Ignatian Prayer

I wrote this in response to Christian Flash Weekly’s Event 43, the prompt of which required the inclusion of “and now, may the terror of the LORD be on you. Watch what you do, for there is no injustice or partiality or taking bribes with the LORD our God” (2 Chronicles 19:7) and had to … More Ignatian Prayer

Buddhism Lecture 2: The Three Characteristics of Existence to the Second Noble Truth

Here is my most recent lecture from my Introduction to World Religions class concerning a discussion of the three characteristics of existence, the five skandhas, and the first two noble truths. Thanks to those who checked out the first lecture! I tweaked with the vocals a little so my voice (hopefully) isn’t so annoying ;).

Spirituality: The New Opiate of the People (Pt. IIA)

In the first of this four-post series, collectively titled “Spirituality: The New Opiate of the People,” I wrote on the history of spirituality, focusing mainly on the usage of this vague term and discussing how, in our late modern society, such vagueness made ripe the capitalist usurpation of the “spiritual.” As stated in my plan … More Spirituality: The New Opiate of the People (Pt. IIA)

Spirituality: The New Opiate of the People (Part I)

Wait wait wait, he said what? Isn’t that supposed to read “religion is the opiate of the people?” After all that is what Marx said, right? No, no it isn’t. Marx never wrote “religion is the opiate of the people.” Here instead is the full quote from which Marx’s famous dictum has come to us moderns in … More Spirituality: The New Opiate of the People (Part I)