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This is a nonfiction audiobook narrated by Matt Arnold with the permission of the author, David Chapman. Full text at:

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Original music by Kevin MacLeod.

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May 30, 2021

This episode contains the fourth part of "The Appeal Of Eternalism".

Eternalism promises answers about good and bad- the meanings we care about most- but cannot deliver.

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May 24, 2021

Last episode, we covered the first two pages of the section "The Appeal Of Eternalism", about the illusions of certainty and understanding. This episode contains the third page, about control.

Eternalism promises complete control over life — but that is an impossible fantasy. Influence through collaboration...

May 19, 2021

This is the second of our bonus episodes, outside of the audiobook. I interview David Chapman on the secular and the sacred. I ask him questions about his background in Buddhism and Wicca, and my experiences with the TV shows "Cosmos" and "Veggie Tales", EPCOT Center, Burning Man, and the Universism movement active from...

May 16, 2021

Parts 1 and 2 of this book's section "The Appeal Of Eternalism". Eternalism promises everything you could want from meaning: safety, support, certainty, reassurance, and control. Solid ground!

1. The promise of certainty: What we want most from meaning is guarantees. Religions, political ideologies, and other...

May 9, 2021

Eternalism is the wrong idea that everything has a definite meaning, fixed by an external ordering principle.

I get duped by eternalism in a casino: Gambling, religion, and addiction-- a personal story.

Great confusions about meaningness stem from the mistaken assumption that there must be some sort of eternal...