Views & Essays Archive

  • Scott Farrell comments: When we talk about sports, we tend to think of Greek athletes rather than knights in shining armor. We often forget that many knights spent their time, […]

    Chivalry Fitness

    Scott Farrell comments: When we talk about sports, we tend to think of Greek athletes rather than knights in shining armor. We often forget that many knights spent their time, […]

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  • Chivalry is as crucial to the structure of <strong>Firefly </strong>as a foundation is to a skyscraper: Both are buried beneath the surface, invisible to the casual observer, but each is an indispensable part of a magnificent creation.

    Chivalry With Serenity

    Chivalry is as crucial to the structure of Firefly as a foundation is to a skyscraper: Both are buried beneath the surface, invisible to the casual observer, but each is an indispensable part of a magnificent creation.

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  • Can honor, morality and chivalry stand up to the challenges faced by human beings as they move into the frontiers of the future?

    New Frontiers of Chivalry

    Can honor, morality and chivalry stand up to the challenges faced by human beings as they move into the frontiers of the future?

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  • Scott Farrell comments: The show Firefly has a small but devoted fan base. Normally I try to avoid commentary regarding specialty subjects on the Chivalry Today website, but when a […]

    Knights and Fireflys

    Scott Farrell comments: The show Firefly has a small but devoted fan base. Normally I try to avoid commentary regarding specialty subjects on the Chivalry Today website, but when a […]

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  • David is in high school, and he was kind enough to share this poem with readers here — a reminder that the next generation is always watching and absorbing.

    Where Are The Heroes?

    David is in high school, and he was kind enough to share this poem with readers here — a reminder that the next generation is always watching and absorbing.

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  • Maybe there’s a certain amount of cool to the bravado (or seeming bravado) of stealing something. Let’s face it; in our culture, criminals are cooler than people who hand in their assignments on time, floss twice daily and pay full price for their game software. I don’t know why this is, but I don’t think the answer would be very flattering.

    Finding Chivalry and Stealing Software

    Maybe there’s a certain amount of cool to the bravado (or seeming bravado) of stealing something. Let’s face it; in our culture, criminals are cooler than people who hand in their assignments on time, floss twice daily and pay full price for their game software. I don’t know why this is, but I don’t think the answer would be very flattering.

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  • Scott Farrell comments: Last semester a high school teacher asked her English composition students to write a paper nominating someone for a “knight in shining armor award.” Students had to […]

    The Knight Awards

    Scott Farrell comments: Last semester a high school teacher asked her English composition students to write a paper nominating someone for a “knight in shining armor award.” Students had to […]

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  • Such people do not deserve mercy. In my view, they have forfeited any moral right to expect it from us. You and your troops may be sorely tempted to deny them humane treatment as a result. But you must resist that temptation. Treat them humanely even though they don’t deserve it.

    Chivalry And Humanity

    Such people do not deserve mercy. In my view, they have forfeited any moral right to expect it from us. You and your troops may be sorely tempted to deny them humane treatment as a result. But you must resist that temptation. Treat them humanely even though they don’t deserve it.

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  • One must first learn civility before he learns the (martial) art, and one must first know his ethics before he knows his skills.

    Chivalry Gets Its Chops

    One must first learn civility before he learns the (martial) art, and one must first know his ethics before he knows his skills.

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  • How long has it been since a real knight was trained? You still hear all the time about the Queen of England knighting someone, or about an order of Knighthood doing this or that. But do these “knights” really practice chivalry? A pity that these days children can’t be brought up as knights the way they might have back then ...brought in as a page, then a squire, then eventually knighted when they’ve learned enough. But such practices are obsolete now days ... right?

    A New Order

    How long has it been since a real knight was trained? You still hear all the time about the Queen of England knighting someone, or about an order of Knighthood doing this or that. But do these “knights” really practice chivalry? A pity that these days children can’t be brought up as knights the way they might have back then ...brought in as a page, then a squire, then eventually knighted when they’ve learned enough. But such practices are obsolete now days ... right?

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