Open Discussion It’s hard to do off-topic comments in articles that are specifically about something. If you want to ask me something or talk about something I don’t normally talk about, feel free to do so in the comments below. Plugs I have stated this before, but I will literally plug anyone at any time for almost anything. There’s a few exceptions (I won’t plug things that are actively working against my religion or are aimed at hurting hurting me in some way without a lot of counterbalance) but otherwise I’m pretty wide open for this.
This is a very thoughtful and generous thing to do. I'm not in a position to take advantage of it just now but I will when I am, so preemptively, thanks for doing this.
The wannabe intellectual's struggle of never knowing how to spell Neizsche/Neitzsche/Neiztsche/Nietzsche (4th time's the charm!)
(Should have realised it was ie sooner, it's German and that affects pronunciation)
Please could you plug my substack?
I delayed this out of shyness, but if you like my substack, I would be very grateful for a plug. It's
https://wyclif.substack.com - mostly social science and politics, with occasional drunk Tang dynasty poets. The substack itself exists to plug and/or support the book https://www.wyclifsdust.com.
I am several days late to this comment section but re: not sending newsletters for more posts, there seems to be something in the Substack UI where you can have multiple sub-newsletters under one larger 'Stack. This may have been specific to The Dispatch, when it was still hosted here, but it's worth asking the Substack team if you can sent that up for your 'Stack and give your readers the option to opt in to additional emails for more posts.
This is so generous of you, thank you:-)
Please check your Recommendations section, you 'll find our recommendation for the Resident Contrarian Substack there. Please feel free to post it on your Welcome page if you find it helpful.
Plug request - I write a pretty niche Substack about Star Trek (yes, I am a nerd). Maybe there are some more folks besides just me who both read your blog and like Star Trek...? startrekking.substack.com.
Thanks a lot for the plug! As to my work not being specifically Christian, Rene Guenon teaches that the differences between religions are illusory and they are the same Infinite truth being expressed in different ways due to each being adapted to a specific context (a time, a place, and a people). So religions are like ripples from a rock being tossed into a pond (the rock being the suprarational insights at the core of it), and these ripples can collide, but it doesn't make one wrong and another right.
I have a slightly different take: it's not that religions express the same truth, but they do all come from the same place. They are all the result of someone reaching into the Infinite and bringing back something of benefit to mankind.
Either way, the conclusion is that one should not be totalitarian about religion. In addition, humanity has moved on from all that, and the only way spirituality can work out moving forward is by being pluralistic.
Thank you, flattered!
Oh hey, I'm a new writer! Ba-ba-bum: https://consistentlyinconsistent.substack.com/ Currently I'm just writing because my brain seeps strange fluids when bottled up for too long, but if other people like it, that's cool too!
I agree with you about post frequency - it's tricky to post enough to keep people engaged but not so much they feel swamped. But even with forewarning I just know that if I don't get sent an email, I will never think to check your blog for extra material. And I like extra material!
Maybe you could add a para at the end of a regular post saying something along the lines of "And for those who might have missed it, I also posted a brief article on [whatever] this week, please come on over and check it out"?
Plug request: I write Papyrus Rampant (http://papyrusrampant.substack.com ), a blog on "story, history, and theory of story" - or in other words, history and literary theory. I like to say that's one topic because history is a story too.
Been posting every week for the last several months; plan to keep it up.
(And psst, it's been a couple hours since you asked ichneumon for the reminder - want to make that Google doc now?)
I’m considering doing some podcasts in the near future. Interested?
Ok, some dumbitude happening software-side. Meh. What I tried to submit, like, 22 times: I was too life-tired to perform 2nd lvl spell summon Cerebral Energy for the last few articles (need long rest) but I read this and was happy. +5 HP
Love the generosity of this. Would be interested in having you on Liberty and Justus (https://rumble.com/LibertyAndJustus) to talk tech, religion, the culture etc. LMK what you think (@justuseapen everywhere including gmail).
Great post. Plug request: I run Thinking About Things (https://thinking-about-things.com/), a newsletter that sends you one interesting blog post or article every other day. You can read a selection of previous articles at our sister site, Read Something Interesting (https://readsomethinginteresting.com). We've featured RC articles a couple of times.