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It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel… sick?

For all of my fellow nihilists that have been keeping up with the news, scientists have just informed us that the carbon dioxide in the air has permanently passed that all important… 196 more words

Fulfilling assigned roles to live a "good life"

“Remember that you are an actor in a play, which is as the playwright wants it to be: short if he wants it short, long if he wants it long. 529 more words


Stoicism or a Meaningless Life?

Although Epictetus stoic outlook on life and perception allows for the individual to be less set up for disappointment, in the long-run it lacks a vital essence of hope that is integral to human nature. 688 more words


Epictetus is the man

People may think that Epictetus’ philosophy of life is too dismissive of the body and material things but I find it as a useful reminders in a contemporary culture often concerned with material acquisition and appearances. 399 more words


This post isn’t about a proper philosophical argument on the topic of determinism.

It’s a simple post for people who embrace a deterministic (or fatalistic!) understanding of the world, based on their theology and reading of the Bible. 380 more words

Christianity Today Writes that God Does Not have Plans for the Lives of Individuals

From Christianity Today:

God has a wonderful plan for your life.

It’s evangelical orthodoxy, on a par with belief in substitutionary atonement and the sanctity of Spurgeon.

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Book of the Week: A Guide to the Good Life

This week I read A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine, because I wanted to find out if my life is wasted or not. 706 more words