Godslaying

Godslaying (Part 1) In the month of March (before it was called by that name), the Greeks celebrated Anthesteria. During Anthesteria, the dead were believed to cross over into our world and traffic...
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Heraclitus of Ephesus

Here is something that I have wanted to do for a long, long time, which is to blogify the pile of philosophy notes I still have left over from university. I was a marvelous student, but aimless. I...
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Lying for Jesus, Explained

People without religious faith are often flabbergasted by the things believers say in defense of their beliefs, not least because what can come out of their mouths is unequivocally false.  Atheists...
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Clay and Air

Creationists point to the eye as evidence of design. This is a sorry strategy, because the human eye is not very well put together. But it isn't the poorness of the design that gets me, though, it's...
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Static Violins

People claim to talk to God all the time. Some high-profile people claim to not only hold discourse with The Almighty, but to receive hand-crafted mandates from him as well. Often these mandates...
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The Crone’s Illusion

Below is a repost, salvaged from the olden days, of my thoughts on the film Agora, which I most heartily acclaim. My reaction to Agora was highly charged, and I wanted to let myself cool down long...
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Hammurabi’s Muse

Below is a (very slightly edited) repost of something I wrote on the basis of morality, salvaged from the olden days. It is reasonable to expect social animals to have social rules. It just makes...
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Red Riding Hood

After posting the bit on Genesis, I was challenged, jokingly I'm sure, to explain Little Red Riding Hood in the same way. Challenge accepted. The redness of the girl's cloak is a later...
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