Objections To Religious Moderates and Intellectuals (part 3)

Shane’s reply to this post addressing him (and you can find part 1 which initiated the conversation here): An excellent response! Much more in-depth than my teasing comment probably warranted. Sorry, but my response is a bit rambling. That comes with the blog commenting genre, I think. My earlier point wasn’t about intellectual virtues or [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: “Mr. Deity and the Really Big Favor”

I couldn’t resist posting this one, even though just an hour ago I posted this one. [Read more...]

Happy 80th Birthday Jürgen Habermas!

Jürgen Habermas, whose powerful account of deliberative democracy every one should study at some point, turns 80 today.  Here are some remarks they got from him about current events: ‘Politics ridicules itself if it moralizes, instead of basing itself on the coercive right of the democratic lawmaker” ‘In most countries of the continent there are [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Mr. Deity

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Why Camels With Hammers?

Evangelos has asked and it’s a good question, so here’s a brief explanation: It’s a combination of two images in Nietzsche.  The camel comes from “The Three Transformations,” a section of Thus Spoke Zarathustra.  He is there describing transformations that the “spirit” must undergo.  First it must become a camel.  The camel represents austere, ascetic, [Read More...]

“Everybody Must Get Stoned!”

or so the Bible would have it… [Read more...]

Worried What Will Happen To Your Pets If You’re Raptured?

Worry no more [Read more...]

New Devendra Banhart CD Coming Soon!

New Devendra Banhart CD coming in the fall! In honor of this news, here’s my favorite song of his.  It’s the absolutely beautiful “This Is the Way” from my favorite album of his, Rejoicing In the Hands for a Camels With Hammers Lullaby as many of you prepare for sleep soon. In other news, the [Read More...]

Rape Victims

One of the sad things about democracy is the openings for majoritarianism, and no one is a bigger victim of that then the most universally loathed minority of all, prisoners.  And it’s telling that the little blog editor deep in my brain just screamed at me, “make sure you make clear you think they’re awful [Read More...]


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