Wednesday, May 18, 2022

On Medium: Is the Search for Truth a Game?

Read on about theories of truth, the postmodern condition, the pragmatic and game-like aspect of knowledge, and the terrors beyond our cognitive sandboxes.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Friday, May 13, 2022

On Medium: The Sophistical Fiasco of Positive Thinking

Here's an article that disposes of some self-help ads for the happiness industry, and shows the difference between philosophical inquiry and sophistical propaganda.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

On Medium: Christianity’s Gross Expropriation of Judaism

Read on about the New Testament’s Orwellian temerity, and about one of Christianity's less appreciated sins against aesthetic and ethical standards.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022

On Medium: Why John Vervaeke Dances Around the Question of Life’s Meaning

Read on to sort through spiritual charlatanry, self-delusion, alienation, Neoplatonism, and the objective cause of the meaning crisis.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

On Medium: The Universe's Monstrous Character

Read on about animism, pantheism, cosmicism, the universe's zombie-like character, and the paradoxes and horrors at the root of the numinous.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

On Medium: The Twin Cults of Trumpism and Wokeness

Read on about turbocharged consumerism and the mystery of why the twin political cults of Trumpism and Wokeness arose almost simultaneously in the United States.

Monday, May 2, 2022

On Medium: The Miraculous Brute Fact of the Natural Order

Read on about scientistic confrontations with the metaphysical status of natural laws, and about the unavoidable path from atheism to pantheism.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

On Medium: Deflating the Miracle of Mathematics

Read on about the mathematical decryption of nature, the hierarchy of abstractions, and the usefulness of fictions and games.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

On Medium: Haunted by the Mythic Success of Lowbrow Content

Here's an article that shows that the popularity of the dubious self-help and startup genres on Medium is greater than it should be, but not as great as you'd expect.

Monday, April 25, 2022

On Medium: Should Dostoevsky’s Underground Man Embarrass Atheists?

Here's an article about the genetic fallacy, the antisocial counterculture, and whether Dostoevsky's diagnosis of the oversensitive person's resentments and hypocrisy refutes secular philosophy.

Friday, April 22, 2022

On Medium: Telling the Brutal Truth about Conservatism

Here's an article that dispels the face-saving illusion of a political spectrum, by revealing that conservatism is antimodern, antihumanistic, and based on social Darwinism.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

On Medium: Secular Ironies: From Pantheism to Hubristic Progress

Here's an article about secular ironies of pantheism and civilizational progress, and the tragic heroism of our technological flight from the divine wilderness.

Monday, April 18, 2022

On Medium: Come See the Hacks at the Cyber Circus Freak Show!

Read on about the circus and the idiocracy of the internet, and the two dreaded secrets of how to “succeed” as an online writer.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

On Medium: Are Conservatives More Pragmatic Than Liberals?

Read on about Canadian humanism, Machiavellian duplicity, the evolutionary assessment of political systems, and whether conservatism is more pragmatic than liberalism.

Friday, April 15, 2022

On Medium: The One Religious Insight that Science and Philosophy Support

Here's an article about how the natural universe is objectively and divinely strange to intelligent social animals, and how the scientific disenchantment of nature backfires.

Monday, April 11, 2022

On Medium: Is Hollywood’s Identity Politics “Humanistic”?

Here's an article about how religious and secular humanisms nullify the American culture war, and how to emphasize our personal and social differences for a humanistic purpose.

Friday, April 8, 2022

On Medium: The Kafkaesque Blindness of Amazon’s Content Review Team

Here's a report on my second battle with this bureaucracy, as I try valiantly to self-publish my fifth collection of online articles.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

On Medium: The Flimsiness of Tucker Carlson’s Populism

Read on about how leftists alone can divide the elites from the common people, because right-wing populism, such as Tucker Carlson's rests on arbitrary, unstable assumptions that are held hostage by the shifting tides of culture wars.

Monday, April 4, 2022

On Medium: Christian Salesmanship and the Trivializing of Fiction

Here's an article about how ancient fictions get a pass, the postmodern spoiling of the consumer, and the prospect of an atheistic religion that could replace our childish frivolities.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

On Medium: The Subterfuge of Neoconservatives

Read on about philosophical elitism, esoteric and exoteric writing, Judaism, the Iraq War, and Leo Strauss’s rebranding of nihilistic conservatism.

Monday, March 28, 2022

On Medium: Is Self-Deception the Bedrock of All Knowledge?

Read on about how the inhuman cosmos negates childlike pretenses, exposing our treasured plain facts as a smorgasbord of distractions, vain conceits, and lies of omission.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

On Medium: Stoic Pantheism and the Rise of the Alienated Sage

Here's an article that fortifies Stoicism with Existentialism, contrasts Stoic pantheism with an updated, non-anthropocentric kind, and critiques virtue ethics.

Friday, March 18, 2022

On Medium: How Would a Saint or a Prophet Reply to Rude Online Comments?

Here's an article that imagines the mythic ideal of handling toxic online comment sections, and how to cope with the dead-end of trying to excel on a degrading platform.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

On Medium: Help for the Fake Self-Help Industry

Here's an article that unravels the paradoxes of the self-help industry, and imagines what a sustainable and honourable form of self-improvement would look like.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

On Medium: The Red Herring of Michael Oakeshott’s “Conservative Character”

Read on about how Oakeshott confuses instinctive conservatism or inductive reasoning with a distinctive politically conservative disposition, and about how the true conservative character affects politics.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

On Medium: Are Our Best Practices Evolved or Centrally Planned?

Read on about a conflict between aphorisms, the strengths and drawbacks of free and of centrally controlled societies, and whether liberal societies have a hidden agenda.

Friday, March 4, 2022

On Medium: Erotica and Some Hidden Meanings of Sex

Read on about the degradations of pornography to artsy musings on sex’s absurdity, and the philosophical hope for escape from animality.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

On Medium: Spoiling “Backyard Church’s” Idyllic Barbecue

Here's an article that questions Christianity's viability in the modern period, despite the attempts by liberal Christians to sanitize and to neuter the religion.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

On Medium: Jordan Peterson’s Muddled Worldview

Read on about evolutionary psychology, religious ideals, the revolt against nature, and the incoherence of Jordan Peterson's worldview.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

On Medium: The Atheist Writer’s Conundrum in Engaging Religious Commenters

Here's an article about a downside of not having an atheistic playbook or authoritative scripture that script's the atheist's life and is liable to relieve all of his or her doubts.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

On Medium: How Trumpism Reveals the Black Hole of Conservatism

Here's an article about political theater, the stakes of modernity, and how Trumpism is an aberration only in that this populism dispenses with the conservative's pleasantries. 

Thursday, February 17, 2022

On Medium: Should You Believe Jesus Was Historical?

Here's an article about historians’ consensus, charitable readings of ancient sources, reasonable doubts, and the Christ myth theory.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

On Medium: How All Conservative Policies Stem From Social Darwinism

Read on to see through the smokescreen of conservative rhetoric by recognizing the social Darwinian underpinning of all conservative policies.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

On Medium: Is The Truth Necessarily Good for Us?

Here's an article about nature’s monstrousness, existential revolt, John Vervaeke on platonic wisdom, and whether we should conform to nature or create an alternative world.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

On Medium: The Impure Jewishness of Christianity’s Origin

Read on about syncretism, ancient satire, the Christ myth theory, and the Hellenistic and Egyptian influences on ancient Judaism and thus on Christianity's origin.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

On Medium: The Charade of Intellectual Conservatism

Read on about social Darwinism, the hollowness of intellectual conservatism, and the facades of Edmund Burke, William F. Buckley Jr., and Tucker Carlson.

Monday, February 7, 2022

On Medium: Is Life an Accident or the Result of Monstrous Causes?

Here's an article about what it means to ask whether life is an accident. Are there are any real accidents in nature? And would a godless natural order be reliable and reassuring?

Thursday, February 3, 2022

On Medium: The Mythic Core of the Christian Narrative

Here's an article about Orphism, Jainism, Shamanism, the "V" trajectory, and why detailed parallels between the rising and dying god myths are irrelevant to the Christ myth theory.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

On Medium: The Deliberate Shallowness of “Writers’ Blokke”

Read on about why popular publications ban criticism and infantilize their audience, catering to the demand for shallow entertainment on the web.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

On Medium: The Ancient Cold War Against The Alienated Superrich

Read on about degrees of freedom, invisible dominators, and the wealthy class's temptation of schadenfreude: how the superrich are bound to be alienated from the working class.

Friday, January 28, 2022

On Medium: Are We Guilty of Progressing?

Here's an article on the underbelly of consumer society, the illusion of progress, the minefield of meta-ethics, and the politics of selling the amorality of human advancement.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022