An Ethical Hedonist

A rational life is the most potentially enjoyable life there is.


Atlanta, Georgia, United States
April 15
I believe in pleasure and the pursuit thereof. I am a full-time college student and aspiring lawyer (as well as a full-time software engineer and a part-time musician/artist) working through my Bachelor's degree in preparation for law school. Sometimes I get mad at people in the news. So follow my journey through school and life as I juggle my many hats and save up for law school.


MARCH 9, 2010 12:48PM

An atheist's morality

"So what's the point of doing good, if you don't think there are ultimate consequences for what you do?  I mean, where does your motivation to do good come from if you don't believe in hell?"

This was a question my best friend recently asked me.  He is a very liberal… Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2010 9:13AM

Blaming the victim

You know what?  I haven't been really, truly good and angry in a while.  So imagine my relief when I read this:

Blame the victim: Religious leaflet claims 'ungodly' dressed women provoke rape

I just... no.  You know what?  Let's try a few thought experiments here.

Experiment 1

The… Read full post »

MARCH 1, 2010 9:28AM

My most perfect union


I'm waiting in the arrivals lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It's just after eight in the morning, and the light streaming through the atrium gives the building a feeling of energy strangely unmatched by any of the people in it. I appear to be watching the floor, white tile… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 7, 2010 12:15PM

Where my loyalties lie

There have been about a billion things I've wanted to post about here in the last month, but the realities of a full-time job and a full-time course load at school have made that impossible.  I have a bunch of posts stored up that I add to from time to time,… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 8, 2010 9:08AM

Celibate, Silent... or Dead?

When I was about 15 years old, I became a Christian.  I was on fire, with a passion for the Lord and a zeal for learning about my newfound faith.  I was in my church's youth choir (even becoming a section leader at one point), and I took the advanced apologetics… Read full post »

The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission has just released its list of the "top ten incidents of anti-Christian defamation, bigotry and discrimination in the US from last year."  This is yet another laughable attempt to stick the hatred and bigotry labels onto incidents that show no hatred… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2010 11:29AM

5 Things I didn't care about in '09

It's 2010, but I don't go back to work until Monday, so I want to do a retrospective of the five gigantic news stories that I somehow managed not to care about this year.  I mean, everyone loved the Jon and Kate soap opera and Levi Johnston's Incredible Adventure, but some… Read full post »

In a few months, my partner and I will probably be moving into the city of Atlanta proper.  We currently live in one of the larger northeastern suburbs, right outside the Perimeter.  For those unfamiliar with the Atlanta area, the Perimeter is I-285, a 70-mile long interstate bypass that en… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2009 12:22PM

Who I am

It's my first post, so I should probably introduce myself just a little bit.  And since I don't want to do the work required to make a proper narrative of my life, I shall make a bulleted list of facts about me.