We are firmly planted in an age of gimmicks, tricks and niches. That’s an observation, not necessarily a complaint. Without denying that a good angle or unique approach is helpful, and wanting to be creative if not clever, I decisively declare that such things will not be the ultimate focus of Comprehensium. Our goal is to provide meaningful, bite-size, easily digestible bits of information about Biblical Theism and the opposition it faces. We are convinced that a proper understanding and application of Biblical principles produces beneficial results for everyone.
A friend, when interviewing prospective employees for the IT department of a large company, states, “If you are not ‘intellectually curious’ you will likely not last in this department.” Comprehensium is for the intellectually curious. We want to promote awareness and, hopefully, comprehension regarding where ideas come from and, more importantly, where they lead.
Understanding the religion, ideology, philosophy or worldview with which you associate is important. We should all aim to diminish our ignorance. As well, we should seek to increase our ability to intelligently discuss what we believe and why we believe it. Along with this, understanding the mind and strategy opposing views and approaches toward life prepares one to avoid deception and overcome negative influences. It is also helpful to understand the strengths and weaknesses of an ideology in order to warn people of error and eliminate harmful speculation.
During the time of the Nazi takeover in Europe, Ludwig von Mises, the philosopher and Austrian School economist, stated, “…people think all these philosophies and everything that is written in books is of minor importance, that it doesn’t count. Therefore, they underrate the importance and the power of ideas.
“…if you do not want to resort to violent overthrow of the government…you have only one method – to talk to people, to write, and to talk again.” Comprehensium is about ideas.
Together with evaluating ideas and encouraging understanding, Comprehensium is about government. All government (self-government, family government, church government, civil government, government of resources, finances and manpower) is affected by one’s ideology and one’s ideology is formed according to one’s presuppositions. Our ultimate conviction is that the Creator has the best ideas. We must make an effort to understand the difference between His design for life on planet earth and the alternatives being advanced if we are to avoid being “…tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming…” Welcome to Comprehensium as we invite you to be intellectually curious.