Philosophy

The Faux Compassion of the Damned

Self-righteousness is commonplace among the religious and thus easily identified. Among the secular it appears able to hide itself much more easily, for reasons I do not understand. The deadliest and most corrupt form of self-righteousness I have seen these days comes from a belief in moral superiority based on the claim that one cares for the poor and the suffering.

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Philosophy

The opposite of Nazism

I've been thinking a lot about our tendency to overreact to dangerous situations. We get hit with a bit of chaos then demand absolute order in this precise moment. Or maybe we are suffocating in oppressive order and feel the need to burn it all. It's a natural reaction. If you are being chased by a predator you don't want to get far enough from it, but AS FAR AS YOU CAN from it.

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Philosophy

Why being more masculine does not necessarily mean being less feminine

I've had this idea in my mind since as long as I can remember wherein I viewed masculinity and feminimity as opposite ends of a two dimensional. As you moved close to one, you necessarily had to move farther from the other. I believed that we all lie somewhere on that spectrum and that I as a man mush work to move myself as far as possible towards the masculine end.

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Philosophy

By their fruits ye shall know them

I struggled to understand this verse for a long time. It's a quick catchy phrase that seems to make sense, but in practice I thought that a bit more leeway should be given. I thought back to all the mistakes I've made and how sometimes good intentions have led to bad results, but I think I might have some handle on why this phrase is true.

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