Daily Archive: April 13, 2010


Empedocles: (Material) Change we can believe in

“Blessed is the man who has gained the riches of divine wisdom; wretched he who has a dim opinion of the gods in his heart.” 179. One rather strange argument against reading the canon...


Beating the 10 Books Horse

Ezra at Popehat is still playing the “10 Influential Books” game.  I’d hate to allow him to feel like he’s the only one still playing, and besides, today is the single best day of...


New atheism and the cult of victimhood

[updated] ‘Odious as the physical abuse of children by priests undoubtedly is, I suspect that it may do them less lasting damage than the mental abuse of bringing them up Catholic in the first...