oh father, where art thou

What do Friedrich Nietzsche, David Hume, Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Arthur Schopenhauer, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Meslier, Voltaire, Jean d'Alembert, Baron d'Holbach, Ludwig Feuerbach, Samuel Butler, Sigmund Freud, H.G. Wells, John Toland, Robert Taylor, Richard Carlile, Albert Ellis, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens all have in common? Well, actually … Continue reading oh father, where art thou

the most famous person in the world

I started this blog almost exactly one year ago. I started it primarily because I needed some sort of creative outlet and a way to untangle my own thoughts. If anyone actually read it and was blessed by it, that would be a bonus. Many of you have read it and shared it with others, … Continue reading the most famous person in the world

your heart sucks

I'm taking a break from Twitter for Lent which means that during the week I have to find something else to do while standing in lines or to distract me while I'm supposed to be grading papers. So for me, Twitter during Lent is limited to Sundays, feast days. One of the first Tweets I … Continue reading your heart sucks

everything is problematic

That is the almost cloying humour of the present situation. I can say abnormal things in modern magazines. It is the normal things that I am not allowed to say. I can write in some solemn quarterly an elaborate article explaining that God is the devil; I can write in some cultured weekly an aesthetic … Continue reading everything is problematic

i’m totally judging you for using that verse wrong

I've never been on Christian Mingle. I can't imagine a scenario where I ever will be on Christian Mingle. But I like to imagine that one of the questions that they ask as you are filling out your profile is "What is your life verse?" It might be trouble to match up an Ephesians 5:22 … Continue reading i’m totally judging you for using that verse wrong

why do institutions exist?

What is the purpose of an institution? What is the purpose of a college, of a church, of a business, of a government, of a family, of a community organization?¬†Why do institutions exist? Transformative Model Like most things, it depends on who you ask. Some would say that institutions exist to affect or preserve the … Continue reading why do institutions exist?

turning coitus into koinos

First a story. Tara and I went on a cruise about a year ago. Anyone who has ever been on a cruise will tell you that there are a few things that are never in short supply on the boat: buffets, drunks, drunks at buffets, and mediocre entertainment. While on this cruise, one of the … Continue reading turning coitus into koinos