In Theravada Buddhism, the Bodhisattva (the Buddha pre-enlightenment) spent 540 lives cultivating the ten perfections so that he could at last be enlightened as Siddhartha. The most difficult to master is generosity. The Bodhisattva began by giving his wealth. Then … Read the rest
There is a frequently overlooked problem in video game design involving the consistency of the game narrative alongside the need for the player to be able to respawn, meaning continue the game in light of being slain by a game … Read the rest
When I was an undergraduate studying religion and a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School I was taught that theology is written by religious insiders, and theologians are religious insiders. Non-Christians cannot be theologians of Christianity or write Christian theology, … Read the rest
My hope for a post COVID-19 Pandemic America is that Americans will see restrictions on their freedoms as a blessing.
Allow me to explain my blasphemous words by listing some of the things that I most dislike:
- Choosing between 50
I was re-reading Daniel Kahnemann’s Thinking Fast and Slow and came across this thought experiment about a hypothetical vacation:
At the end of the vacation, all pictures and videos will be destroyed. Furthermore, you will swallow a potion that will
Have you ever considered how many children you have disdainfully denied existence by not having (more) children? I expect not. The huddling masses of merely possible kiddies (MPK’s) do not often concern us.
But should they? There are many points … Read the rest