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A book recommendation often with excerpt(s), usually attempting to fit the daily theme. Family and Relationships on Monday, Practical and Technology on Tuesday, Laughter on Wednesday, Culture on Thursday, Intellect on Friday, Health and Fitness on Saturday, and Religion and Ethics on Sunday. Image courtesy shutterstock / robert_s
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As Long As Governments Exist for the Purpose of Murdering Muslim Apostates We Are All Enslaved

Friday, April 12th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

 

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My Territory, My Space, My Semantic Excretions Demark the Most Important System in the Universe’

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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Which Star Trek Series Is The Best?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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‘I Sometimes Felt Like Shooting Myself.’ – Walt Disney When No One Would Book Steamboat Willie

Monday, April 8th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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Robert Anton Wilson Explains Why Theology Confuses People So Much

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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Free Market Vs Big Government: Who Can Better Invest $10 Million Toward Space Colonization?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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‘The First Thing He Did Was Open His Double-Bass Case and Take a Swig From a Bottle.’

Monday, April 1st, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf


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Ayn Rand Vs The ‘Lousy Bastard’ C.S. Lewis

Thursday, March 28th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

Via First Things yesterday, an excerpt from C. S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man on left and Ayn Rand’s comments on right:

Visit First Things for more of Ayn Rand’s very colorful commentary on Lewis.

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The Murderer’s Math of 1+1= 0

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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Why Would Anyone Want To Permit 100,000 Preventable Deaths Every Day?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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A 26-Year-Old Walt Disney: ‘Personally, I Am Sick of This Picture, Steamboat Willie

Monday, March 25th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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Can Video Games Teach Your Daughter Not to Marry a Loser?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf


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Mickey Mouse Was Created to Fight Bullies

Monday, March 18th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

Click to submit book suggestions for the new daily feature at PJ Lifestyle. Mondays focus on family-oriented themes and culture.

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The Return of the Religious Counterculture Family?

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

Official Description:

In this magisterial work, leading cultural critic Mary Eberstadt delivers a powerful new theory about the decline of religion in the Western world. The conventional wisdom is that the West first experienced religious decline, followed by the decline of the family. Eberstadt turns this standard account on its head. Marshalling an impressive array of research, from fascinating historical data on family decline in pre-Revolutionary France to contemporary popular culture both in the United States and Europe, Eberstadt shows that the reverse has also been true: the undermining of the family has further undermined Christianity itself.

Drawing on sociology, history, demography, theology, literature, and many other sources, Eberstadt shows that family decline and religious decline have gone hand in hand in the Western world in a way that has not been understood before—that they are, as she puts it in a striking new image summarizing the book’s thesis, “the double helix of society, each dependent on the strength of the other for successful reproduction.”

In stunning and sobering final chapters, Eberstadt then lays out the enormous ramifications of the mutual demise of family and faith in the West. While it is fashionable in some circles to applaud the decline both of religion and the nuclear family, there are, as Eberstadt reveals, enormous social, economic, civic, and other costs attendant on both declines. Her conclusion considers this tantalizing question: whether the economic and demographic crisis now roiling Europe and spreading to America will have the inadvertent result of reviving the family as the most viable alternative to the failed welfare state—fallout that could also lay the groundwork for a religious revival as well.

How the West Really Lost God is both a startlingly original account of how secularization happens and a sweeping brief about why everyone should care. A book written for agnostics as well as believers, atheists as well as “none of the above,” it will permanently change the way every reader understands the two institutions that have hitherto undergirded Western civilization as we know it—family and faith—and the real nature of the relationship between those two pillars of history.

A relevant excerpt from the introduction:

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Writing Will Make You Wise

Friday, March 15th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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Atlas Shrugged On Human Sacrifice And Demonic On The American Response

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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Classical Liberal Feminism Vs Women’s Liberation

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf
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How To Transform A Cell Phone Camera Into a Shield

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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‘Here, You Can Have the Little Bastard! He’s All Yours.’ – Walt Disney

Monday, March 11th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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C. S. Lewis Explains Why Forgiveness Makes You Feel Better

Sunday, March 10th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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Why All That Coffee You Drink in The Morning Is Just Stressing You Out Even More

Saturday, March 9th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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How Socialism Will Restore Our Lost Humanity

Friday, March 8th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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Ayn Rand and Allan Bloom On How to Use Music For Self-Transformation

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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The Secret on Page 69 of The First Edition of Schrodinger’s Cat

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

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