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Being Outdated is Outdated

I read a post recently about how the conventional notion of masculinity was outdated. And what struck me as fascinating, was not the actual arguments this person was making, but the implications of the claim that masculinity was outdated. 165 more words


513. How to Live the Word Control?

Or exploring the negative aspects of control in order to see the supportive potential that this word contains as well for my life

The first association that comes to this word is definitely ‘control-freak’ which is one of the things I’ve shared about throughout these blogs as an aspect to change about myself and that has been most challenging to me, and what I’ve discovered is that there are fears behind the desire to control something or someone. 1,299 more words

Redefining Words

Ethics Isn’t All-or-Nothing: Why Moral Absolutism and Moral Relativism Are Incoherent and Untenable

What does it mean for something to be “good?” or “bad?” Even now there seems to be a fog of confusion surrounding ethics. On one side there are moral absolutists who cling to a Kantian-style worship of principles, while the moral relativists at the other end think that one morality is good as the next. 1,585 more words

Truth is Ineradicable

So today I just have a few basic ideas to share dealing with topics of natural theology and the moral argument. Nothing too fancy. These ideas are not new, but I still find them interesting. 781 more words


Enlightened Absolutism

During the 18th century, in the age of the Enlightenment, some European rulers who had embraced the idea of absolute monarchy became interested in Enlightenment philosophy. 405 more words


Being Prepared

It would be well for those of you who can afford to do it (it’s an old book, and should be findable–it is on Amazon, don’t buy the deceptive Nook version which is a discussion of the book)…buy Robert Heinlein The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. 32 more words


Post-Modernism Has An Intellectual Successor, And It Isn't Post-Truth

I first saw the phrase “post-truth” appear during our recent election cycle and since then it seems to have gained a lot of popularity, becoming a sort of short-hand for the global socio-econo-political bubble that, right or left, we all sense is about to burst on us. 1,431 more words