Tuesday, June 29, 2021

On Medium: The Collapse of New Atheism and the Rise of Godless Culture

Here's an article that contrasts the folly of the broken-up, politicized new atheist movement with the cosmicist, promethean heart of a viable atheistic worldview.

Longtime readers may recall my earlier treatment of this in "Clash of the Atheists," and see "Scientism and the Downfall of New Atheism" for another supporting discussion.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

On Medium: Mind Cafe's Infantilizing Standards

Read on for a look at some excuses for mediocrity in freelance writing, at the cult of happiness, the fixation of practicality, and the dread of oversimplification.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

On Medium: How The Desert Metaphor Shaped Monotheism

Here's an article on how the inhospitable desert served as an extended metaphor for the founders of monotheism, making for a more realistic portrait of God's inhuman character.

On Medium: Animals Can Be Scoundrels Too

Read on for a satirical article about why we can’t take credit for all the world’s villainy.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

On Medium: The Gall of Imagining God’s Reality

Here's an article about how when we think philosophically about religion, the creeds become absurd but so do our secular pretentions and ambitions since they're mocked by the unsettling suspicion of God's nearness.

Monday, June 7, 2021

On Medium: How Human Parasites Dupe Us By Running Out Our Clock

Here's an article about how an evolutionary strategy of misdirection unites the frauds of theistic religion and capitalistic exploitation of the masses, by running out our clock. 

Sunday, June 6, 2021

On Medium: I’m Starving Because I Can’t Decide Which Groceries to Buy

Another satirical article, this one on consumerism and being spoiled for choice. Sing a jingle for me if you see me sprawled out between frozen food aisles.

Friday, June 4, 2021

On Medium: Why Muslims Can’t Laugh at Themselves

Read on about how desert culture and Islamic history contributed to Muslims' solemnity and oversensitivity, while Jewish history gave Jews a greater sense of humour about religion.