Friday, March 27, 2020

Third anthology available on Amazon: Dirge of the Awakened Ones

My third anthology is available now on Amazon, collecting mostly my Medium articles and some other recent ones that came out on my blog after the second anthology. 

The third one's called Dirge of the Awakened Ones, it's 578 pages and it's out in paperback and eBook formats. This eBook includes chapter links, and I'll be fixing up the formats of the earlier anthologies, now that I'm a little better at formatting.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and treat each other like the plague. ;)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

On Medium: The Audacity of the Quran

The Quran is supposed to lay bare the essence of monotheism that's been obscured by Jewish and Christian backsliding. So is monotheism still respectable? Here's an article that examines the themes of the Quran and explains the source of the Quran's audacity.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

On Medium: The Existential Choice between Modernity and Religion

This article is about how, beyond the stale, skewed, and superficial debate about whether religion is rational, there's a conflict between the values of progress and submission.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

On Medium: Augustine, Luther, and the Rise of Post-Christian Culture

Read on for a critique of Anthony Kronman's case against Christianity, focusing on the incoherence and fictional nature of Augustine's and Luther's theologies.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

On Medium: Social Grooming and the Meeting of Naked Minds

Here's an article about how we evade or confront the existential mystery, by grooming each other with words or by having a meeting of minds to explore ideas without guile or fear.

Friday, March 13, 2020

On Medium: Childishness as the Root of Human Brutality

This article is about our species' blundering into destructiveness. The difference between human children and adults is one of degree; we're too smart for our good, since we mostly retain the naivety about existential matters that governs our childhood.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

On Medium: The Irony of Spiritual Bonds in a Decadent Technosphere

This article is about existential struggle, the need for camaraderie to stave off high-tech alienation, and the difference between heroic suffering and First World annoyances. 

Friday, March 6, 2020

On Medium: The Prospects of Heroism despite the Eventual Cosmic Equilibrium

Read on to learn about the con of mystical oneness, the demonization of humanists, and the heroism of existential rebellion against the universe's pointlessness.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

On Medium: Life’s Absurdity and the True Threat of Nihilism

This article is about how absurdity is better than nothing: reason may be subversive as the nihilist says, but the objective world is inherently funny and creative.