Philosophy

What God is NOT

Once upon a time, I believed in a personal God, a spiritual being with a giant mind and heart, who oversees the world. Recognizing my hard work on God’s behalf, God would look upon me favorably. But this optimistic view no longer makes sense to me.

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On Tyrants

Imagine a man told about moderation who never quite gets the hang of it. As a young adult, he is released into the free society, unable to anchor himself with any principles of self-regulation. He fills his time with “feasts and carousals and revelings and courtesans,” spending all his money in a constant party frenzy. Bankrupt, he tries to figure out who he can defraud out of their property…

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