Are Love and Duty Incompatible?

Often when people think of Love and Duty they imagine them as a dichotomy. They believe that Love and Duty are mutually exclusive: You must choose one of the two and leave the other alone. But is this actually true? Is it true that acting out of love is ideal and that duty is merely a […]

The Realist’s Fantasy

When people criticize fantasy or romanticism as making people out of touch with reality, it’s interesting that they seem to only imagine fantasy as positive or better than real life, as though one can never pretend something is worse than it actually is. As an example of this merely look to any work of realism […]

Goodness In A Bag Of Chips

What is goodness? I think the simple answer is this: Goodness is the degree to which something fulfills its purpose. In our age we will often attribute goodness to something based on the fact that we enjoy it, and even more particularly because it never satisfies but increases desire. As strange as this may sound […]

What We Say Matters: Christianity Is a Religion, Not Just a Relationship

This will be the first in a new category of articles where I am going to discuss what I view as the unrealized consequences of words, phrases, and terms we use. My main focus while writing them will be to point out that what we say truly matters. We cannot assume people will understand what […]