Is Moral Equality a Christian Idea?

by Tim Sommers “Mankind was first taught to stammer the proposition of equality” – “Everyone is equal to everyone else” – “In a religious context, and only later was it made into morality,” Nietzsche wrote. Elsewhere, he called “human equality,” or “moral equality,” a specifically “Christian concept, no less crazy [than the soul],” moral equality…

Why Is “Moral Grandstanding” Even Supposed to Be a Thing?

by Tim Sommers Moral Grandstanding is using moral talk as way of drawing attention to oneself, seeking status, and/or trying to impress others with our moral qualities. Moral grandstanding is supposed, by some, to be a pervasive and dangerous phenomenon. According to psychologist Joshua Grubbs, for example, moral grandstanding exacerbated the COVID-19 crisis and is…

Forget About “UFOs” & Cryptocurrency, Meet “UOs” & Cryptovocabulary

by Tim Sommers “Unidentified Objects” Here we go again. A secret government investigation. Blurry pictures. Debunkers. He saw…/She saw…. UFO fever comes around at least every decade or so and, if you are old enough to remember earlier iterations, it’s deja vous all over again. But “UFO” is a misnomer. How do we know these…