Saturday, January 08, 2011

Tony, we are of the same mind. Thanks for this.

New book: Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century:

On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 11:21 AM, wrote:

My Austro-libertarian views are well known in my circle of associates, which includes a number of traditionalist Catholics. I find their attacks startling in their banality. Invariably, they fall under one of two logical fallacies: ad hominen ("Mises and Rothbard were Jewish atheists!") or appeals to authority ("If you read Chesterton or Belloc, you'll see why the free market conflicts with Catholic morality!").

I have to wonder whether finding beauty and truth in calculus likewise puts one's soul in peril. Raised Anglican, Sir Isaac Newton came to reject orthodox Christianity. He embraced Arianism and dabbled in the occult, claiming weird gnostic insights into Scripture. Clearly, no good can come from studying this branch of mathematics, as Newton did so much to develop it.

Tony Pivetta
Royal Oak, Michigan



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