Enemies Make the Greatest Teachers

With this post, I am not implying that we ought to learn everything from our enemies. More often than not, being influenced by our enemies, to any degree, makes us more like them. Only the strong and morally-centered can learn from their enemies and not become like them. That being said, enemies truly are the … Continue reading Enemies Make the Greatest Teachers

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What If Christianity is a Test?

A rather interesting question crossed my mind when I wrote my autobiography, Atheist Miracles. I'm going to tell you the thought, and then I'll explain why I'm talking about it now. What if Christianity itself is the test to see if you deserve to go to heaven? Meaning: If you are a Christian, that is what gets … Continue reading What If Christianity is a Test?

Philosophy – The Dark Side IS Stronger (Yoda Was Wrong)

Star Wars has a kind of magic that few other movies, if any, can replicate. They are simple movies, with simple premises, simple rules, and simple outcomes. Usually, those things are grounds for a movie to be terrible, by default, yet Star Wars makes it work. The franchise is 14 years older than I am, … Continue reading Philosophy – The Dark Side IS Stronger (Yoda Was Wrong)

I Fear the Future

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the future of mankind. Why? Because I just had a child, and of course I want to be confident she will have a future. For now, she has two very loving parents who are happily married (which you don't see much anymore), and a highly supportive family. But … Continue reading I Fear the Future

We Are All Characters In The Story of Life

When you're in a crowd of people, how often do you stop to look at a random person, who isn't doing anything particularly interesting, and think, I wonder what that person's story is? We all have a story. Our lives are their own story, with a beginning, middle, and end. A plot, filled with subplots and … Continue reading We Are All Characters In The Story of Life

The 6 Greatest Villains In All Fiction, and Why

  Here are, what I think, the 6 greatest villains in all fiction of recent history. Prepare for some of my usual philosophy talk. #6. Voldemort (Harry Potter)      I'm surprised I ultimately chose to include Voldemort on this list at all, but I have my reasons. He's basically Adolf Hitler of the magical … Continue reading The 6 Greatest Villains In All Fiction, and Why

My Thoughts on Batman

There couldn’t be a greater superhero franchise than Batman. It’s not just because he’s cool. It goes much, much deeper than that. I’ll list some reasons, saving the best for last. The most human superhero with the most human supervillains. Batman doesn’t have any superpowers, and same goes with most of his villains. The characters … Continue reading My Thoughts on Batman