Tag Archives: justice

God Is Teasing Me, Just Like He Teased Moses in the Desert

A frequently used argument for religion is that it’s a comfort to people, and in no way do I disagree with this. There are definitely times when I wish I knew that there was some meaning to my life, that … Continue reading

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Lockup: Emerald City

My wife, who has read several books about prison and watched many episodes of Lockup on MSNBC, has mentioned to me that she doesn’t like the way the prison system in Oz is set up. Of course, thanks to an … Continue reading

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Post of the Hours

One common feature of mythology is an explanation of the procession of the seasons, often linking them to particular deities or to the death and rebirth of a god. In Greek mythology, it’s explained that the winter is when Demeter‘s … Continue reading

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Baby, You Can Drive My Karma

The way I view religion, it has to have one or more conscious entities controlling the universe. I don’t know that it necessarily has to include a code of behavior, but religions almost invariably do. There’s also frequently an overriding … Continue reading

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Plight of the Private Citizen

Thinking back to my earlier post about fictional societies that value reason above all things, I realized that there’s one Oz character for whom the same thing is true. This is Tititi-Hoochoo, the Great Jinjin and Private Citizen of a … Continue reading

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For Great Justice

We’re all familiar with the depiction of Justice as a blindfolded woman holding scales. As with a lot of anthropomorphic personifications, this image largely derives from Greco-Roman mythology, but from a few different deities. The first relevant goddess is Themis, … Continue reading

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