Thursday, November 30, 2023

On Medium: Should We Psychoanalyze the Mystics of the Axial Age?

Here's an article that assesses Bard’s and Söderqvist’s Lacanian screed in “Process and Event,” about whether Gnostic mystics were caught in an unmanly stage of personal development.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

On Medium: The Laws of War are Feats of Orwellian Gaslighting

Read on about POWs, PTSD, legalistic gaslighting, and the clash between the international acceptance of war, and the domestic outlawing of murder.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

On Medium: Jesus Died for God’s Sins

Read on about Carl Jung’s intriguing psychoanalysis of Yahweh, and how the biblical narrative implies that Yahweh was ashamed by his response to Job.

Monday, November 27, 2023

On Medium: God or Monstrous Nature? The Mother of All Dichotomies

Read on about the existential choice between believing that life or nature's monstrousness is metaphysically primary, and the relative triviality of most preoccupations.

Friday, November 24, 2023

On Medium: The Irony of Jewish Fundamentalism in Modern Israel

Here's an article about Jewish fundamentalism, the fragility of liberalism, and the liberal’s burden of distinguishing Israel from its Islamist neighbours.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

On Medium: Are Atheists Impudent for Flouting Civilized Traditions?

Here's an article about the unnaturalness of civilizational progress, and the sanctimonious prejudices behind Edmund Burke’s case against atheism.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

On Medium: Legal Fictions and Israel’s Status at the United Nations

Here's an article about the strangeness of regulating war with laws, the function of the United Nations, and the UN’s call for a truce in Israel’s war with Hamas.

Monday, November 20, 2023

On Medium: The Farce of Vox Day’s Alt-Right Case Against Atheism

Here's an article that examines a Christian nationalist's case against the supposed irrationality of atheists, and that addresses whether there's a secular basis for liberal morality.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

On Medium: How Germany Thrived and Died by its Culture of Excellence

Read on about the genius behind modern Germany's rise and fall, and the danger of cultivating a middle class when the existential truth is bleak.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

On Medium: John Lennox’s Devious Reasons for being a Christian

Read on about the apologist John Lennox's so-called scientific testing of Christianity, the difficulty of relating to God through Jesus, and whether this religion is true because it “works.”

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

On Medium: Can Americans Fix their Democracy with Social Media?

Here's an article about technological innovation, the antiquated US Constitution, and how the contrast between capitalism and democracy breeds populist frustration.

Monday, November 13, 2023

On Medium: Waiting for Godot in the Middle East’s Holy Wars

Here's an article about the clash between Jewish and Islamic idols, and the absurdity of a war between Abrahamic monotheists when the deity likely doesn't even exist.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

On Medium: The Clash between Medievalism and Modernity in the Middle East

Read on about the unrealistic options for peace in the Middle East, given the temporal clash of civilizations, and why Israel will never be at peace until the Muslim world is modernized.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

On Medium: Israel as the Vanguard in a Clash of Civilizations

Read on about Islamic illiberalism, the West’s surpassing of medievalism, and Israel's hostile environment and vanguard status in a clash of time periods.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

On Medium: Do Modern Liberals Owe Everything to Christianity?

Here's an article that exposes the red herrings in the Eastern Orthodox David Bentley Hart’s haughty, historical case against new atheism, from his book Atheist Delusions.

Monday, November 6, 2023

On Medium: The Abyss That’s Engulfing Western Philosophy

Here's an article that calls for honour in the clash between the scientific (analytic) and literary (Continental) traditions that divide Western approaches to philosophy.

Friday, November 3, 2023

On Medium: Is Israel Blaming All Palestinians for Hamas’s Terrorism?

Read on about the brutality of war in the tribal Middle East, and whether Israel is effectively punishing all Palestinians in Gaza for Hamas's terrorism.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

On Medium: The Catholic Church’s Feeble Lies About Atheism

Read on about religious sanctimony in Catholicism, the Catechism's take on human freewill, and the historic reversal of fortune between Christendom and liberal modernity.

On Medium: Is Israel David or Goliath in the Middle East?

Here's an article about the biblical David and Goliath metaphor, and how we grasp for cognitive filters to overcompensate for paradoxical ambiguity in the Middle East.