Save Children’s Literature

A reading list should awaken children to the great classics, on whose cultural foundation the modern literary firmament was built.

Taking some notes on a Quillette article, “A Plea to Save Children’s Literature” by Carla Wilson. Continue reading “Save Children’s Literature”

Mere Christianity

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end: if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth.

A friend of mine is a big fan of C.S. Lewis, and I asked for a recommendation for which one to read first. “Mere Christianity” was the response. So, like most books of this nature I like to take notes so that I can internalize the content better. Also like most books that I read, I may or may not finish it, but I’ll get as far as I can! Continue reading “Mere Christianity”

Talking to Strangers at Parties

Avoiding long awkward silences one question at a time.

I suck at talking to strangers. I used to better at it in my dating days, and when I worked for a digital marketing agency where we were expected to attend networking events and connect with people. You see, I’m an introvert, and somewhat socially awkward. I am hyper-aware of what other people might think of me, so sometimes I just don’t know what to say for fear of sounding stupid. To cope, I generally avoid one-on-one conversations with strangers at parties. When I’m in a group, I pray that someone else does all the talking, so I can just interject little tid-bits here and there. I don’t think I am alone in this; lots of people can relate. Right? Continue reading “Talking to Strangers at Parties”

The Essence of Christianity

The divine trinity in man is the unity of reason, love, will. To will, to love, to think, are the highest powers, and the basis of mankind’s existence.

A friend of mine recommended a book that was influential in his path to atheism, The Essence of Christianity. This is a book that can be found for free in the public domain.

I pick it up and read it now and then, and leave some of my takeaways here. Continue reading “The Essence of Christianity”

My Reading List

Knowledge is king, and I feel so fortunate that I live in a time where all of the great classics of literature are right at my fingertips.

I remember when I was Christian I generally avoided reading other holy books. I definitely avoided books that were critical of Christianity. I think deep down, I was afraid of what I’d find. Perhaps the best thing about being atheist, is my fear of knowledge has completely disappeared. Knowledge is king, and I feel so fortunate that I live in a time where all of the great classics of literature are right at my fingertips. Continue reading “My Reading List”

My Favorite Websites

Looking for something fun to do on the web? Enjoy a collection of my favorite sites for reading, thinking, listening, and chatting. Subjects include debate, philosophy, logic, and art. Go forth and educate yourself.

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