Archive for August, 2009

The Sad Truth

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. -Hannah Arendt ******* What does this say about the nature of good? Hannah’s implication is that humanity is subject to moral entropy, which is to say that good requires intentionality. Likewise, apart from [...]

Byte On The Side

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

I was given a blessed but very last minute opportunity last week when I received an email from one of my colleagues, who is also a Program Director, asking me if I would be willing to teach Introdcution to Philosophy in the Fall. I said “Yes,” and now, as I expected, I am a little [...]

A Six-Year-Old Flying a Jet Plane

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Our souls are deeper and more complex than we typically realize, and the ability to understand and master our souls is beyond our direct agency. I believe this is related to the restrictions God placed upon Adam in the garden. According to one strand of the Christian tradition, though Adam was created mature in form, [...]