Tag: Religion

The Norden

Recently, through my various wanderings about YouTube, I came across a most excellent Finnish TV program, The Norden. The show explores various aspects of Nordic societies (prisons, police, religion, gender, work, and family values) through the eyes of a foreigner. The episode…

This Island Earth

Some mornings, when the air is particularly clear, or the sunrises particularly grand, I take a brief moment to reflect on the grandeur of mere existence. I don’t do it enough, but how could I possibly give All of Existence its due credit…

Finding Dog

In the beginning, Man created gods. The gods were jealous, capricious, and spiteful. In fact, the gods were a lot like Man, but that’s quite besides the point. The gods quickly made a hash of things. They started requiring man…

Belief in an Information Age

Why do we believe weird things? Moreover, how do we persuade others (or ourselves) to move off of a long-held belief when new evidence comes to light? These are questions that are never far below the stream of my consciousness,…

Religion and Politics

In all of the hoopla over the recent pick of Paul Ryan as the Republican nominee for vice president and the subsequent convention, one fact has been largely overlooked: the Romney-Ryan ticket is the first major political party ticket without…

Creationist Korea

After nearly two years in Korea, and another one yet planned, the reader might assume that I generally like this quirky little country of 50 million people, perched precariously on the edge of Asia. The reader would be quite right…