I can handle pain

I’ve been increasingly depressed of late. I see my country–and much of the world–marching blithely toward…

Job

My Dad loved the story of Job. I hated it. My Dad was neither a biblical…

The True Man

Next in an occasional series on Daoism. Daoism values equanimity. Here’s how Zhuangzi (also Chuang Tzu,…

Is insight unlearning?

A couple of very smart commenters raised concerns related to mysticism and spirituality in response to…

A short story

As we paddled our kayaks past third story windows of Miami skyscrapers, I turned to my…

What is Daoism?

A recent conversation highlighted the paucity of diverse viewpoints expressed here. Basically, we hear from various…

New Adventures in Fi-Tu

Three musings on fine tuning One The argument from fine tuning purports that the mathematical unlikeliness…

Moral Foundations

My brother recently introduced me to Moral Foundations Theory. I hadn’t heard of it before. But…

What was your childhood experience of church?

I was a PK. PKs are notoriously badly behaved. Me, I skipped Sunday School one day…

OK, you got me. 

OK, you got me. I’ve been an atheist for 30 years, but after participating in this…

Signs and Symptoms

Are you ever worried that you don’t really exist? That while there may be belief in…

Pissin’ in the Wind

Pissin’ in the wind Bettin’ on our losin’ friends Makin’ the same mistakes we swear we’ll…