The Science of Credulity

Malcolm Gladwell’s most recent book was Talking to Strangers. Given the content, I disagree with the title. So long as it’s daylight and there is no fear of danger, strangers should be talked to as that makes people more multicultural, worldly, and empathetic to people of diverse backgrounds. Without question, as long as it’s safe,Continue reading “The Science of Credulity”

Kanye’s Presidential Run: The Precedent for Crazy is Fully Set

As Taylor Swift is in the front picture of this website, it is incumbent upon me to comment on the presidential campaign of Kanye West. A part of me absolutely finds his presidential ambitions to be thoroughly pleasurable on the level of Fentanyl. For the same reason, in 2013, John Oliver begged Donald Trump toContinue reading “Kanye’s Presidential Run: The Precedent for Crazy is Fully Set”

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”

Making Heaven the Next Nirvana: Theories on Apologetics and Aesthetics

For many decades, the Christian religion has attempted, with some but not enough success, to make themselves appealing through modes such as becoming contemporary, adopting the garb and music of the cool kids, and the like. Yet, they fail to address the principal reason younger generations are leaving religion. Simply, they don’t believe in it.Continue reading “Making Heaven the Next Nirvana: Theories on Apologetics and Aesthetics”

Morality 101: What do Modern People Believe?

Of the spheres to examine in contemporary culture, one of the more fascinating is from where ethics are derived and what those ethics are. In the bio section of my website, I succinctly spell out that I am first a virtue ethicist, second, a deontologist, and third, a utilitarian. Aristotle, then Kant, then Mill. IfContinue reading “Morality 101: What do Modern People Believe?”

Why I’m Not a Heathen: Most Aspies are Atheists so Why am I not?

Most aspies are atheists and this is attributed to our logical and rational worldview. Yet, I would counter that the reason most aspies don’t believe in God is more a matter of disposition than logic. As it says in my info, I am of the minority of aspies that is extroverted and while I doContinue reading “Why I’m Not a Heathen: Most Aspies are Atheists so Why am I not?”

Trolls and the Human Spirit: Keeping the Love in the this Cycle

It took the Emmanuel Nine survivors a week to forgive Dylann Roof, Taylor Swift still hasn’t forgiven Kanye West. It is one of the most shocking aspects of the human condition that murderers are forgiven by the families of the victims while the heartbroken of high school relationships will still burn their exes in effigyContinue reading “Trolls and the Human Spirit: Keeping the Love in the this Cycle”