The idea that pity and respect are the same thing is not overtly stated, but it underlies many arguments for equity, also known as equality of outcome. I would like to make the case that while we may pity certain individuals for their unfortunate circumstance, that does not mean that they merit respect. Respect is …

Ideas as viruses

I heard ideas as explained as viruses on this episode of Mixed Mental Arts with Bryan Callen and it made a lot of sense. I used to believe and I think this is common that for us to embrace an idea it must be at least in some way good for us. Our perceptions of good …

Aphorisms

An individual unacquainted with history makes their way through life like a sumo wrestler fighting with his legs tied together. God is not interested in punishment, only results. I cannot be there, only here.

I’ve been trying to wrap my head around what femininity and masculinity are all about and it’s been a struggle. Everyone’s definitions appear to be different. I have observed however that while people’s verbal definitions are very different how they represent femininity and masculinity over time has not changed significantly. While there is currently societal …

They don’t believe that they are damned It is highly unlikely that an individual would leave the church believing that what they were doing was wrong and that they would be punished for it. They start to leave for a wide variety of reasons, but once they leave most don’t feel guilt. They’ve decided the …

There are outliers to this blanket statement, but on average women are physically weaker than men.  Women have historically been oppressed among most cultures and most times suffer far more brutal treatment in war than men.  Genghis Khan is widely known for his brutality as a conquerer.  His view of women as loot during his conquests …