Tuesday, April 30, 2024

On Medium: Christians Grossly Distort Our Relationship to Nature

Here's an article that compares the tragic heroism of Gilgamesh to the Pauline narrative of Eden and original sin, to show that Christianity is outdated.

Monday, April 29, 2024

On Medium: Philosophy Doesn’t Progress in the Existential Abyss

Here's an article about why philosophy shouldn’t be dismissed as defective science because philosophers deal with an existential conflict that has no final resolution. 

Thursday, April 25, 2024

On Medium: The “Woke” are Sleepwalking in a Fog of Western Decadence

Read on about how to see past the tribal output of a vacuous culture war, bypassing the conservative's smokescreens and the partisan defenses of liberal decadence.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

On Medium: Ascetics are Harbingers of Transhuman Power Over Nature

Read on about the theological ploys that hint at a noble escape from sexual degradation, and the social lows and existential highs of the ascetic renunciation of sex.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

On Medium: Religions are Tedious Obstacles to Transhuman Glory

Read on about why religions interfere with secular humanistic progress, and how reflecting on life’s basic condition can set us on the right side of history.

Monday, April 22, 2024

On Medium: Art Should be More Sacred than Religion

Here's an article about how the stale art of organized religions makes them parasites, as these institutions are politically compromised and lose sight of art's existential function.

Friday, April 19, 2024

On Medium: Will Religion be Vindicated When AIs Rule Over Us as Gods?

Read on for a philosophical dialogue I had with the personal AI chatbot “Pi,” about the existential implications of the civilized stance towards nature.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

On Medium: Technology Sings Hymns to Our Impending Godhood

Read on about how technology automates religious ritual, as computers apply programs that stand in for the obsolete priestly rites that were supposed to improve life.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

On Medium: Conservatives Revere the Wilderness, not Civilization

Here's an article that corrects Dennis Prager’s gaslighting about social progress, by pointing out that conservatives can't support inherently progressive civilizations.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

On Medium: Nature is a Haunted House, and Scientists Posit the Ghosts

Read on about how science and philosophy ironically re-enchant the cosmos, leading to a dire existential reckoning by presenting nature's mode of productivity as monstrous.

Monday, April 15, 2024

On Medium: Wokeness is a Triumph of Liberal Decadence

Here's an article about how progress is an escape from animals’ servitude to nature’s wildness, and why we should be ambivalent about the decadence of so-called wokeness.

Friday, April 12, 2024

On Medium: Why Think God is a Person?

Here's a debate between an atheist and a Christian about whether there's still any good reason to think a person created the natural universe.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

On Medium: The Fad of Wokefying Evangelical Christianity

Read on about how “reconstructed” Christianity is effectively secular humanism, and how doubting Evangelicals look for bogus reasons to avoid the results of neutral skepticism.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

On Medium: The Telltale Contrast Between Biden’s and Trump’s Speeches

Here's an article about the contrasting speech styles of Donald Trump and Joe Biden, which amounts to a battle between corporate lameness and flamboyant flimflam.

Monday, April 8, 2024

On Medium: No, Nihilists, Morality Isn’t Vacuous in Nature

Here's an article about the nihilistic challenge to morality, and how an existential perspective vindicates the humanist's values, despite the failure of religious justifications.

Friday, April 5, 2024

On Medium: Can We Justify Humanist Values?

Here's a debate between a Christian and a secular humanist on whether values can be justified on naturalistic grounds or whether the humanist too must mystify.

On Medium: Jungians Use Psychology to Fudge the Merits of Religion

Read on about Jordan Peterson's claim that atheists misunderstand religious metaphors, and how atheists can rather condemn old literary religions on aesthetic grounds.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

On Medium: Consciousness: The Nemesis of Naturalism?

Here's a debate about between a classical theist and a naturalistic atheist about whether the hard problem of explaining consciousness clinches the case for theism.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

On Medium: Consciousness, the Crow’s Nest, and the Judo Throw of Nature

Here's an article that explains the role of qualia in alienating life to motivate the taming of the wilderness, and the spectrum of consciousness as levels of alienation.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

On Medium: The Vindication of Autocracy in the Face of Wild Nature

Read on about luck, the liberal’s faith in civilized freedom, and how autocracies may have the last laugh as bulwarks against nature's vicissitudes.