This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
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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We cannot wait for consent

There is a point at which the soul becomes submerged in evil passions so much that to manifest a good will would require an act of heroism bordering on the miraculous, and it is never prudent to delay a good deed in expectation of a miraculous intervention.

Actions which would be simple for a healthy and morally ‘free’ individual—a man of good character and a strong will—become almost impossible. We all know individuals for whom even the most commonplace acts of self-discipline are immensely challenging. They are at the mercy of their impulses.

To insist that we must wait for consent, or for an explicit request from the individual before coming to the aid of his drowning soul, is inhumane, and the disciples of this kind of ‘autonomy’ are the same who, through the ages, have always asked, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

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