As artificial intelligence advances and the humanities decline, we need to consider how to create meaningful connection in a digital world.
In our time, the battle against nihilism looms larger than any squabble between rationalists like Sam Harris and the moderately religious.
Let us be intellectually honest about the sorrows of this life. Perhaps then, through a lens of sorrow, we can see the one, eternal hope that renders death not proud.
To understand why this show simply doesn’t work, compare it to a 20-year-old sci-fi film that almost certainly had some influence on these show runners: ‘The Truman Show.’
This little superhero film is a textbook in MacGuffin. It even has an extra featurette discussing the nature of MacGuffins.
‘Far Cry 5’s’ political point, whether its writers were aware of it or not, is not that guns, religion, or even militias are good or bad.
A reasonable interpretation would be not that the terrorists believe in nothing, but rather that they believe, deeply and radically, in the affirmative commands of the Quran.
Rather than co-opting the nihilism of this age, ‘Rick and Morty’ cleverly disguises its rather potent criticism of our philosophy by cloaking itself in the veneer of absurdism.
The television show proclaims the insignificance of all our lives, reveling in existential pessimism. Why do viewers and critics love it so much?
Clearly, there is nothing secular about progressivism. Look under the veneer of pseudo-scientific language, and you’re left staring at a fanatically religious mindset.
We parents of disabled children know the pain. The fear. And the pull of despair. But we also know the love. True love doesn’t take the ‘out’ provided by a ‘compassionate’ doctor.
No one should be surprised that postmodern America chose an antihero to be our next president.
We learn from history only if we draw the right lessons from it. The radical distance between the Roman world and our own is far-reaching.
Audiences are ready for plays of faith, yet many theater companies are not, and they are missing the opportunity for larger houses as a result.
We should just dump the weaponized word ‘gender’ and say ‘sex.’ It’s the first step back to sanity in this war on our minds and bodies.
Isn’t there something mysterious about our difficult times that causes Batman and Superman to become morally ambiguous enemies?
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