Nihilism

I don't like what happening to me lately - happening to my soul that is. The presidential race is emblematic for my worry
Last time I described the predicament I face as a 21st-century historian of Christianity. I welcome students wanting a more
A great candidate would face what others ignore, boldly illuminating any self-destructive agenda that fosters investments that are driven by short-term greed, and proliferates terrorism and war based on fear. They would call for compassion and model confidence that humanity can find a course toward mutual benefit.
Nihilism is the wrong word for ISIS. Extremist jihadism is a consequence of faith, not a consequence of losing faith.
Indiscriminate evil ought to shut down theology, but instead it drives many us real-world Leftovers into more serious religious belief.
Abandon expectations, appreciate everything.
In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.
Any film that begins with a philosophy professor, played by Joaquin Phoenix, cruising in the bright sunlight musing to himself about Kant's "unanswerable" questions is going to charm me immediately. Indeed, Woody Allen's Irrational Man, which just premiered at Cannes, is a sunny joy to watch, despite its sinister subject: