Month: June 2016

Extremism

An act of extremism on one side guarantees an act of extremism from the other; equal in magnitude but opposite in direction. Extremism is like an oscillator, one that is never dampened, for extremism seems to avoid the friction morality attempts in vain to face it with. When one develops a new peak in this…

Pascal’s Wager Is Silly

I’ve heard it said that at that last moment before death, why not accept God? What have you got to lose? Is intellectual integrity threatened by a deathbed conversion? I wound answer: no. Supernatural claims are unfounded, and what a person thinks seconds before death does not matter, at least assuming my naturalistic viewpoint. But…

Atheist Fairies

Behold the atheist who thinks himself the most noble of man—he who makes charitable giving even more of an egocentric process than the believer. Instead of, “look at how great I am serving the one above us,” it is, “look at how great I am.” The former is abject submission, the latter is ostentation in…