21
Jun

A Libertarian Hippie Catholic’s Take on Laudato Si’

In the latest addition to papal encyclicals, Pope Francis lays out a complex mix of science, politics, and theology that can typically only be found in one of these documents. As the Holy Father writes in Laudato Si’, “The Catholic Church is open to dialogue with philosophical thought; this has enabled her to produce various […]

22
May

Cult of the White Lab Coat

For most of human history, society has been subjected to indefensible beliefs—some legitimate, some not—but when the Enlightenment came, many people thought that we as a species were done with superstition, blind faith, and indefensible beliefs. Science will save us from those foolish belief systems! *Plot twist* Much of humanity has crept back into a […]

4
Apr

The Illogic of the Discrimination Police

Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act has received an unprecedented amount of criticism recently—from political philosophy heavyweights such as Miley Cyrus and MC Hammer to the omniscient and omnipresent Facebook troll. I’ve been wanting to write about this topic for a while but it has been extremely difficult to wrap my head around people who […]

4
Dec

Racism and Police Brutality: The Real Tragedy

December 3rd, 2014 is a day that will go down in history as one of the most enlightening days ever because that’s when someone finally had the guts and vision to call out America as the brutally racist nation that it is. In his post, “The American Justice System Is Not Broken,”  blogger Albert Burneko […]

Military Interventionism is Unproductive, Unreasonable, and Un-American

If there’s one legitimate role for the federal government, it’s national defense. But that raises the question: what constitutes a national defense? Moreover what constitutes a sound national defense. While defense is vital to our existence, military interventionism is usually unproductive, unreasonable, and un-American. Military interventionism is unproductive because, not only does it not work to help keep […]

Vulnero Nemo

There are two types of people in the world: people that will sit at a red light at a deserted intersection at 3 am in the morning when there are clearly no cars coming in either direction; and there are the people who will run the red light. My name is Joseph Morse and I […]