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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Index

Awhile back I wrote four posts on the series Mystery Science Theater 3000.  I’ve recently decided to writer another post, and more may follow in the future.  Therefore, I’ve decided to make an index page to get them all together in one place.  Enjoy!

Tricksters, Fools, and MST3K

Holy Fools

Pop Culture Tricksters

Joining MST3K Fandom and a Little About Joel and Mike

MST3K:  The Return

Daily Whitman: Index

WaltWhitman2This is the complete index to the various poems in Leaves of Grass, which I am publishing as my “Daily Whitman” series.  Enjoy!

Leaves of Grass (Intro) Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone Song for All Seas, All Ships 2 This
Compost 2
Years of the Modern
Book
I. 
Inscriptions

One’s-Self I Sing

Not Heat Flames Up and Consumes Patroling
Barnegat
To a Foil’dEuropeanRevolutionaire Ashes of Soldiers
As I Ponder’d
In Silence
Trickle Drops After
the Sea-Ship
Unnamed Land Thoughts
1
In Cabin’d
Ships at Sea
City of Orgies Book
XX. By the Roadside

A Boston Ballad [1854]

Song of Prudence Thoughts
2
To Foreign Lands Behold This Swarthy Face

 

Europe (the 72nd and 73rdYears of These States) The Singer in the Prison 1 Song
at Sunset
To a Historian I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing A Hand-Mirror The Singer in the Prison 2 As at Thy Portals

Also Death

To Thee Old Cause To a Stranger Gods The Singer in the Prison 3 My Legacy
Eidolons This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful

 

Germs Warble for Lilac-Time Pensive on Her Dead

Gazing

For Him I Sing I Hear It Was Charged Against Me Thoughts Outlines
for a Tomb (G. P., Buried 1870) 1
Camps of Green
When I Read the Book

 

The Prairie-Grass Dividing

 

Perfections Outlines
for a Tomb (G. P., Buried 1870) 2
The Sobbing of the

Bells [Midnight, Sept. 19-20, 1881]

Beginning My Studies When I Peruse the Conquer’d Fame

 

O Me!  O Life! Outlines
for a Tomb (G. P., Buried 1870) 3
As They Draw to a

Close

Beginners We Two Boys Together Clinging

 

To a President Out
from Behind This Mask (To Confront a Portrait) 1
Joy, Shipmate, Joy!
To the States A Promise to California I
Sit and Look Out
Out
from Behind This Mask (To Confront a Portrait) 2
The Untold Want
On Journeys Through the States

 

Here the Frailest Leaves of Me To
Rich Givers
Vocalism
1
Portals
To a Certain Cantatrice

 

No Labor-Saving Machine

 

The
Dalliance of the Eagles
Vocalism
2
These
Carols
Me Imperturbe A Glimpse Roaming
in Thought (after Reading Hegel)
To
Him That Was Crucified
Now
Finale to the Shore
Savantism A Leaf for Hand in Hand A
Farm Picture
You
Felons on Trial in Courts
So
Long!
The Ship Starting Earth, My Likeness A
Child’s Amaze
Laws
for Creations
Book
XXXIV. Sands at Seventy

Manahatta

I Hear America Singing I Dream’d
in a Dream
The
Runner
To
a Common Prostitute
Paumanok
What Place Is Besieged

 

What Think You
I Take My Pen in Hand?
Beautiful
Women
I
Was Looking a Long While
From Montauk Point
Still Though the One I Sing

 

To the East and to the
West
Mother
and Babe
Thought To Those Who’ve Fail’d
Shut Not Your Doors Sometimes with One I Love Thought Miracles A Carol Closing

Sixty-Nine

Poets to Come To a Western Boy Visor’d Sparkles
from the Wheel
The Bravest

Soldiers

To You Fast Anchor’dEternal O Love Thought To
a Pupil
A Font of Type
Thou Reader Among the Multitude Gliding
O’er All
Unfolded
out of the Folds
As I Sit Writing

Here

Book
II

Starting fromPaumanok 1

O You Whom I
Often and Silently Come
Hast
Never Come to Thee an Hour
What
Am I After All
My Canary Bird
Starting fromPaumanok 2 That Shadow My Likeness Thought Kosmos Queries to My

Seventieth Year

Starting fromPaumanok 3 Full of Life Now To
Old Age
Others
May Praise What They Like
The Wallabout
Martyrs
Starting fromPaumanok 4 Book
VI

Salut au
Monde! 1

Locations
and Times
Who
Learns My LessonComlete?
The First Dandelion
Starting fromPaumanok 5 Salut au
Monde! 2
Offerings Tests America
Starting fromPaumanok 6 Salut au
Monde! 3
To
These States (to Identify the 16th, 17th, or

18th Presidentiad)

The
Torch
Memories
Starting fromPaumanok 7 Salut au
Monde! 4
Book
XXI. Drum-Taps

First
O Songs for a Prelude

O
Star of France (1870-1871)
To-Day and Thee
Starting fromPaumanok 8 Salut au
Monde! 5
Eighteen
Sixty-One
The
Ox-Tamer
After the Dazzle of

Day

Starting fromPaumanok 9 Salut au
Monde! 6
Beat!
Beat!  Drums!
Wandering
at Morn
Abraham Lincoln,

Born Feb. 12, 1809

Starting fromPaumanok 10 Salut au
Monde! 7
From
PaumanokStarting I Fly Like a Bird
With
All Thy Gifts
Out of May’s Shows

Selected

Starting fromPaumanok 11 Salut au
Monde! 8
Song
of the Banner at Daybreak
My
Picture-Gallery
Halcyon Days
Starting fromPaumanok 12 Salut au
Monde! 9
Rise
O Days from Your Fathomless Deeps
The
Prairie States
FANCIES
AT NAVESINK [I]
Starting fromPaumanok 13 Salut au
Monde! 10
Virginia—The
West
Book
XXV

Proud
Music of the Storm 1

FANCIES
AT NAVESINK [II]
Starting fromPaumanok 14 Salut au
Monde! 11
City
of Ships
Proud
Music of the Storm 2
FANCIES
AT NAVESINK [III]
Starting fromPaumanok 15 Salut au
Monde! 12
The
Centenarian’s Story
Proud
Music of the Storm 3
FANCIES
AT NAVESINK [IV]
Starting fromPaumanok 16 Salut au
Monde! 13
Cavalry
Crossing a Ford
Proud
Music of the Storm 4
FANCIES
AT NAVESINK [V]
Starting fromPaumanok 17 Book
VII

Song of the Open Road 1

Bivouac
on a Mountain Side
Proud
Music of the Storm 5
FANCIES
AT NAVESINK [VI]
Starting fromPaumanok 18 Song of the Open Road 2 An
Army Corps on the March
Proud
Music of the Storm 6
FANCIES
AT NAVESINK [VII]
Starting fromPaumanok 19 Song of the Open Road 3 By
the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame
Book
XXVI

Passage
to India 1

FANCIES
AT NAVESINK [VIII]
Book
III

Song of Myself 1

Song of the Open Road 4 Come
up from the Fields Father
Passage
to India 2
Election Day,

November, 1884

Song of Myself 2 Song of the Open Road 5 Vigil
Strange I Kept on the Field

One Night

Passage
to India 3
With Husky-Haughty

Lips, O Sea!

Song of Myself 3 Song of the Open Road 6 A
March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the

Road Unknown

Passage
to India 4
Death of General

Grant

Song of Myself 4 Song of the Open Road 7 A
Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim
Passage
to India 5
Red Jacket (From

Aloft)

Song of Myself 5 Song of the Open Road 8 As
Toilsome I Wander Virginia’s Woods
Passage
to India 6
Washington’s

Monument February, 1885

Song of Myself 6 Song of the Open Road 9 Not
the Pilot
Passage
to India 7
Of That Blithe

Throat of Thine

Song of Myself 7 Song of the Open Road 10 Year
that Trembled andReel’d Beneath Me
Passage
to India 8
Broadway
Song of Myself 8 Song of the Open Road 11 The
Wound-Dresser 1
Passage
to India 9
To Get the Final

Lilt of Songs

Song of Myself 9 Song of the Open Road 12 The
Wound-Dresser 2
Book
XXVII

Prayer
of Columbus

Old SaltKossabone
Song of Myself 10 Song of the Open Road 13 The
Wound-Dresser 3
Book
XXVIII

The
Sleepers 1

The Dead Tenor
Song of Myself 11 Song of the Open Road 14 The
Wound-Dresser 4
The
Sleepers 2
Continuities
Song of Myself 12 Song of the Open Road 15 Long,
Too Long America
The
Sleepers 3
Yonnondio
Song of Myself 13 Book
VIII

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 1

Give
Me the Splendid Silent Sun 1
The
Sleepers 4
Life
Song of Myself 14 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 2 Give
Me the Splendid Silent Sun 2
The
Sleepers 5
“Going

Somewhere”

Song of Myself 15 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 3 Dirge
for Two Veterans
The
Sleepers 6
Small the Theme of

My Chant

Song of Myself 16 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 4 Over
the Carnage Rose Prophetic a Voice
The
Sleepers 7
True Conquerors
Song of Myself 17 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 5 I
Saw Old General at Bay
The
Sleepers 8
The United States

to Old World Critics

Song of Myself 18 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 6 The
Artilleryman’s Visions
Transpositions The Calming Thought

of All

Song of Myself 19 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 7 Ethiopia
Saluting the Colors
Book
XXIX

To
Think of Time 1

Thanks in Old Age
Song of Myself 20 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 8 Not
Youth Pertains to Me
To
Think of Time 2
Life and Death
Song of Myself 21 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 9 Race
of Veterans
To
Think of Time 3
The Voice of the

Rain

Song of Myself 22 Book
IX

Song of the Answerer 1

World
Take Good Notice
To
Think of Time 4
Soon Shall the

Winter’s Foil Be Here

Song of Myself 23 Song of the Answerer 2 O
Tan-Face Prarie-Boy
To
Think of Time 5
While Not the Past

Forgetting

Song of Myself 24 Book
X

Our OldFeuillage

Look
Down Fair Moon
To
Think of Time 6
The Dying Veteran
Song of Myself 25 Book
XI

A Song of Joys

Reconciliation To
Think of Time 7
Stronger Lessons
Song of Myself 26 Book
XII

Song of the Broad-Axe 1

How
Solemn as One by One (Washington City,  1865)
To
Think of Time 8
A Prairie Sunset
Song of Myself 27 Song of the Broad-Axe 2 As
I Lay with My Head in Your LapCamerado
To
Think of Time 9
Twenty Years
Song of Myself 28 Song of the Broad-Axe 3 Delicate
Cluster
Book
XXX. Whispers of Heavenly Death

Darest
Thou Now O Soul

Orange
Buds by Mail from Florida
Song of Myself 29 Song of the Broad-Axe 4 To
a Certain Civilian
Whispers
of Heavenly Death
Twilight
Song of Myself 30 Song of the Broad-Axe 5 Lo,
Victress on the Peak
Chanting
the Square Deific 1
You Lingering

Sparse Leaves of Me

Song of Myself 31 Song of the Broad-Axe 6 Spirit
Whose Work is Done (Washington City, 1865)
Chanting
the Square Deific 2
Not Meagre, Latent

Boughs Alone

Song of Myself 32 Song of the Broad-Axe 7 Adieu
to a Soldier
Chanting
the Square Deific 3
The Dead Emperor
Song of Myself 33 Song of the Broad-Axe 8 Turn
O Libertad
Chanting
the Square Deific 4
As the Greek’s

Signal Flame

Song of Myself 34 Song of the Broad-Axe 9 To
the Leaven’d Soil They Trod
Of
Him I Love Day and Night
The Dismantled Ship
Song of Myself 35 Song of the Broad-Axe 10 Book
XXII. Memories of President Lincoln

When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 1

Yet,
Yet, Ye Downcast Hours
Now Precedent

Songs, Farewell

Song of Myself 36 Song of the Broad-Axe 11 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 2
As
If a PhantomCaress’d Me
An
Evening Lull
Song of Myself 37 Song of the Broad-Axe 12 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 3
Assurances Old Age’s Lambent

Peaks

Song of Myself 38 Book
XIII

Song of the Exposition 1

When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 4
Quicksand
Years
After the Supper

and Talk

Song of Myself 39 Song of the Exposition 2 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 5
That
Music Always Round Me
Book
XXXV. Good-Bye My Fancy

Sail
out for Good, Eidolon Yacht!

Song of Myself 40 Song of the Exposition 3 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 6
What
Ship Puzzled at Sea
Lingering Last

Drops

Song of Myself 41 Song of the Exposition 4 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 7
A
Noiseless Patient Spider
Good-Bye My Fancy
Song of Myself 42 Song of the Exposition 5 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 8
O
Living Always, Always Dying
On, on the Same, Ye

Jocund Twain!

Song of Myself 43 Song of the Exposition 6 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 9
To
One Shortly to Die
My 71st Year
Song of Myself 44 Song of the Exposition 7 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 10
Night
on the Praries
Apparitions
Song of Myself 45 Song of the Exposition 8 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 11
Thought The Pallid Wreath
Song of Myself 46 Song of the Exposition 9 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 12
The
Last Invocation
An Ended Day
Song of Myself 47 Book
XIV

Song of the Redwood-Tree 1

When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 13
As
I Watch the Ploughman Ploughing
Old Age’s Ship

& Crafty Death’s

Song of Myself 48 Song of the Redwood-Tree 2 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 14
Pensive
and Faltering
To the Pending Year
Song of Myself 49 Song of the Redwood-Tree 3 When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 15
Book
XXXI

Thou
Mother with Thy Equal Blood 1

Shakspere-Bacon’s

Cipher

Song of Myself 50 Book
XV

A Song for Occupations 1

When
Lilacs Last in the DooryardBloom’d 16
Thou
Mother with Thy Equal Blood 2
Long, Long Hence
Song of Myself 51 A Song for Occupations 2 O
Captain!  My Captain!
Thou
Mother with Thy Equal Blood 3
Bravo, Paris

Exposition!

Song of Myself 52 A Song for Occupations 3 Hush’d
Be the Camps To-Day (May 4, 1865)
Thou
Mother with Thy Equal Blood 4
Interpolation

Sounds

Book
IV. Children of Adam

To the Garden of the World

A Song for Occupations 4 This
Dust Was Once the Man
Thou
Mother with Thy Equal Blood 5
To the Sun-SetBreeze
From Pent-Up Aching

Rivers

A Song for Occupations 5 Book
XXIII

By Blue Ontario’s Shore 1

Thou
Mother with Thy Equal Blood 6
Old Chants
I Sing the Body Electric 1 A Song for Occupations 6 By Blue Ontario’s Shore 2 A
PaumanokPicture
A ChristmasGreeting
I Sing the Bod Electric 2 Book
XVI

A Song of the Rolling
Earth 1

By Blue Ontario’s Shore 3 Book
XXXII. From Noon to Starry Night

Thou
Orb Aloft Full-Dazzling

Sounds of theWinter
I Sing the Body Electric 3 A Song of the Rolling
Earth 2
By
Blue Ontario’s Shore 4
Faces
1
A Twilight Song
I Sing the Body Electric 4 A Song of the Rolling
Earth 3
By Blue Ontario’s Shore 5 Faces
2
When the Full-Grown

Poet Came

I Sing the Body Electric 5 A Song of the Rolling
Earth 4
By Blue Ontario’s Shore 6 Faces
3
Osceola
I Sing the Body Electric 6 Youth, Day, Old Age and
Night
By Blue Ontario’s Shore 7 Faces
4
A Voice from Death
I Sing the Body Electric 7 Book
XVII. Birds of Passage

Song of the Universal 1

By Blue Ontario’s Shore 8 Faces
5
A Persian Lesson
I Sing the Body Electric 8 Song of the Universal 2 By Blue Ontario’s Shore 9 The Mystic Trumpeter 1 The Commonplace
I Sing the Body Electric 9 Song of the Universal 3 By Blue Ontario’s Shore 10 The Mystic Trumpeter 2 “The Rounded

Catalogue Divine Complete”

A Woman Waits for Me Song of the Universal 4 By Blue Ontario’s Shore 11 The Mystic Trumpeter 3 Mirages
Spontaneous Me Pioneers!  O Pioneers! By Blue Ontario’s Shore 12 The Mystic Trumpeter 4 L. of G.’s Purport
One Hour to Madness and Joy To You By
Blue Ontario’s Shore 13
The Mystic Trumpeter 5 TheUnexpress’d
Out of the Rolling Ocean the Crowd

 

France [the
18th Year of These States]
By Blue Ontario’s Shore 14 The Mystic Trumpeter 6 Grand Is the Seen
Ages and Ages Returning at Intervals Myself and Mine By Blue Ontario’s Shore 15 The Mystic Trumpeter 7 Unseen Buds
We Two, How Long We Were Fool’d Year of Meteors (1859-60) By Blue Ontario’s Shore 16 The Mystic Trumpeter 8 Good-Bye My Fancy!
O Hymen!  OHymenee! With
Antecedents 1
By Blue Ontario’s Shore 17 To a Locomotive in Winter
I Am He That Aches with Love

 

With
Antecedents 2
By Blue Ontario’s Shore 18 O Magnet-South
Native Moments With
Antecedents 3
By Blue Ontario’s Shore 9 Manahatta
Once I Pass’d Through a Populous City

 

Book
XVIII

A
Broadway Pageant 1

By Blue Ontario’s Shore 20 All
Is Truth
I Heard You Solemn-Sweet Pipes of the Organ A
Broadway Pageant 2
Reversals A
Riddle Song
Facing West from California’s Shores A
Broadway Pageant 3
Book
XXIV. Autumn Rivulets

As Consequent, Etc.

Excelsior
As Adam Early in the Morning Book
XIX. Sea-Drift

Out
of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking

The Return of the Heroes 1 Ah Poverties,Wincings,
and Sulky Retreats
Book
V. Calamus

In Paths Untrodden

As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life 1 The Return of the Heroes 2 Thoughts
Scented Herbage of My Breast As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life 2 The Return of the Heroes 3 Mediums
Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life 3 The Return of the Heroes 4 Weave in, My Hardy Life
For You, O Democracy As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life 4 The
Return of the Heroes 5
Spain, 1873-74
These I Singing in Splring Tears The
Return of the Heroes 6
By Broad Potomac’s

Shore

Not Heaving from My Ribb’d Breast Only To the Man-of-War Bird The
Return of the Heroes 7
From Far Dakota’sCanyons [June 25, 1876]
Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances Aboard
at a Ship’s Helm
The
Return of the Heroes 8
Old War-Dreams  
The Base of All Metaphysics

 

On
the Beach at Night
There
Was a Child Went Forth
Thick-SprinkledBunting
Recorders Ages Hence

 

The
World below the Brine
Old
Ireland
As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days
When I Heard at the Close of the Day On
the Beach at Night Alone
The
City Dead-House
A Clear Midnight
Are You the New Person Drawn Toward Me?

 

Song for All Seas, All Ships 1 This
Compost 1
Book
XXXIII. Songs of Parting

As
the Time Draws Nigh

Taoism

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I’ve ended up writing more essays on the Tao Te Ching than I’d originally intended over in the “Your Own Personal Canon” series.  Taoism has been an interest of mine for many years, and I may well return to Taoism even after I’ve finished the essays on the Tao Te Ching.  Thus, I thought it would be a good idea to set up yet another index in which to collect the Taoist essays–and here it is!

The Tao Te Ching

Taoism in Brief

Translating the Tao Te Ching

Translations of the Tao Te Ching:  What Not to Read

The Tao Te Ching:  My “Go-To” Translation

Star Trek: The Motion Picture: A Reconsideration

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The posts on Star Trek:  The Motion Picture have gone beyond the number I’d originally expected.  At this point, I’d thought I had no more than a couple posts left.   As I’ve continued, however, and as more themes and ideas have come to mind, it seems as if I’ll need at least four posts, and perhaps more than that, to finish what I have to say about it.  Thus, while leaving the essays on STTMP at the general Star Trek index, and putting the future ones there, as well, I’ve decided to give it an index of its own right here.  Enjoy!

Star Trek:  The Motion Picture, Part 1–Pre-incarnation

STTMP, Part 2–Synopsis

STTMP, Part 3–Pretty Sounds and Colors!

STTMP, Part 4–Script

STTMP, Part 5–Cast

STTMP, Part 6:  A Few Words about Costumes (ugh!)

STTMP, Part 7:  Director

Movies!

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The other day I was looking for a movie I’d posted several months back.  To my consternation, I found that harder to do than I’d thought, though I did eventually find it.  If I, as the blog owner/administrator can’t find something just a few months back, I shudder for the readers!  Certainly I know what it’s like to find something interesting on a blog, decide to come back later to read or watch it, and then be unable to find it again later.  Therefore, I’ve decided to index the movies I have posted (and will continue to post) here at the Chequer-board.   This will enable readers to find movies they may have noted here and not watched at the time to find them again; and it will enable readers to browse what I’ve posted here.

There’s no perfect or elegant way to do this, so I’ll be setting up as follows, as the best compromise procedure:

1.  I’ll put the movies in tables of 100.  That will save space.Instead of doing an index post, as I’ve done with series, I’m adding a page, “Movies” (alongside the “Main”, “About”,  “Contact Me”,  and other tabbed pages) which will serve as the index.

2.  Alphabetizing would be too complicated, and would have to be redone after every new movie posted, so I’ll just do it chronologically–the first movie in the list will be the first posted, etc.

3.  I’ll give just the name of the movie, without the other stuff (“Movie Night”, etc.) that I have as the post title.  After each link, I’ll put one or two tags to give an idea of the type of movie.

4.  As the number increases, I’ll put in more tables.

5.  Occasionally a movie I post will disappear, since the YouTube account it’s associated with is closed, or the movie is taken down by the poster, etc.  When I notice this, I usually try to fix it by finding a link elsewhere.  For items that have been up for awhile I may not be aware of what’s happened.  Thus, if you go to see something and it’s gone, contact me and I’ll see what I can do, within the constraints of my schedule and of what I can find.

6.  Shorts and certain odds and ends I may not put in the index–e.g. the first episode of the Mahabharata which I copied from the Caravanserai.  Since that’s mostly to help people get to the appropriate YouTube channel, I’m not linking it here.  By and large, though, most of what I have posted will be here.  If a movie covered more than one post, I’ll give the links to all.

It will probably take awhile to get everything up to date, so be patient.  As to the format, there may be better ways to do this.  I’ll explore different avenues and may totally rework the index eventually.  In the meantime, I hope this is a help to finding movies you might like.  Enjoy!

Universalism (What the Hell?!): Index

Once again, a sub-thread within my “Legends of the Fall” series has taken on a life of its own, to the extent of meriting its own index.  I don’t know how many more will end up here, but there are probably lots to come, either within “Legends of the Fall” or in this series outright.  Have a hell (or heaven, or none of the above) time reading these posts!

Legends of the Fall:  Reflections

Hell, Salafis, Philosophers, and Playing the Odds

Out of the Closet

A Helluva Post on the Rectification of Names

Excursus:  John Scottus Eriugena

To Hell in a Nice Handbasket

Interlude:  Questions, Objections, Issues

An Analysis of Universalism

Defining Terms and a Recap

Universalism, I Presume?

Damnation:  Inside, Outside, Upside Down

Universalism:  Summary (for now)

The parent series, “Legends of the Fall”, is going in a different direction, so the following addenda will be only in this index, though some may later cross back over.

If I Only Wanted To

The Divine Exception

Been a Long Time, Been a Long Time, Been an Aeviternal Time

Change My Mind (?)

Stubborn Highlanders

Sea Battles and What Will Be

The Divine Exception, Revisited

Simply Irresistible (or not?)

Some Preliminary Groundwork

Confucius and Socrates

More on Universalism–Compulsion vs. Choice

All Things Dull and Ugly

Choices and Consequences

The Mind is Like a Mirror Bright

I Want Your Love and I Want Your Revenge

Stubborn Highlanders Revisited, and Antinomies of Pure Reason

Arguments Against Universalism:  Missing the Point

On Anti-Universalist Arguments (reblogged from Opus Publicum)

Arguments Against Universalism: Justice Must Be Served, Part 1–Retribution

Arguments Against Universalism: Justice Must Be Served, Part 2–Just Desserts

Arguments Against Universalism: Justice Must Be Served, Part3–An Eye for an Eye?

Arguments Against Universalism: Your Own Damn Fault, Part 1–Rules are Rules

Arguments Against Universalism: Your Own Damn Fault, Part 2–Better to Reign in Hell

Universalism: Scripture and Tradition

Excursus: The Beatific Vision

Universalism: Is It Coherent?

Universalism in Various Religions: The Abrahamic Faiths

Universalism in Various Religions: The Dharmic Faiths

Universalism in Various Religions: Miscellany

Heaven, Hell, and the Religions

The New Testament, translated by David Bentley Hart–a Review

Arguments Against Universalism: Missing the Point, Revisited

The Good, the True, and the Beautiful, and Why We Shouldn’t Misbehave

Scandal and Universalism

Arguments Against Universalism:  A Personal Encounter

 

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Your Own Personal Canon: Index

This is a new series distinct from my series of book (and other media) reviews.  This series contains essays on books that changed my life, were or are important to me for various reasons, and that I still reflect upon.  The first (and eponymous) essay in the series sets the stage.  Future essays will deal with specific books.

Your Own Personal Canon

The Bible (which required an entire series by itself)

The Bhagavad Gītā

The Dhammapada

The Tao Te Ching

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The Gospel of Thomas

The Alice Books

A Canticle for Leibowitz

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

The Jungle Book

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

 

Infrastructure: Index

 

This is an ongoing concern of mine.  My training is in mathematics and physics, and I’ve always been around engineers and techie types.  Given that, it truly appalls me how little most people understand and appreciate the issues involved with infrastructure.  This is especially so in light of our aging infrastructure, which is much more fragile than most people think.  I had a couple of infrastructure-related posts here, and I just posted a couple of other infrastructure essays from a few years ago.  I figured there are enough to deserve a category index, especially since I may return to the topic now and then.

The Mysterious World of Infrastructure

Internet Make Big Magic!

The Matrix of Infrastructure

IT’S THE INFRASTRUCTURE, STUPID!!!

Heresy: Index

Heresy!

Heresy:  A Catholic Definition

Defining Heresy:  Irenaeus

Nonconformists, Parameters, the Constitution, and Heretics

Heresy: Systems of Control

Excursus: Neutrality, and Why I’m Neither For nor Against It

The Atonement: Index

The Atonement

Some Theories of Atonement, or Love, not Honor or Substitution  This post, by Father Nathan O’Halloran, S. J., is reblogged from Vox Nova.  I’ve touched on the idea of the Atonement in the course of this series insofar as it has implications for the concept of the Fall and the interpretations of the Fall which I have been discussing.  Thus I’m adding this as a sort of guest post that goes into more detail on that particular aspect of the issues I’ve been dealing with here.  Update:  Since I originally reblogged this, Vox Nova has moved to Patheos; thus, the reblogged link no longer works.  I’ve deleted the reblogged post from this blog, and put the link to the original post by Fr. O’Halloran at the new Patheos site in the link above.  Thus, clicking there will take you to Patheos, not to my blog. 

How Not to View the Atonement

Atonement Theology  This post was reblogged from the blog Triangulations, and gives an excellent summary of various schools of thought on the Atonement.

Saved from What?

The Atonement:  An Overview of the Traditional Perspective

The Apple and the Multiverse

Hell’s Angels and Looking for God in All the Wrong Places

Original Sin:  Is the Fault in the Manufacturer?

Penal Substitution