Sunday, September 27, 2020

On Medium: The Most Telling Fear of Death

This article is about our fear that death undermines our self-image as persons, by demonstrating that we're really somehow just finite things.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

On Medium: Why Jesus's Death Wasn't a Triumph

Here's my take on the penal substitution theory of Jesus's supposed sacrificial death, and my diagnosis of the Christian God's inner conflict between his love and justice.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

On Medium: The Dark Secret of Spirituality

This article is about going beyond the platitudes of spirituality, especially the one about the need for unconditional love. What would really be involved in spiritual love? Should spiritually enlightened people be expected to love everything?

Friday, September 18, 2020

On Medium: Who Deserves to be Happy?

This article is about the paradoxes found when we reflect not on how to be happy but on the prior questions of whether anyone deserves to be happy, and if so, whom.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

On Medium: Why Hasn’t Trump Started a War?

The mystery of why monstrous President Trump hasn't started a war and is apparently averse to carnage. Just what kind of monster is he?

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

On Medium: Grim Theater: the Greater Rationality of Reelecting Donald Trump

Here's an article about a condition under which it might be more rational to reelect Donald Trump than to vote for Biden, the condition being that the country is beset by structural defects that aren't likely to be reformed in the foreseeable future, in which case the most the American population can hope for from its government is entertainment (specifically, gallows humour), not problem-solving. That's where Trump and the shenanigans of the Republican sociopaths and guardians of plutocracy and Christian theocracy come in: they're the superior entertainers.  

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

On Medium: The Pythagorean Illuminati and their Mathematical Reality

Examine the outer reaches of mathematical mysticism and whether the Pythagorean Illuminati can deduce that reality is made of math.