The Problem of Guilt

by Daniel Tippens  (Note from the editor: This essay is being cross-published on the author’s blog The Related Public)  The problem of evil aims to show that the properties of the Judeo-Christian God are incompatible with the existence of evil. Broadly, the idea goes something like this. God is Omniscient (all-knowing) God is Omnipotent (all-powerful) God is Omnibenevolent (all-good) Evil […]

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Larousse Concise Woke-English/English-Woke Dictionary

by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ Every culture and sub-culture develops and employs its own distinctive terminology and sometimes even its own language. At times, these linguistic innovations may be difficult to understand, especially in the absence of competent bilinguals. Perhaps one of the best contemporary examples of such a language is that of the Woke (WL).  While WL’s semantic and […]

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Raging Pain as Musical Comic Book: Ramones

by E. John Winner 1. Popular music has become a swamp, with sinkholes and tangled underbrush. Every musical form can now be considered a “niche” music – not a shading along a spectrum, but a patch in a crazy quilt of vaguely related or wholly unrelated sound and lyrical stylings. Strangely, it was once possible to imagine a single history […]

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