The above 5-minute video clearly explains the essence of what’s happening in American politics today. Biden won, but almost certainly won’t be able to govern with a McConnell opposition Senate. In addition, a large majority of Americans support the Democrats’ policies and Democrats get a majority of the vote, but because of the makeup of … Continue reading Understanding Politics in America After the 2020 Election
The Fountain of Eternal Life in Cleveland, Ohio is described as symbolizing “Man rising above death, reaching upward to God and toward Peace.” Belief in immortality is widespread, as anthropological studies reveal, but most people regard death as the ultimate tragedy and crave continued existence. Yet there is little if any evidence for immortality; and we do not personally … Continue reading Is There an Afterlife?
I just finished One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported by E.J. Dionne, Thomas Mann & Norman Ornstein. The authors were once known as the wise men of Washington, and The New Yorker once called Ornstein and Mann the “über-respectables.”
In his recent book, Death and the Afterlife, Samuel Scheffler offer two imaginative thought experiments in an attempt to understand our attitudes toward death and meaning.
The literature on death is voluminous and deserving of its own book length study. What we can do here is briefly discuss a few of the issues involved. Belief in immortality is widespread, as anthropological studies reveal,