Daily Archives: October 14, 2009

God, human nature, the meaning of life, and all that stuff

I assume that most of you who make your way here—and I’m flattered that there are more of you than I ever thought there would be when I started doing this—do so because you’re interested in history.  I try to respect that by keeping my posts focused on that topic.  (I should add, though, that I really enjoy reading the non-history-related posts of fellow history bloggers, whether the subject is politics, culture, or just the day-to-day business of living.  It gives things a little added personality.)

A second reason I try to focus on history here is just because it’s what I know the most about, given my educational and vocational background.  I agree wholeheartedly with an insightful statement by John Lawson: “The irony of the Information Age is that it has given new respectability to uninformed opinion.”  The last thing I want to do is to contribute to all the superfluous noise out there.

Still, one of the universal human traits is a tendency to ponder those big questions about the meaning of life, the state of the world, and what to do about it.  And an equally universal trait is to expound your conclusions to anybody who’ll listen.   So at the suggestion of a friend of mine, I’ve started another blog about this very thing.  If you’re interested, you can find it here.  If you’re not, there’s nothing to fear.  It’ll still be business as usual here at this blog.

That’s it for the cross-promotion.  Scout’s honor.

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