Irony and the Alt-Right: What the Christchurch Shooter Tells Us About Belief

We find ourselves trapped between the closing scissor blades of two paradoxical apocalyptic convictions.  On the one side, those who claim to hold sincere beliefs, but live out those beliefs insincerely; on the other, those who claim to believe in nothing yet live out their ironic nihilism with fanatic sincerity. Continue reading Irony and the Alt-Right: What the Christchurch Shooter Tells Us About Belief

Ari Mahler’s Challenge: Pittsburgh, Caravans, And The Revolution Of The Neighbor

By redefining the word unconditional in his empathy, Ari Mahler radically asserts that there is meaning itself – ironically, while his love would be considered “Christian,” it embarks on the essential Jewish task of creating truth in a world abandoned by God. Continue reading Ari Mahler’s Challenge: Pittsburgh, Caravans, And The Revolution Of The Neighbor