Plato II

Tonight’s major revelation: I am not a Platonist. Fundamentally, I think Good is not “beyond” Being. I do not see how this can be coherent. Details to follow. Time for bed.

/ November 14, 2004

Plato I

It’s been a long, fascinating evening of Being, Becoming and 30 amazing people. The Republic meta-thon turned in to a Timaeus/Republic metathon. You can read the Capn’s summaries (as well as some of his personal reflections) here. I won’t repeat...

/ November 13, 2004


“I love Gnostic Chess. I just hate the pieces.” Keith, this deserves a post of it’s own.

/ November 11, 2004

Gnostic Gambit

My brother’s last move in our game of “Gnostic Chess” was a lengthy and well-reasoned attempt to undercut my original claim that the Evangelical Church (broadly construed) is influenced (implicitly) by Gnostic ideas. Jim attempts to ground the discussion historically...

/ November 7, 2004

Though I think these a little unfair…

Here’s the latest audio splice of Kerry damning himself with his own words… Albeit out of context, usually. This is no argument, but, being that the campaign is over now, it’s good for a laugh. If you can’t get...

/ November 3, 2004

The People have Spoken.

ABC still refuses to call it. According to the official numbers, Bush has a lead in Ohio of 134,019. The official “provisional ballot” count is only at 110,361. There is no way Kerry wins the election. Bush has triumphed. To...

/ November 3, 2004

And now for the surreal moment of the night….

Elected as Justice to the Ohio Supreme Court: Yup. Paul Pfeifer.

/ November 2, 2004

And the one that tops them all……..

Dan Rather: “We’d rather be last than wrong.” HAH! Rathergate, anyone?

/ November 2, 2004

Yes, even more….

Ralph Nader: “Democrats are going backwards in to the future.” Eh?

/ November 2, 2004

More election moments…

Peter Jennings interviewing John McCain: Mcain: “You know, the war was the big issue in this election and Bush was the best candidate for that reason, but I’m still good friends with John Kerry.” Jennings: “Well, there you have it:...

/ November 2, 2004