Wednesday, May 31, 2023

On Medium: Did Jesus Conquer Rome or did Rome Conquer Jesus?

Read on about the rise of Christianity, and how the Roman Empire politicized Jesus's countercultural message, blunting the Axial Age's reform of Western spirituality. 

Monday, May 29, 2023

On Medium: Are Liberal Principles Just Godless Versions of Christian Myths?

Here's an article about Christian history, the philosopher John Gray’s cheap shot at liberalism, and how not to argue for old-school, existentially authentic atheism.

Friday, May 26, 2023

On Medium: Unmasking the Cultish Traits of Mainstream Societies

Here's an article about the nature of cults and mainstream societies, and one that dares you to test whether your society is less cultish than the Heaven’s Gate cult.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

On Medium: Shame on Us for Demonizing Donald Trump’s Mental Disorder

Read on about the inconvenient connection between Donald Trump's evil and his mental disorder, and how to condemn villainy without stigmatizing mental illness.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

On Medium: Why Few Christians Carry “Jesus Saves!” Signs in the Rain

Read on about the modern Christian’s grim choice between hypocrisy and lunacy, and why Christian authenticity is so outlandish in a modern setting. 

Monday, May 22, 2023

On Medium: How the Youthful Universe Conjures its Structure

Read on about how thinking of nature as wild and as governed by laws is metaphorical, how those two metaphors are in conflict, and how to reconcile science and religion with pantheism.

Friday, May 19, 2023

On Medium: Full Circle: The Resurgence of Animism in Modern Scientific Pantheism

Here's an article about how prehistoric animists and modern pantheists offer childlike and sophisticated takes on the same inexplicable fact of the natural order.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

On Medium: The Top 7 Questions for Trapping Trump into Revealing He’s a Fraud

Read on to see how to improve on CNN’s inept town hall with Trump, by hoisting Trump on his own petard with loaded questions that would reveal his fraud against America.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

On Medium: The Wily Church and its Monumental Switcheroo

Read on about the New Testament’s subtext of how Paul replaces Jesus, and thus how a politicized institution matters more than a counterculture's idealistic vision.

Monday, May 15, 2023

On Medium: Why Sex Feels Weird to Proud Planet-Conquerors

Read on about the surreality and mystical grandeur of sex between people, how a sex cult effectively unites us on existential grounds, even as we're artificially divided.

Friday, May 12, 2023

On Medium: Christianity’s Miracle: It’s the Planet’s Most Annoying Religion

Here's an article about how myth differs from history, the sordid business of Christian proselytizing, and why Christianity is the world's most annoying religion.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

On Medium: How Artists and Scientists Both See Through the World

Read on about a comparison of artistic vision and scientific objectification that could help reconcile the two sides in the academic culture war, the arts and sciences.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

On Medium: Precious Charades and the Weird Surge of Bullshit Jobs

Here's an article that explores David Graeber’s explanation of pointless work, the Protestant duty, and work's existential function in the broader sweep of history.

Monday, May 8, 2023

On Medium: How the Creeds of Charlatans Exploit Prophetic Madness

Here's an article about Aristotle’s scientistic overreach, the Western politicizing of religion’s poetic core, and an assessment of the spectrum of religious discourses.

Friday, May 5, 2023

On Medium: The Secret Known to Children and Near-Death Adults

Read on about near-death experiences, the absurdity of adult normality, and how when the universe takes the wheel, saintly innocence or solemnity is thrust on us.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

On Medium: The False Fronts of Liberal and Conservative Christianity

Read on about Christianity's foundational fantasies, conservative Christian duplicity, and the obfuscation that separates liberal Christianity from atheistic humanism.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

On Medium: Why Winners are Cynical and Losers are Full of Ideologies

Here's an article about elite cynicism and nihilism, the abstractions and gullibility of the have-nots, and a lesson learned from the slipping of Tucker Carlson’s mask.

Monday, May 1, 2023

On Medium: Could Supernatural Agents be Disguised as Natural Processes?

Read on to ponder what a superhuman intelligence might be in relation to us, given how we are in relation to ants, and the prospects of aliens hiding in plain sight.