“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

Domain Query: Truth and Reconciliation

Domain Query: Truth and Reconciliation

I received a very interesting question from reader Sean, which went as follows: I’m a new reader on your blog. I’m interested in your views on Christianity, religion, faith, and atheism as I’m currently mired in sorting those things out for...
Domain Query: Rhetorical Kill Shots

Domain Query: Rhetorical Kill Shots

I am finally back with another episode in the Domain Query series. This one addresses an interesting question from LRFotS Randale6, who asks: Could you do a podcast (or perhaps two, one for each form) on verbal and written rhetoric. While there are many...
Domain Query: Byzantine Intrigues

Domain Query: Byzantine Intrigues

We’re back with another Domain Query podcast. Longtime reader and FotS JohnC911 emailed me earlier to ask the following: I finished reading the book you recommended, Lost to the West by Lars Brownworth.Amazing reading more on the Byzantine Empire, especially the...
Domain Query: Love Lies Bleeding

Domain Query: Love Lies Bleeding

Reader ReactionaryTeen had a long comment to add to my recent post about killing your inner Gamma male: I often struggle with thinking I’m a gamma, even though dogs respect me and I have a (kind of) dangerous blue collar job (cutting feral bees out of walls). I’ve...
Domain Query: The Age of Apostasy

Domain Query: The Age of Apostasy

Time for another Domain Query – this time I answer a very interesting question from reader “H” about whether or not there is any hope for apostates. Here is the original question: Forgive me if this is an annoying question you would rather not answer...
Domain Query: The Age of Apostasy

Domain Query: Focus and Discipline

Longtime Reader and FotB Kapios had a couple of interesting and thoughtful questions for me a couple of days ago with respect to GETTIN’ SHIT DONE!: Lately, my mind has been preoccupied by thoughts on boredom. I had my head in a cloud for years about the lie...
Domain Query: The missing Arab armies

Domain Query: The missing Arab armies

Commenter Sasha Hrongmitts had a rather interesting follow-up question to my last post about the early history of Islam: Are you sure the Persian Empire used Arabs as troops against the Byzantines? I could be mistaken, but I thought one of the reasons the Arabs were...
Domain Query: Gen-Screwed

Domain Query: Gen-Screwed

Reader and friend JohnC posted a long series of questions about generational differences between the Baby Boomers, GenXers, Millennial(tard)s, and GenZ in a couple of comments on the Great Mondaydact Browser Buster from earlier this week: Hey Didact what are thoughts...
Domain Query: The Jackass and the Cow

Domain Query: The Jackass and the Cow

Commenter Johnny asked a number of questions on the back of last week’s Friday T&A post related to Indians in America. They are mixed in with lots of other stuff, so I’ll break them down into simple chunks: Why are Indians in the West (especially...
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