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
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
I am going to lay all my cards on the table. I am a naturalist, which is to say that everything I have experienced and learned about suggests to me that the world is more or less as we perceive it, subject to our physical limitations. There doesn't appear to be a supernatural realm, filled … Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Reality