I was just unfriended by a vegan friend for being an "ignorant carnist" when I brought up hunting to them. I was curious whether they were the kind of vegan who hates factory farming and is okay with hunting for meat or not. Evidently, they are not. As an ignorant carnist, I find factory farming … Continue reading Don’t be an Ignorant Carnist; be an Informed Carnist!
"Last things, as such, are not last things, however great and significant they may be. He only speaks of last things who would speak of the end of all things, of their end understood plainly and fundamentally, of a reality so radically superior to all things, that the existence of all things would be utterly … Continue reading A Reality So Radically Superior To All Things
I'm currently writing an essay for my Early American history class on how transcendentalism and the Second Not-So-Great Awakening furthered the individualization of the American concept of "freedom." It's especially interesting to trace the idiosyncrasies of the Christianity of the 2nd Awakening through subsequent American history. During the Awakening, expression of a true Christianity came … Continue reading Thoughts (1)
Firstly, if you think there's a contradiction in Genesis between God creating plants before man in chapter one and then in chapter two the story focusing in on God creating Adam and putting him in a specific place then planting a garden in that specific place for him to work, then you're just looking for … Continue reading A Couple of Thoughts about Creation
Jehoshaphat models better than his predecessor, Asa, seeking God in times of need. In the face of foes and disease, Asa relied on men, not on God (2 Chronicles 16). Contrary to this, Jehoshaphat assembles all of Israel in prayer and fasting before God at his temple (20:3-5). He prays for deliverance from the horde, harking … Continue reading Bible Commentary: 2 Chronicles 20
In 2014, I participated in a demonstration against colonialism that included disrespect towards the Australian flag. I did that in a phase of thinking that arose out of a fresh anger against sins committed against aboriginal peoples in Australia. Over the last two years I have been maturing towards a different perspective on politics and colonialism, and while … Continue reading A Recantation
The government prosecuted a racist. What are the implications? Chris Nelson, a chiropractor from New South Wales, was arrested this week for offensive Facebook comments directed at outgoing senator Nova Peris. Peris, an aboriginal woman, was put up for election by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2013. She recently resigned from office citing the need … Continue reading A Terrifying Precedent