Tuesday, February 28, 2023

On Medium: The Ploy of the "Imaginative Conservative"

Here's an article on how a conservative historian fails to show that “modern conservatism” isn’t an oxymoron, by appealing to ten so-called conservative virtues.

Monday, February 27, 2023

On Medium: How Kurt Cobain was More Christ-like than Any Pope

Read on about the ironic essence of Christianity’s countercultural reverence for losers, and Christendom's natural betrayal of Jesus's subversive ideals. 

Friday, February 24, 2023

On Medium: What Does It Mean To Speak “Politically”?

Here's an article on the relationship between salesmanship, politics, and morality, and on the most dubious craft of selling things that don’t sell themselves.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

On Medium: How Philosophy Creates a Cosmic Perspective in God’s Absence

Here's an article about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s secular humanism, the existential take on life, and why science isn't enough for a cosmic perspective.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

On Medium: Is Science Enough for a Cosmic Perspective?

Read on about the humanistic need for a cosmic perspective to end tribalism, and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s scientistic take on enlightenment in Starry Messenger.

Monday, February 20, 2023

On Medium: The Kernel of Truth in Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Juvenile Scientism

Read on about scientism, a longstanding culture war between intellectuals and the less reflective masses, and why philosophy is poison for the average person.

Friday, February 17, 2023

On Medium: Why We Can’t Imagine the End of Capitalism

Read on about collective rationalizations and mind-control, the shifting meaning of “capitalism,” and how societies hide their downside with culture.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

On Medium: Are Modern Secularists as Hypocritical as Most Christians?

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Here's an article that juxtaposes the hype for science with the downside of human progress, and compares secular and religious institutions that are supposed to be antithetical. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

On Medium: Signs of God: The Minefield of Miracles

Read on about the clash between religious and scientific perspectives, and how the attempt to make the theistic argument from miracles plausible undermines it. 

Monday, February 13, 2023

On Medium: The Uncomplicated Core of Existentialism

Here's an article about our fundamental condition and decisions in life, and why existential philosophy doesn’t have to be a surfeit of pretentious obscurities.

Friday, February 10, 2023

On Medium: The Religious Apologist’s Toy Proofs of God

Here's an article about the Kalam argument, anachronistic rationalism, embarrassing hidden premises, and the religious apologist's childish form of cosmology.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

On Medium: Can Naturalness be Naturalized?

Read on about the role of self-knowledge in cosmology, and whether scientific explanations are endless or nature effectively emerges from something supernatural.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

On Medium: The Joy of Belonging to a Monstrous God

Here's a critique of Anthony Kronman’s pantheism, contrasting "joyful" pantheism with a kind that's more grounded in the implications of nature's inhuman indifference to life. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

On Medium: Why Philosophy is as Unpopular as Real Spirituality

Read on about intellectual counterculture of existential philosophy, and its modern impostors, as in academic philosophy and the neoliberal fads.

Monday, February 6, 2023

On Medium: Is the Concept of God Miraculous?

Read on about the theist's fallacious Argument from the Idea of God, why that idea is incoherent, and the idea's natural source in the history of religions.

Friday, February 3, 2023

On Medium: Why God Can’t Help Us with Moral Choices

Here's an article about the fallacies of the theistic argument from morality, that only God can account for our objective moral obligations or for our deference to our conscience.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

On Medium: Decoding the Cosmic Meaning of the Zombie Motif

Read on about how the zombie motif in popular culture presents three ways of interpreting the world: humanization, objectification, and mystical horror.