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What Is Truth After Sandy Hook?

Numerous parts of President Obama’s speech at Newtown on Sunday pricked me, but the following was especially jarring: Why are we here? What gives our life meaning? What gives our acts purpose? […] There’s only one thing we can be … Continue reading

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Albert Camus: The Absurd, Rebellion, Freedom, Passion, and Solidarity

Here’s Albert Camus from the “Myth of Sisyphus”: “I derive from the absurd three consequences: my revolt, my freedom, and my passion. By the sheer activity of consciousness, I transform in a rule of life what was an invitation to … Continue reading

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Atheism is an Invitation to an Honest Encounter with Death?

Based on thinking about Albert Camus’s atheism, I think I’ve arrived at the perfect atheist/agnostic bus ad: “Atheism is an invitation to an honest encounter with death.” How’s that for something on the side of a bus that would get … Continue reading

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Mental Health Break: Shopping for Clothes in London, Late 1960s

I thought that there were two rather brilliant observations by the narrator of this video. The first was on groovy clothes dressing and clothing shops in general: It’s all another tiny colored womb, warm and gentle, in its way an … Continue reading

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