The Theology of Pigasus the Immortal

My favorite song is Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”, as mentioned at the front page of this website. It is how I do politics. Now, in the context of religion and nonprofits I work with lots of Republicans. I should extoll what my political theology is. I became a liberal as a child and the contextContinue reading “The Theology of Pigasus the Immortal”

Why Loving the Baddies?

I am not the only one to be critical of our culture’s love of pirates. Even as a child, I was against playing them because even as a prepubescent the idea that I would have fun pretending to murder people and steal stuff was contrary to my morals. When I played pretend, I was moreContinue reading “Why Loving the Baddies?”

Politeness and Urgency

When doing politics, which is my life, I often come across a lack of urgency and if pushed to a point, I’ll be rude to the point of cussing. Escpecially when I’m being ghosted or having a commitment violated during the course of a project. I got a text from the boyfriend of someone IContinue reading “Politeness and Urgency”

On Neil Degrasse Tyson’s Bill Maher Remarks

Typically, I would not remark on a single series of comments but this one regarded nuclear weapons by a renowned scientist and was so profoundly wrong that my inner-Asperger’s nerd had to scream. Neil Degreasse Tyson said on Bill Maher’s show that modern nuclear weapons don’t produce radiation. He was correct in saying that fusionContinue reading “On Neil Degrasse Tyson’s Bill Maher Remarks”

Cultural Federalism

In an earlier article, I argued for a world spirituality to be consolidated into large religious blocs: I have a similiar idea about subcultures, we should have a concert of the major subcultures. Leon Trotsky imagined the Soviet legislature to have representatives apportioned by industry. With a federal concert of subcultures, there should be summitsContinue reading “Cultural Federalism”

Martyrdom, Love, and Fear

In my recent article “Flirting on the Spectrum”, I write about how awkwardness can lead to false red flags and how the world being at DEFCON ONE prevents romance. I have never had that type of fear and it isn’t just because I’m male but because I am not that afraid of death or harmContinue reading “Martyrdom, Love, and Fear”

The Religious Left: Christian versus Buddhist Socialism

                Religion and politics are inseparable because religion is the underlying foundation behind everyone’s ethical philosophy and within the definition of religion I include secular religions like secular humanism which is often practiced through Unitarian or Quaker services. For this piece, I will focus on two religions as they are the two theistic religions withContinue reading “The Religious Left: Christian versus Buddhist Socialism”

The Values We Celebrate: A Treatise of Monuments and the Collective Psyche

Recently, there has been a resurgence in interest in taking down racist monuments and other racist things. A sentiment, I generally agree with. Especially, Confederate monuments should be demolished or moved to a museum. Although, a few monuments need be erected to Confederate people like privates William Finklea, William Boyd, Jimmy Pratt, and others whoContinue reading “The Values We Celebrate: A Treatise of Monuments and the Collective Psyche”

The Core of Political Morality

Having spent most of my adolescent and nascent adult life in politics,  I have seen and commented on, including on this website, the tribalism and rancor both in the field of politics and outside of the field which, given the ubiquity of the politics, it doubtless influences. Yet, politics is a moral vocation for manyContinue reading “The Core of Political Morality”