Have no anxiety about the future, it will always be there. Seize the moment, and you will have it in your hand. Reflect on your experience at every turn. Put your feelings before the analysis. Analyze, and adapt. Listen. Look. Breath. Prepare for change. Change is inevitable, the only constant. Foresight is a mirage, a […]Read more "Cycles"
All around the world, and throughout the span of human history, governments have always grown into oppressive bureaucracies, transforming first into oligarchies until they finally become aristocracies, meandering one way or another through meritocracy, autocracy and plutocracy along the way. This is the natural entrenchment of political power, a pattern so prevalent it feel like […]Read more "Freedom and Power"
Emergence 3.0 A Novel – In One Page Per Day Day 062, Saturday March 3rd, 2018 Chapter Six: Freedom In the Continuum there was no want. There was no need for anything. There were only desires, appetites, and cravings for experiences that the membership of the Collective wished to be fulfilled. Pain, and the struggle […]Read more "Emergence 3.0 – Section Two, The Continuum; Part Eight, The Body; Chapter Six, Freedom"
Having dealt with the notion that there is a “necessary” equivalence between the experience of pain and the experience of evil, and having dispensed with it, we are left with the understanding that evil exists in only one sphere of our lives, in the dimension of morality. Morality is a cognitive dimension, requiring free […]Read more "God, Atheism and the Problem of Evil – Part V"
As a Christian theologian and historian, I can tell you that the scriptures do not contain very much reference material on homosexuality. There are a few mentions of it, and I grant that the references which are there, do condemn homosexuality. However, it should be noted that the scriptures condemn all sexuality outside of wedlock […]Read more "On the Freedom to Marry – Part XVII"
When the legal analysis failed, and court after court has rejected the arguments for discriminating against gay people. When the social analysis has been brought in and we are forced to think objectively about the vast numbers of actual people who would be disenfranchised if these discriminatory laws were to return, the real motivation behind […]Read more "On the Freedom to Marry – Part XVI"
As I mentioned at the outset, the 2012 election marked a turning point in the struggle for freedom and basic rights for an oppressed and marginalized group of our fellow citizens. Ballot initiatives in three states granted the right for same-sex couples to marry, and in one state, while in Minnesota, a measure to amend […]Read more "On the Freedom to Marry – Part XV"