Why God is a White Man: God the Father in Western Art

Chances are you’ve seen God in a painting, be it as a kindly old man, a hand descending from the clouds or a ray of sun rippling across the trees. And you might have wondered why exactly God is portrayed as a bearded white man. The history behind this is more complicated than it might seem at first. Continue reading Why God is a White Man: God the Father in Western Art

I Wrote a Novel in 30 Days

On November 30th I finished writing my second novel. It feels weird to call it my second novel because the first one was written in a haze of youth, naivety and sophomoric storytelling. I know for a fact that I’ll look back on this project in the same light when a similar amount of time has passed, but for now it’s the apex of my creative efforts to date. Continue reading I Wrote a Novel in 30 Days

The Ego Crisis

The growth of self importance in the average person can be connected to a few different ideas, namely the decline of religion and monarchy and the rise of consumerism and humanism. As the sun set on Feudal England around the 1300s, this way of life was replaced by a set of ideals largely borrowed from rediscovered Greek and Roman texts, summed up best by Thracian philosopher Protagoras – “Man is the measure of all things”. Continue reading The Ego Crisis

How to Get into Political Philosophy

Political philosophy is an ancient and wide ranging discipline. People have long been heavily invested in the manner by which they are to be ruled or rule – be it by a benevolent dictator or dedicated group effort. Many people have a desire to better understand the history of political philosophy but feel lost as beginners in such a complex discipline. Continue reading How to Get into Political Philosophy

The Phrase “Nasty Woman” is Counterproductive, and Here’s Why

by Philip Damico / @philipsdamico

I didn’t know the origin of the now oft-invoked phrase “Nasty Woman” until 2 hours ago, but like almost everyone else who’s remotely in touch with liberal media and discourse, I’ve been hearing the expression for well over 6 months at this point. Continue reading The Phrase “Nasty Woman” is Counterproductive, and Here’s Why

King Crimson – Pushing the Envelope of Rock Music

King Crimson pushed rock music forward in ways that, in the late 60s, few thought was possible. Their music discusses mature themes that have retained their relevancy for nearly 50 years. In the Court of the Crimson King is a timeless classic that set the tone for not only the coming progressive rock revolution but the alienation and fear that maintains a grip on our minds to this day. Continue reading King Crimson – Pushing the Envelope of Rock Music

A Chronology of Postmodernism

Postmodernism emerged in the middle of the 1950s from the ashes of humanity’s century long frantic, hubristic search for objectivity. But according to theologian Thomas Oden it was born in 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell. Yet many others claim the age of postmodernism began in 1968 when numerous counterculture protests shut down universities around the world. Like the ideas contained within the term postmodernism, its origins are muddy and no one can quite agree on what the truth is regarding them. Continue reading A Chronology of Postmodernism