Monday, October 30, 2023

On Medium: Why Babies are Right to be Atheists

Here's an article that clarifies the epistemic status of religious and nonreligious belief, and exposes the apologist William Lane Craig’s confusions about atheism and agnosticism.

Friday, October 27, 2023

On Medium: Who Punishes God for Experimenting with Sentient life?

Read on about the problem of evil, whether life is an experiment God set up to test our religious faith, and the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of suffering.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

On Medium: Reckoning with the Muslim World’s Loathing of Israeli Jews

Read on about the key imbalances that explain the Arab-Israeli conflict, namely Muslims' racist hatred of Jews, and Israel's disproportionate power in the region.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

On Medium: You’re either Free and Alienated or Enslaved to Physics or Society

Here's an article about why alienation isn't a disorder since all living things are withdrawn from nature, but some people know why that freedom is a blessing and a curse.

Monday, October 23, 2023

On Medium: Can We Submit to Nature’s Carbon’s Cycle?

Read on about the carbon cycle, the incoherence of scientists' pitch for environmentalism, and how progress begins with revulsion for the inhumanity of wild places.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

On Medium: How Superstars and Losers both Know Life’s Strangeness

Read on about the surreality of being a celebrity, and how superstars and the downtrodden share an appreciation for life's existential strangeness. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

On Medium: Trump's Superpower and the Tragedy of the Pied Piper

Read on about the GOP's folie à deux with Donald Trump, and how Democrats have no opposing spell to cast to compete with Trump's superpower of telling shameless lies.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

On Medium: Is Atheism Just an Excuse to Sin?

Here's an article that exposes some obnoxious, outdated tactics of Christian apologists, such as the demonizing of atheists and the conceit that God's existence is self-evident.

Monday, October 16, 2023

On Medium: Must Civilization be Saved by Neoshamans?

Read on about the conflict between civilization and ethical and aesthetic renewal, and where social progress and distractions meet the lingering existential predicament.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

On Medium: Artists versus the Algorithm: Is the Internet Good for Art?

Here's an article about the creator economy, the existential function of art, the internet's impact on writing, and the ironic downside of getting too much of what we want.

On Medium: Will Donald Trump be Punished or is Liberalism for Chumps?

Read on about Trump’s lawlessness and America’s fork in the road: will the rule of law hold or will Trump's open lawlessness demonstrate that liberalism's a sham?

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

On Medium: The Lame Sophistry of Christian Apologetics

Here's an article about the dubious techniques of Christian apologetics, the travesty of the Kalam argument, and the search for middle ground between Christians and atheists.

Monday, October 9, 2023

On Medium: The Spell that Nature Keeps Casting Even on Scientists

Here's an article about cosmic strangeness, conflicting enlightenments, and how scientific explanations darkly re-enchant nature after slaying the older, unworthy gods.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

On Medium: A Nazi versus Virtue-Signalling Canadian Politicians

Read this satire about the saga of how the Canadian government retracted its standing ovations in Parliament for a "Ukrainian hero" who fought in WWII against the Soviets.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

On Medium: The Cosmos is Haunted by its Deep Inexplicability

Here's an article about how to appreciate the universe's metaphysical mystery of why there's something rather than nothing, in the aesthetic givenness of all things, which amounts to an enlightened preoccupation with unvarnished reality.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

On Medium: “Public Relations” as an Elite PsyOp Targeting Human Herds

Read on about Edward Bernays, Orwellian doubletalk, and how an elite clientele uses the PR industry to conduct virtual PsyOps on unwitting human herds. 

Monday, October 2, 2023

On Medium: Social Progress and the Taming of Modern Heroes

Here's an article about the loss of real heroism, the awkward question of our collective heroism or villainy, and how existentialism moots the propaganda of the "hero's journey."