Why Pray for Stuff?

I get this question pretty often so I figured I’d write out my thoughts on it and just send people a link from now on so they leave me alone. This is a long one though so brace yourself. Or not reading it is also fine. What I’m not Talking About First, specifying the question. […]

Plato’s Republic – Book III: Lies

Continued from about a month ago. Because I’m focusing more on the main images within the Republic rather than the arguments, I’ll spare you the tortuous road whereby Socrates arrives at this conclusion: “Then, it’s appropriate for the rulers, if for anyone at all, to lie for the benefit of the city in cases involving […]

Quit Whining

I mean, rejoice. Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed […]