Why an #atheist #church? Because regardless of what you believe, you need to be reminded regularly of the need for and the benefit of moral #philosophy. This is the value every church offers, I just serve it up without the smoke and mirrors.
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This week’s service: The Power of Poetry.
It makes girls swoon and boys fight, and it drives every quest for the next frontier: poetry. And yet it is mocked everywhere, most especially in academic mock-poetry, and it is ridiculed and shunned by the people who need it most: Men.
When men surrendered poetry, they surrendered everything that has ever mattered in Western civilization: Love, family, art, civility and ultimately civil order itself. The people who are not poets are brutes. And it shows.
No doubt you have other things to do with your time, but I challenge you to find anyone who will challenge you quite as thoroughly as I will. I most certainly have not surrendered my poetry, and I aim to show you what I can do with it.
This is the homily from my first service for The Church of Splendor with all the church business cut out. This is a philosophically ambitious argument about moral ambition, an equally-opportunisitical offender, a thoroughgoing take-down – and rebuilding – of everything.
If you value rethinking everything from the ground up, you should give me half-an-hour of your life. I promise to repay it a thousand fold.
To see the whole service, go here.
You give me 99 seconds, I’ll give you a brand new world…
This is from my first service for The Church of Splendor. If you want to see the whole argument, go here.
Want to stay married forever? Try staying married every day.
When you hire an Irishman to speak, there are three words you never have to pay for. They’re not in my script
, but you can hear them in the video of Anthony and Marilee Johnson’s wedding
This movie comes in the form of my post-wedding toast to the newlyweds. The topic is getting marriage so right that you manage to stay married all the way to the end of the day:
This is the opening sequence from my first service for The Church of Splendor:
If you want to see the whole argument, go here.
I keep talking about starting an atheist church. Here I am, starting one. My goal is to do this live on Saturday afternoons from a congenial bar, but Sunday mornings are a churchy enough time of day to start with.
We’ll start with something simple: What should a morally-ambitious person do?
Here it is on Spreecast.