Friday, March 31, 2023

On Medium: Why the Muslim World Resents Judaism

Read on about the scapegoating of secular liberal Israel, the wounding of Muslims’ pride, and the deeper reason for the conflict between Israel and Palestinians.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

On Medium: Cosmic Horror and the Existential Problem of Islam

Here's an article that reflects on tyranny, progress, modern alienation, and how Islam might be modernized via its similarity to HP Lovecraft's take on cosmic horror.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

On Medium: How the Mass Mind Absorbs Potent Countercultures

Here's an article on how the conflict between mass and elite cultures is often overcome, and whether the co-optation is always degrading and politically compromised.

Monday, March 27, 2023

On Medium: The Downside of Christian Literalism

Here's an article about secret truths, noble lies, the politics of organized religion, and why Christian literalism isn't really the vaunted strength of that religion.

Friday, March 24, 2023

On Medium: The Existential Flaw of Christianity

Read on about organized religion, Jesus’s counterculture, the existential depth of Christian hypocrisy, and the battle between God and demonic matter.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

On Medium: Shouldn’t Incels and Femcels Cancel Each Other Out?

Read on about involuntary celibacy, the black pill, and how incels are toxically masculine even as their critique of mainstream society isn't preposterous.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

On Medium: The Existential Stakes of Judaism

Here's an article that leaves aside the scientistic atheist's refutations of religion, to focus on Jewish culture as a strategy for coping with theism’s absurdity.

Monday, March 20, 2023

On Medium: Religion’s Existential Status and a Clash of Atheists

Read on about the distraction of religions' rational status, whether religions fulfill their existential role, and the repertoires of two kinds of atheists.

Friday, March 17, 2023

On Medium: The Telltale Evolution of Our Concepts of God

Read on about how modern secular humanism only brings to fruition the human-centeredness that was always latent in religions' historic conceptions of the divine.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

On Medium: Are White Men Privileged Because They Aim to be Sociopathic?

Here's an article about the secular humanist's double standard, patriarchy, and how masculine values promote the sociopathic behaviours that enable men to acquire and to exert political and economic power.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

On Medium: The Mirage Of A Conservative Credo

Read on about the gross incoherence of the conservative’s worldview, as shown by an attempt to formulate a credo combining traditional religion and libertarian capitalism.

Monday, March 13, 2023

On Medium: The Storied Self: How the “Spirit” is Just a Dramatic Plot

Read on about narrative logic, the return of animism, and an analogy for understanding how a unifying, immaterial self can be inferred from our experience of only our distinct mental states.

Friday, March 10, 2023

On Medium: Can Pragmatists be Existentialists?

Here's an article about Richard Rorty's pragmatism, the positivistic and propagandistic aspects of his views, and the extent to which pragmatism is compatible with existentialism.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

On Medium: Are Cultures Just Big, Compromised Cults?

Read on about how cultures arise from cults as politicizations of zealotry, and how we can deepen our perspectives by appreciating what’s hiding in plain sight.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

On Medium: The Pretense that Objective Truth is Neutral

Here's an article about objectivity, intentionality (the meaning of symbols), pragmatism, civilizational progress, and how nonfiction and fiction are inversely related.

Monday, March 6, 2023

On Medium: Is God a Benevolent Dictator?

Read on about Alex O’Connor’s critique of Christopher Hitchens’ antitheism, and whether God is beyond good and evil because he's been corrupted by his supreme power.

Friday, March 3, 2023

On Medium: How the Self’s Illusion is Like a Geode

Read on about the semantic meaningfulness of symbols, the illusion of mental states, and the revealing contrast between internal and external perspectives.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

On Medium: Is a Worldview Just a Weapon?

Read on about worldviews, postmodern relativism and cynicism, and how the mind is like an interface, a set of maps, or a snail shell’s home.