Shoot or Don’t Shoot?

Shoot or Don’t Shoot? | Talking Philosophy.

Excellent (and rational) discussion on police use of force, well worth the read. The Talking Philosophy Blog is recommended for regular reading.

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Contrasting The Nicene Creed and Epicurus on the Nature of the Gods

Contrasting The Nicene Creed and Epicurus on the Nature of the Gods | Turtles All The Way Down.

Posted because I think Jesus was one of the greatest social reformers the world has ever known. His religion is the sort that topples governments. But with the 1st Council of Nicea it all went bad. Christianity became a religion about Jesus as opposed to the religion of Jesus. With the conversion of Constantine, Christianity became a tool of the state to control the populace, as opposed to the revolutionary upending of society that Jesus had begun.