guest posts while I...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme04/08/15 07:00 PM

And this series resumes. The first passage is from the Gospel according to St. Matthew: 33 “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme02/08/15 07:00 PM

The series on saints resumes. Our letter for today is “U”, and our saint is St. Ursicinus: Saint Ursicinus (also Hursannus, Ursitz, Oscha...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme01/08/15 11:00 PM

The following is a guest post from reader and comment mdavid. As always with guest posts, they represent the beliefs of the author and not my own. I ...
Christianity, Civilization, Femininity, Marriage, Men, Red Pill, Serial Monogamy, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme30/07/15 03:00 AM

The following is a guest post from a reader who wishes to go by the name “Anon.” As always with guest posts, they represent the beliefs o...
Christianity, Courtship, Marriage, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme26/07/15 08:00 PM

As I mentioned before, I am going to take the month of July off from blogging. Unless something extraordinary happens I won’t resume posting un...
Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme01/07/15 05:00 AM

It has been interesting to read the various reactions to the recent declaration (decision seems too mild of a descriptor). Many have realized that th...
Christianity, Churchianity, God, The ChurchDonal Graeme30/06/15 06:00 AM

Recent events led me to think about God’s Remnant. Several passages of scripture stand out when that theme is concerned. Here are a few, starti...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme28/06/15 09:00 PM

The letter “T” is the feature letter in today’s post. Given recent events, it seems to me that one saint deserves special recogniti...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme27/06/15 06:00 PM

Here it is, once again, a Thursday. This means it is time for another post on Tradition, continuing the series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Cate...
TraditionDonal Graeme26/06/15 02:00 AM

The first passage from scripture in today’s post comes from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians: 12Â Therefore, my beloved, as you have...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme22/06/15 03:00 AM

Novaseeker recently left a comment in this post over at Dalrock’s that is so good it clearly deserves its own post. Here it is in its entirety:...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Civilization, Fatherhood, Marriage, Men, Red Pill, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme21/06/15 03:00 AM

Today’s saint is inspired by the letter “S.” Hence, our saint for today is Saint Simeon Stylites the Elder: Saint Simeon Stylites o...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme21/06/15 01:00 AM

Today’s post picks-up where last week’s post left off. I have been covering St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Letters, and we a...
TraditionDonal Graeme19/06/15 12:00 AM

This short post is meant to act as a clarification of my post Sympathy for a Stranger. I was surprised by the reaction to that post, greatly surprise...
Men, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme17/06/15 01:00 AM

Ace’s most recent post got me thinking about the human heart. The obvious verse from Scripture that my mind was drawn towards was that famous o...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme15/06/15 02:00 AM

The letter “R” returns once again as inspiration for today’s saint. Thus, our saint for today is Saint Rabanus Maurus: Rabanus Maur...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme14/06/15 03:00 AM

The series on the Catechetical Letters of St. Cyril of Jerusalem continues. This post will feature his tenth letter, which addresses the section of t...
TraditionDonal Graeme11/06/15 11:00 PM

I recently came across this essay by Bonald, who blogs over at Throne and Alter. Somehow I had missed it when he posted it a few weeks back. I wish I...
Attraction, Beta, Blue Pill, Civilization, Masculinity, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme10/06/15 05:00 AM

To start off today’s post I want to explore two short passages from the Gospel of Luke which can seem somewhat odd when placed together. The fi...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme08/06/15 03:00 AM

Ah Q… that most difficult of letters to find a saint for. I had to really look for one. Fortunately I found one, and an excellent choice of a s...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme07/06/15 02:00 AM

In today’s post I feature yet another of St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Letters. The focus for today will be his eighth letter, wh...
TraditionDonal Graeme05/06/15 04:00 AM

I was out and about town yesterday when I overheard a conversation between several older ladies. Probably very early Boomers, if I was to guess. It w...
Alpha Widow, Attraction, Blue Pill, Marriage, Red Pill, Sexual Market PlaceDonal Graeme04/06/15 12:00 AM

A regular practice of mine is to read/pray a Psalm aloud before going to bed each night. In hindsight, I realize that I often don’t really th...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme01/06/15 05:00 AM

For the third time this series finds itself at the letter “P.” This time our saint for today is Saint Philip of Agira: Saint Philip of Ag...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme30/05/15 07:00 PM

The series based on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Letters continues. His eighth letter resumes the discussion on the Nicene Creed, focu...
TraditionDonal Graeme29/05/15 01:00 AM

Background: One of the deepest writers in the entire ‘sphere also happens to be one of those who writes the least: Ace of Spades. His posts can...
Alpha Widow, Christianity, Churchianity, Fatherhood, Femininity, God, Marriage, Masculinity, MenDonal Graeme28/05/15 02:00 AM

So it seems there has been some sort of skirmish in the ‘sphere lately involving “Roosh” and a number of folks over at the Red Pill...
Attraction, Blue Pill, LAMPS, Red PillDonal Graeme26/05/15 03:00 AM

Today is Pentecost Sunday, a fact which has influenced my choice of the first passage of Scripture to examine in today’s post. Here we have the...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme24/05/15 10:00 PM

O is the letter for today’s Saint. This gives us our saint, Saint Opportuna of Montreuil: Saint Opportuna of Montreuil (died 770) was a French ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme24/05/15 02:00 AM

…hits the floor. As the article makes clear, you cannot win as a Christian who professes orthodox beliefs. Compliance with their sundry demands...
Christianity, Red Pill, Sin, Temptation, The ChurchDonal Graeme22/05/15 09:00 PM

The series continues with St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Letters. Starting with the letter for today he examines the Nicene Creed. Today...
TraditionDonal Graeme21/05/15 08:00 PM

In his latest post, Ace of Spades examines the dreaded “Friend Zone.” His post focuses on one particular line from the web-comic which hi...
Attraction, Beta, Blue Pill, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme20/05/15 08:00 PM

Today’s post features a broad selection of passages from Scripture. Deep Strength’s most recent post got me thinking about how we should ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme17/05/15 10:00 PM

Some of my readers have in the past requested that I feature more controversial figures for my Saturday Saints posts. With that in mind, and guided b...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme16/05/15 08:00 PM

Today’s post is the second part of St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Letters. In this section of the letter St. Cyril examines variou...
TraditionDonal Graeme15/05/15 05:00 AM

This is the first in an irregular series that will continue the ideas I expressed long ago in my post It’s Not The Fall That Kills You. It will...
Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, Sin, The Church, TraditionDonal Graeme13/05/15 09:00 PM

Monseigneur Pope has an excellent article discussing St. Paul’s freeing of the sooth-saying slave girl and how that relates to widespread cowar...
Christianity, Churchianity, Sin, Temptation, The ChurchDonal Graeme12/05/15 06:00 PM

Today’s first passages comes from the Gospel according to Luke: And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme10/05/15 11:30 PM

I’ve decided to adopt the acronym which is this post’s title and use it in the future, both in posts and comments. I’m not sure if ...
Christianity, Churchianity, Masculinity, Men, The ChurchDonal Graeme10/05/15 04:01 AM

Today’s saint is Maximus of Turin: Saint Maximus of Turin (Italian: San Massimo; date of birth unknown – death between 408 and 423) was a ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme09/05/15 10:00 PM

Today’s post continues my series on the Catechetical letters of St. Cyril of Jerusalem. His sixth letter is featured in today’s post, spe...
TraditionDonal Graeme08/05/15 05:00 AM

Ace of Spades recently appeared on a podcast hosted by a gentleman who goes by the name of Beppo Venerdi. You can find the podcast, and Ace’s p...
Civilization, Red PillDonal Graeme05/05/15 05:00 AM

The first passage for today comes from the Book of Genesis: Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all thin...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme04/05/15 02:00 AM

Today’s saint is inspired by the letter “L.” He also happens to be one of the earliest saints of the Church, and one of the most im...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme03/05/15 12:01 AM

Deep Strength has an excellent post up today advising a reader on how to get past the “Anger Phase” of the “Red Pill.” The wh...
Blue Pill, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme02/05/15 02:00 AM

It is Thursday again, and that means a continuation of my series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Letters. Today features his whole fif...
TraditionDonal Graeme01/05/15 03:00 AM

A conversation I had earlier in the day, and a homily I heard, prompted me to seek out this particular part of the 127th Psalm: 3Â Lo, sons are a he...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme27/04/15 03:30 AM

As always, the letter K is one with a sparser set of saints to chose from. However, that does not mean that the field is devoid of entries. Our saint...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme25/04/15 08:22 PM

The series continues with St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Letters. This post features the second part of his fourth letter. Of the Soul. ...
TraditionDonal Graeme24/04/15 12:00 AM

In responding to the errors of the secular world, Christians, if they are not careful, can make errors of their own. The dominant message of the secu...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Desire, Femininity, LAMPS, Men, Red Pill, Sex, WomenDonal Graeme22/04/15 07:00 PM

In my post This Isn’t Revenge, I explained that what we are witnessing now is merely the latest phase in a long running war between the sexes. ...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sexual Strategies, Sin, WomenDonal Graeme20/04/15 09:00 PM

The first passage for today’s post comes from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians: 6Â The point is this: the one who sows sparin...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme20/04/15 06:00 AM

Today’s saint comes from the earlier days of the Church. Our saint is Juliana of Nicomedia: Saint Juliana of Nicomedia is said to have suffered...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme18/04/15 11:00 PM

St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical letters continue to be the focus of the Tradition series of posts. Today’s post features the first ...
TraditionDonal Graeme17/04/15 04:00 AM

An assertion that is made with some frequency around these parts, mostly but not always by female commenters, is that the present feminist paradigm i...
Blue Pill, Men, Polygamy, Red Pill, Serial Monogamy, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, Sin, WomenDonal Graeme15/04/15 05:00 AM

Today’s post will feature a number of different verses and passages, most of them on the shorter side. I begin with this verse from Proverbs: W...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme13/04/15 01:00 AM

We return to the letter “I”, and appropriately enough, Ireland, for today’s saint. It is Saint Ite of Killeedy: Íte ingen Chinn ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme11/04/15 09:00 PM

We resume our regularly scheduled broadcast series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical letters with today’s post. Today’s post...
TraditionDonal Graeme09/04/15 11:30 PM

Courtesy of Free Northerner, I came across a post at the Orthosphere which tried to resolve the apparent differences the manosphere and traditionalis...
Blue Pill, Civilization, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sin, Temptation, Tradition, WomenDonal Graeme09/04/15 06:00 AM

[Note: this post is going to be one of the rare ones where posting privileges will be restricted to my male readers/commenters. If any female readers...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Masculinity, Men, Red PillDonal Graeme06/04/15 06:00 PM

The wait is over. The third day has come: But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had pr...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme05/04/15 10:00 PM

Today’s post is going to break from the typical trend, owing to this being Holy Week. Since yesterday was Good Friday, it seems appropriate to ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme05/04/15 03:00 AM

12 “Let us lie in wait for the righteous man, because he is inconvenient to us and opposes our actions; he reproaches us for sins against the ...
Christianity, GodDonal Graeme04/04/15 03:00 AM

Seeing as this is Holy Thursday, I find it appropriate to interrupt our regularly scheduled post. Since this day celebrates the Last Supper, or as th...
TraditionDonal Graeme03/04/15 04:00 AM

One of Dalrock’s most recent posts has become the host of a discussion and debate in the comments about the “red pill” and “b...
Blue Pill, Men, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme01/04/15 06:00 PM

A short post today. In my most recent Musings post I made the assertion that women were more prone to being deceived than men. A brief debate ensued,...
Alpha, Beta, Blue Pill, Civilization, Fitness Test, Men, Red Pill, Sin, WomenDonal Graeme01/04/15 05:00 AM

When I went to the Stations of the Cross on Friday I was reminded of a particular passages from the Letter to the Hebrews: 14Â Since therefore the c...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme29/03/15 11:00 PM

Today’s saint hails from a region which I haven’t picked many saints to feature from. Our saint for today is St. Hubertus: Saint Hubertus...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme28/03/15 10:00 PM

This post continues the series on St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Letters. This is the fifth in that series. Here we have the first part ...
TraditionDonal Graeme27/03/15 06:00 AM

Its been quite a while since I last wrote one of these posts, and thus it is long overdue. I’m going to cover some important links, relate a fe...
Beta, Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Marriage Market Place, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, Sin, The Church, Tradition, WomenDonal Graeme25/03/15 01:00 AM

A few longer passages mark most of today’s post. The first comes from the Acts of the Apostles: 13Â Now Paul and his company set sail from Pap...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme22/03/15 11:30 PM

The letter for today’s saint is G. Our saint for today reaches back when the first cracks between the Western and Eastern Church were startin...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme21/03/15 08:00 PM

This is the fourth in a series on the Catechetical Letters of St. Cyril of Jerusalem. Confession plays a significant role in this selection from his ...
TraditionDonal Graeme20/03/15 04:00 AM

Today’s post begins with some sage advice from the Book of Sirach. It will end with two passages from the Gospel of John. The first verse for t...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme16/03/15 03:00 AM

This post is an opportunity for my readers to help my out. I am concerned that I might have made something out to be a bigger deal than it really was...
Christianity, Femininity, God, Masculinity, Men, Moral Agency, Sin, Temptation, The Church, Tradition, WomenDonal Graeme15/03/15 03:00 PM

The letter for today’s post is F, and that means our saint for today is St. Flavian of Constantinople: Flavian (or Phlabianus) (died August 11,...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme15/03/15 05:00 AM

Today I will quoting from St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Second Catechetical Letter. As it is longer than previous entries, only certain selections f...
TraditionDonal Graeme13/03/15 03:00 AM

Word on the grapevine is that Rollo has a new book out. Here is how he describes the book: Building on the core works of The Rational Male – Pre...
Red PillDonal Graeme11/03/15 07:00 PM

One of the arguments that I’ve raised on this blog which has consistently generated the most opposition is that Christian women have the same s...
APE, Attraction, Christianity, Churchianity, LAMPS, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme09/03/15 10:00 PM

Only two passages for today, mostly because the second is quite long. The first passage was the gospel passage at the Eastern Rite church I attended ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme09/03/15 06:00 AM

[Warning: This post contains will contain a great deal many film spoilers, including, but not limited to, the Taken series, How to Train Your Dragon,...
Masculinity, Men, Red PillDonal Graeme08/03/15 07:00 AM

Our saint for today hailed from what is now France. It is Saint Eligius: Saint Eligius (also Eloy or Loye) (French: Éloi) (c. 588 – 1 Decembe...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme07/03/15 09:00 PM

In this post I continued Saint Cyril of Jerusalem’s Cathechetical Letters or Lectures. Here we have the first of his lectures, a relatively sho...
TraditionDonal Graeme06/03/15 04:00 AM

The latest in my long running series is here. The first post can be found here, and the fourth here. Today’s post is going to be less focused t...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Hypergamy, LAMPS, Marriage, Men, Polygamy, Red Pill, Sexual Strategies, State of Nature, TemptationDonal Graeme03/03/15 02:00 AM

The Letter of St. Paul to the Romans is featured prominently in today’s post. The first set of verses is found there: Then what advantage has t...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme02/03/15 04:00 AM

Today’s saint is another one who made a significant impact in Ireland. Our saint is Saint Declan of Ardmore: Declán of Ardmore (Irish: Decl...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme28/02/15 11:30 PM

For the next set of posts in this series, I’ve decided to focus on Saint Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical letters. I will begin with the...
TraditionDonal Graeme27/02/15 06:00 AM

Western media is starting to take notice of the fact that a number of western women are joining the “ranks” of ISIS. One such article fro...
Alpha, Attraction, Christianity, Masculinity, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme24/02/15 07:00 AM

The first passage today is from the Letter to the Romans: 13Â Then let us no more pass judgment on one another, but rather decide never to put a stu...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme22/02/15 08:00 PM

Today’s saint is one who was quite popular during the Medieval era. Our saint is Saint Catherine of Alexandria: Saint Catherine of Alexandria, ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme21/02/15 09:00 PM

Reader mdavid alerted me to the following article concerning evangelization and men in the church: Bringing Men Back to the Church. The first sentenc...
Churchianity, Masculinity, Men, The ChurchDonal Graeme20/02/15 10:00 PM

For today’s Tradition post we cover another important early Father of the Church, St. Polycarp. Polycarp was a disciple of John during his yout...
TraditionDonal Graeme20/02/15 04:00 AM

Today is Ash Wednesday. In the 40 days until Easter, we are called to rend our hearts, not our garments, as we repent of our sins. At Mass today the ...
ChristianityDonal Graeme19/02/15 06:00 AM

The selected passages and verses from today owe themselves to a comment left at this post by Scott over at the Courtship Pledge. The full comment, le...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme15/02/15 09:00 PM

The Letter “B” brings us today’s saint, Saint Benedict of Nursia: Benedict of Nursia (Italian: San Benedetto da Norcia) (c. 480 â...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme14/02/15 08:00 PM

Today’s post will feature another letter from St. Ignatius, and is the last to be featured. After this I’m not sure which of the early Ch...
TraditionDonal Graeme13/02/15 05:00 AM

Here are a few posts or articles that I would encourage the patrons of my blog to read. Beefy Levinson demonstrates how there is much wisdom to be fo...
Christianity, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme11/02/15 04:00 PM

Sadly, no one took me up on my offer in my latest Sunday Scriptures post to try and guess what the common theme is. As the title to the post suggests...
Christianity, Churchianity, The Church, TraditionDonal Graeme09/02/15 11:00 PM

Today’s short post is a small preview of a post I hope to write this week. There is a common point between both passages; I invite my readers t...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme09/02/15 04:00 AM

Many months have passed, but once again we are back to the letter A when it comes to saints. Today’s saint is an early one who is well regarded...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme07/02/15 11:00 PM

We continue once again with St. Ignatius’ letters to various Christian communities. Today’s post features his letter to the Philadelphian...
TraditionDonal Graeme06/02/15 06:00 AM

This post is a continuation of my series on attraction. The most recent post in the series can be found here, and the first can be found here. Toda...
Attraction, Desire, Hypergamy, LAMPS, Marriage, Red Pill, Sex, State of Nature, WomenDonal Graeme03/02/15 04:00 AM

The passages and verses for today’s post will be without further explanation or comment. This is because they will connect with a post coming u...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme01/02/15 07:00 PM

The end of the alphabet has come once again. that means series is now over a year old. I intend to keep running it, although it is going to be increa...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme31/01/15 09:00 PM

We continue with the Letters of St. Ignatius. Today’s letter, a shorter one, is his letter to St. Polycarp. I’m going to include the full...
TraditionDonal Graeme30/01/15 06:00 AM

A few weeks back I noted how Cardinal Burke is Getting There, in that he is picking up on some of the serious problems within the Church right now. S...
Christianity, Churchianity, God, Marriage, Red Pill, Sex, Sin, The ChurchDonal Graeme29/01/15 07:00 AM

The first passage in today’s post comes from the Second Book of Maccabees: 18 Elea′zar, one of the scribes in high position, a man now a...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme26/01/15 02:00 AM

Today’s saint hails from a different tradition than any I’ve covered so far. It is an old one, long isolated from the traditional Eastern...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme25/01/15 04:00 AM

I. One thing about the internet is that it exposes, for all to see, the vastly different communication styles that men and women possess. It is espec...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Men, Moral Agency, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme25/01/15 01:00 AM

Today’s post is going to break from the pattern, and will not cover one of St. Ignatius’ letters. Instead, I am going to quote a large se...
TraditionDonal Graeme23/01/15 03:00 AM

[I’ve said in earlier posts much the same that I will say in this post. However, I think it is a good idea to refresh the warnings contained he...
Christianity, Red PillDonal Graeme20/01/15 08:00 PM

Today’s post is going to focus on the New Testament. First, a passage from the Gospel of Matthew: 15Â Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme18/01/15 08:00 PM

Today’s saint, whose name begins with an X (of which there are precious few), is Saint Xenia the Righteous of Rome: Saint Xenia the Righteous o...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme17/01/15 08:00 PM

We continue with the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch. This time I am including selections from his Letter to the Trallians. You can find the full ...
TraditionDonal Graeme16/01/15 02:00 AM

As many of you may have seen through links on other blogs, Cardinal Raymond Burke gave an interview recently in which he addressed the Church’s...
Christianity, God, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Sex, Sin, Temptation, The Church, TraditionDonal Graeme13/01/15 02:00 AM

The first passage in today’s post is from the Gospel of Matthew: 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, betwee...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme12/01/15 03:00 AM

In today’s post we return at last to the letter “W.” Our saint for today hails from the English isles, and is Saint Wilfrid: Wilfri...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme11/01/15 02:00 AM

I am going to continue from the last past in this series by providing excepts from St. Ignatius’ letters to the early church. The first was to ...
TraditionDonal Graeme08/01/15 08:00 PM

A bit of a grab-bag today. I start with the Book of Sirach: Much labor was created for every man, Â Â Â Â and a heavy yoke is upon the sons of Ad...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme04/01/15 10:00 PM

Once again we find ourselves at that intriguing letter of “V.” Today’s saint meets the alphabetical requirements, as well as a requ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme03/01/15 10:00 PM

My original plan for this post was to cover some of the early Church Father’s writings on divorce. However, I’ve set that aside for the m...
TraditionDonal Graeme02/01/15 05:00 AM

The first passage for today comes from the Book of Proverbs: 18Â Three things are too wonderful for me; Â Â Â Â four I do not understand: 19Â t...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme29/12/14 06:00 AM

Since folks seem rather intent on going off-topic, I figured a post devoted to that purpose seems appropriate. Please continue any discussions from t...
Red PillDonal Graeme28/12/14 06:30 PM

Today’s saint is Saint Ubald: Ubald of Gubbio (Italian: Ubaldo; Latin: Ubaldus; French: Ubalde; ca. 1084–1160) was a medieval bishop of Gu...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme28/12/14 04:00 AM

Today is Christmas, a celebration of the Nativity of the Lord. Both the Gospel of Luke and the Gospel of Matthew contain a history of the ancestry of...
TraditionDonal Graeme26/12/14 05:00 AM

Long time readers might be familiar with the book A Christian Man’s Guide to Love and Marriage in the 21st Century, which I plugged last year. ...
Alpha, Attraction, Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, Feminism, God, LAMPS, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Serial Monogamy, Sex, Sexual Market Place, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme23/12/14 06:00 AM

The conversation in my latest Tradition Thursday Post has drifted to the subject of the resurrection, along with righteousness and depravity. This in...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme21/12/14 10:00 PM

We are closing out on the Alphabet again, and will soon need to start over. Yet we aren’t quite there yet, and have a few letters yet to go. Th...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme20/12/14 09:00 PM

This is the third post examining St. Clement’s letter to the Corinthians. Just to warn you, this is a long post indeed. It focuses on the heart...
TraditionDonal Graeme19/12/14 03:00 AM

Short post today. The first passages is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians: 24Â Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete,...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme15/12/14 04:00 AM

We have come around at long last to the letter “S” again, which brings us to today’s saint, St. Scholastica: Scholastica (c. 480 â...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme13/12/14 11:00 PM

In today’s post we continue to go through Saint Clement’s Letter to the Corinthians. I’ll begin where I left off last time. Once ag...
TraditionDonal Graeme11/12/14 11:00 PM

This is Part 3 of an ongoing series concerning sexual attraction. Part 1 can be found here, and part 2 here. Subjective Considerations In the last po...
APE, Attraction, Femininity, LAMPS, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, WomenDonal Graeme10/12/14 08:00 AM

Today’s post finds its focus on the New Testament. First we begin with Acts: 15 In those days Peter stood up among the brethren (the compan...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme08/12/14 05:00 AM

For today’s saint we go back to the Dark Ages, and to France, in the person of Saint Remigius: Saint Remigius, Remy or Remi, (French: Saint RÃ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme07/12/14 01:00 AM

This post is the start of something new- a series devoted to the writings of the early Fathers of the Church. As you can see from the title, it will ...
TraditionDonal Graeme05/12/14 04:00 AM

Today’s post marks a full year that I have been running this series. I’ve enjoyed it, and will continue it for the foreseeable future. As...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme01/12/14 05:00 AM

Once again we find ourselves with a saint whose name begins with the letter “Q.” As I’ve noted before, that is a rather limited poo...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme30/11/14 03:00 AM

May God be gracious to us and bless us     and make his face to shine upon us, Selah 2 that thy way may be known upon earth,     th...
GodDonal Graeme27/11/14 10:00 PM

This is the second part in my most recent series on Attraction. It will be short, as will most posts in this series. You can find Part 1 here. Why Ar...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, Desire, God, LAMPS, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sin, Temptation, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme25/11/14 02:00 AM

Today’s post is about joy and envy. The first passage is from the Book of Psalms: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! 2Â Â Â Â ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme24/11/14 05:00 AM

We find ourselves once again back to the letter P. Today’s saint is Saint Polycarp: Polycarp (Greek: Πολύκαρπος, P...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme22/11/14 10:00 PM

This is the first in a series of new posts on the subject of attraction. My life is quite busy at the moment, and I’m deliberately restricting ...
APE, Attraction, Beta, Desire, LAMPS, Masculinity, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, WomenDonal Graeme20/11/14 05:00 AM

The first passage in today’s short post comes from St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians: 8Â Formerly, when you did not know God, you were ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme17/11/14 07:45 AM

Today’s saint is a rather obscure one, St. Odo: Odo of Cluny (French: Odon) (c. 878 – 18 November 942) was the second abbot of Cluny. He e...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme15/11/14 10:00 PM

Or Marching to the Beat of the Sexual Revolution’s Drum [Today’s guest post is brought to us courtesy of reader/commenter mdavid. It is pr...
Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, Courtship, God, Marriage, Marriage Market Place, Moral Agency, The ChurchDonal Graeme14/11/14 01:00 AM

Recent discussions in my Against All Advice post directed me towards some scripture on the subject of virginity. The first passage is from Leviticus:...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme10/11/14 06:00 AM

The saint for today is Saint Nothhelm of Canterbury: Nothhelm (sometimes Nothelm; died 739) was a medieval Anglo-Saxon Archbishop of Canterbury. A co...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme09/11/14 03:00 AM

Some of my readers/commenters didn’t pay enough attention when reading my latest post, Advice for a Prodigal Daughter, and so commented in ways...
Red PillDonal Graeme08/11/14 04:00 AM

A bit of a different post for today. Certainly a break from the one before. Today’s post is a response to an e-mail I received recently, one ...
Christianity, Femininity, God, Marriage, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sex, Sin, Temptation, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme07/11/14 10:00 PM

The Church has a serious problem as far as marriage is concerned. I think that is pretty clear to all of us. But this problem extends just beyond the...
Christianity, Courtship, Marriage, The ChurchDonal Graeme03/11/14 09:00 PM

Today’s post contains several OT passages, along with a part of the Gospel of John, chapter 6. The first passage is from Second Maccabees: 38Â...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme03/11/14 05:00 AM

Today is the Solemnity of All Saints, or All Saints Day. In honor of this feast day today’s post will feature not one but two saints. Both live...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme02/11/14 03:00 AM

It is another one of those posts filled with links and random (and not-so-random) thoughts on my part. Given time restraints, I won’t be able t...
Alpha, Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, Courtship, Desire, Femininity, Feminism, God, LAMPS, Marriage, Masculinity, Men, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sin, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme31/10/14 10:00 PM

A quick update post today. I will upload a links and musings post tomorrow, although I’m not exactly sure when. Also, sometime earlier next wee...
Attraction, Red Pill, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme30/10/14 06:30 PM

My post Meager Options generated some lively discussion, and has given me some ideas on follow-up posts. This post was originally going to come first...
Christianity, Courtship, God, Marriage, Men, Red Pill, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme28/10/14 04:00 AM

I am reading through the major Prophets in the Old Testament again, and am at the Book of Jeremiah at the moment. The following passage stood out to ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme27/10/14 01:00 AM

I believe that someone in the ‘sphere has linked to this before, but I don’t think I’ve feature it on my blog so its about time. Mo...
Christianity, God, Marriage, The ChurchDonal Graeme26/10/14 05:00 AM

Today’s saint hails from France, Saint Leodegar: Leodegar of Poitiers (also known as Leodegarius, Leger or Léger) (c. 615 – October 2, ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme25/10/14 11:00 PM

As I am somewhat busy at the moment, I’m afraid original posts will have to wait for the time being. In the interim I am going to do what I oft...
Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, Marriage, Men, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sin, Temptation, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme21/10/14 06:00 AM

Since my last major post was focused on few verses within the Letter to the Ephesians, I think it appropriate that today’s post also focus ther...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme20/10/14 06:00 AM

Once again we find ourselves at the letter K. Today’s saint is Kevin of Glendough: Saint Cóemgen (modern Irish: Caoimhín), popularly angl...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme19/10/14 05:00 AM

I. In my latest Selected Sunday Scriptures post, commenter A Vistor said this: If I ever get married, the wife and I are going to have our Gospel rea...
Christianity, Churchianity, God, Marriage, The ChurchDonal Graeme16/10/14 01:00 AM

Today’s first passage is from the Gospel of Matthew: And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme13/10/14 01:00 AM

For today’s post we look to the Holy Land to find our saint, who is John Climacus: Saint John Climacus (Greek: Ἰωάννης ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme12/10/14 03:00 AM

Hearthie, commenting over at Elspeth’s blog, left a link to a post titled The Opposite of the Proverbs 31 Woman. I think my Christian readers w...
Christianity, Femininity, God, Sin, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme10/10/14 07:00 PM

Dalrock, who has always been very good about using charts and data sources to support some of his arguments, has a couple of new posts that track mar...
Attraction, Blue Pill, Courtship, Marriage, Men, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Strategies, WomenDonal Graeme09/10/14 04:00 AM

Today’s QOTD comes from Novaseeker, from this thread at Dalrock’s: There is no way society will tolerate men having sex on the regular wi...
Churchianity, Feminism, Men, Red Pill, Sex, WomenDonal Graeme07/10/14 08:00 PM

Today’s post will be long on quotes and short on commentary. The first passage is from the Prophet Jeremiah: 10Â But as for you, have no fear,...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme05/10/14 08:00 PM

Today’s saint is Isaac of Nineveh: Isaac of Nineveh (Arabic: إسحاق النينوي Ishak an-NaynuwÄ«; Greek: á¼...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme04/10/14 07:00 PM

Modern society shuts its eyes easily and willingly. We don’t want to see evil, or trouble ahead. And even for those that do, it must always be ...
Attraction, Femininity, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, Sin, State of Nature, Temptation, WomenDonal Graeme30/09/14 07:00 PM

Today’s first passage is from the First Letter to the Corinthians: It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme29/09/14 01:00 AM

Tonight’s post is dedicated to answering a few of the questions that I’ve been been asked since this blog started. They have been left as...
Alpha Widow, Attraction, Christianity, Civilization, Marriage, Men, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Sex, Sin, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme28/09/14 04:00 AM

We come once again to the letter H, and today’s saint, Saint Hormisdas: Pope Hormisdas (450 – 6 August 523) was Pope from 20 July 514 to h...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme27/09/14 08:00 PM

If this article is to be believed, at the University of Michigan a man can be a perpetrator of sexual violence whether he sleeps with a woman, or not...
Feminism, Men, Red Pill, Sex, WomenDonal Graeme26/09/14 08:00 PM

Reader and commenter DJ recently left the following comment in my Questions and Suggestions page: I’ve been reading and interacting for a while ...
Attraction, Marriage, Men, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sex, WomenDonal Graeme24/09/14 11:00 PM

The first passage today comes from the Prophet Isaiah: 16 The Lord said: Because the daughters of Zion are haughty     and walk with outstr...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme22/09/14 04:00 AM

Small post today. Just a few observations related to church and Christianity in general. I passed by a church a few days back and noticed that there ...
Christianity, Marriage, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme21/09/14 07:00 PM

We move once again to the letter G, and this brings us to today’s saint, Genevieve of Paris: Saint Genevieve (Sainte Geneviève) (Nanterre, c...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme20/09/14 07:00 PM

[To begin with, apologies for the low level of activity here at this blog, and elsewhere. I am still catching up with comments here. Hopefully I will...
APE, Attraction, Desire, LAMPS, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Sexual Strategies, WomenDonal Graeme18/09/14 02:00 AM

Today’s post is heavily inspired by the discussion and debate that developed in Reality Versus Reason. At issue is the following passage from t...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme14/09/14 09:00 PM

We move yet again to the letter F. So that means that today’s saint is one of the most famous in the Western Church, Francis of Assisi: Saint F...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme14/09/14 12:17 AM

This post will be mostly links. Minor musings at the end and with the links. As always, inclusion does not indicate support. I want to begin with A N...
Red PillDonal Graeme13/09/14 07:00 AM

[This released sooner than I intended. I hadn’t quite finished editing, so it might still have typos that need fixing, and I might change a few...
Christianity, Courtship, Marriage, Red Pill, The ChurchDonal Graeme11/09/14 07:00 AM

I. The purpose of this post is provide a single space where I define the terms that I use across my blog in ways that might be different in meaning f...
Alpha, Alpha Widow, APE, Attraction, Blue Pill, Churchianity, Desire, LAMPS, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Serial Monogamy, Sexual Market Place, Sexual StrategiesDonal Graeme09/09/14 04:00 AM

Some of the comments over at this post at Elsepth‘s site are the inspiration for the first passage in today’s post, from the Book of Gene...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme08/09/14 02:00 AM

For today’s saint we have Saint Eulogius: Saint Eulogius of Alexandria (Greek: Εὐλόγιος) was Greek Patriarch of that ...
Saturday Saints, UncategorizedDonal Graeme06/09/14 11:00 PM

I. In my last post, What qualities should a man look for in a wife?, I was asked by Maeve to “write a post about what a woman should look for/e...
Christianity, Marriage, Masculinity, MenDonal Graeme06/09/14 06:00 AM

I. Today’s post is aimed at determining the qualities that Scripture says a man should look for in a potential wife. I first started this post ...
Christianity, Femininity, God, Marriage, WomenDonal Graeme03/09/14 11:00 PM

Leane, who runs the most excellent blog Finer Femininity (a recent addition to my blogroll), wrote a post a few days back titled Girls: Faults and ...
Christianity, Churchianity, Femininity, Feminism, God, Marriage, Men, Sexual Strategies, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme01/09/14 04:00 PM

The first passage in today’s post comes from the Book of Deuteronomy: 11 “Take heed lest you forget the Lord your God, by not keeping hi...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme31/08/14 10:00 PM

Today’s saint is Saint David of Menevia: Saint David (Welsh: Dewi Sant; c. 500 – c. 589) was a Welsh bishop of Menevia during the 6th cent...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme31/08/14 01:00 AM

Over at the blog JustFourGuys Sir Nemesis wrote a post recently, titled How the Feminine Imperative Backfires. Sir Nemesis, in his examination of how...
Attraction, Christianity, Churchianity, Femininity, Sin, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme30/08/14 06:00 AM

I. Mrs. ktc over at To our bodies turn we then had a post some days back (found here) in which she linked over to a discussion at The Thinking Housew...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, God, Marriage, Men, Pair Bonding, Red Pill, Serial Monogamy, Sex, Sexual Market Place, Sexual Strategies, Sin, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme27/08/14 11:00 PM

Men have a Rationalization Hamster, just like women. It is a more reclusive beast than the female variant, true, but it exists all the same. Most of ...
Red Pill, Sin, TemptationDonal Graeme26/08/14 02:00 AM

Today’s beginning passage is a long one, as it is the whole of chapter 30 from the Book of Numbers: Moses said to the heads of the tribes of th...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme25/08/14 01:00 AM

For this post I’m going to begin with the links and then carry one to various musings and random thoughts. I would direct my male readers, espe...
Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, Femininity, Feminism, God, Marriage, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, The Church, Uncategorized, WomenDonal Graeme24/08/14 04:00 AM

Today’s saint is St. Cuthbert: Saint Cuthbert (c. 634 – 20 March 687) was a saint of the early Northumbrian church in the Celtic tradition...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme23/08/14 09:00 PM

Last week Free Northern replied to my post Unbalanced Equation with his own post: Women Have No Power. Novaseeker replied with The Varieties of Power...
Christianity, Churchianity, Feminism, Marriage, Men, WomenDonal Graeme21/08/14 01:00 AM

The first passages today comes from the First Letter to Timothy: 3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedo′nia, remain at Ephesus that you m...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme18/08/14 02:00 AM

Quick post tonight, likely not another major post until next Wednesday. In my post The Different Strains of Feminism, hoellenhund2 posted the followi...
Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, Marriage, Men, Red Pill, Sin, Temptation, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme17/08/14 04:30 AM

We move to the letter B, and today’s saint- the Venerable Bede: Bede (/ˈbiːd/ BEED; Old English: BÇ£da or Bēda; 672/673 – 26 Ma...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme16/08/14 11:00 PM

In my last couple of posts on Women Against Feminism (see here and here) I made the claim that feminism is everywhere- or as Free Northerner (and o...
Feminism, WomenDonal Graeme13/08/14 09:30 PM

Today’s post is a bit of a catch-all. No specific theme, just a few updates, some links I found interested and random thoughts. Forgotten, Not ...
Christianity, Red PillDonal Graeme12/08/14 07:30 PM

The first passage in today’s post comes from the Second Letter to the Corinthians: 6Â The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme11/08/14 02:00 AM

When I wrote my post Victory or Defeat I was expecting that there would be some strong disagreement with a few of the arguments that I made. In parti...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Civilization, Feminism, Men, Red Pill, Sexual Strategies, WomenDonal Graeme10/08/14 04:00 AM

Having completed the alphabet with the letter Z in the previous post in this series, we now return to the letter A. Today’s saint is Saint Alyp...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme09/08/14 03:00 PM

A number of bloggers have been covering the relatively recent phenomenon of “Women Against Feminism”, or “I Don’t Need Femini...
Femininity, Feminism, WomenDonal Graeme08/08/14 10:00 PM

Donal Graeme authored this list at the age of [redacted]. His closing comment: This list is not exhaustive and women like this do exist! A real woman...
Churchianity, Femininity, God, Marriage, Sex, Sin, Temptation, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme06/08/14 08:00 PM

This is going to be a lengthy post, even though it will feature just one passage from the Bible. This is because the passage is Psalm 119, covering t...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme04/08/14 03:30 AM

We come at long last to the letter “Z”, which brings us to today’s saint, Saint Zachary: Pope Zachary (Latin: Zacharias; 679 –...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme03/08/14 06:00 AM

Over at Morning Sprinkles and Evening Gunfire, Allamagoosa has crafted a Response to “Teen Girls Define a Real Man.” Her post addresses o...
Alpha, APE, Attraction, Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Desire, God, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme02/08/14 02:00 AM

There is something I wanted to quickly point out today. An important bit of knowledge that it is always good to keep in mind. We sometimes forget i...
Blue Pill, Red PillDonal Graeme31/07/14 07:30 PM

Today’s relatively short and hastily written post is going to address a subject that may not be for everyone. I’m sure that more than a f...
Alpha, Attraction, Blue Pill, Masculinity, Men, Red Pill, Sex, WomenDonal Graeme30/07/14 11:00 AM

A few weeks back, on my Questions or Suggestions page, commenter Nathan asked these questions: “Is Girl-Game just the female equivalent of being...
APE, Attraction, Blue Pill, Desire, Femininity, LAMPS, Masculinity, Red PillDonal Graeme28/07/14 05:00 PM

Today’s post starts with a verse from the Book of Deuteronomy: 5 “When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be c...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme27/07/14 07:00 PM

We have come to the letter “Y” in our list of saints, and so today’s saint is Saint Yrieix: Saint Aredius (c. 510–591), also k...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme26/07/14 11:00 PM

This post is a follow-up to my earlier post A Warning And A Lesson. There was some confusion about that post, which I’m hoping to clear up. I a...
Christianity, Churchianity, Marriage, Red Pill, Sexual Market PlaceDonal Graeme24/07/14 12:00 AM

I was in a conversation recently with a friend and the subject of women serving others came up. When I started to consider what I would write about f...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme21/07/14 04:00 AM

Over at the Femininity building blog Girls Being Girls, Jenny laments how There’s No Character In The Dating Scene Anymore: Character isn’...
Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, God, Marriage, Moral Agency, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, SinDonal Graeme20/07/14 01:00 AM

For today’s saint we reach farther to the East, towards Russia. Our saint for today is from the Eastern Church, and is Xenia of Saint Petersbur...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme19/07/14 06:00 PM

Today’s post is inspired by the comments of this post over at Dalrock’s. It will be divided into two parts, the first of which responds t...
APE, Attraction, Christianity, Churchianity, Courtship, Desire, Femininity, Fitness Test, God, LAMPS, Marriage, Red Pill, Sexual Market Place, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme16/07/14 07:30 PM

A couple of short snippets from St. Paul’s letters make up today’s post. We begin with the Second Letter to Timothy: 10Â Now you have ob...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme14/07/14 02:00 AM

Today’s saint is Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg: Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg (c. 934 – October 31, 994) was bishop of Regensburg in Bavaria...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme13/07/14 03:30 AM

In my last major post, I discussed the important role that parents need to play in helping their children marry. As a brief summary, I advocated that...
Christianity, Courtship, MarriageDonal Graeme11/07/14 02:00 AM

Here are a few things that I’ve read recently that I think my readers might find interesting. I found this post about punctuation in ancient Gr...
Christianity, Feminism, Marriage, Moral Agency, Red PillDonal Graeme09/07/14 07:30 PM

A couple of random passages in today’s post. No general theme, just some scripture that I found interesting. The first quote is a verse from th...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme07/07/14 03:00 AM

It is clear to anyone of good sense nowadays that something is very wrong within the Church when it comes to marriage. Divorce, once near unheard of,...
Christianity, Courtship, Marriage, Men, Sex, Sin, Temptation, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme06/07/14 01:00 AM

Today is Saturday, and that means another saint is featured in this post. The letter for today’s saint is “V,” which gives us Saint...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme05/07/14 07:00 PM

Today’s post will have several passages with a consistent theme. The first passage, a long one, comes from the Book of Genesis: 9 While he ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme30/06/14 02:00 AM

Today’s Saint is St. Ulrich of Augsburg: Saint Ulrich of Augsburg (c. 890 – 4 July 973), sometimes spelled Uodalric or Odalrici, was Bisho...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme28/06/14 07:00 PM

TempestTcup, who helps run the Red Pill Women Reddit, posted a comment some woman left there not too long ago. It is short, but I will post only the ...
Femininity, Feminism, Fitness Test, Marriage, Moral Agency, Red Pill, WomenDonal Graeme26/06/14 07:00 PM

This brief post is a short collection of some random thoughts that I’ve had lately. Reader input is encouraged. Balance One thing that I have n...
Courtship, Feminism, Marriage, Men, Red Pill, Sex, Sexual Market Place, WomenDonal Graeme23/06/14 09:00 PM

I was busier than normal this past week, and so had less time to attend to reading Scripture than I would have liked. Only two passages for this, nei...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme23/06/14 03:00 AM

Today’s Saint is one who suffered greatly for his piety and his firm adherence to the faith, Theodore the Studite: Theodore the Studite (also k...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme21/06/14 06:00 PM

To all of those who still think that Family Law in America has any traces of justice left in it, read this. Read the whole thing. As far as I can gle...
Red Pill, SinDonal Graeme20/06/14 05:45 PM

Prompted by my post What We Mean By Marriage, several of my readers have asked what the differences were/are between “Classical” and R...
Christianity, Churchianity, Feminism, God, Marriage, Men, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme19/06/14 02:00 AM

Today is Father’s Day in the United States, and so in honor of that I decided to focus on this passage from the Book of Sirach: Listen to me yo...
UncategorizedDonal Graeme15/06/14 10:00 PM

We have now come to the letter S for our saints, and so today’s saint is Saint Sabbas the Sanctified: Saint Sabbas the Sanctified (439–532...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme14/06/14 11:00 PM

Ballista has just written a post over at Society of Phineas where he attacks the modern counterfeit of marriage. His post, Defending the Lie That is ...
Christianity, Churchianity, God, Marriage, Serial Monogamy, Sin, Temptation, The ChurchDonal Graeme14/06/14 01:00 AM

Today’s post is concerns a story from The Daily Blaze about two young girls, named “Precious” and “Hope”, who escaped f...
Christianity, Churchianity, God, Moral Agency, Sin, The ChurchDonal Graeme12/06/14 09:00 PM

Escoffier, who sometimes posts at Veritas Lounge, left a superb comment recently over at Dalrock’s blog, in the post Worse than fear. Worse tha...
Christianity, Churchianity, God, Marriage, Moral Agency, Neo-Reaction, Sin, The ChurchDonal Graeme11/06/14 07:00 PM

The first passage today comes from the Book of Lamentations: 25Â The Lord is good to those who wait for him, Â Â Â Â to the soul that seeks him....
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme08/06/14 11:30 PM

For today’s post we reach back only a few centuries, to late Renaissance Italy. Today’s saint is Saint Rose Venerini: Saint Rose Venerini...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme07/06/14 06:00 PM

Today’s Post is going to be a bit of a (semi-)random link dump, with some commentary thrown in. You might notice a common theme or two. I. The ...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Feminism, Marriage, Red Pill, Sex, Sin, WomenDonal Graeme06/06/14 02:00 AM

I. This post is something of a follow-up to Complex and Reflected, wherein I examined and discussed the Madonna/Whore complex in men. Since I have mo...
Blue Pill, Christianity, Churchianity, Red Pill, Sex, TemptationDonal Graeme03/06/14 09:00 PM

A shorter post today, as I hope to devote more time to other posts that I am working on. The first passage is from the Song of Songs: Upon my bed by ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme01/06/14 07:00 PM

Today’s short post features a saint with a name beginning with “Q.” Surprisingly enough, there aren’t a whole lot of them. So...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme31/05/14 08:00 PM

[Fair Warning: This post is my attempt to delve into philosophy, political philosophy and other “deep” matters. These are not fields wher...
Christianity, Churchianity, Femininity, Feminism, Neo-Reaction, Temptation, The Church, WomenDonal Graeme28/05/14 11:00 PM

The first passage today is inspired by my post, Incoming Question, and some of the commentary that followed it. From the Gospel of Mark: 17Â And as ...
Selected Sunday ScripturesDonal Graeme25/05/14 08:00 PM

We have moved onto “P” as our letter for saints, and so we naturally come to today’s saint, Saint Patrick: Saint Patrick (Latin: ...
Saturday SaintsDonal Graeme24/05/14 06:00 PM
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