Your only hope of enlightenment, eternal salvation, or a place in Paradise is to realize that there is a possibility that you could be wrong.
It seems that cartoons are able to explore heavy, controversial subjects much more effectively than a straightforward discussion can do. I suppose it's easier to accept something shocking when it's coming from the mouth of a cute little character like Pogo, or even crudely drawn religious figures. I made up my mind. I'm going to … Continue reading Free Living—the Cartoon
"This world is not my home," says the old gospel song,* "I'm just a-passin' through." So is that right? Is this world real, or is it just a prelude to something else, something more real than what we call reality? Let's explore that concept. The Simulation Hypothesis. Suppose we make a computer dedicated to one … Continue reading This World is Home
There are two kinds of people: those who lie only when the occasion calls for it, and those who tell the truth only when it suits their purposes. Those who always tell the truth, no matter what, because that wins them the favor of a god, or their mother, or whatever, are in the latter … Continue reading Honesty
I just had an epiphany. You may be familiar with the "seven deadly sins," listed here for your convenience: Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Wrath, Greed, Sloth. Something has always bothered me about that list. It didn't seem balanced. It didn't seem complete. Something … I just couldn't put my finger on it. Then I saw a … Continue reading Abusing Power