Wednesday, January 31, 2024

On Medium: Feeble Defenses of the Platitude that God is Love

Here's an article that considers some reasons to identify God with love, stemming from the concepts of evolution, Jesus, mysticism, and near-death experiences.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

On Medium: Can We Intuit the Meaning of Nature’s Wild Creativity?

Read on about chaos, pseudo-randomness, and how we can stretch our mind to understand science's atheistic explanations of nature's boundless creativity. 

Monday, January 29, 2024

On Medium: Big Tech Killed the Superstar Artist

Here's an article about the debasement of superstar entertainers, and how the internet and other technologies dissolved the mystique of movies, music, and art.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

On Medium: Must All Wisdom be Perverted for it to have Mass Appeal?

Read on about the occultist’s paradoxical longing for social transformation, and whether we should expect the majority of folks ever to be philosophically or spiritually enlightened.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

On Medium: Pointless Niceties in Wrangling with Catholic Pedantry

Read on about Alex O’Connor’s missed opportunity in criticizing Edward Feser’s Thomistic apologetics: the technicalities matter less than the Thomist's archaic epistemology.

Monday, January 22, 2024

On Medium: Humans Belong to a Unique Biological Kingdom

Here's an article about how biologists classify organisms, and how people are unnatural without being miraculous because of our unique exploration of godlike, or proto-transhuman niches.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

On Medium: Liberalism Withstands the Decadence of European Cynics

Read on about fallacious postmodern explanations of the self that stem from Hegel, Nietzsche, and Lacan, and how they shouldn't threaten the liberal's progressive view of the self.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

On Medium: How Liberal Tolerance for Religious Absurdities Harms Atheists

Read on about the diabolical mismatch between religion and liberalism, between the social test of devoutness and the secular protection of freedom of speech.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

On Medium: Civilization is like a Ponzi Scheme

Read on about a dire analogy between Ponzi schemes and how big societies perpetuate their wayward institutions with fraud and exploitation of newcomers and lower classes. 

Monday, January 15, 2024

On Medium: If Religions are Natural, does that Undermine Atheism?

Here's an article that sorts through the preacher Dan Foster’s chicanery with a drinking game, and considers whether religion's naturalness would undermine or support atheism.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

On Medium: The Trouble with Asking Why there’s Something Rather Than Nothing

Read on about the trick of the big metaphysical question, and how nothingness already informs all our conceptions of things, rather than being some remote possibility.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

On Medium: Do American and Islamic Cultures Cater to Prairies and Deserts?

Here's an article about Sayyid Qutb’s jeremiad against America’s “primitive” values, and whether Islamic culture, too, can be explained as a consequence of geography.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

On Medium: No, Dear Christians, God isn’t Love

Read on about how, contrary to some sentimental statements in the New Testament, God isn't love because the god of nature would be wilder than anyone can imagine.

Monday, January 8, 2024

On Medium: The Cosmos Plays like a Wild Child

Read on about nature’s lawless creativity, the death of natural purposes, and why we should compare the universe to a wild child at play.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

On Medium: Donald Trump has Already Won Everything

Here's an article about the structural flaws of liberalism that forced America’s reckoning with Trumpism, and about the responsibilities that go with the rights of personal freedom.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

On Medium: Is the Talk of Our “Modernity” Just an Empty Boast?

Here's an article about the reality of social progress, the rise of the humanist ethos, and the difference between relative and absolute senses of "modernity."

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

On Medium: Was Christian Self-Sacrifice Meant for the Dark Age?

Read on about whether the virtue of Christian self-sacrifice was meant to prepare for the dark age, and how Augustine’s “City of God” is the paradigm of Catholic evasiveness.

Monday, January 1, 2024

On Medium: The One Occult Project that’s Indispensable

Here's an article about the urgency of getting from the consumer’s small-minded selfishness to a heroic far-future mindset, which can be interpreted as an occult project.