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December 19, 2014
Yesterday I read the following poem on death entitled “Moriturus” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. If I could have Two things in one: The peace of the grave, And the light of the sun;…
December 16, 2014
The Freedom from Religion Foundation just unveiled its series of billboards trying to put a friendly face on atheism. One of them features atheist blogger Hemant Mehta whose billboard reads “I’d rather put my faith in me.”…
December 15, 2014
Blaise Pascal, in one of his excellent Pensées (194 on The Project Gutenberg) writes that there are two kinds of people; those who care about their role in the cosmos and what eternity has…
December 9, 2014
Recently I watched interviews with the controversial slain civil rights activist and Nation of Islam cleric Malcolm X. One interview in particular stood out to me from June 1963 with Dr. Kenneth Clark: I…
December 4, 2014
If you’re anything like me (not that I would wish that upon anyone) getting out of bed in the morning can be a struggle. The day to day grind can seem pointless and mundane…
December 3, 2014
Spoilers Ahead Big Hero Six, Disney and Marvel’s latest animated kids’ adventure film culminates in the robot Baymax sacrificing himself for a human, the protagonist Hiro, a young boy with a gift for robotics….
December 1, 2014
The Season of Advent has begun in both the Eastern and Western churches. Christians now enter in to a time of fasting and penitence in preparation on the birth of our Lord (although the…
November 26, 2014
Next to eating turkey, debating religion and politics with family members and loved ones around the holidays is a cherished part of that tradition.
November 25, 2014
One of the most common objections I’ve encountered when discussing the Christian teaching on hell is its eternal nature. Ostensibly, hell is objectionable because it is by definition unjust. Damnation, being eternal, cannot possibly…
November 24, 2014
In Interstellar, love of particular individuals guides the protagonist’s actions, rather than abstract humanity.
May 22, 2014
What is this impulse to convey meaning, perhaps where it seems the least important? Why is it that the thought of the world being meaningless, indifferent, and neutral so haunting.