Today we'll be looking at my favourite school of philosophy, Epicureanism; a brief view of what it is, how it's shaped my outlook, and how it can help your faith-walk.
Thought Exercise: The Condemned Prisoner
Capital punishment is now legal nationwide. You have been appointed to administer all executions, and only you can administer executions. For each execution you perform, you will be given ten million dollars.
When does a seed become a plant?
Gardening can be a very rewarding activity. Admittedly, having to fight a garden hose in the middle of the summers heat isn't all that fun, and this hasn't been the most productive year. But, after your plants have grown and you get to pick your first produce of the season, you can't help but feel … Continue reading When does a seed become a plant?
Thought exercise: The one hour conversation
Part 1You are setting across a table from a stranger. You know that in exactly one hour they are going to die. They won't leave the table, and you can't leave the table. You can say anything you want to them, but you can't tell them they're dying. What would you spend the next hour … Continue reading Thought exercise: The one hour conversation
How to repair a broken ceramic bowl.
Let's say that you are a connoisseur of ceramic bowls. One day, you're carrying one of your favourite bowls, and you drop it. It falls to the ground, shattering into pieces. Distraught, you pick up what remains of it, and you have to decide what to do with it. You have two choices; do you … Continue reading How to repair a broken ceramic bowl.