“It is strange that anyone who thinks he is a Christian should deprecate logic. Such a person does not of course intend to deprecate the mind of God; but he thinks that logic in man is sinful, even more sinful than other parts of man’s fallen nature. This however, makes no sense. The law of contradiction cannot be sinful. Quite on the contrary, it is our violations of the law of contradiction that are sinful. Yet the strictures which some devotional writers place on “mere human” logic are amazing. Can such pious stupidity really mean that a syllogism that is valid for us is invalid for God? If two plus two is four in our arithmetic, does God have a different arithmetic in which two and two makes three or perhaps five?” - Gordon H. Clark, God and Logic.
"the love and hate of God towards men is immutable and eternal, existing, not merely before there was any merit or work of ‘free-will,’ but before the world was made; [so] all things take place in us of necessity, according as He has from eternity loved or not loved … faith and unbelief come to us by no work of our own, but through the love and hatred of God” (The Bondage of the Will, pp. 226, 228-229)."
— Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will
"As the benefits of Revelation disappear even more from the coming world, man will truly learn what it means to be cut off from Revelation…. The rapid advance of a non-Christian ethos, however, will be crucial for the Christian sensibility. As unbelievers deny Revelation more decisively, as they put their denial into more consistent practice, it will become more evident what it really means to be a Christian."
— Romano Guardini, The End of the Modern World
"A civilization or a society is ‘traditional’ when it is ruled by principles that trandscend what is merely human and individual, and when all sectors are formed and ordered from above and directed to that is adove […] everything that has come to predominate in modern world is the exact anthitheses of any traditional type of civilization."
— Julius Evola
"Man’s place in God’s plan is God’s choice."
— R.J. Rushdoony
"False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing."
— Joseph de Maistre
"As long as we do not look beyond the earth, being quite content with our own righteousness, wisdom, and virtue, we flatter ourselves most sweetly, and fancy ourselves all but demigods. Suppose we but once begin to raise our thoughts to God, and to ponder his nature and how completely perfect are his righteousness, wisdom, and power—the straightedge to which we must be shaped. Then, what masquerading earlier as righteousness was pleasing in us will soon grow filthy in its consummate wickedness. What wonderfully impressed us under the name of wisdom will stink in its very foolishness. What wore the face of power will prove itself the most miserable weakness. That is, what in us seems perfection itself corresponds ill to the purity of God."
— John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (via joshuadylan)