Loosely put, rhetoric is the art of persuasion. More specifically, on Aristotle’s definition, rhetoric is “the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion.” We all use rhetoric to convince others of some thing or other,… Read More ›
The Problem of Evil
Amid the usual crackling leaves, candy wrappers, and cigarette butts that line the city sidewalks in the fall, I find a new thing.
Perverse, ALIEN, Dangerous. “And since my moral system rests on my accepted version of the facts, he who denies either my moral judgments or my version of the facts, is to me perverse, ALIEN, dangerous.” [bolding mine] Lippmann, Walter. Public… Read More ›
Resistance is not raising up an army and trading fire, by that time too many have needlessly suffered — as will many more. Resistance is inviting someone you’ve been taught (and are expected) to hate to your table and treating… Read More ›
For many, getting through the day is like being a mole on asphalt. See also, Introducing Theodicy (a theodicy is an argument which attempts to answer the Problem of Evil).