Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blog Posts

Earlier this week, I was thinking about what I wanted to post on my blog. Because of an article that I had read in First Things and the Israeli action against Hamas in Gaza, the Middle East was on my mind. I considered a post on Just War Theory, based on all the discussion from 2004, particularly by George Weigel and Michael Novak. I considered the similarities between the modern state of Israel and the Crusader Kingdoms of the 12th century, but then I read some history of the Crusades and concluded that the feudal system of government and the petty politics of the time made it way too complicated.

I really need to limit my posts to my areas of competence. The problem is, I don't have any. If I only posted on things about which I am an expert, I would have no posts. So be forewarned that any unattributed opinions you see on my blog are the ravings of a madman. Where they're anything more than that, I'll try to provide ample supporting links to more authoritative sources.

2 comments:

wife, mother and so much more! said...

expert; Noun
a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field
(thefreedictionary.com)
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I disagree with you my dear! I think that you are an "expert" in many things; being a father and a husband to start.

You have great talents and I pray that one day you see them!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

I considered the similarities between the modern state of Israel and the Crusader Kingdoms of the 12th century, but then I read some history of the Crusades and concluded that the feudal system of government and the petty politics of the time made it way too complicated.

I'd say Crusader Kingdoms were morally superior to the modern state.

Here is my take on how improval might have been possible:

HGL's F.B. writings : I have written on Jews and their relations with others