Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Nov 092017
 

Someone who understands politics is about as likely to set up as a pundit as someone who can predict the future is to set up as a psychic.

Oct 122017
 

To deify the state has a certain logic; for the state is compulsion and coercion, and these, too, are God’s usual means.

Aug 282017
 

Believing in God is how most people remind themselves that they are not He.

Aug 042017
 

We perpetuate ourselves with art and offspring; but art has less alloy and may last longer.

Jul 142017
 

Having got this world for free, we expect to pay dearly for the next.

Jul 122017
 

Flawlessness is a trivial quality in a work of art.

Jul 102017
 

Fiction is more confining than history, for fiction must be plausible, while history need only be real.

Jun 282017
 

Cultural epochs used to last for centuries, then generations, then decades, now a year or two, and soon it will be fifteen minutes.