Intention: an Impression

Intention: an Impression

In college I took to attending debates that pitted a Christian against an atheist. The Christian always asserted, among other things, that he knew exactly what the point of the universe was. The atheist was certain the universe had no point. The two got along terribly. It seemed to me […]

Good Religion / Bad Religion

Good Religion / Bad Religion

I was at a party the other night chatting pleasantly with a young girl who was leaving for Africa to be a missionary. I kept my reservations about so-called mission-work to myself so as not to start a religious debate. Then she asked, “Who do you think Jesus was?” Not […]

Business disinterest

Business disinterest

I took a personality test the other day that told me I was innovative, resourceful, and quite possibly an entrepreneur. How does that fit? Well, right after college I did found a company to pioneer innovative technologies, which we managed to do using only our wits, earnings from part-time jobs, […]

Back before Gandhi became Gandhi

Back before Gandhi became Gandhi

Back before Gandhi became Gandhi, he was a young man in England studying law. Doing so required financial support from a dozen relatives. It wasn’t his plan so much as theirs; they hoped he would one day secure a high paying government job and support the family. He was expected […]