A Meditation on Faith: Carrots & Sticks, Part III

The threat of punishment or the promise of reward can make me “behave” myself… Continue reading

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A Meditation on Faith: Carrots & Sticks, Part I

The body, mind, and spirit of the human animal are easily hijacked by fear and greed. Continue reading

A Meditation on Faith: Scapegoating

The evils of finger-pointing run much broader and deeper than… and are more consequential than… the childish avoidance of blame… Continue reading

A Meditation on Faith: Sadomasochism

The “virtue” of self-denial may be the only way to feel special when one has nothing else to be proud of. Continue reading