About


When asked what books he recommended Christopher Hitchens replied, “Read people who you feel ashamed to be mentioned with in the same breath.” My blog is intended to give the gift of knowledge, however controversial the subject matter. I have been blessed with the freedom of speech, and I would like to use it to  reveal the injustice on the planet we live on.

19 Responses to About

  1. Hi Ethan,
    I looked at your blog and think it’s right on. I sometimes get a little wordy reflecting on Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and how lousy things were back in the 1640s.
    On the other hand I am interested in the human condition in the broader sense: hence my interest in anthropology and art.
    I am Carlos Deegan on FB:-)

  2. Volubrjotr says:

    Secular Morality or Secular Ethics?

    You may enjoy reading Morality as defined as the antecedent to ethics. Though both are related, they are also distinctively separate.

    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10559a.htm

    When contemplating injustice one must understand justice – is it based upon legalese or the antecedent to ethics, that being morality?

    Secularism is a religion aka; ‘world view that you base your life upon’. See Humanist Manifesto 1&2.

    “The moral and religious system which Jesus Christ transmitted to us is the best the world has ever seen, or can see.”

    –Benjamin Franklin

    I applaud your efforts & your site!

  3. azleader says:

    Anyone comfortable enough with their own beliefs to find self-effacing humor in them must have ideas worth listening to.

  4. Ethan Hill, so far, I am impressed with what I see here. I’ll be chking u out for sure. Thanks for the encouraging word.

  5. Don Cooks says:

    Ethan,

    I find your well witten blogs inspiring.

    Don Cooks.

    • Ethan Hill says:

      I am extremely glad to hear that! I find your blog very interesting, well written and inspiring as well. Thank you for your support, I appreciate it!

      • Don Cooks says:

        Ethan,
        I am very hopeful that young people like you are crawling out of the cocoon and chaliging the establishment as i0t is your generation that will inherit yje fate of our country.

  6. Don Cooks says:

    Ethan,

    I find your well written blogs inspiring.

    Don Cooks.

  7. Hi Ethan,

    Thanks for reading and following my blog.
    I truly believe we’ll constitute a community (virtual-real), that in time will have a saying – and a doing – in our societies.

    http://castoutofeden.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/power-freedom/

    Pleased we’ve met.

    Ricardo

  8. Check Six says:

    Thanks for the follow!

  9. Donald Miller says:

    Anyone who mentions Christopher Hitchens in the first sentence of his About page gets my attention and interest. I’m clicking the Follow button. I sure do miss Hitchens. I guess I always will, big time.

    • Ethan Hill says:

      I appreciate the follow, anyone who honors Christopher Hitchens is a follower worth having. The fact that he did what he felt was morally correct, even if he was ridiculed for it, is someone I admire greatly.

      • Donald Miller says:

        Yes, me too. Even more than that, he placed his life on the line time and again, knowing that what happened to the director Van Gogh could just as easily have happened to him.

        By the way, that was the speediest reply I’ve ever had on WordPress. 😉

  10. sunnythesurd says:

    I find your blog to be excellent and measured. Even if i dont agree with your opinions i find them readable to get another perspective on social issues. Hence i have nominated you for the versatile bloggers award.
    http://cynicalboy.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/versatile-blogger-award-2/

  11. Donald Miller says:

    I’d love to get a Great Books online club together. I’m rereading The Iliad and I intend to go through all of them. I think I’d learn more kicking the ideas around with some other people. (Or one more, if you’re interested.)

  12. One thing that stands out in Western culture (and every culture I know of) is the lack of a moral community that encourages its members to judge everyone and everything, to independently derive conclusions on morality rather than receive them through blind obedience (to a potentially immoral source). We have liberals that preach personal irresponsibility and conservatives that preach corporate irresponsibility, but those who are independently moral are disorganized. I am grateful to see this blog and hope that you continue writing, as this may well be one way to encourage moral communities to form.

    If you want to get an idea of why it’s so crucial for such communities to develop, I recommend you read an article, “the desire to expel unselfish individuals from the group”, as well as look up the effects of whistleblowing on the people who carry it out – particularly as Daniel Ellsberg recently pointed out that during the Obama administration, a total of six whistleblowers were put on trial, more than the rest of all US presidents combined.

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