Category Archives: religion

The Souls Need For Silence

In the early 18th century the brilliant yet cantankerous German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer penned a scathing indictment of the way in which the abrasive noise of modern society had shattered his sense of inner peace and diminished his ability to … Continue reading

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Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Ethical Vision

I present to you the following question for reflection: how would you define the essential difference between ethics and morals? At first, the problem may seem straight forward. Many conventional interpretations often view ethics merely as a form of meta-morality, … Continue reading

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Made me Smile #2

I. A tradie reading a Penguin Classic on the train: a glorious contravention of everyone’s expectations. II. Waiting in line at Kinokuniya bookshop- the only place in which an extended cue is fine with me. We are all here to … Continue reading

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Aphorisms and Reflections #2

I. I consider it safe to conclude that in the present age humanity can be divided into two distinct groups: those who are willing to be exploited by a reality TV show, and those who are genuinely alive. II. One … Continue reading

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Nihilisms New God

  I. The meta-narrative of contemporary Western culture is nihilism, and its maxim is this: we come from nothing and are heading towards oblivion. This truism is evident when one reflects on what we pursue as objects of ultimate value. … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer: A Confession

At this stage in my life, I find that the Lord’s Prayer is the only form of supplication I can enter into with sincerity. As I understand them,┬áJesus’ words to his Father are a humble expression of hope laced with … Continue reading

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Aphorisms and Reflections #1

I. What’s so good about being ‘efficient’ anyway? Sure, it saves money and time, but is not the natural end-goal of ‘efficiency’ the elimination of the human? II. The only form of activism that really counts is that which takes … Continue reading

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