three in a row

I am in the pokies section of my local. The room is a roar with dings and jingles, chattering and claps, there are flashing lights, animations of golden doubloons raining down, and sat before all this spectacle are the poor souls, grey skinned and dry lipped - those who pull the levers of the machine. … Continue reading three in a row

scholia

The inconclusiveness of theodicies, whether religious or secular, is necessary to allow the possibility of redemption. When sin becomes totally explicable it becomes totally unforgivable. This is the tyranny of absolute rationality, in which redemption is impossible and apology merely an admission of guilt.

scholia

Without death the certainty bestowed by objective, scientific knowledge would be unbelievable. The inevitability of our material decay gives us faith in, if nothing else, material. Thus if science were to discover the secrets to immortality our reaction would be one of ingratitude.