Thanks. I could do that. I’ve already addressed the positive or at least defensible message that’s hidden in Christianity in an article on my blog, Christianity and the Axial Age. What I’d defend in Christianity is Jesus’s radicalism, his anti-worldly stance towards corrupt social conventions. An old article on my blog, Revenge of the Omega Men, links the subversive views of spiritual visionaries such as Jesus, the Buddha, and Socrates to present-day outsiders and “losers.”

I share the outsider’s perspective on society and I think authentic religion and philosophy are subversive, which is why the masses are shielded from the outputs of rational investigation and introspection, with exoteric simplifications and diversions. The historicization of the redeemer god Jesus Christ may be one such simplification or defensive filter that upholds spiritually-compromised social practices, including those of Christian institutions. In that case, what’s best in Christianity would be shared by the comparable radicalism and tragic insights you find in many ancient and modern traditions, from Cynicism and Stoicism to Buddhism and the Upanishads, to cosmicism and existentialism.

The series I have in mind here, though, is a negative one: the Top Three Criticisms of X. In this series I intend to include atheism, liberalism, conservatism, and so on.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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