Archive for April 2010

On Friendship

Friendship can only exist between good men. This is what Cicero said in his letter called On Friendship. I decided to read it tonight after seeing it referenced in St. Augustine’s Confessions, which I’m working my way through this month. Is it true that friendship can only exist between good men? Well, to parse it some, I’d argue that friendship can exist between good women as well as between a […]

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Happy Easter

Did you know that St. Augustine was responsible for infant baptism? In his time (the 4th century AD) baptism was reserved until the last possible instant. You had only one chance to be completely cleansed of sin, so Christians in the 300’s held out until they were close to death, thinking that they had a better likelihood of achieving heaven if they were close to sinless at the time they […]

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