The Unfundamental Conversion

This election cycle I’ve remembered firsthand how the conservative community is master at creating alternative fictional realities to live inside. For those with their eyes open, at this point in the election, it is vividly apparent that Trump is a monster. He is a con-artist who scams and cheats people out of wages. He refers …
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I Know How Hillary Felt

September 27th, 2016 | Posted by Lana Hope in Politics - (3 Comments)

I live in a three story townhouse, which means both wall noise and social contact, whether with those in my house or those next door. We share walls, yards, and parking spaces. Recently, I shared with the student in the basement that I am frustrated with the guy who shares a wall with us because he …
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From the former president’s crime bill, which among other things eliminated funds for inmate education and expanded the death penalty, the welfare reform which depleted aid to children, the reversal of tariffs on industries that protected certain middle class jobs, to Hillary’s vote for Iraq and other big military decisions, to the Clinton’s big money …
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How Fox News Supported Trump

March 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Lana Hope in Politics - (6 Comments)

  I watched the Republican debate, held in Detroit, Michigan tonight, online. Most of the “debate” was not surprising. We all expected the debate to go something like this: Trump insults everyone; Rubio insults Trump; Kasich stays out of it “like an adult”; Cruz repeats over and over that he will repel Obama Care; and no one actually …
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Ethical Actions are not Innocent

November 21st, 2015 | Posted by Lana Hope in Philosophy | Politics - (10 Comments)
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In this post, I explore contingency as it relates to justice issues. Life is full of uncertainties. The road forks, and we have to take one path or the other, and we cannot choose both. If one attends X university, it could lead to a marrying a certain individual, moving to one province over another, and having …
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God is Dead, Part 3

November 10th, 2015 | Posted by Lana Hope in Philosophy | Politics | Religion - (4 Comments)

So far in this series, I have argued two key points via the French philosopher Gauchet: (1) In premodernity, the world was characterized by an overbearing past in which we owed every to the gods. People did not recognize their agency, and what agency they had they always attributed to the gods. Everything on earth …
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I write my story

  (photo credit: don’t remember)  In this series, I am evaluating the shift between the premodern world and the modern world that would not only explain why God died at a societal level, but also illuminate why the church has failed at their attempts to stop the spread of secularism. In my last post, I …
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In my post College after Homeschooling, I explained why college was emotionally difficult on me. My main argument in that post was that I was not intellectually able to assent to what my professors were trying to demonstrate to me because I was close-minded. My world was such that if every word from the professors …
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  photo taken in Bellingham, Washington Around three years ago I changed my mind about LGBT individuals and their right to marry. I grew up in a family who did not really acknowledge or mention gays. I had no idea gays even existed until a guy in our homeschool group married someone whose mother was lesbian, …
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hobby lobby

I have written a lot about the difference between a modern and postmodern framework of knowledge, or what we might call “worldview” to use common speech. I have hinted and briefly mentioned that the premodern is actually drastically different from both the modern and postmodern frameworks, but I have lacked concrete examples to explain this. …
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