Greco-Roman Conceptions of Crucifixion: “The Barren Tree”

The Romans employed crucifixion as a death sentence for the lowliest of scum. To them, the crucifix was known as “the barren tree”, a name surely used to embody the hopelessness and loneliness present in such a manner of death. What else could one possibly see when they think of such a phrase? Most likelyContinue reading “Greco-Roman Conceptions of Crucifixion: “The Barren Tree””

Psychedelics & Ancient Greece

Psychedelics are a danger I wish I had not touched. I wish I had not ventured onto that plane of existence. For on that plane, everything is obfuscated, nothing is as it seems, and in such darkness devils are known to dwell.   What plane? What is it like? Where does it lie? What awaits thoseContinue reading “Psychedelics & Ancient Greece”

Atheism in 2020 is Derivative of Christianity

There has not been a single well known atheist(Dawkins, Harris, Dillahunty) that has come out and acknowledged that, perhaps, just maybe, we have gone down the wrong civilizational path. No, they have not admitted that abandoning God may have led to a vacuum of which there is no better replacement. They have not theorized thatContinue reading “Atheism in 2020 is Derivative of Christianity”

Dionysus & Christ: The Render of Men vs. Salvific Crucifixion

There are many similarities between Jesus Christ and the Ancient Greek God, Dionysus. These striking similarities in their essences, as well as the stark differences in the way they lived, readied the world for the coming of God made flesh. Without the ideas, conceptions, and truths born through Dionysus, it is conceivable that the worldContinue reading “Dionysus & Christ: The Render of Men vs. Salvific Crucifixion”

Friedrich Nietzsche & Sam Harris Moving Beyond Christ: Conceptions of the Moral Landscape

In late 2010, Sam Harris, famed atheist public thinker, published what may be considered his magnum opus. “The Moral Landscape”, a then New York Times bestseller, attempts to argue that science can be used to observe human values. In it, Harris lays out what he believes to be a landscape of peaks and valleys uponContinue reading “Friedrich Nietzsche & Sam Harris Moving Beyond Christ: Conceptions of the Moral Landscape”

Jesus, Achilles, and Dionysus: A Dialectic

Pt. 1: Jesus & Achilles Within the context of the western canon, there are two characters that come closest to Christ and his salvation of all mankind. These two characters are Achilles and Dionysus. Yet despite how close these two are to being saviors, one a God, the other a demi-God, neither had the powerContinue reading “Jesus, Achilles, and Dionysus: A Dialectic”

Kritike Tekhne (“Art of Judgement”)

The Greek conception of art critique was used to judge tools. For the greeks, a cup was art, a chair, a table, not some abstract blue blob frivolously splashed onto a blank white canvas. In this sense art always served some pragmatic, real-world end. A cup was to serve as a vessel for a beverage,Continue reading “Kritike Tekhne (“Art of Judgement”)”

BLM & the Dysfunction of Mythos

(I may suggest reading the previous post for both continuity and clarity.) Now that we understand that what we are watching unfold in the streets is the attempted establishment of a new mythos, we can move forward in the analysis. The next question is a simple one: Will they succeed? The answer of that questionContinue reading “BLM & the Dysfunction of Mythos”