Saturday, May 31, 2014

Blog Update 2014

I've been thinking about reviving this blog for some time now, after all my personal distractions lately. Of course, it won't be easy. I'll have to rebuild whatever small audience I had before. But getting page views was never really my main goal. I've met a few friends in the Catholic blogosphere and on social media, and they've been supportive. For their sake, I should probably continue growing in the Catholic faith. If I have interesting thoughts about this sometimes hectic journey, perhaps I can share them here.

I'll also have to consider my focus. Before I went on hiatus, I suspected it was the intersection between Catholicism, philosophy, and pop culture. A lofty goal for a young kid...

P.S. I really need to update the look of this blog. If nothing else, perhaps I can use my photo editing skills to create a catchier blog header image. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blog Update

Being away from the blogging game has given me time to reflect about my niche  in the Catholic blogosphere. I know for sure I'm the only Catholic blog with an image of Rainbow Dash with a halo next to St.Thomas Aquinas. Now that I'm thinking of reviving my blog, I'll probably update the banner with my improved photo editing skills .I might even keep the pony just for the uniqueness.

There are a few good Catholic sci-fi blogs (The B-MovieCatechism, God and the Machine, Otaku Catholic, and John C. Wright). My friend DGD also has "Sci-Fi Catholic." I guess I can squeeze in somewhere.

If you're curious, the "RPG" in my name stands for "Role-Playing Game." Depending on when you were born, you might immediately think either Dungeons & Dragons or The Elder Scrolls. Since I'm in my early 20s, I'm far more familiar with the recent computer RPGs.

I'm not quite sure how I can relate video games with Catholicism, but if my friends Brandon Watson and Dave Ives can extract philosophical and theological insights from the Care Bears and the Star Wars Holiday Special, I can probably do some of the same with Mass Effect or Bioshock.


I've been mired in pop culture distractions for the last few months and this blog has fallen silent. However, I'm hoping to start blogging again on a semi-regular basis. Perhaps I can regain some of the early momentum I had in 2012, but if I can just get back in the blogging habit, that'd be a victory for me. Wish me luck! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Strange Notions

Brandon Vogt recently launched a website, Strange Notions, with the goal of encouraging dialogue between Catholics and atheists. There's several articles on a variety of topics, like God, philosophy, morality, science, and Jesus. Brandon managed to assemble an impressive team of contributors, most well known in the Catholic blogosphere:

Dr. Peter Kreeft, Dr. Edward Feser, Fr. Robert Barron, Fr. Robert Spitzer, Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Dr. Christopher Kaczor, Dr. Janet Smith, Dr. Kevin Vost, Christopher West, Jimmy Akin, Jennifer Fulwiler, Marc Barnes, Leah Libresco, Stacy Trascanos, Mark Shea, Tim Staples and Carl Olson.
Be sure to check it out!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Feser vs. Hart on Natural Law

The recent natural law debate launched by David Bentley Hart's First Things article continues. Thaddeus Kozinski entered the fray on Hart's side with an article in Ethika Politika. Both Edward Feser and Brandon Watson responded. Then Hart responded to Feser's response of Hart's original article. Finally, just today, Feser posted a cleverly titled response to Hart's response, very likely to result in another response by Hart.

Meanwhile, on a related note, Brandon has continued posting his introductory series on natural law theory. So far, there's parts IIIIIIa, and IIIb.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Coming Attractions

I'm thinking of picking up my blogging, since I haven't been active in a while on account of being distracted by my pop culture-related video making. Perhaps I can kill two birds with one stone and blog about my reading of Alex Pruss's One Body and the What is Marriage? book by George/Anderson/Girgis. It'll also give me an excuse to reread the chapter on sexual morality in the Catechism.

A few other books I'd really like to get are Karol Wojtyla's Love and Responsibility and J. Budziszewski's On the Meaning of Sex.

Hopefully I can stick to a blogging schedule.