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Jesus Cares? Help is Just a Prayer Away?

That’s what roadside church signs tell me on my drive through central Maine today: There are a lot of good people suffering in the world. Jesus (and God the Father of whom Jesus is supposed to be one mysterious aspect) are supposed to omniscient and

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Should Humans End The Suffering of Predation?

The Abolitionist Project also promises that we will all, in the future, be genetically pre-programmed to be constantly happy in a way that we can’t even imagine today. Does happiness mean anything if it’s predetermined, regardless of conditions?

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Happy Forgetfulness Day

On Memorial Day we’re supposed to recall the people in battle who suffer and fall. Corollary we insist that human descent, from the plains of Versailles to the rivers of Ghent, is all for the best. Now I won’t sing that bombing has no good

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Lack of TV Is Not Suffering

I don’t worry about the suffering that will result if some people have to go for a few weeks without watching TV. In fact, they might get some benefit from the break.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?