Here’s a few random, but hardly exhaustive thoughts on the difference between liberty and freedom. Liberty connotates what is right, while freedom connotates independence and the freedom to think, feel, and act as one pleases. Liberty is connected to self-rule and self-determination, but in a principled manner that respects the natural rights/liberties of others, and is a form of morally restrained freedom, while freedom is more of a general term, […] Read more »
The Rewards of Self-Deception, and why it is the Satanic Path
Self-fallacy, self-fallere (fallere = Latin for “to deceive”), aka self-deception, is a real problem for humanity. Rationalization, which is reasoning from a desired conclusion rather than reasoning from a solid premise, is called in the cognitive sciences emotionally motivated reasoning. Think of rationalization as the inversion of reason, where all inversion is “metaphorically “Satanic”, and it leads to Machiavellian thinking and behaviors, where the ends justify the means. Motivated reasoning […] Read more »
Should we Rebel Against Morality?
Just because Catholicism/Christianity is commonly associated with morality in the west, does not mean that morality is a bad thing, or that it should be rebelled against. It is a logical fallacy to assume that because Christianity is a poor role model that morality is no longer relevant to a well functioning society; Christianity and morality are not the same thing. I see and hear people say, especially through their […] Read more »