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On Anti-Faith
"And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you." -Friedrich Nietzsche Like many other words in the contemporary vocabulary, I worry that the word "faith" has lost its potency. Too often it is a passive, nebulous idea: we have faith that ...

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The Provo Problem
Every semester in my Writing 150 class, I assign an essay that is directed towards the (half dozen) readers of the BYU Universe. Because one of the keys of rhetoric is to have an understanding of your target audience, I ask my students to describe the BYU c...

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The Provo Problem
Every semester in my Writing 150 class, I assign an essay that is geared towards the (half dozen) readers of the BYU Universe. Because one of the keys of rhetoric is to have an understanding of your target audience, I ask my students to describe the BYU com...

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Why Musical Theater is a Failed Art
 This is written with a few grounding assumptions in mind: The main purpose of art is to aid in the acquiring of self-knowledge, spiritual understanding, and ethical development. Poor (or cheap) art does this less than great art. The musical (whether perfor...

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Truth, Religion, and the Voice of God
We all speak a failing language. "Every concept originates through our equating what is unequal," wrote Nietzsche in his On Truth and Lies in an Extra-Moral Sense. For an example of what he means, think of the word "cat." There is nothing about the word its...
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