Category Archives: Religion

Atheist Grace

4 min read On Thanksgiving Day, Americans of diverse spiritual affiliations follow the tradition of saying grace: atheists who have …

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Foreskin: A 3000 Year Epic

4 min read The Bible is an anthology of foreskin stories and penis parables. The mythical history of Israel begins …

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Ezekiel Bread and Reading Comprehension

4 min read Food for Life Baking Company makes sprouted whole-grain “Ezekiel 4:9 Bread”.  The southern California-based company characterizes its …

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Suffering and its discontents: Reflections on the Bronze Age Collapse

8 min read Once upon a time, there was a super-regional trade network of specialized economies that supported widespread prosperity …

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Legal originalism

19 min read Canonization of written law creates three problems over time:  social realities and ethical norms naturally evolve to …

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Voce clamantium ex vacuo

7 min read A personal case study in post-truthism: Two strangers are about to leave our weekend mountain cabin to …

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Think a Muslim ban is irrelevant to you?

7 min read An indignant acquaintance demanded to know “why” I (“of all people”) am so upset about the latest …

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The very first nasty woman

5 min read The first woman was also the first “nasty woman”.  (I refer to the misogynist insult – invoked …

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