Socratic Dialogue

Beyond the Unbearable Burden of Non-Being

A Socratic dialogue about true joy.

The Consolation of Theology

In imitation of St. Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, and one of my greatest individual works.

The Damned Backswing

A Socratic dialogue about something in history that keeps cropping up.

The Law of Attraction: A Dialogue with an Eastern Orthodox Christian Mystic

The New Age Law of Attraction says that if you think about receiving money, a huge windfall will fall across your lap, and that is dangerous territory. However, there is an Orthodox Law of Attraction of sorts, in which if you think thoughts of peace, they will be followed by more and bigger thoughts of peace, while if you think thoughts of anger, they will be followed by more and bigger thoughts of anger, and conflict with them.

Plato: The Allegory of the... Flickering Screen?

A very, very light touch adapting Plato's most famous passage.


This is a Socratic dialogue looking at how truly singular our present circumstances are; they are more extreme than anything seen by the 99% of people who have ever lived, who have never seen a written or printed word.

Sinners in the Providence of a Loving God

The original "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" sought to say how we can only offer a spider's web worth of resistance to God's wrath. Here I drop the other shoe.

Veni, Vidi, Vomui: A Look at "Do You Want to Date My Avatar?"

A dialogue unveiling layers of what is disturbing about a viral music video.


A Socratic dialogue set in a realized transhumanist eschatology, looking for something beyond what is available then and there.