Monthly Archives: August 2018

Lucretius, on Death

“Mortal, what hast thou of such grave concern That thou indulgest in too sickly plaints? Why this bemoaning and beweeping death? For if thy life aforetime and behind To thee was grateful, and not all thy good… Was heaped as … Continue reading

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Sinead Was Right All Along!

Remember that time in 1992 when Sinead O’Connor was criticized and booed globally for tearing off a picture of old pope John Paul II in live TV? Well … today there are calls in Irish media for a public apology to … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: What’s Wrong with Pleasure?

Happy Twentieth to Epicureans everywhere! We recently stumbled across a piece in The Agonist: a Nietzsche Circle Journal titled On Nietzsche’s Search for Happiness and Joy: Thinking with Epicurus–speaking of which, here’s Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30. We … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: the Salem Witch Trials

The Salem witch trials were the rock on which theocracy shattered. – Historian George Lincoln Burr On August 19 and September 22, 1692 dozens of innocent people accused of “witchcraft” were executed as part of the Salem Witch Trials. The … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: the new Epicenter of the Catholic Church’s Evil and Corruption

Over the last few weeks, news outlets have been chronicling the lies and predation of the Catholic Church after a 800+ page report was published on the problem, which spans seven decades of (known) cases and involves 300+ priests and … Continue reading

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All Hail the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin, whose name means “Virtue Free-born”, has passed–on the same day that Elvis Presley died–but her musical legacy is of historical proportions and earned her the quasi-mythological title Queen of Soul. I’m celebrating her by listening to her songs. In the … Continue reading

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Not predestined for knowledge

There is a stupid humility that is by no means rare, and those afflicted with it are altogether unfit to become votaries of knowledge. For as soon as a person of this type perceives something striking, he turns on his … Continue reading

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