This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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A traditional civilization does not question the existence of an objective truth. Nonetheless, this concept of truth warrants further explanation because it cannot be stressed enough that the traditional doctrine is supra-rational and supra-individual. This truth is not something postulated, discovered, or rationally formulated by man. It is ‘given’ via Revelation, and to know the truth is to know something about the divine. Obviously these truths, always taken for granted, are very much unlike the rational ‘truths’ offered by a modern education, with the ‘truth’ of the latter envisioned as something always and everywhere tentative, subject to change, and verifiable by experimentation. In other words, the truth that is the comfort of traditional man has almost nothing in common with the ‘positive’ truths of experimental science. Traditional truth is a matter of doctrine about man, creation, and Creator, apprehended by direct intellection, a mode of ‘knowing’ which can be imagined as something akin to “intuition,” even though that term itself falls somewhat short.

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