Human nature is one of the main problems of philosophy. The question boils down to: what is man’s purpose, and how does he fulfill it? Its a simple beginning, but our answer and its consequences permeate our lives. First, purpose. In Greek, Telos. The Telos of something is the latent end point within it- for … Continue reading Human Nature and Tangents
If God came to me and said I could live any life that ever was; Caesar with his glory or Solomon with his wisdom; Alexander with his courage or Plato with his genius; I'd ask him to make me an illiterate farmer who questioned nothing and loved his wife and every day thanked God for … Continue reading Sunshine
Teleological Evolution Every age commits evils it cannot see. The Confederacy thought slavery was right, even as it was a reprehensible practice; the ancient Aztecs believed human sacrifice was the only way to keep the earth alive. Today, we are ignorant of many sins; one of them is the widely held belief that evolution is … Continue reading Teleological Evolution
On the Soul
We live in an age of cynicism. The advances of science have unlocked a world our ancestors could never have imagined, but they have come at a cost. We are in a trance of materialism; we have been severed from deeper truths. Our foremost ignorance is of God. Our second is of the soul, the … Continue reading On the Soul
Are you trying to write something worth reading, or are you trying to write something which will be read? Are you trying to write your truth, or are you trying to appeal to the truth of others? The famous Benjamin Franklin quote is the source of that, I suppose. Here it is: “Either write something … Continue reading On Writing
The sexes seem to be having a hard time getting along these days. Y’all ever use tinder? The pros include easy access to sex; cons include depression, anxiety, and ruminating on why the f*** they haven’t replied yet. I’ve been ghosted so many times you could call me Casper. A few minutes is all it … Continue reading Toxic Sexuality
Blog post #2: on religion. Our age is severed from religion. Its fashionable these days to dismiss religion. Sam Harris and his cult of atheists think that religion was a great mistake with no saving graces. They seem to think that religion existed universally, in every country, in every time, from 1900 AD to who-knows-when … Continue reading Religious Ramblings
What is Philosophy?
New blog, I need to start somewhere. This seems fitting. Now, philosophy can be defined a million different ways. Ask someone. You may get a blank stare, a dictionary entry, or an hour long tumble down a rabbit hole. I’m inclined towards the latter, but I’ll make this one short for both our sakes. To … Continue reading What is Philosophy?